This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Release Date: July 5th, 2016
Reading Format: Hardcover
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.
After eyeing this book every single time I went to the bookstore, I finally got the courage to snatch it off the shelves and buy it. I have never bought or read anything that Victoria has written in the past, so yes, this is my first book from her. However, after devouring This Savage Song, I will definitely look for her other books and buy them for my collection.
This book was everything I was looking for as a “creepy and mysterious” read. At the time, I was planning to make this my Halloween book due to the fact that it is about monsters, but, since it is December, you can see that plan did not work out well. I can’t wait for the release of its sequel, Our Dark Duet.