This Savage Song
Monsters of Verity, #1
Fantasy & Paranormal
July 5th, 2016
There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from 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.
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.
This story was great! I started out not exactly liking Kate but she grew on me more as I progressed. I instantly liked August from the beginning. All of the characters were written great and had a lot of depth. I think my favorite characters were August and his siblings. They were all so unique from each other!
I was slightly confused by the monsters types and such for the longest time. I was using text to speech on google play, so not seeing the words probably left me a bit confused. I also feel like maybe there was a hole in story…but i cant quite put my finger on it. I’m going to read it again, or atleast skim it before book 2 comes out.
The storyline and premise are exciting and definitely very unique. I really enjoyed the world and cant wait for book two.
Victoria is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, she has been known to say “tom-ah-toes,” “like,” and “y’all.”
She also tells stories.
She loves fairy tales, and folklore, and stories that make her wonder if the world is really as it seems.
Overall, i really enjoyed this book. This was my first by this author, but i can see why she is so popular. Loved the uniqueness of the story and the writing. I'd def recommend this to any reader who enjoys fantasy/paranormal type stuff. There is a slight amount of violence in the story though so keep that in mind for younger readers. Can't wait to read more by this author....also excited for book two in this series!