All Our Pretty Songs
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... show more
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 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. .
Publish date: 2013-07-30
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
All Our Pretty Songs is a truly unusual book. It is one of those rare reads that I am finding difficult to process, unsure of how I feel about it. It is a dark and disturbing read in so many ways, something I generally appreciate as it is a more realistic look at life. The prose is very lyrical, wit...
This is one of those times when I'm almost completely stumped as to how to reflect on a work I've read. I debated in my head what I wanted to rate this book because there were times when it had me, there were times it completely lost me, and yet somehow in the go-betweens, I found a way to push thro...
This is a DNFWhilst I understand some will love it, I just cant take it seriously. It's suppose to be dream-like and "beautiful" in it's writing style. I guess I can see where they're coming from but to me it comes across as ridiculous.
All Our Pretty Songs, Sarah McCarry's YA debut, is one of my favorite novels of the year. Set in modern-day Seattle, it tells a story of friendship, love and loss in haunting, lyrical prose. The nameless narrator tells us her story and that of her best friend, Aurora, who is not-so-subtly a fictiona...
For more of my reviews, visit Books For YA!All Our Pretty Songs is more of a cacophony of noise rather than a pretty melodic song. There were a lot of unnecessary flashbacks and ramblings in this book that I felt like I was bombarded with too much information and the story was being compromise to sh...