Pages: 464, paperback
Book Birthday:July 5 2016
Synopsis: 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. ©goodreads
This is my first *finished* Victoria Schwab book. I’ve been trying to read darker shade of magic but I think every book has its own time.
So let’s get this started. I am curious about this book for a year now, since it was released and
saw the explanation from epic reads which was epic, and it has its ups and downs.
for the ups, it’s a duology so it means our dark duet will be so freaking good and can’t wait to read it. This a fast paced book and I didn’t even know already read the half of it. Schwab’s world building made me walk into the city of Verity that I almost lost my stop. I was there with them, in the world. I was hooked, that I want to reread it after I finished it (or even before I finished it) it was too fast that I’m wanting more. The song the little kid sang at the part 2, it was creepy. And I love it.
and for the down, it doesn’t have a lot of actions and I expected there would be. There are fight scenes but the full blown action scenes were not around but I believe from what I read our dark duets will be action-packed and I’m so excited.
Another one, why does author’s like to change point of view without a warning. It’s confusing me AF. The first sentence is August scene then suddenly it was Kate’s, I need to reread the paragraph to know my eyes were not fooling around.
If you want a cool, interesting plot you should pick this up and you won’t be disappointed.