Waiting On Wednesday: The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publication that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection is:

The Girl at Midnight
by Melissa Grey
Urban Fantasy
On Sale Date: April 28, 2015
by Delacorte Press

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.

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.

There are several aspects that I'm excited about when it comes to The Girl at Midnight. The setting immediately comes to mind. Below the modern streets of New York City which hides a rare and unknown  race of mythical people, the legend of the Firebird is in the mix, a quest headed by a spunky heroine named Echo who is a pickpocket non the less! I love discovering new authors and this sounds like a great mix of Urban Fantasy and Fairy Tale with a new and unique heroine I want to learn more about!