Friday, June 30, 2017

36. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

#1 Monsters of Verity
read on my Kindle
2016, Greenwillow Books
427 pgs.
Genre/Level: YA Dystopia/Fantasy
Finished 6/30/2017
Goodreads rating: 4.14 - 18,963 ratings
My rating: 3
Setting: Verity City, USA in the future

First line/s:  "The night Kate Harker decided to burn down the school chapel, she wasn't angry or drunk.  She was desperate."

My comments:  This book was okay.  So much darkness, just a little too much, it definitely overtook the light.  What is a monster?  There are more than just three detailed in this book!  Kate, a human and Andrew, a monster that wants to be human, are enemies....until they meet and bond in a weird way.

Goodreads 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 Schwaba 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. 

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