4 March 2016

Tour & Review - Gifted Thief

Gifted Thief - Highland Magic #1
by Helen Harper

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.

Buy Links:

Amazon US * Amazon UK

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: Integrity is a thief (yes it made me smile too). As an escaped outcast, she lives away from the Sidhe clans with her criminal friends. Unfortunately she hasn't made the quite the escape she thought she had, and suddenly finds herself pulled away from the clanless towards the Sidhe.

I liked Integrity and her jokes actually made me smile. I particularly appreciated the way she stood firm in her beliefs and put Byron in his place. I did think sometimes she was almost protesting too much... I also found her a little flippant at times but I enjoyed her quirky and snarky attitude.

I'm still not sure how I feel about Byron. Giving him THAT name meant I had extremely high expectations for him - did he live up to them? Mostly! I appreciated the difficult situation he's in but his methods do leave a lot to be desired. BUT I really liked their interactions, banter and of course chemistry. This being said, I also liked Jamie and Integrity's classless friends.

The world building and Sidhe history is interesting if not a little confusing - I'm hoping this will be investigated further in the next book. I liked Integrity and her quirky friends and am looking forward to seeing what happens next. Huge props for her decision...!

3.5 Stars in my Sky!

Author Spotlight:

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


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