Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey - Paul's Pre-Reading

*I received this book as an eARC from Random House via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: The Girl at Midnight

Author: Melissa Grey
Recent Release Date: April 28, 2015

Synopsis: 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, though 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.


Why?: This cover is stunning and I've heard amazing things about it. I've been getting into contemporary fantasy YA novels recently. Magonia was excellent. Melissa Grey also seems very awesome based on her social media. You should totally follow her on twitter: @meligrey

Expectations: I'm expecting an fantastic story. An ancient race with feathers for hair. A mythical entity. An orphan thief. This sounds like it's going to be epic. 

Judging a book by its cover: I love this cover. The font is great. The color is beautiful. The dragon and swan both draw me in and lead to so many questions. 


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