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