This Savage Song Victoria Schwab Review

23299512Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: July 5th, 2016
Genre: Ya, Paranormal
Page Count: 427
Rating: 4.5 Stars

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 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.”

My Review

This is the first book in the monsters of verity duology. This was my first Victoria/ VE Schwab book and it didn’t disappoint,I will be picking up some of her other book’s in the future. This story takes place in a city called Verity where violence breeds monsters. Whenever there is major violence it creates a new monster. Which is really awesome, I love that idea and Victoria Schwab wrote it so well. There are three types of monsters :Corsai,Malachi and Sunai. Verity is basically split in half,the north side and the south side. The beginning had a Romeo and Juliet feel to it with the different sides hating each other. The atmosphere of the book was dark and gloomy.

I just finished This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab, and oh my god,this book was freaking amazing .I loved the writing, I loved the characters, the plot. I felt the pacing was a bit off at the beginning, the first 100 pages were slow. The action doesn’t really begin until the middle of the book–and when it starts, everything starts moving so so fast. The world is really unique and interesting, but what really grabbed me and didn’t let go until long after I’d finished the book was the characters. The characters are so complex. August and Kate’s friendship is so well-written and authentic. There is an understanding between them, they both want the same thing and they work together to achieve it. I am a sucker for beautifully designed book covers! And Sony Pictures bought the movie rights 😀

“You wanted to feel alive, right? It doesn’t matter if you’re monster or human. Living hurts.”

Kate Harker -> I really liked Kate, she was badass but not fearless. I mean, she compares herself to a CULT LEADER. How could you not adore her? She is very clever and cunning. She knew exactly what she wanted and didn’t care what people thought of her. She is a morally gray character.

August Flynn ->My precious baby. He had a sort of poetic voice, as he tries to stay connected to his humanity. August who wants to be human and made of stardust. He needs to be protected.

The side characters are also so beautifully written: Ilsa who is August sister and she’s so amazing. I hope is the sequel that we get to see more of her. I also loves Allegro! This book has no romance, its refreshing in a YA book. I really glad she wrote it this way because in this dark gritty world there is no time for romance. I do love how strong there friendship is.

I highly recommend you pick this up. If you’ve read it feel free to comment about what you thought.

“You wanted to feel alive, right? It doesn’t matter if you’re monster or human. Living hurts.”

14 thoughts on “This Savage Song Victoria Schwab Review

  1. I like This Savage Song but it’s not my favorite Schwab book! I can’t wait to see what you think of her others now that you’ve read this her writing is amazing and I love that she makes her characters shine individually instead of as a couple and how the romance isn’t a huge focus 🙂
    What book are you going to pick up next by her?


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