The Girl at Midnight (The Girl at Midnight #1)
by Melissa Grey
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.
Magic: For me, all great books have magic. The book set in modern day but there are two races of people the Avicen (bird-like people) and the Drakharin (dragon-like people) along with humans of course.
Echo is just a girl. But when she ran away at the age of 7 she met an Avicen woman who took her back to her people. She grew up among them, however never fully belonged. Echo along with the other main characters of this book go on an adventure to find answers that will end the war between the Avicen and the Drakharin.
This story is full of great dialogue, perfectly written and thought out characters (including secondary characters), a swoony dragon prince (yay!) and witty banter. It’s truly a wonderful read!
Julia Whelan does an AMAZING job narrating this book. Caius and the other Drakharin have a slight Scottish accent which Julia does perfectly. Also, in the book there is a lot of world traveling and I was impressed with Julia’s pronunciation of other languages.
I highly recommend listening to the audiobook.