“Where are you?” She murmured, wondering how other Kates in other lives were spending their night. She’d always liked the idea that there was a different you for every choice you made and every choice you didn’t, and somewhere out there were Kates who had never returned to Verity and never begged to leave. Ones who could still hear out of both ears and had two parents instead of none. Ones who hadn’t run, hadn’t killed, hadn’t lost everything. Where are you?
The second book in the Monsters Of Verity series, Our Dark Duet, is waayyy better than it’s predecessor; This Savage Song. Again, Victoria Schwab starts the book of with action, and you’re straight back into the monster hunting story of Kate and August.
This Savage Song let me down a couple times when I was reading it, and ultimately made me squimish about reading Our Dark Duet, but I’m SO glad I did.
The big thing that I didn’t like about This Savage Song was Ausgust and Kate meeting each other in High School, but there was no school in Our Dark Duet. There is no high school, there is no civilisation, there is nothing left in Verity except monsters and humans, humans being cornered and hunted.
Our Dark Duet brings in a lot of new characters and a few new monsters, and I really liked how the monsters were starting to spread outside of Verity and into the other states beyond the locked gates.
For me, this book made up for This Savage Song and now I can happily say that I’m a fan of VE. Schwab. Keen to read some of her other series.
- Zakky’s Review of OUR DARK DUET by V.E. SCHWAB
- Zakky’s Review Of A FEW RIGHT THINKING MEN by Sulari Gentill
- Review: VALENTINE – Jodi McAlister
- This Savage Song, Zakky’s Review