Review of This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1)  by Victoria Schwab


Review: I was excited for this book, just because I have started to fall in love with how Victoria Schwab writes. In all of her books that I have read so far, have I ever been board. You will not see any common tropes or plotlines in anything she writes. That I can  guarantee.

The characters and plot were different then most Young Adult I have read before. But in a good way. Schwab mostly focus’s on the development of the plot and then slowly letting you the reader find out who/ what the characters are.

Which in this case was a great idea. Kate and August are complex and at times can be misunderstood. I know I got lost a bit, but just kept reading to find my way through who they were. But I did go back and reread some parts because later on in the book, many more of the pieces to this puzzle fell together.

A great part of this book was that there was no romance at all. Like for real. Which was quite refreshing to see in young adult. Also it does prove that you don’t need romance or even a hint at it to be or sell a Young Adult book.

The music described and the rhyme on the back of the book, that shows up often. Was well thought up and well used through the book. It also leave s me felling like there is a lot more going on that I can look forward to in the second installment to the series.

Favorite quote:

” What’s a Sunai’s favorite food?”


“Soul Food”.

Would I? Buy this book for a friend? Tell everyone I know to read it? Talk about it all the time? MAYBE.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

464 pages. Hardback book.

Young Adult. Fantasy. Paranormal.

Published July 5th 2016 by Greenwillow Books.

Summary: There’s no such thing as safe.

Kate Harker wants to be as ruthless as her father. After five years and six boarding schools, she’s finally going home to prove that she can be.

August Flynn wants to be human. But he isn’t. He’s a monster, one that can steal souls with a song. He’s one of the three most powerful monsters in a city overrun with them. His own father’s secret weapon.

Their city is divided.

Their city is crumbling.

Kate and August are the only two who see both sides, the only two who could do something.

But how do you decide to be a hero or a villain when it’s hard to tell which is which?

-Summary from

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