Book I Covet: Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne

It sounds epic.

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’s 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 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.

Midnight Thief will be released on July 8, 2014. Click on the cover to go to the book's Goodreads page.

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"Books I Covet" is a weekly or bi-weekly blog post series we do here on Wednesdays. It will feature books we are very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is basically the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, but we just like the title "books we covet" better. We will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. 


  1. This one is currently on Netgalley. So if you use it, you can maybe nab it. I like the sound of it too. I nabbed it on NG :D


  2. I think this sounds really promising. Good pick!

  3. I see that a lot of people are excited about this one. I'll have to check it out.
    Glass @ Ja čitam, a ti?

  4. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsApril 9, 2014 at 6:35:00 AM PDT

    Assassins! Really, it had me at that, but yes, sounds soooo good. :) Thanks for stopping by mine earlier! :)

  5. I'm so excited to read this book! I love YA fantasy and this sounds amazing.
    Great pick!

    Nick - My WoW

  6. I've seen this on a couple of blogs this week - the cover looks super creepy and the premise sounds interesting as well. I need to keep my eye on this one :)

  7. YES! I loved the novella of this series and can't wait to get my hands on it! It showed on Netgalley the other day and I was so excited :D Fingers crossed that I will get approved for it.
    Angel @ Spare Reads


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