Review: Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne
Poison Dance (Midnight Thief #0.5)
by: Livia Blackburne
Publication Date: Sept. 24, 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: e-ARC provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 86 pages
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My Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Poison Dance was a very engaging story and I felt it had a very strong plot. I was immediately pulled into the world Blackburne had created and it definitely left me wanting more. I am so very ready for The Midnight Thief to release this summer!
I did find myself having a hard time connecting to James. He is not very open and definitely keeps things close to his chest. Having grown up in the Assassin's Guild, James has learned how to survive and to keep his eyes open wide for his enemies. However, being approached by a beautiful dancer is the last thing he expects. Thalia waltzes into his life and is bent on death. She knows loss and wants revenge for the person that has taken away someone very dear to her. She enlists James' help to take care of his person in exchange for information she has learned about Guild politics.
I really liked Thalia. She is strong-willed and doesn't back down just because it's dangerous. She is determined to seek vengeance and will stop at nothing to do it. I liked the relationship that formed between her and James, and even though I saw the ending coming, I still hated it for them. The ending and the epilogue show us that James's story is far from over and I am eager to see where Blackburne will take us in The Midnight Thief and what role James, the Guild, and the Red Shields will have!