“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
Coming April 28th 2015
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.
Why I am waiting anxiously
I have really got into Urban Fantasy books lately, and this book’s description kind of reminds me of Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.
Also, I loved the Mortal Instruments books and feel like I am in bit of a book slump recently, where I pick up my new books, read the back and then put them back down. I need something to revitalise my passion and I am hoping that The Girl at Midnight might be just the book to do it!
This is also the authors debut novel and I am hoping that this will be a author that I will want to follow for years!
What book are you waiting on today? Link me to your WoW post and I will be sure to check it out!
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