Series: Book one in The Girl At Midnight
Published by: Delacorte Press
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Source: Bought, Hardcoer
Magic lives in our darkest corners.
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
“Sometimes,’ the Ala said, ‘when I’m feeling sad, I like to be around all these books. They’re very good at making you forget your troubles. It’s like having a million friends, wrapped in paper and scrawled in ink.”
Ah lawd, was this book good. And I mean really, really good. One reason I didn’t give this book a 5/5 stars was because it didn’t make me feel moved in ways I didn’t think were possible (I’m picky about giving 5 stars out) and I feel like there a little mini plot hole at the end of the story. But other than that, this book was fantastic.
One thing I loved about this book was that Echo, the main character, didn’t need a man to save her. She was beyond independent and knew how to take care of herself, especially in times of need. Not only that but sassy, Echo was. I love a character that has a personality because I feel like I can connect with them and boy do all these characters have distinct personalities. They were hilarious! After finishing the book, I got a mini book hangover because I miss the characters so much.
I really loved the writing style. It was beautiful and magical. Again, I love how the author portrayed all of the characters. I loved Echo’s voice and the conversations she had with herself inside of her head.
If you know me well, you’ll know I cannot stand love-triangles. They’re the devil in my opinion; however, I actually found myself rooting for the second love interest in this story. They’re perfect for each other in every single way.
There was also amazing action scenes in the book as well. Towards the end, I found I couldn’t stop myself from constantly turning the pages to find out what was going to happen next. I had to know. I was constantly on the edge of my seat. I don’t know why this book only has a 3.75/5 star rating on goodreads. It’s so much better than 3.75 stars. I definitely recommend it. Plus the cover in person is to die for. Absolutely gorgeous. (:
2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Girl At Midnight”
What a great quote, and that cover is gorgeous. Sounds like you really enjoyed it! Thanks for a great review!!
Awww, thank you so much!