Author: Helen Harper
Release Date: January 29, 2016
Highland Magic Book #1
Genre: Urban FantasyReview Copy Source: NetGalley
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.
I wasn't sure about GIFTED THIEF before going into it, but I loved Harper's Blood Destiny series so I decided to give it a try and I'm really glad I did.
GIFTED THIEF starts off pretty quick with showing us some past events that bring the main character, Integrity, to where she finds her self as an adult. It's easy to like Integrity and she seemed to have a pretty good head on her shoulders and I was rooting for her all the way. The mystery behind her clan is pretty intriguing to me. I was constantly looking for clues as to what really happened to them and I am glad that Integrity was looking for answers too.
A little bit about a few side characters. I really liked Byron and am rooting for something to actually start between him and Integrity. There was a definite spark and a lot of tension between the two. Them having a relationship would also piss some people off—which would be awesome. Most of the Fae were just a bunch of stuck up jerks, but a few had some redeeming qualities. I looked forward to anything that put them in their place. I thought Integrety's friends could use a little more work in the character development department. They just seemed to be missing something.
I enjoyed the world. I thought the Fae side was well explained. The pace was nice, not too fast or too slow. I will continue to follow Integrity's story in Honour Bound and look forward to its February 29th release.
I gave it 4/5 stars
* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.