Friday, May 29, 2015

The Girl At Midnight Review (spoilers)

Overview: 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.

My Thoughts: I was given this book as a review copy on Netgalley. I really really liked this book! I would have loved to see more of Echo's past and what her name was before she chose Echo. I'm hoping that the next book (The Shadow Hour) will maybe clear some of that up? I had definitely predicted her to fall in love with Caius just because so many YA books I've read are like that. Girl is with boyfriend, Girl meets hot bad guy, falls in love with hot bad guy,breaks boyfriends heart. I did however really love the lore in this book. The Drakharin and The Avicen are pretty cool. The Drakharin are descendant from Dragons so they have scales on different parts of their body and The Avicen have feathers. You would think though that they would see how alike they are in certain aspects instead of out right hating each other. It was definitely refreshing to read about a gay couple. It's just a budding relationship but it was so sweet! I loved Dorian and Jasper's banter and the fact that Jasper gets Dorian to realize that loving someone that will never love you back is a waste of time. I am counting down the days until the next book comes out!

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