Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl at Midnight

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

There's something about magical stories that will always, always, always speak to me. It doesn't matter if I'm 28 or 48…I think that a good fantasy novel will always have my heart, regardless of the age range for which it was written. I've seen a lot of intriguing novels preparing to hit the market lately, too, so you'd better believe I'm getting more and more excited!

Title: The Girl at Midnight
Author: Melissa Grey (Twitter)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publish Date: April 28, 2015
Genre: YA, Fantasy,
Pages: 368

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 fir
Magic! Enchantments! Lost races and black markets! All of this sounds like an amazing recipe for success to me, and honestly, The Girl at Midnight sounds like it pretty much has my heart already. Echo sounds like the type of protagonist for whom I could really get onboard, and knowing that you have a heroine to root for is half the battle, right? I'm ready for this adventure, and I only wish it was releasing much sooner! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature from Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. Awesome pick! This is new-to-me and it sounds right up my alley. I love the fantasy genre, so I will be most definitely adding this to my TBR list.

  2. Ooh, yeah! This one sounds fabulous. I do love magical stories. Especially ones with pretty covers.

  3. YES YES YES YES MELISSA! I cannot get enough of the fantasy genre, so I'm basically salivating over this one right now. Except for the release date. That I'm not super excited for:) Why couldn't that date be August 28th of this year? That would work better for me!

  4. I'm so excited for this book, Melissa! It sounds fabulous and I love fantasy so this is right up my alley. I'm with Jenny though, why does it have to be so far away!

  5. I like it! Sounds good and it has all the elements that I love in a YA Urban Fantasy!! ;)
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    Michelle @ Book Hangovers Blabs Books

  6. YES YES, MELISSA! LOL, I couldn't decide if I wanted The Girl at Midnight or Suspicion by Alexandra Monir on my WOW this week. I ended up with Suspicion because it sounds amazing, but next we is devoted all to this lovely. *Grabby hands* I can't wait for The Girl at Midnight - great pick :)

  7. Wow, Melissa, I had not heard about this one before! And it sounds like a wonderful fantasy read!
    I'm adding it to my wish list right NOW!
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Seeing a lot of this one! Hope you enjoy it too!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. I've seen this cover around--and don't much care for it, to be frank--but the actual novel seems to be a winner. I definitely can't wait to get your take on it, Melissa! :)

  10. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it!
    My WoW

  11. For some reason this book reminds me of Daughter of Smoke & Bone, it sounds really wonderful and magical. Great pick Mel!

  12. It really does sound fabulous! The wait is going to be terrible :(

    Nice WOW choice!


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