Hello to another Terrific Tuesday post! I have been looking forward to the release of This Savage Song for a while but after reading A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab recently I am now a little apprehensive. In case you did not know V.E. Schwab is a pseudonym for Victoria Schwab, they are both one and the same author.
If you have been following my blog then you would have seen my previous review and know that although A Darker Shade of Magic was a well written book, it was a bit tame for my tastes. So I am hoping that this book is far better. With that said here is the synopsis:
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.
This book just sounds so very interesting and exciting! I really want to read it while crossing my fingers that I love it! Here is a bit of information about the author:
I am the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, I have been known to say “tom-ah-toes”, “like”, and “y’all”. I also suffer from a wicked case of wanderlust, made worse by the fact that wandering is a good way to stir up stories. When I’m not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, I’m usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.
Bio from Author website