Growing up as a street-rat in Forge, Kyra has learnt that in order to survive, she must take, and her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her retrieve whatever she needs. But when the Assassin's Guild begins to take an interest in her thieving abilities and offers her a string of risky jobs, Kyra hesitates, though when she is attacked by Palace guards, Kyra gives into her need for vengeance, coin and the challenge of spying from within the walls of the Palace. Tristam is a young Palace knight with a need for revenge against the vicious Demon Riders-barbarians who ride on the back of giant wildcats- who murdered his best friend. But as the string of attacks continues and Tristam is no closer to stopping the raids, he realises that his plans are being thwarted by a thief who is able to sneak past all of the Palace defences with an embarrassing ease. When a raid by the Demon Riders throws them together, Tristam and Kyra must learn to work together in order to untangle a dangerous web of lies, betrayals and subterfuge. And as their loyalty to each other is tested to its breaking point, they learn a secret about Kyra's past that may just change not only their lives, but the lives of everyone within the city of Forge. A great start to an interesting series, Midnight Thief is a unique and rare find within the young adult genre, and whilst it wasn't a story that I fell head-over-heels in love with, Blackburne still produced a book that kept making me flip the pages without hesitation or falter; overall Midnight Thief is a pleasant and exciting read and I will definitely continue on with the next book in the series.
Rating: 3/5 Titans