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.
Note: This is the sequel to The Girl at Midnight, and will contain spoilers for the series. You can find my review of the first book here.
I admit, I pretty much almost completely forgot what happened in The Girl at Midnight before starting this book. All I remembered were “bird-people” and “dragon-people” and “war.” That wasn’t wrong though! Fortunately enough, Grey does a good job at recapping what’s happened in the first book and I wasn’t too lost at all while starting the story. While I really enjoyed the action and adventure going on in this story, all the fighting and fun dialogue was a bit dimmed down by the dragging romances that I didn’t really enjoy. Overall though, there is never a boring spot in The Shadow Hour and remains a solid sequel for its predecessor, bringing readers ever closer to the oncoming battle that will happen. Continue reading