Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (211)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: The Girl at Midnight
Author: Melissa Grey
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Press (Random House imprint)

From Goodreads:

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.

This seems like a mix of Leah Bobet's Above and Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke & Bone and I want to read it so much.


  1. When I first heard of this book I completely dismissed it and truthfully it was because of the cover, it just screams amateur to me for some reason. Then one day I happened to read the synopsis of this book without seeing the cover and I was like I have to check this book out, and what do you know, it was the book I totally dismissed because of the cover. Don't judge a book by its cover is a saying for a reason I guess. Can't wait for this one now too 😃

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  2. Loving the list. This author is pretty popular. :D
    I also loved how you put your list this week.

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  3. I can't wait for this one either! The cover is absolutely gorgeous and the whole concept of this book sounds awesome!
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  4. I NEED this book! It sounds amazing and it seems to be a mix of all the books I love. I hope it all comes together well. I'm really excited about it! Great pick!

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