Happy Book Birthday to Victoria Schwab’s Our Dark Duet! Oh my goodness, you guys! I read this book over two weeks ago and it was so terribly difficult to keep spoilers to myself! Our Dark Duet is absolutely incredible. It also left a gaping hole in my heart because the Monsters of Verity series has now come to an end… Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book yet, this review is spoiler free!
“I know it hurts” she said. “So make it worth the pain.” “How?” “By not letting go.” she said softly. “By holding on, to anger, or hope, or whatever it is that keeps you fighting.”
This Savage Song was unlike anything I’d ever read before. It felt post-apocalyptic or dystopian, but very futuristic as well. This combination makes the Monsters of Very duology really unique. This Savage Song became an instant favourite, and I’m glad to tell it only gets better in Our Dark Duet!
Let’s start with the prelude; could it be any more vague!? Ah, I LOVED it! You thought I’d be negative about this vagueness, didn’t ya? Hehe! Anyway, I absolutely loved this because I was instantly hooked. I just had to know more. There’s more “vagueness” throughout the story and it’s just so captivating! This originates from the way it’s written and is absolutely wonderful. I won’t say what it is for now, you should find out for yourself! Because it isn’t actually vague but more like BEAUTIFUL, EEEK!
Kate is one of my all time favourite characters. She became my favourite when she burned down a chapel on the first page of This Savage Song. Oh my, I remember reading that first chapter as if it were yesterday! Anyway, she continues to be a badass in Our Dark Duet. I’m a little conflicted about my feelings towards August. I really didn’t like him all that much during certain parts of the book. But no matter how weird this may sound, this actually made the book so much better for me. The characters all feel so real. Also, I absolutely love the relationship between Kate & August. It’s incredible!
There’s also a bunch of other characters introduced in Our Dark Duet. I either loved them from the very start, or they grew on my eventually! And ugh, there’s this group of people I just randomly think about through the day. And then my heart breaks. *sobs*
Plotwise, I think I could summarise the entire book in like 6/7 sentences. But that’s totally okay. I mean, there are humans, monsters, villains… They make the story. I do feel as if the story was told mostly through Kate’s POV, though. Or her story was more impressive than August’s. I’m not sure… I just feel like we’ve seen a whole lot of Kate and not as much of August.
This book was so incredibly well done. It left a gaping hole in my heart because I just cannot believe how it all went down! But no matter how sad or heartbreaking the book was, it was also quite humorous! Yes, it’s dark and monstrous. But it’s funny too! The end is absolutely heart-shattering, but perfect at the same time. Ahh, I can’t believe it’s over now!
Our Dark Duet is one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read! There’s so many things I couldn’t discuss because of spoilers, so be sure to check out my Goodreads review! It has a lot of fangirling, you’ll love it! The end was absolutely heartbreaking but so wonderful at the same time!
About Our Dark Duet
Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human, no matter how much he once yearned for it. He’s a monster with a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.
Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows—one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons—it lures Kate home, where she finds more than she bargained for. She’ll face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.
Have to read This Savage Song? Are you picking up Our Dark Duet? Let’s discuss the book in the comments, but be aware of spoilers!