The Girl At Midnight
Author: Melissa Grey
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio); Unabridged edition
Rating: 3 stars
For fans of Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones and Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & 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, 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.
This one for me wasn’t anything special. This one was okay. I found myself able to put this one down a lot. Like this is probably the slowest I have read a book in a long while only reading a couple of percentages at a time. I guess it lacked something to really hold my interest. I did however like the vocabulary lessons. I feel like my vobulary is quite inadequate compared to Grey’s. I was also taken my surprise when the firebird is revealed. Looking back the signs were there but it’s one of those things you don’t know.they were signs until you hear the answer. Overall it was alright. It wasn’t bad and I did like it. Maybe it was the pacing for me? Not real sure what to call it. Anyways, this definitely wasn’t isn’t one of my favs it was just alright.