All Our Pretty Songs (Prebound)
Perfection Learning, 9781680650037, 234pp.
Publication Date: July 30, 2013
"This is a story about love, but not the kind of love you think. You'll see "
In the lush and magical Pacific Northwest live two best friends who grew up like sisters: charismatic, mercurial, and beautiful Aurora, and the devoted, watchful narrator. Each of them is incomplete without the other. But their unbreakable bond is challenged when a mysterious and gifted musician named Jack comes between them.
"His music is like nothing I have ever heard. It is like the ocean surging, the wind that blows across the open water, the far call of gulls."
Suddenly, each girl must decide what matters most: friendship, or love. What both girls don't know is that the stakes are even higher than either of them could have imagined. They're not the only ones who have noticed Jack's gift; his music has awakened an ancient evil--and a world both above and below which may not be mythical at all. "We have paved over the ancient world but that does not mean we have erased it. "
The real "and the mystical; the romantic and the heartbreaking all begin to swirl together in "All Our Pretty Songs, "Sarah McCarry's brilliant debut, carrying the two on journey that is both enthralling and terrifying. "
"And it's up to the narrator to protect the people she loves--if she can.