Title – This Savage Song
Author – V.E Schwab
Genre – Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher/ Published – Titan Books/7th June 2016
Pages – 407
Summary from Goodreads
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 Rating – 5 out of 5 stars
So as you guys may know from reading my reviews I am not that good at summarising a plot so I am not going to try as I have included the summary from Goodreads above.
I don’t know where to begin, I was really excited to start reading this and I am glad I picked it up. At first when I started reading this I wasn’t sure whether or not I was going to like it. The start was a little slow and a tad confusing however this all change very quickly and I ended up loving it, hence the 5 stars.
The two main characters were Kate Harker and August Flynn were great. I loved that Kate was cool, feisty and at times not afraid to say it how it is. On the otherhand I loved August because you got to see a vunrability and kindness and at times I felt sorry for him especially after what happens nearer the end. ( if you have read this you will know why).
I always love books with anything paranormal and this ticked every box. It opened doors to three different types of Monsters, The Corsai, the Malchai, and the Sunai. The Sunai were my favourite and again if you have read this you could understand why. The ending blew me away and it was left on a cliff hanger so I need the next one as soon as it comes out. Overall a very good, thrilling and exciting read.
Disclaimer – I received this book for free thank you to Titan books in exchange for an honest review. This does not however affect my opinion in anyway.