Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl at Midnight

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Author: Melissa Grey
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Press

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Goodreads Description:

For readers of Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones and Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone, The Girl at Midnight is the story of a modern girl caught in an ancient war.

Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she’s ever known.

Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she’s fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it’s time to act.

Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, but if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it’s how to hunt down what she wants…and how to take it.

But some jobs aren’t as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire.”

I’ve been wanting to read more urban fantasy. Fantasy has always been one of my favorite genres, but most of what I’ve read is high epic fantasy. Plus, I’ve always liked stories that incorporate mythology. Finally, that cover is absolutely to die for; it’s gorgeous.

What books are you waiting for?

 

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