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. *This book may have minor shelfwear.