The Girl At Midnight by Melissa Grey
Book One of The Girl At Midnight series
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Summary (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.
Praise for The Girl at Midnight:
"Sparks fly...This first novel will please fans of Cassandra Clare and Game of Thrones watchers with its remarkable world building; richly developed characters...[and] a breathtaking climax that...cannot come soon enough!"—Booklist, Starred
"Grey's energetic debut offers a strong protagonist... [this] well-built world, vivid characters, and perfect blend of action and amour should have readers eagerly seeking the sequel."—Kirkus, Starred
About the Author:
MELISSA GREY was born and raised in New York City. She wrote her first short story at the age of twelve and hasn't stopped writing since. After earning a degree in fine arts at Yale University, she traveled the world, then returned to New York City where she currently works as a freelance journalist. To learn more about Melissa visit melissa-grey.com and follow @meligrey on Twitter.
Fruition-having it all come together & Finifugal-hating endingsReplyDelete
Hmm, that's a hard one. I like synesthesia maybe.ReplyDelete
This is tough! I would probably go with 'Kerfuffle' meaning a fuss because I think the word is cute hah. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
Umm Alyssa, that is like the hardest but most creative question! I can't think of anything off the top of my head right now but I'll be back with one lol... Didn't want to leave comment-less :)ReplyDelete
I haven't forgotten (even though the giveaway already ended oops..)! I also might have forgotten what exactly was the question lol... Sorry if my answer is off. My sister helped me out ;) Siobhan is a name that I would not have known was a name or how to pronounce it until we heard it being used on tv haha~~Delete
I cannot wait till my preorder gets here!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!ReplyDelete
Anfractuous: Full of windings and intricate turningsReplyDelete
I have always loved hippomonstrosesquippedaliophobia which means the fear of long words.ReplyDelete
Strikhedonia; the pleasure of being able to say to hell with it!ReplyDelete
Ruffian. It, without fail, makes me laugh every time.ReplyDelete
Callipygian because it means "having shapely buttocks", and I think that it's hilarious that there's a word for that, ha.ReplyDelete
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Scintillating- the word itself sounds like what it means! ("Sparkling, brilliant or lively.") And just saying it is so fun...ReplyDelete
Hm, I just realized that I don't have a favorite strange word... My vocabulary isn't as wide as I would like it to be. But I think that Echo's word "callipygian" is quite amusing, so I'll settle for that one for now. :)ReplyDelete
It's just so fun to say (:
I'm not sure I have a favorite odd word...... maybe celestial? I actually have a really sad vocabulary :(ReplyDelete
My favorite word is codswallop, meaning nonsense! I like to shout it out loud when I'm arguing with someone, even if what they're saying makes sense ;)!ReplyDelete
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Yay :D Gorgeous blog tour post Alyssa. <3 I'm also a part of this one, hih :D So excited for this book. Yet nervous too. Ugh. I did not know that the girl had a boyfriend in the beginning :( that is love triangle for me. Ugh. But yeah. Reading it tomorrow :D Thank you for sharing sweetie. <3ReplyDelete
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My favorite odd word is hooligan. lol :)
Wastrel- good for nothing, waste. :DReplyDelete
My favorite odd word is gadzooks, it's a G rated oath.ReplyDelete
I guess I don't have any odd words, because I can't come up with one, but I'm going to look some up now. Sounds like fun!ReplyDelete
Pique (which is not equivalent to peak!)ReplyDelete