Book Title : This Savage Song
Author : V.E Schwab
Pages : 428
Format : Hardcover US edition
Date Published : July 5, 2016
Date Started : Oct. 2, 2016
Date Finished : Oct. 23, 2016
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.
It was my first time reading a VE Schwab book and the VE SCHWAB magic is real!. I’ve heard so many great things about her books and everyone are going crazy over her books. Specially A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC, VICIOUS & GATHERING OF SHADOWS. I also wanted to read those books but they’re too pricey in my local bookstore 😢. I was a little bit afraid that I might not like this book since it doesn’t have romance ( I love romance so much specially in YA fantasy 😂). But I liked it, it was a good read but I cannot add it to MY FAVE BOOKS OF 2016.
The Characters, So we have to main characters KATE HARKER & AUGUST FLYNN. We have here Kate Harker, heir to Mr.Harker’s business – selling protection for HUMAN against MONSTER and also managing tons of bloodsucking Malchai. Then we also have AUGUST FLYNN, the kind monster who wants to be a human.Also heir to Mr. Henry Flynn’s task force FTF ( I can’t actually get what really are their work/role in this book). VE Schwab created perfect characters for this books. They truly had this amazing chemistry which I totally adore, but sadly there is no romance 😢.
The Writing Style, it was amazing even tho jt was slow paced at first but I definitely love VE.Schwab’s writing style. Even tho the VERSE 1 bored me her writing made me want to turn to the next page.
The Plot, It was good, the world building still confuses me. It was totally action packed! and I definitely adored that. The ending was not that interesting, I thought there would be a grand climax but I did not feel it. The ending was like watching old action movies, the plot twist is too predictable and I really don’t like it. That what I didn’t like about this book the ending was too cliche, I was expecting more.
All in All, It was a good book even tho I didn’t like the ending. I adored the characters so much and how I wish there would be a romance in the sequel. I’m gonna continue this series and I hope the second book will be better.
So my rating would be
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.9 / 5 stars