Blog Tour: The Girl at Midnight – Review & Giveaway

May 15, 2015 Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway 8

Today I have my thoughts on The Girl at Midnight PLUS a giveaway for the blog tour 🙂

About the Book:

20345202Beneath 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.

My Thoughts:

More fantasy! My heart is happy. The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey is a promising start to a new fantasy series.

I was really impressed with the worldbuilding. Often with a debut novel there is either too much telling (and not enough showing) or a lack explanation all together. Grey did a excellent job of weaving the pertinent information into the story authentically. Also, I just really enjoyed the world she created! The non-human races were interesting and I loved learning more about them. I’d be interested in more of their history (and more about why they’re at war!) in future books.

Echo is a character I enjoyed following. She’s clever and strong and witty and walks a bit on the wild side. Also, she can travel pretty much anywhere with this magic powder she has. How cool would that be?!?!? There’s never a dull moment with her!! As much as she made me laugh, I also found my heart breaking for her.  She so desperately wants to belong somewhere. I need that to happen for her!

I’m very interested to see where this series goes. The Girl at Midnight tells a great story but left me wanting more! Can’t wait for the next book.


Thanks to the publisher I have one finished copy of the book to giveaway. US/Canada only. Must be 13 or older to win. Use the rafflecopter below to enter.

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8 Responses to “Blog Tour: The Girl at Midnight – Review & Giveaway”

  1. Julie Dao

    I’m new to your site but love it already! You have such great reviews up and all of these books are ones I’m dying to read (can’t wait for the summer so I can have more time!). I’ve heard a lot about THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT, and it sounds like something I’d really enjoy. I’ll have to add this one to my Goodreads.

  2. Susan T.

    If I could travel anywhere right now it would be to the Turks and Caicos to visit family and lay on the beach!

  3. Christina R.

    Paris because it’s so awesome!!!!

    I have a US address but rafflecopter might show my location outside US because I’m doing a semester abroad

    thank you so very much 🙂

  4. Eileen

    Definitely Universal Studios in Florida!! I’ve heard amazing things and really want to visit the Harry Potter world! Thanks for the giveaway 😀

  5. Lasha Rudder

    I would travel to Italy and have the ultimate food adventure!! I would have a feast of delicious gelato, chocolate, home-made pasta and wood fire oven pizza topped with lots of fresh cheese!! It would be a dream come true!! YA books, food and traveling are my three favorite joys in life 🙂

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