Title: This Savage Song
Author: V.E Schwab
Publication Date: 7th June 2016
Page Count: 400
Publisher: Titan Books
Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city, a grisly metropolis where the violence has begun to create real and deadly monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the inhabitants pay for his protection. August just wants to be human, as good-hearted as his own father but his curse is to be what the humans fear. The thin truce that keeps the Harker and Flynn families at peace is crumbling, and an assassination attempt forces Kate and August into a tenuous alliance. But how long will they survive in a city where no one is safe and monsters are real.
I had heard so much about this book that I was a little nervous to read it. I didn’t want to be let down when it had such good reviews. Needless to say the reviews were spot on, this was fantastic read. I enjoyed it from the first moment to the last and didn’t want to actually finish. It had everything you’d want from a gripping fantasy novel. There were twists and turns all the way. The characters were enjoyable and left you wanting to learn more about them. Kate behaves how she does to try and gain her father’s approval but under it all she has a heart, she isn’t that sort of person. August is just a little boy lost, he hates what he is and just wants to be normal, be human, he cherishes life and doesn’t want to take it even when it is a necessity. I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest. This will be one of those books that will remain on my shelf to be read time and time again.
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