Release Date: April 28th 2015.
Publisher: Hachette Australia (Atom.)
Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review.
For readers of Laini Taylor’s The Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Rachel Hartman’s Seraphina, THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT will take you to a fantastical world that lies just beneath your feet.
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 LOVED THIS BOOK.
I cannot express enough how good this book was. I was drawn in from the awesome prologue and held captivated until the end. This book is way too short, I need more and I need it now! Grey has created an enchanting and captivating fantasy world that exists under our feet. And who doesn’t love hidden cities in our world? I certainly love them.
Echo is a human girl living in the hidden world of the Avicen – people with magic and feathers. She is a thief, but fiercely loyal to the ones she loves.
After finding a note in a music box, Echo is thrust into a mission to find the Firebird, something she thought only existed in legend. It is the one thing that can stop the war between the Avicen and Drakharin.
But Echo is not the only one after the legend.
Caius is a prince of the Drakharin – a dragon people with a scattering of scales and magic of their own. He has been searching for the firebird for a long time, and will do whatever it takes to find it.
Both their fates are about to become irrevocably tied.
I loved Echo and Caius and the supporting cast. They all jumped off the page with vivid personalities. The friends are loyal, the enemies are wicked and the romance was sweet. It was part action, part mystery and all brilliant. On the back of my ARC it says ‘Liked Daughter Of Smoke And Bone? You’ll love The Girl At Midnight’ and I totally agree.
The Girl At Midnight is a must read fantasy. I cannot recommend it enough. It will have you on the edge of your seat and dying for more when it ends. If you love fantasy, do yourself a favour and get a copy ASAP.
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And Now For My Nail Art:
I don’t wear nail polish frequently, and if I do, I stick to one colour, so this was a challenge for me. All I can say is, that when it comes to nail art, I should stick to writing lol!