“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine
, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
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.
Paperback, 240 pages
Expected publication: April 28th 2015 by ATOM
Why This Book?
I love the sound of this…dare I say it sounds a tad like Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy?! Ancient magic, a kick-butt main character and people with feathers in their hair…what’s not to love right?! Very excited for this!
What are you ‘Waiting On?’