Book talk: “Not the truth, but close enough. Maybe she ought to make that her life motto” Echo is a runaway and a thief. She lives in a secret room in a library and survives on the edges of two societies: the one we know, and the society of the Avicen. The Avicen are a proud and ancient race of people who grow feathers instead of hair. Some might find this disconcerting, but they're the only family Echo has ever known. So when a threat to the Avicen emerges, Echo is determined to risk everything to help.
Rave: What's not to love: a girl who lives in a library, an alternate world full of magic and strange creatures hidden behind the one we know, a thief with a sarcastic wit but a strong moral compass. This book is firing on all cylinders. I'll even admit to enjoying the love triangle, as cliched as it may be. It's not the most original book I've read, but it was certainly a fun ride!
Every book its reader: I'd give this to fans of Daughter of Smoke and Bone and other fantasy romances 8th grade and up.
Topics and Trends: urban fantasy, moral thieves, fantasy creatures, romance
“The young always think they’re invincible, right until the moment they learn otherwise. Usually, the hard way”
“If war had taught him anything, it was that it took the people who deserved long and happy lives and gave them short, brutal ones instead.”
“The was something about churches that she found unsettling. Everything seemed overly concerned with death, as if someone had forgotten that the basis of the religion for which they'd been built was a rebirth.”
Source: school library
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey: buy it or check it out today!