Published April 28th 2015
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, 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.
This book is so cool and so amazingly written. There’s so many quotes from this book that I want to paint on my walls or something. The concept is awesome. It reminded me a lot of Daughter of Smoke and Bone but I was still stuck to the pages.
I loved the characters. Echo is awesome and she kicks so much butt. I found a lot of the characters to be engaging and really interesting.
I liked how the romance was well paced and developed naturally. That was one of my favorite things about this book. The relationships were really well written.
I can definitely see myself rereading this book and I an’t wait to see how the rest of the series plays out.