Sunday, October 16, 2016

Review: This Savage Song

23299512 This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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.

Cover: Beautiful!
Rating: 4 Stars
Overall: Beautifully written
Characters: Well Written
Plot: What happens when a human and a monster who, from the start, are sworn enemies, are forced to rely on each other if they wish to live?
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Source: Library

Again I seem to have a thing for dark fantasies! I wasn't sure I would like this book going in, and maybe that's why it seemed to start slow, but as soon as things started to unravel for the two main characters I was instantly hooked! This was my first read of I loved how the author used both the two main characters, and each of the side characters to both set the tone, and the pace of this book. In Verity there are two sides, the North owned my rich, selfish, human Harker, and the South controlled by the FTF military force who in some ways are scene as the 'heros' who fight for good and peace. The catch? Both have ties to the 'monsters' but in very different ways.

The second half comes out next summer, and I can't wait!

About the Author:

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.

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