Tomorrow (April 28) is the debut of author Melissa Grey’s young adult novel The Girl At Midnight, and while we’re still writing up our complete review, we can tell all fans of magic, fantasy and young adult books that you need this one in your life.
To celebrate its release, we thought we’d kick off our very first book cover battle, where we pit two book covers against one another. To the death.
Keep on reading for a synopsis of The Girl at Midnight and vote on which version you prefer below!
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.