Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
Series: Monsters of Verity #2
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published June 13th, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, YA, Paranormal
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THE WORLD IS BREAKING. AND SO ARE THEY.
KATE HARKER isn’t afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she’s good at it.
AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.
THE WAR HAS BEGUN.
THE MONSTERS ARE WINNING.
Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting—one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims’ inner demons.
Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within?
What the hell did just happen?! I was so not prepared for this book… What an amazing sequel!
This book didn’t start where the other left off. It started after some months and we see our main characters each living their lives separated. August is in Verity, where he is now part of the FTF. He is trying to protect the people on their side of the city, both from monsters and from sinners. Meanwhile, Kate is living in Prosperity and is now part of a monster hunter gang. They are struggling with who they are and who they want to be or need to be, but then, a new monster comes to town and then nothing else matters.
Schwab has a way of drawing her characters that makes me completely addicted to them! Even some characters that only appear in the beginning – that are part of Kate’s gang – and are not even that important, I wanted to know more and more about.
And of course, August and Kate did not disappoint me in this book! They actually surprised me, they have grown since the last book, although sometimes I feel difficult to connect when that happens and there’s a jump in time. But in this book, it’s realistic and even natural!
This book is even more surprising than the first one, and although the beginning is fairly slow, it starts picking up pace and until the end, it’s extremely exciting. The new monster in this book is the cruelest of them all and they never saw anything like it, so they have to find a way to kill it before it destroys the whole city. But he is not the only monster they have to worry about! Soro and Alice are not that easy either!
This book was dark, merciless, exciting and oh did I mention dark?! It’s full of surprises and it broke my heart several times! It was cruel. I love this world and the ending really fits it well… But oh-my-god, I was so not expecting it! Why?! Why?! Really if you haven’t read this yet, go read it!! I need someone to talk to about everything in this book! This book killed me… I’m a wreck.
This is a fantastic duology! The world is phenomenal and complex, the writing is just fantastic and it’s full of amazing characters! Plus our main monster is just precious!!
I loved this book and I love this series. I would definitely recommend it!
Quotes worth reading:
“People were messy. They were defined not only by what they’d done, but by what they would have done, under different circumstances, molded as much by their regrets as their actions, choices they stood by and those they wished they could undo. Of course, there was no going back – time only moved forward – but people could change.
And for better.
It wasn’t easy. The world was complicated. Life was hard. And so often, living hurt.
So make it worth the pain.”
“There were two kinds of monsters, the kind that hunted the streets and the kind that lived in your head. She could fight the first, but the second was more dangerous. It was always, always, always a step ahead.”
“Mourning was its own kind of music—the sound of so many hearts, of so many breaths, of so many standing together.”
“I spent a long time playing that game,” she said. “Pretending there were other versions of this world, where other versions of me got to live, and be happy, even if I didn’t, and you know what? It’s lonely as hell. Maybe there are other versions, other lives, but this one’s ours. It’s all we’ve got.”
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