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General Note: Contains an excerpt from the sequel, The shadow hour.
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Summary, etc.: "A girl, who's adopted and raised by a race of creatures with feathers for hair and magic in their veins, becomes involved in an ancient war and a centuries-old love, discovering startling truths about the world she lives in." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Adopted children Juvenile fiction
Genre: War stories.
Fantasy fiction.

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The Girl at Midnight
The Girl at Midnight
by Grey, Melissa
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The Girl at Midnight

In this dazzling opener to a new fantasy series that Danielle Page, author of Dorothy Must Die, calls "inventive, gorgeous, and epic," a girl caught between two ancient peoples must struggle to find the legendary magic that will end the conflict between them. 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 all but one human: Echo, a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market. The Avicen are the only family Echo has ever known, so when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it's time to act. Legend has it that to end the conflict once and for all, Echo must 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. [ 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, Starred [ 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 ." " Fast-paced, action-packed, and full of laughs." "Enthralling and pure magic , Grey ' s debut is delightful!" -- Romantic Times " A page-turner --I 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 " A stunning debut. Equal parts atmosphere and adventure, Melissa Grey's The Girl at Midnight is positively divine." --Victoria Schwab, author of A Darker Shade of Magic

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