Waiting on Wednesday #53: ‘All Our Pretty Songs’ by Sarah McCarry

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, Hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Title:
All Our Pretty Songs

Series:
Metamorphoses #1

Author:
Sarah McCarry

Publication Date:
July 30th, 2013

Publisher:
St. Martin’s Griffin

Formats:
Paperback, 240 pages

The first book in an exciting YA trilogy, this is the story of two best friends on the verge of a terrifying divide when they begin to encounter a cast of strange and mythical characters.

Set against the lush, magical backdrop of the Pacific Northwest, two inseparable best friends who have grown up like sisters—the charismatic, mercurial, and beautiful Aurora and the devoted, soulful, watchful narrator—find their bond challenged for the first time ever when a mysterious and gifted musician named Jack comes between them. 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. The real and the mystical; the romantic and the heartbreaking all begin to swirl together, 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.

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This sounds like a different take on a love triangle especially when it’s between two best friends who are almost sisters. I like love triangles when they’re done and I can’t wait to find out more about this one.


What do you think about my pick for this week?

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52 Comments

  1. Booking It With Hayley G

    January 30, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Ooo I haven’t heard of this one, I’ll have to add it to my TBR list, thank Giselle!

  2. Bea Tejano

    January 30, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    Ohh havent heard of this yet. Will add this to my TBR list:) thanks!

  3. Danica Page @Taking it One Page at a Time

    January 30, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    I hadn’t heard of this one before either. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I also can’t wait to read it now. I love books like this one.

    Here’s my post. Please check it out.

    ~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time

  4. Kristin@Blood,Sweat ,and Books

    January 30, 2013 at 3:45 AM

    I haven’t heard of this book yet, it sounds pretty good. Will need to keep my eyes on it.

    My WoW

  5. Ivana

    January 30, 2013 at 4:21 AM

    This one is new to me but it sounds amazing. I’m adding it on my wishlist.
    Here is my WoW post.

  6. Jenea @ Books Live Forever

    January 30, 2013 at 4:38 AM

    I can not wait for this be out. It sounds so good. Nice choice.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s WoW

  7. Zenia

    January 30, 2013 at 5:19 AM

    Nice! I like the sound of that ;-)
    Normally I H.A.T.E love-triangles .. but when the love-triangle is about two girls and a guy for a change, then maaaybe I can live through it ;-)
    Love the cover!
    My WoW

  8. Sabina

    January 30, 2013 at 6:45 AM

    This one sounds interesting, though I’m not a fan of love-triangles. I’ll be looking forward to some reviews to see what it’s like. ;)

    My WoW

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  9. Martina Koleva

    January 30, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    I have this book on my to-read list and I’m really excited about it. The summary sounds pretty good and I can’t wait. Great pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.

  10. Mel@thedailyprophecy

    January 30, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    I’m not sure about this one. I like to avoid love-triangles whenever I can, even though I have seen some that worked.

    WoW Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  11. ODell @ Book Twirps

    January 30, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    I came across this one a few days ago. It sounds great!

  12. Laurel-Rain Snow

    January 30, 2013 at 8:02 AM

    You had me at “Pacific Northwest” and friendship…perfect combination of elements that make a read for me! lol

    Great cover, too. Thanks for sharing.

    Here’s MY WOW POST

  13. Grace Fonseca

    January 30, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    This one is brand spankin new to me. I hadn’t heard of it before. Nice pick.

    Grace

  14. Shelley

    January 30, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    I abhor love triangles so this may be one that I’ll avoid. Sounds like an interesting story otherwise.

  15. Teresa

    January 30, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Oh I havent heard of this one before but it sounds great! Thanks for stopping by my WoW

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  16. Anne C

    January 30, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    OMG this sounds really good. A love triangle with 2 girls and a boy instead of the usual 2 boys and a girl. Definitely worth checking out!

  17. Lisa @ Lost in Literature

    January 30, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    I agree, this one does sound awesome. I think the friend aspect will definitely add to the story. Great pick! :)

  18. Margie aka The Bumble Girl

    January 30, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    This one has been on my wishlist for forever! I’m really hoping that the love triangle here is done right… and I always seem to fall for any characters named Jack, hee hee… Can’t wait! Great pick :)

  19. Shane @ Itching for Books

    January 30, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    I love that cover. The synopsis sounds good too. Nice pick!

    old follower
    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-32.html

  20. Amber

    January 30, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    I’ve seen this around a lot but I’m not quite sure its my thing :/
    Check out my wow!

  21. Diayll

    January 30, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    This sounds absolutely amazing! Thanks for putting it on my radar!!

    Diayll @ Mother/Gamer/Writer
    http://empyreanedge.com/archives/8501

  22. Nerdy Reader

    January 30, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Love that it’s set in the Pacific Northwest! I think the contrast between the two main characters will make for a great backdrop for the love-triangle aspect, too. Great pick!

