Released: August 13th 2013
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Thieves #1
Published by Self Published
Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
“STEAL THE LIGHT has everything I look for in an urban fantasy. ”
~ Under the Covers
This book has been on my TBR for ages. I owned it in three formats and it was still sitting there. I think a part of me wasn’t sure how I would like Lexi Blake’s style in an urban fantasy because I’m used to reading erotic romance by her. Well, I’m kicking my own ass right now because this was such a fun urban fantasy read.
In this series, we follow a group of professional supernatural thieves. Our heroine, Zoey, is human and has a team of supernaturals working with her on small jobs while she’s making her own name and getting out from under her father’s shadow. One of those supernaturals is the only love of her life, Daniel. He died in an accident a few years ago and came back as a vampire. Their relationship was never the same.
They’re offered a job to steal the Light of Alhorra and the payment is a big load of cash. If it seems too good to be true, that’s because it is. And their souls may be damned for all eternity if they don’t complete the job.
STEAL THE LIGHT has everything I look for in an urban fantasy. A full set of supernatural creatures with magic, strengths, and powers. The plot of this story is well balanced with introducing us to the world and building on the backstory of the romance between Daniel and Zoey. I never felt like one part was more present than the other and it just flowed really nicely. I wanted to keep going and find out what was going to happen. Things never felt over the top or unbelievable like it sometimes can with these types of stories. It was logical and action packed and I think some of Ms. Blake’s romantic suspense elements where nicely woven into the narration of this book.
In the end, I really enjoyed this world and this group of characters as a whole and I cannot wait to continue reading the series and see what other trouble they get themselves into. Of course, I need to know how things develop in the romance department as well.
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