Thursday, September 29, 2016
This Savage Song Review
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.
This is the first book by Victoria Schawb that I have ever read and I have to say the praise that has been delivered on her was not disappointing. She has such an amazing way to tell this very complex story that made it captivating and hard to put down.
The book was such an adventure with amazing characters that seemed so real, and a few of them made me want to beat the crap out of from how angry they made me. Cough, Leo, cough.
Kate, as soon as I started the book, I knew that I was going to love her. Quick-witted, cunning, a natural badass, it was natural for me to love her. Her talking and thinking about different worlds with different Kates, is like something that I do. When I want to leave my life, I have a world that I created as a youngling to escape to.
Most people, I know don't do those kinds of things, lonely people do. I could really connect on Kate on some parts. Except for losing a parent, haven't been through that.
August was such a cute character. Although he was a monster, it was hard to see him as one. He really. Tried to be human if he can help it, and any feeding if he has to.
I found that he acted out of the good of his heart and didn't really think about it a hundred percent. The opposite of Kate.
His sister Isla was my favourite through, I am so happy she survived the book, and I can't wait to see what happens next.
5 out of 5 stars