    My WoW @ Nerdy Reader!

  23. lisa

    January 30, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    I love the sound of this new take on a love triangle this will have to go on my TBR. thanks for sharing. here is my WoW

    http://lisa-m-wood.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-blood-awakening.html

  24. jaime

    January 30, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Wow that cover is gorgeous!! This one’s on my list! Great pick!!

    here’s My W.o.W.

    xo
    jaime @ Fic Fare

  25. Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea

    January 30, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    That cover is stunning! This sounds really interesting, and it looks like the love triangle will be done well, especially as the two girls are so close. Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW

  26. Christy Maurer

    January 30, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    That sounds like one I’d love! Thanks for sharing! Here’s mine :) http://christyscozycorners.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-3-light-by-michael.html

  27. Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

    January 30, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    This sounds pretty interesting. I haven’t heard of it before now, so thanks for putting it on my radar.

    Great pick! :)

  28. Aman

    January 30, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    It’s probably the first book where two girls are pinning for one guy. I’d love to see how that ends. Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by My WoW

  29. Alyssa Susanna

    January 30, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    I have never seen this book before! It is GORGEOUS! How did it escape me! I definitely have to check this one out. Great choice!

    My Wow Post!

    • Giselle

      February 6, 2013 at 1:51 AM

      I go hunting all over for my book picks :D ok I’m kidding I just surf a lot on GR or the publisher web sites lol

  30. Molli

    January 30, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    I’m really into this one. Bummed it’s a series, but it sounds SUPER good. I like that it’s a realistic/paranormal cross-up.

    My WoW

    • Giselle

      February 6, 2013 at 1:50 AM

      It sounds like a stand-alone doesn’t it?!

  31. melannie (:

    January 30, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Oh, man, what a gorgeous cover!
    seriously. GORGEOUS.

    And it doesn’t sound so bad, well except for the love triangle, which I hate, but the music intertwining with the paranormal stuff = awesome.

    • Giselle

      February 6, 2013 at 1:48 AM

      Lots of people are hating on the love triangle lol

  32. Lauren

    January 30, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    EEPS! This sounds amazing :) Definitely adding this one – I love a love triangle done right too!! And the friends-like-sisters will absolutely add a new element. Thanks so much for sharing & stopping by my WoW too :)

    • Giselle

      February 6, 2013 at 1:46 AM

      I really hope the love triangle is done right :D *crosses fingers*

  33. Ange/Libby Blog

    January 30, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    I agree. Different. I can’t decide if I’m interested though. The summary needs more for me to commit for sure….right now I’m a maybe. Happy reading.

    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

    • Giselle

      February 6, 2013 at 1:45 AM

      No worries Ange :D you don’t always have to be interested in all my picks..it’s great that it’s out there right?!

  34. Erika

    January 30, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Haven’t heard of this one yet. Thanks for the introduction! On the fence if I’d like it. I guess I’ll wait to see reviews:) Thanks!

    • Giselle

      February 6, 2013 at 1:40 AM

      You’re most welcome Erika!

  35. Lisa Richards

    January 30, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    I also hadn’t heard of this one, but off to add to my wishlist.

    • Giselle

      February 6, 2013 at 1:40 AM

      That’s what’s great about this meme isn’t it?

  36. Imel Cullen

    January 31, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    I loved book cover, can’t wait^^

    • Giselle

      February 6, 2013 at 1:39 AM

      :D me neither Imel!

  37. Bookworm1858

    January 31, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    I’ve seen this one around a little and am intrigued but hesitant. One of my least favorite kinds of love triangles is with brothers so I’m not sure I’ll like it with friends who are almost sisters.

    • Giselle

      February 6, 2013 at 1:37 AM

      I can understand your hesitation, but it sounds soo good

  38. Melissa

    January 31, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    wow the cover alone just caught my attention (and yes I do judge a book by its cover) but its true what you said a different take on a love triangle… alright got to keep this in mind and add to my TBR (my ever going TBR list)

    • Giselle

      February 6, 2013 at 1:36 AM

      Yay I’m glad Melissa :D

  39. Jaime Lester

    February 24, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    The cover is BEAUTIFUL! I love it, and I would buy it even if I didn’t want to read it. But I do. I really really do. It sounds like it could be a truly fantastic book. Here’s hoping!

  40. Gayatri

    June 19, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    The concept of contest between two best friends for love is always challenging and even if read the blurb behind the book I would have bought it because of curiosity! Love the cover design !

  41. Jay @ Vailia's Page turner

    July 20, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    This sounds really good. And I love the title!

  42. Diana Grace

    August 18, 2013 at 5:40 AM

    I would LOVE to read the book! :)

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