This Savage Song
by Victoria Schwab
Victoria Schwab did it again.
I don't know how this woman can build wonderful world and characters, with flawless and addictive writing. Her stories are always well balanced the usual drifting prospective between the characters is well timed and keeps your attention high. It's pure bliss.
The story take place in a distopic-world, where crime and violence are taking the shape of monsters.
"Monsters, monsters, big and small,
They are gonna come and eat you all.
Corsai, Corsai, tooth and claw,
Shadow and bone will eat you raw.
Machai, Malchai, sharp and sly,
Smile and bite and drink you dry.
Sunai, Sunai, eyes like coal,
Sing you a song and steal your soul."
This first book of the series revolves around Verity City and our two main characters: Kate Harker and August Flynn. They are both the heir of V-city, a city broken in two; on one side Harker's ruthless father who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection; on the other side Flynn's family who believes in fighting for his people freedom and protection.
Kate wants to prove her father that she is worth him, that she can be as merciless and cold-hearted as him. August who wants to be human, kind and altruistic as his father; but he is a monster.
Their faith will get tangled together, when August will be sent to keep an eye on Kate, who's just enrolled in a new school in North city. When their secrets are out they will have to choose whenever to become friends or enemies, with the destiny of their home at stake.
Schwab's characters are always well rounded and complex, Kate and August are strong with vulnerability that make you empathize with them.
I did love all of Victoria Schwab books I've read, that including Vicious and ADSOM, even though they felt more adult and I did prefer them, I did like this book a lot and I need the sequel.
I won't give this book a full five stars, but that is just because the other books were a god gift to humanity and this one felt just like a perfectly amazing book lucking that holy vibe.
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