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The Girl at Midnight
The Girl at Midnight | Melissa Grey
[STAR] Sparks fly. . . . Will please fans of Cassandra Clare and Game of Thrones watchers with its remarkable world building; richly developed characters; and themes of family, power, loyalty, and romance. . . . [Book 2] cannot come soon enough! Booklist, StarredFor fans of Cassandra Clare's City of Bones and Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke & Bone, The Girl at Midnight is the story of a modern girl caught in an ancient war. 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. [STAR] [The] perfect blend of action and amour. Kirkus Reviews, Starred A feisty heroine, fun supporting characters, a mission to save the world, and some seriously spicy romance. SLJ Catnip for fans of Cassandra Clare. BookPage.com Fast-paced, action-packed, and full of laughs. Nerdist.com Enthralling and pure magic, Greys debut is delightful! Romantic Times A page-turnerI was hooked from start to finish. Latina Magazine Sharp drama that leads to a conclusion begging for a sequel. The Bulletin"A must-read." Paste magazine"Inventive, gorgeous, and epicGrey dazzles in her debut." Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die A stunning debut. Equal parts atmosphere and adventure, Melissa Greys The Girl at Midnight is positively divine. Victoria Schwab, author of A Darker Shade of MagicFrom the Hardcover edition.
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Sharpeipup
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Treated myself to this tasty beverage and ended up reading tagged book in nearly one sitting.

mcctrish Well Done 🎉 2mo
Soubhiville Oooo, yum. 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Looks great! 2mo
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hobohoney01
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I would say this book is relatively good. I honestly picked it up after finishing the Harry Potter series. This book give you fantasy, romance, action, and even some bromance. If you loved reading love Simon Or Simon Snow I would recommend this.

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Mommamanzi
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We were up at 5am getting Bubba Haiden off to church camp (please say a prayer for a safe journey and an awesome week for him and the others) so we are super tired. It‘s been a total sit in front on the tv and veg kind of morning/afternoon.

Avanders Aww 🥰😍 2y
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Endowarrior21
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One of my favorite aspects of The Girl at Midnight was the myth and legend that Grey created and the way in which it drove the story. She drew on inspirations from birds and dragons to create two ancient races, each with their own history, customs and traditions. I found the Avicen (birds) and Drakharin (dragon) races to be so fascinating, and was transfixed by the way Grey centered much of her story on the history between the two.

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Puredragonstar Ooo purple my fav, love the picture!!! 💜💜💜 (edited) 3y
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Austintheman39
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Or had she grown in the seconds it took for her to stand? One could never quite trust the internal logic of dreams. “What are you doing here?”

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 4y
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#CoverWYourFaveColor #Purple 💜🌂☂️🔮♊️ #AprilInBooks18 🌺📖

#BookNerd 📚💙

C.Perone Beautiful cover💜(my favorite color too😊) 4y
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"...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" @melissagrey_ The Girl of Midnight
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Another random purchase of mine (I know I'm addicted to books ?) I thought the cover looked amazing and the plot seems super intriguing.
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#bookworm #bookcollection #bookcoverdesign #bookcovers #purplebook #bookcandle #bookaddiction

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thebacklistbook
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This book was surprisingly good, it was just one of those books that you pick up at the library, as you do. It didn't call out to me or anything, I just grabbed it and signed it out.

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Xenatine
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My niece borrowed this series before I could read it. She loved it so I'm excited to dive in.

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rachelsbrittain
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Just finished up the audiobook of this one on a long road trip and I *adored* it. Interesting worldbuilding, great characters, exciting plot. And the narrator was really excellent, too. Definitely made this 16-hour round trip much more bearable!

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Xenatine
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I can't get over how pretty these covers are!

TsundokuAleax They look amazing together! !! 😍😍😍 4y
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Xenatine
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I'm so eager to start this series. Have you read it yet?

TsundokuAleax I have read the first one so far and loved it so much. Need to work on the rest. The last book in the series came out today! 4y
Xenatine I'm in love with the covers of these books and I'm looking forward to reading them @TsundokuAleax 4y
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BetweenTheBindings
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"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." -The Ala
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This book was pure magic and such an easy read. I literally finished it in one sitting? I know it seems very similar to Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but I couldn't help but be entranced by it's whimsical story and hilarious characters. Definitely a recommend read!

Booklydear Sounds like a great read ! 4y
BetweenTheBindings @Booklydear it really was💜 4y
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PandaPanda
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This was actually better than I thought it would be. The world building is pretty great and the characters are all likeable enough. Some nice light reading to start off the long weekend!

ItsAnotherJen *sidenote- I love your nail polish! 😍 4y
PandaPanda @JenFowler thank you! It's actually in dire need of a refresh so I'm glad it looks good! 4y
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novellyyours
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Mehso-so

I'll admit the hype got to me on this one and I didn't love it as much as I had hoped... but still ready to continue my audio series binge! Would love to see more world-building in the second book!

Phot originally posted to my blog account on Instagram at @bookaddictsguide
Candle by Three Knocks Candles!

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PandaPanda
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Huh. So this is the word that describes my apartment...

Paula3 This! 👌 4y
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immersed_in_books
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Hi everyone 👋😊. My name is Skylar . Saw this on @novelheartbeat story and decided to join too.
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I'm a Bookstagrammer and love taking book photos. I love how this is completely book related!! I'm really excited to join 😊.

