Happy New Year, everyone!! *confetti shoots everywhere*
You’re probably expecting some grand 2017 celebration post, but sorry, that’s not until Saturday. What I am giving you today is a book review (I know, less exciting), but I did LOVE THIS BOOK. so that’s something. Here we go, This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab.
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.
I really liked the characters because they were full of depth, and there’s nothing I dislike more than shallow characters.
kate harker is really bitter and mean, but that was part of her story! She forces herself to act like this in order to impress her dad! Because at the end of the day there’s a soft-ish person under there. I still loved her even though she was pretty *savage* (haha) at times.
august flynn is a monster, but all he wants is to be human. he’s good-hearted and a nice monster in general. You might be thinking at this point, yeah, yeah madeline. i’ve heard this trope a million times now, but what really interested me about August was the type of monster that August was. He kills people with a song on his violin. Now that’s pretty different, right? I LOVED IT SO MUCH. I will confess that I liked him better than Kate…
what i loved even more about this story was the fact that august and kate did not fall in love blah blah blah. they just became good friends. i was afraid they would fall in love, and it would bring the intenseness of the story down 10 notches, but it didn’t happen, and I LOVED IT. it was epic.