Waiting on Wednesday #2 – “The Girl at Midnight”

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“Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill (breakingthespine) that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.”

This week’s on my “Oh, look-what-I’ve-found-on-Goodreads!”-List:

Why did I pick this one?

Well, Goodreads said something like:

“For readers of Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones and Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone, The Girl at Midnight is the story of a modern girl caught in an ancient war.”

>You got me. I’m on board. But I was more reminded of the “Daughter of Smoke and Bone”-series  than of “City of Bones” by the summary. See for yourself! I’ve totally put that on my “Want-to-read”-shelf.


Summary

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. (Now we’re getting serious…)
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 (Yes! A main character that’s not experiencing any self-destructive crises).
Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird (= a mysterious journey, hopefully better and shorter than the first Hobbit-movie) , 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. (Whoa. There is some big ego behind this all, isn’t there?)
But some jobs aren’t as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire. (You’ll get burned. … Got it? Oh, I really suck at making jokes.)

Titel: “The Girl at Midnight”
Author: Merissa Grey
Coming out: April 28th 2015 by Delacorte Press
Pages: 368

Uuuuuuh, that sounds good, doesn’t it? What do you think and what is your WoW-pick?

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