Maia is a teenage piano prodigy and dutiful daughter, imprisoned in the oppressive silence of her adoptive parents' house like a princess in an ivory tower. Cass is a street rat, witch, and runaway, scraping by with her wits and her knack for a five-fingered discount. When a chance encounter... show more
Maia is a teenage piano prodigy and dutiful daughter, imprisoned in the oppressive silence of her adoptive parents' house like a princess in an ivory tower. Cass is a street rat, witch, and runaway, scraping by with her wits and her knack for a five-fingered discount. When a chance encounter brings the two girls together, an unlikely friendship blossoms that will soon change the course of both their lives. Cass springs Maia from the jail of the only world she's ever known, and Maia's only too happy to make a break for it. But Cass didn't reckon on Jason, the hypnotic blue-eyed rocker who'd capture Maia's heart as soon as Cass set her free--and Cass isn't the only one who's noticed Maia's extraordinary gifts. Is Cass strong enough to battle the ancient evil she's unwittingly awakened--or has she walked into a trap that will destroy everything she cares about? In this time, like in any time, love is a dangerous game.
Publish date: July 15th 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: All Our Pretty Songs (#2)
I had been meaning to read this one since last year and when the third book in the trilogy was nominated for the Cybils, I knew I just had to do it. McCarry’s prose is marvelous, and while I often felt somewhat impatient with Maia, I also felt like she was a real person making real decisions.
Beautifully written and compelling, but just stops instead of ending (which might be less frustrating if you read it after All Our Pretty Songs) and I found the sex between Jason and Cass problematic--out of character as well as a bit skin-crawly--and unnecessary. Except that she may need to get pre...
The first book in this series, All Our Pretty Songs, was a book that appealed to me for its uniqueness. It was a weird and often disturbing read and those flavors extended to this book, a prequel of sorts. It answered so many questions, even questions that I didn't even always know that I had! This ...
Dirty Wings - Sarah McCarrySeries: All Our Pretty Songs #2Published by: St. Martin's Griffin,St. Martin's Press, on 15 July 2014Genres: Young AdultPages: 288, Format: eARCSource: ARC Netgalley A gorgeous retelling of the Persephone myth, Sarah McCarry brings us the story of Cass and Maia--the mothe...