Tuesday, 13 December 2016


Rating: 5 stars
Goodreads Book Description:
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.

My Review:
OH MY GOD. Everything about this book is absolutely amazing!
From the disastrous setting, unique and sinister characters to the monsters and the gripping pace, This Savage Song is a book I’d recommend to everyone!

My first time ever reading a book like this and Victoria Schwab has whisked me away to another world where a city is divided and overrun by monsters. Who doesn’t want to read a book about that?

Our protagonists, August Flynn and Kate Harker are the children of leaders on opposing sides of a divided city overrun by monsters. Henry Flynn is the father of August who runs his side of the city with peace and strategy, whereas Callum Harker, Kate’s father is far more devious, violent and manipulative.

Much like her father, Kate not only wants to please him but she hopes to one day be just as terrifying and compulsive as him.

August…my beautifully broken monster baby…is a Sunai – the deadliest monster in V-City  but also the most rare as there are only three Sunai in the city, the other two being his brother, Leo and his sister, Ilse.

I’ll be real with you right now, I adored Ilse so much, she was a truly stunning monster who had an impeccable way with words and was always there to support August. Leo, on the other hand…aaarggghhhh I wanted to rip his head off! Once you read This Savage Song you’ll totally agree…READ IT

The only let down for me – which doesn’t lessen my major adoration for the book or my rating – was that there wasn’t any romance. But in a way, it was good because I internally suffered the pain of shipping Kate and August when they weren't together – it’s actually impossible not to ship them, they’re perfect for each other!

Overall, I couldn’t have loved this book any more than I already do. It’s most definitely a book I will be re-reading in future years as I have not read anything like it before and ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!

Think Lovely Thoughts xo

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