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This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

“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.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been a little behind on posting. I just got done with my show, but now I actually have time to do posting and reading! But this blog as you have seen has gone through some changes just in the past week. And it’s gonna go through another change again, I think. I had trouble figuring out a name for it, but then I thought of one and I think I might use it. So be prepared.

Anyways, I finished this book this week and I really enjoyed it. It was my first Victoria Schwab book and now I have to add the rest of her books to my list because she is so good!

This book was honestly so different from anything else I have read. The concept and the plot line was so different and unexpected.  And I’m excited for the second book, Our Dark Duet, that comes out on June 13th, 2017. I normally really hate the use of dual perspectives, but I think with this book it really worked out since Kate and August are both so different and live in different worlds pretty much.

I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars because it did start out really slow. I recommend this to middle school and up. I can’t wait for the second installment! I think this book is very interesting and worth the read.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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