I have heard a lot about This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity) by Victoria Schwab. So, I knew I had to read it! I loving reading books that other people review and talk about with high praise and lots of love. I feel this is a book that almost everyone who reads the book becomes a fan. I really like the writing style of Victoria Schwab. She does a really creative job with the plot line in this book. The characters are well thought out and so is the setting. While the story is slow to start, I feel like it keeps building and building towards the big finale. I love how the monsters are created out of the shadows of violence. The story plots Kate Harker from the North side and August Fynn from the South side against each other. While peace between both sides begins to crumble and war seems to loom on the horizon. I really like how Schwab does not create a romantic relationship between Kate and August, instead there is just a really strong friendship. This friendship helps to create an amazing story that takes many unexpected turns. I feel that the book was very slow to start and I begin to become hooked in the middle. However, after reading the ending I am excited to read the next book in this series. If you want to read this book for yourself to see what I am talking about, then get your copy HERE.
(from amazon.com) There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from acclaimed author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books, This Savage Song is a must-have for fans of Holly Black, Maggie Stiefvater, and Laini Taylor. Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives. In This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab creates a gritty, seething metropolis, one worthy of being compared to Gotham and to the four versions of London in her critically acclaimed fantasy for adults, A Darker Shade of Magic. Her heroes will face monsters intent on destroying them from every side—including the monsters within.
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