Author: Victoria Schwab
Related Words: monsters, cities, dark, light, songs
Kate Harker wants to be as ruthless as her father, to prove she’s worthy to stand besidehim and lead their city. August Flynn wants to be human. But he isn’t. He’s a monster, one that can steal souls with a song. His own father’s secret weapon.
Their city is divided. Their city is crumbling. Kate and August are the only two who see both sides, the only two who could do something. But how do you decide whether to be a hero or a villain when it’s hard to tell which is which?
Review (Without Spoilers)
After reading Victoria Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic, I decided to read another one of her books since I loved her writing and her stories so much. Her other well-known book series was This Savage Song and people recommended this to me since it was such an amazing book. And it didn’t disappoint me.
The book is unique and dark. It starts off with an attention grabbing sentence and a character that doesn’t seem like a hero, but a broken, lost child who just wants to find her way back home. No one is perfect in this book, but they are all lost and helpless. And that’s what makes it so amazing.
There is a series of light and dark contrasting constantly in the book. Who is evil, who is good? That’s the question that is repeated, and over and over again, we see things that aren’t to our expectations.
Her writing style is so brilliant and it really enhanced her characters and her plot really well. It was a nicely paced story that didn’t have any unnecessary parts and it’s one that I really enjoyed. I’d recommend this to anyone who loves a good fantasy and just in general, a good story of conflicting morals.