MINI REVIEW: The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

“Maybe it’s time the dreamers started calling the shots” – Echo (Melissa Grey, The Girl at Midnight)

I had heard good things about this book, so I was excited to finally get to reading it when I picked it up from the library. And let me tell you, I’m glad I picked it up from the library instead of buying it. While this book had a lot of promise, and a wealth of detailed world building, it suffered from a long, dull beginning, a predictable plot and a series of cringe-worthy romances.

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 all but one human: Echo, a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market. The Avicen are the only family Echo has ever known, so when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it’s time to act. Legend has it that to end the conflict once and for all, Echo must 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.

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July 2016 Reading List

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians out there! There’s no better way to kick off the summer than in red and white, and maybe with a good book in hand?

My must reads for the first month of the summer (yay!) are:

  1. And I Darken by Kiersten White
  2. Paper and Fire: The Great Library by Rachel Caine
  3. The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey
  4. Rebellion by J.A. Souders
  5. The Dragon Round by Stephan S. Power
  6. Black River Falls by by Jeff Hirsch
  7. Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy (I know, it’s not my typical read, but once you read the summary, you’ll understand!)

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And if you haven’t already read them, but you’re looking for some light summer reads, be sure to check out:

  1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (you can check out my review of the book here)
  2. The Selection Series by Keira Cass (you can check out my review of the book here)
  3. The Siren by Keira Cass
  4. The 100 Series by Cass Morgan (which also has a wonderful TV series adaptation, if you’re interested)
  5. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (or any book by John Green really, although this one is about a summer road trip)
  6. the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon
  7. The Cold Awakening Trilogy by Robin Wasserman

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And of course, let us not forget that this is the month that we finally  get the sequel we’ve all been waiting for, because we never left, not really. So mark July 31st, 2016 on your calendars, because Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is finally hitting shelves.

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