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“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Midnight Thief

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


Midnight Thief (Midnight Thief, #1) by Livia Blackburne

Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication Date: July 8th 2014
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
ISBN: 9781423176381
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.

But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he is persistent-and darkly attractive-and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by the Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival-and vengeance-might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.

In her arresting debut novel, Livia Blackburne creates a captivating world where intrigue prowls around every corner-and danger is a way of life.

So this is a new book, and a new series which has captured my attention. I can’t put my fingers entirely on why, though I’m a sucker for a good female assassin/thief-with-a-mysterious-past story. There’s something intriguing about a lot of this set-up, and I’m hoping it lives up to my expectations. I love a good fantasy, complete with world-building so I’m curious to see how this one pans out. Also, I have to say, the very thought of a group called the ‘Demon Riders’ excites me! lol I’m picturing it in my head and it just seems really bad-ass. Also, the cover art is fantastic. It drew me right in to find out more. Fingers crossed that it is as awesome as I want it to be!!


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