The city of Verity has been overrun with monsters, born from the worst of human evil. In North Verity, the Corsai and the Malchai run free. Under the rule of Callum Harker, the monsters kill any human who has not paid for protection. In the South, Henry Flynn hunts the monsters who cross the border into his territory, aided by the most dangerous and darkest monsters of them all—the Sunai, dark creatures who use music to steal their victim’s souls.
As one of only three Sunai in existence, August Flynn has always wanted to play a bigger role in the war between the north and the south. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate Harker, daughter of the leader of North Verity, August jumps on it.
When Kate discovers August’s secret, the pair find themselves running for their lives and battling monsters from both sides of the wall. As the city dissolves into chaos, it’s up to them to foster a peace between monsters and humans.
A unique, fast-paced adventure that looks at the monsters we face every day—including the monster within.
I have no idea how I’m even going to manage this. Summing This Savage Songup… And into one review???? First off, don’t drop the book it you don’t immediately like it! It took me 15% to get interested, 40% to care. But once you care… There is no going back. So let me introduce you to the main characters.
August – monster with a heart of gold
Kate – School-girl/daughter of murderer with sadistic tendencies and a heart a size too small.
At first, I was fairly certain that August was a wimp. This was only because Kate was going around delivering death threats and k i c k i n g B U T T . AND HOW DO I DESCRIBE. This world is like a mash of genres. It’s, like, post-acopalyptic paranormal angel fantasy sc-fi. SO COOL. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT.
Victoria Schwab is a genius, people. GO READ HER BOOKS.
But honestly, I loved this. PEOPLE, SERIOUSLY. Some of the monsters are like monster-angels who sing/play and instrument to bring people’s souls to the surface before they BRUTALLY MURDER THEM. It’s such a cool idea. AND GLORIOUSLY EXECUTED(hehe, pun intended), THANKS TO THE WONDERFUL VICTORIA SCHWAB.
But there’s also, like, a contemporary vibe going on? It’s super cool. But this book is so FREAKING complicated that to completely understand EVERYTHING I might have to schedule a re-read. UGH I LOVE IT SO MUCH.
And have YOU SEEN THAT COVER???? G O R G E O U S . Absolutely gorgeous. Kind of like me, actually. (haha, no) But seriously. As soon as this releases…. GO GET YOURSELF A FREAKING COPY.
(this has been “freaking out” with ryebrynn. Tune in next time to see her talking about The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye)
FOUR AND A HALF STARS.