So, this past week has been Booktube-A-Thon week, and I attempted one of the challenges on Tuesday!
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It was so fun and I am so happy that I decided to participate this year 😛
As you all may know, one of my Booktube-A-Thon reads was This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab, one of my favorite authors EVER.
She definitely did not disappoint, and I wanted to make a review of this book SO BAD.
Here we go!
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 absolutely LOVED this book, as I read it within the time span of only a couple of hours. (so intense!) It is written quite beautifully, and the plot / storyline ave very interesting. I actually quite liked both of the protagonists in this books (August Flynn and Kate Harker,) their internal struggles seemed very real and very believable.
If I can recall correctly, there was no “insta-love” or heavy romance-related scenes. There was however, a budding friendship and equal encouragement from both sides. I enjoyed how their relationship progressed throughout the story, as they both were somewhat distrustful and then were forced to rely on each other to make it out alive.
This book is a DEFINITE must-read, as the world – building was spectacular and all of the characters were well written and well developed. I am so excited for the release of the sequel in 2017, it will be one of my most anticipated reads!
p.s: Just as a sidenote, if you guys have any suggestions in how I can improve my review or my blog, please tell me! I would love to know and it is one of my goals to bring the best content for all of my readers. Thanks a bunch!