Title: Our Dark Duet
Author: Victoria Schwab
Series: Monsters of Verity
Sequel to: This Savage Song
Date Started: July 11
Date Finished: July 15
Format: ebook from the digital library
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 has 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 a 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.
This book scared me, and that was before I read it. After the way This Savage Song surprised me I was a little hesitant to read Our Dark Duet, because book 2’s don’t usually live up to the predecessor. But surprisingly, Our Dark Duet was just as good, even if there were some parts that were a little bit off. And what I mean by that is, I kind of wish it didn’t take as long for Kate and August to wind up back in the same town. While it was fun to see them apart for a little while, the darker Kate got the more I wanted her to get the hell out of Prosperity and back to Verity as fast as her little legs could carry her.
Because while the two were apart they were not the same people they were when they were together in This Savage Song. And for Kate I get what was going on there. She killed her father. She thought she had killed the monster that had been in her father’s employ and everyone wanted her head because the monsters had started to run free. But August…I kind of get that he went dark and he has his brother’s voice in his head. Yet…before Kate showed up he was really starting to scare me. The sweet boy from the last book was gone and there was this ‘robot’ in his place. When the two of them finally crossed paths again, she got a little lighter and he started to become his old self.
Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. Even though this book had it’s problems, I still loved it. It didn’t deviate from This Savage Song and continued the dark saga of August and Kate. And that ending! AGH.
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