Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Gifted Thief by Helen Harper WITH Review

Urban Fantasy
Date Published: 1/29/2016

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.

By bestselling author Helen Harper, Gifted Thief is the first book in the Highland Magic series.

4 stars

I received a advanced reading copy in exchange for a honest review

In the beginning we meet a young orphan girl who is treated awfully by the Sidhe who are raising her.  They have even refused to give her a name.  After a chance meeting with a handsome young man she decides enough is enough and runs away.  She gives herself a name and makes a family.  Her new family is a group of outcasts who become thieves and pretty good ones at that.  When her past life comes back because it needs her, she starts a magically adventure.  It has back stabbing, lust, love and friendship.  

Now that you know what it is about let's talk about it.  Integrity is a young, head strong, beautiful and talented young woman.  She made quite the life and friendship through her seedy ways.  She has some really great qualities and a completely self aware main character.  I enjoyed her as the point of view. I really liked her and feel rather fond of her.  I couldn't have imagined a better person to rely this story. Her jokes are hilarious.  They made me snort my drink several times.  They are cheesy but I love cheesy jokes. Now my favorite character is Bob.  He made me laugh and look forward to every time he popped in. He is a perfect side kick and hope to read more about him.  It is hard to pick my favorite scene because I liked quite a few.  The one that stood out the most was the trip to Foinse.  You got to learn a lot about the other characters.  Lily was awesome during the trip and Barbie the horse was making me laugh.  I liked the way the story flowed and it certainly had many twists and turns.  I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a fast paced paranormal adventure.  You will not be disappointed and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

Author Bio:
After teaching English literature in the UK, Japan and Malaysia, Helen Harper left behind the world of education following the worldwide success of her Blood Destiny series of books. She is a professional member of the Alliance of Independent Authors and writes full time although she still fits in creative writing workshops with schools along with volunteering to teach reading to a group of young Myanmar refugees. That's not to mention the procession of stray cats which seem to find their way to her door!

Helen has always been a book lover, devouring science fiction and fantasy tales when she was a child growing up in Scotland.

Helen currently lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with far too many cats - not to mention the dragons, fairies, demons, wizards and vampires that seem to keep appearing from nowhere.

You can find out more - and learn how to get a FREE copy of Corrigan Fire - by visiting Helen's website: helenharper.co.uk

Contact Links
Twitter: @HarperFire

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