Gifted Thief (Highland Magic #1)

Gifted Thief

Author: Helen Harper
Published: January 29, 2016
Pages: 348

Stars: 5 out of 5

Synopsis:

Orphan. Runaway. Thief.

Since the moment I was ripped from my mother’s womb, I’ve been an outcast amongst my own kind. The Sidhe might possess magical Gifts, unbelievable wealth and unfathomable power but I don’t want a thing to do with them. I ran away from their lands in the Highlands of Scotland when I was eleven years old and I’ve never looked back. I don’t need a Clan. I’ve got my own family of highly skilled thieves who mean more to me than any Sidhe ever could.

Unfortunately for me, the playboy heir to the Moncrieffe Clan has something I desperately need. To get it back, I’m going to have to plunge myself back into that world, no matter what the consequences may be. I suppose it’s just as well I have sense of humour. I think I’m going to need it.

Review:

Wow, normally as I read a book I will stop to take notes. But this book was a perfect mix of adventure, loss, romance, nerdy jokes, and all wrapped up within a great heroine!! Before I knew it, I was at the end of the book and had written only three sentences. Did I mention I read this book in a day? I really didn’t want to put the book down. If you are a fan of the October Daye series by Seanan McGuire, then you will love this book.

Integrity is the lead heroine and I absolutely loved her character. She is feisty, strong, smart, and tells the worst jokes. You would think someone who has gone through what she had would be jaded or looking for revenge. Instead, she is a pacifist with a huge heart. Her friends are the perfect side kicks and give her strength when she needs it most.

It’s a little difficult to figure out Byron. By the end of the book I think I have him pegged but I’ll let you make up your mind on if he’s a good guy or bad. Byron is attractive, cunning, and dangerous. I enjoyed the mystery behind him and loved the banter he shared with Integrity. The humor in this book is great! I’m not sure I would say Byron and Integrity were playing a cat and mouse game. But whatever game they were playing with each other I couldn’t get enough of! In fact, I am a little more than sad I have to wait for book two to come out.

Overall, if you couldn’t tell I really enjoyed this book. For once, I couldn’t predict the ending until it was upon me. The characters were fun and the plot was right up my alley. I can definitely see this series becoming one of my favorites.

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