by Grey, Melissa

The first book in a YA trilogy about Echo, a pick-pocket runaway adopted and raised in New York City by a race of creatures with feathers for hair and magic in their veins. The series follows Echo as she becomes involved in an ancient war, centuries old love, and discovers startling truths about the world she lives in.

Beneath the streets of Manhattan lies a secret world, where creatures with feathers for hair and magic in their veins have nested since the days of New Amsterdam. Only one human has ever been welcomed among them: Echo, a seven-year-old runaway pickpocket.

Ten years later, Echo survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market. When an ancient blood feud threatens to destroy her adoptive home, Echo sets out to find the one thing that can save it: the firebird, a mythical being with the power to end the conflict once and for all.

When Echo meets Caius, a prince with inhumanly green eyes and a tragic past, she learns that some jobs aren’t as straightforward as they seem. By all rights, Caius should be her enemy. His people have been on the opposite side of this feud for as long as anyone can remember, but Caius claims to want peace. Their best chance of finding the firebird is if they work together, no matter how forbidden their alliance may be. Caius seems like one of the good guys, but the secrets he keeps could spell disaster for Echo and her mission.

Melissa Grey was born in New York City, and since graduating from Yale with a degree in Art, she’s lived in Nagoya, London, and New York where she now works as a comics and tech journalist for

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