THE WORLD IS BREAKING. AND SO ARE THEY.
SYNOPSIS: Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human. No matter how much he once yearned for it. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.
Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is a terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows—one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons—it lures Kate home, where she finds more than she bargained for. She’ll face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
Series Monsters of Verity #2
Format Hardcover, First Edition, 510 pages
Publisher Greenwillow Books (June 13th 2017)
Read June 16 – June 17, 2017
Picking up six months after This Savage Song, this duology conclusion opens with Kate and August separated; he’s in quarantined, monster-ridden supercity Verity, embracing his purpose, which is to reap those who have committed violence. Meanwhile, Kate has escaped to Prosperity, where she’s teamed up with what feels an awful lot like the Scooby Gang of Buffy fame to fight more monsters. The story starts slowly but picks up when Kate returns to Verity on the heels of a monster that breeds violence; the Malchai and Corsai just kill people, and the Sunai reap souls, but the Chaos Eater causes people to turn on one another in acts of unrelenting carnage.
The writing style for this book is somewhat descriptive and for a dark book like this, it just fits since most of the time the plot is set at night time. I mean, I could be wrong about that but that is just the feeling I got while reading this one mainly.
Victoria’s writing is starting to become my favorite. The way she describes these characters is just perfect and I am a little jealous about it because I know my writing style will never be as good as hers.
When I first read This Savage Song the two main characters this story focuses on, didn’t quite make me fall in love with them by the first page or chapter. To be honest, Kate actually annoyed me a little bit but when I finished Our Dark Duet, I was crying my eyes out at 2:00 A.M, and I RARELY stay up that late because of all the stuff I do during the day, but that night I had to finish the book because I was getting to a really good part of the story at the time. But, when I got to the last couple of pages…my jaw dropped! How dare Victoria Schwab for doing that. I think she wanted all of us to break down.
Overall, I think Our Dark Duet was the perfect conclusion to this duology. It was darker than the first book – which was what I was hoping for – and it made my heart break more than once.