Synopsis – Goodreads
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?
At this point, I’m not sure why I don’t have all of Victoria Schwab/V.E. Schwab’s books on my shelf. One of the things I enjoy most about her books (I’ve read Vicious & The Monsters of Verity duology* so far) is that her endings are somehow satisfying yet leave you yearning for more. They also might crush your soul but we need more endings like that out into the world.
Our Dark Duet is the continuation of This Savage Song and immediately we are brought back to the world of monsters and the fight for humanity and justice.
My sweet August Flynn has now transformed into a character who now has more authority, is a bit more sure of himself and is willing to be the “bad guy” in order to save humanity from itself. For as you know, wicked acts births monsters. I enjoyed reading from his POV although I missed some of his traits from the first book.
Kate Harker has still maintained her Alpha female-ness, however in this book she’s become more self less rather than selfish.
With the threat of a new monster causing chaos in the city of Verity, the two come together along with Flynn’s Forces, FTF, to put a stop to the chaos monster and its siege on the city.
I will admit that I wasn’t as engaged during the first half of the story. That, I believe is in part due to the continuous action in the first book and it’s ending. The pace doesn’t really pick up until about the second half of the book. However, it was entertaining enough to continue on to the action-packed areas. Once the pace picked up, I felt like I couldn’t put the book down.
I recommend this this duology to fans of urban dystopian fantasy, of Victoria Schwab’s unique writing style as well as fans of significant plot twists. I gave this book four palm leaves!