Our Dark Duet by V.E Schwab – Review

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Fantasy
Publication Date: June 03, 2017
Series: Monsters of Verity
Pages: 470 
My Rating: 5/5

Synopsis (1)

KATE HARKER isn’t afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she’s good at it.
AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.
Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting—one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims’ inner demons.

Goodreads link: Our Dark Duet


Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within? As soon as I finished The Savage Song I grabbed this one. I couldn’t wait to see what will happen with the new monster Kate created. And again I wasn’t disappointed. This book is even more dark and heartbreaking that the first one.

Things I liked:

  • I love seeing August struggle. He needs to fill a role to protect his people but he also doesn’t want to be the monster he is men to be. We saw the same premises in the first book but this time the stakes are higher and the struggle bigger.
  • The relations between August, his family and with Kate. Every single one of them is so well developed.
  • Soro. They had such a different personality, is the complete opposite of August. August always wanted to be human, he believes in the good in them, he doesn’t want to kill. Soro, on the other hand, is comfortable being who they are. they see human for their since and has no remorse is getting rid of the bad people. This was a very interesting dynamic to watch unfold.
  • The ending. Boy o boy that ending was heartbreaking and I loved it. I could think of a better one and I love when an author doesn’t shy away from that kind of endings.

Things I didn’t like:

So, here’s a fact about me. The ending of a story can make or break the whole story. I’m sure that’s the case for many readers, but it is this case because the end was so perfect for me, it makes me forget about any little details that, while reading, I might have not liked. So I genuinely can’t remember anything that bothered me.

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