JenWindramReads Beautiful!! 😍😍😍 4y
immersed_in_books @JenWindramReads thank you 😍😊 4y
MarcysBuecherecke Came here from bookstagram, too 😊 4y
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immersed_in_books @MarcysBuecherecke Welcome 👋. A lot of us seem to be transferring 😂 4y
MrBook Ooh, this pic is fantastic! Hi, Skylar! Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay 😊👍🏻. I think you're going to like it here 😉🙌🏻. It's the most positive, tight-knit, passionate community of bibliophiles 😎👌🏻! 4y
immersed_in_books @MrBook thank you 😁. It's really cool. I like how it's a mix of Goodreads and Instagram 4y
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ekgbow
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A very original and unique story that sucked me in from page one! This book was amazingly well told. Bits and pieces were a little too "meh.." for me, unfortunately, but the story, in its entirety, was fascinating and very different to anything I've read in a while!

If you like mystery, sarcasm, wit, comedy, romance, thrilling adventure, and magic then you should definitely check out "the Girl at Midnight" by Melissa Grey ?✌?

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MidnightBookGirl
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Finally listening to this book! I have a thing for books with the word Midnight in the title. Enjoying the narration by Julia Whelan, and it reminds me a little of Daughter of Smoke and Bones series, which I loved. #CurrentlyReading #midnightbookgirl #audiobooks #tbrpile

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theotherkait
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This book took me awhile to read, because life, but it was really good. #magic #magpies #birdsofafeather #dragons

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underthemidnightsky
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When in doubt bravado. Always bravado.

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queendelc
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The cover is gorgeous and the supernatural theme sounds like fun. Will keep you posted. #CurrentlyReading

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TsundokuAleax
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Loved this book so much. Echo is a literary thief after my own heart. I was captivated by her and the world she lives in. The ragtag group she has by the end of the book is hilariously well matched. The world building is spectacular and I cannot wait to read the next one.

Gradstudent *hits pick so hard my phone breaks* 5y
TsundokuAleax Oh, please don't do that! But thank you very much. It was my first time playing with fairy lights, as I like to call them. 5y
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linedalbro
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So far I'm really liking it!

Librarygal08 What a lovely photo 😍 those shelves! 5y
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DarcysBookBlog
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I practically devoured his book! This was a reread for me and I loved the characters as much the 2nd time around as I did the 1st! One of my favorite characters had to be Jasper, an Avicen and fellow thief of Echo‘s. He is witty, a peacock, and loves to collect pretty things—one of which is Dorian, Caius‘s Captain of the Guard. I loved how Jasper would constantly try to get Dorian to blush. It was adorable. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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Jasper flirting with Dorian is my favorite thing 💕

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"Sometimes, when I'm feeling sad, I like to be around 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."

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wordrevel
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So far this book's reminded me a great deal of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. There're so many parallels, I'm not sure if I like it. Yes, I loved DoSaB but I also like originality in world building. Either way, I hop things will diverge soon & this will still come off as fresh to me.

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Bookbeez
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I'm having trouble with this one. I need something between Pick and So-So. Well written, interesting secret world within our world. The idea of bird people and dragon people warring is intriguing. However, the story and the characters were predictable, which killed the wow factor for me.

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LisaMakeWords
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I also kind of loved the library scenes in this book. A million book friends!

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LisaMakeWords
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Great YA fantasy novel with a funny & spirited female protagonist set in an interesting world of birds and dragons, where people have feathers for hair and scales. Well-paced plot as the heroine finds herself in the middle of a war along side a merry band of misfits. Also has a LGTBQ side pairing.

LisaMakeWords Perfect for lovers of The Mortal Instrument series or Six of Crows. 5y
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LisaMakeWords
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Nabbed this one off Amazon a couple weeks ago when it was rec'd on twitter. Spent the morning reading a big chunk. People don't have hair, they have feathers and dragon scales. That's awesome enough right?

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MartinaLove
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Book haul from BookOutlet! 📚😍

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StephTKO
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Thoughts? This is calling my name.

BookishFeminist I've never heard of it but the cover looks cool 👍🏼 5y
CaitlinSiem It read too much like Daughter of Smoke & Bone to me when I read it so I didn't make it very far. It seems to have a bag of mixed reviews. 5y
AmandaL The description sounds cool too. 5y
StephTKO @CaitlinSiem Hmm. I love Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I might check it out on audio, less of an investment. 5y
hwheaties Read and liked. Echo is very different than Karou. 5y
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Guiltyascyn
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This was actually a fun enough read, but I might have liked it more if I hadn't read Daughter of Smoke and Bone first. Some passages were hit and miss, but I'm a little excited to see how the author's style continues to develop. Definitely checking out the sequel.

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Guiltyascyn
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Getting to work a little early to get some reading done.

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Readingoutloud
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"Echo looked around at her sea of tomes, and a single word came to mind: tsundoku. 
It was the Japanese word for letting books pile up without reading them all." ? Find me at reading-out-loud.tumblr.com ?

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hwheaties
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Love this work of fantasy by Melissa Grey. Strong and diverse characters plus a well-developed mythology made it that much easier to love. I can't wait for the sequel!

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Tristina
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Beautiful. Magical. One of the best fantasies I've ever read.

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MelissaGrey
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I wrote it so I'm biased.

Runwithskizzers You are the best omg 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 6y
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