Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Audio Book Review: Dirty Wings (Metamorphosis Trilogy Book 2)

Title: Dirty Wings by Sarah McCarry (Metamorphasis Trilogy Book 2)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Format: Audio Book
Narrator: Renata Friedman
Length: 6 hours 52 minutes
Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy

Synopsis: 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.

(47) Review: This book is actually a prequel to All Our Pretty Songs.  Dirty Wings is about the parents of Aurora and the narrator of the first book.

Maia is a gifted piano player who lives a sheltered life until she meets Cass, a street girl who teaches her how to speak her mind and steal what she needs to live.  Switching back and forth between "then" and "now" McCarry takes you from when Cass and Maia first meet to after they have run away together.

It was difficult to wrap my brain around this sheltered young talented girl being Aurora's mother, the tripped out junkie from All Our Pretty Songs, but you start to see how she got to that place and why Cass knew she needed to protect her daughter and why she tried to protect Aurora.

The same skeleton man from book 1 haunts Maia and her musician boyfriend that haunted Aurora in All Our Pretty Songs, only this time Cass tries to save her friend instead of her daughter.

McCarry's descriptions are still poetic, haunting and beautiful and Renata Friedman's narration is hypnotizing. This book is a beautiful addition to this trilogy but I was left a little stumped by the ending.  I realize that after reading the first book that we have an idea of how their lives turned out but this one just sort of ended leaving me a bit lost.


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