Wednesday, July 20, 2016

{Blog Tour} THE SHADOW HOUR by Melissa Grey—Excerpt + Giveaway

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The Shadow Hour
by Melissa Grey

THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT BOOK 2

A battle has been won. But the war has only just begun.

Everything in Echo’s life changed in a blinding flash when she learned the startling truth: she is the firebird, the creature of light that is said to bring peace.

The firebird has come into the world, but it has not come alone. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and Echo can feel a great and terrible darkness rising in the distance. Cosmic forces threaten to tear the world apart.

Echo has already lost her home, her family, and her boyfriend. Now, as the firebird, her path is filled with even greater dangers than the ones she’s already overcome.

She knows the Dragon Prince will not fall without a fight.

Echo must decide: can she wield the power of her true nature—or will it prove too strong for her, and burn what’s left of her world to the ground?

Welcome to the shadow hour.

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Age Group/Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
 Publisher: Delacorte Press/Random House BFYR
Purchase: Amazon • B&N • KoboiBooks • IndieBound

Read about the first book in the series, The Girl at Midnight, here!

P R A I S E

"Grey’s energetic debut offers a strong protagonist…[and the] well-built world, vivid characters, and perfect blend of action and amour should have readers eagerly seeking the sequel." — Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"Sparks fly...This first novel will please fans of Cassandra Clare and Game of Thrones watchers with its remarkable world building; richly developed characters...[and] a breathtaking climax that...cannot come soon enough!""—Booklist starred review

"Inventive, gorgeous, and epic—Grey dazzles in her debut." — Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die

“A stunning debut. Equal parts atmosphere and adventure … positively divine.” – Victoria Schwab, author of A Darker Shade of Magic



Prologue Excerpt

Rowan could pinpoint the exact moment he fell in love. It would take him ten years to admit it to himself, to gather the vocabulary necessary to encompass the complexity of his emotion, but he experienced the first stirrings of affection the second Echo stepped into his life.

That day, Rowan’s mother had sent him, armed with a basketful of freshly baked cupcakes, to play with the Ala’s orphans. The cupcakes had gone fast, and Rowan was lucky to have been able to snag the last one, a fluffy concoction of red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting.

When the human girl entered the room a hush fell over the children. Her uncombed brown hair made her look like a wild thing, and she clung to the Ala like an anchor. She had no feathers. Her bare arms looked almost obscene compared with the down that covered Rowan’s skin. Her big brown eyes zeroed in on the cupcake in his hand as if she were a hawk hunting for her next kill. She was so skinny, so pale.

He extended his hand, the half-eaten cupcake cradled in his palm as if it were something precious. And to the girl, it was. Even if he had licked off most of the frosting already. She took it from him with a look of such awestruck gratitude that Rowan had promised himself, at the tender age of seven, that he would devote the rest of his life to conjuring forth that smile.


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Melissa Grey was born and raised in New York City. She wrote her first short story at the age of twelve and hasn't stopped writing since. After earning a degree in fine arts at Yale University, she traveled the world, then returned to New York City where she currently works as a freelance journalist. To learn more about Melissa, visit melissa-grey.com and follow @meligrey on Twitter.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Reading!

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8 comments:

Sheila78 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lily M. said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway :-) :-) I've been wanting to read this book :-)

Anita Yancey said...

The book sounds amazing, and I love the cover.

Unknown said...

This book sounds great! Thanks for the chance

Inshu said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!
-Ishita

diannekc said...

This is a new author to me. Looking forward to reading, book sounds amazing.

diannekc said...

This is a new author to me. Looking forward to reading, book sounds amazing.

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