Our dark duet Monsters of Verity Book two
Title: Our Dark Duet
Author: Victoria Schwab
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Read/ Not Read (my rec): READ. READ. Absolutely READ! imagine me trusting this book into your faces… 😀
So, this book picks up six months after the disastrous ending of This Savage Song. Kate has gone to a different city, Prosperity and begun hunting monsters. But Prosperity has like a different breed of monsters and they are also very rare and kept from the public’s knowledge.
On the other hand, August has to take Leo’s place as the leader of FTF, and now he has no choice but to do the things that need to be done in times of war. To be the monster and to embrace it.
I absolutely devoured this book.
As soon as I started reading, I was thinking why the hell did I not like Kate before? She is a badass girl who has had to live with a horrible and probably psychotic and evil father and had always felt that she needed to prove something to him. Still, she turned out perfectly fine, with sass and stubbornness.
So, THE WAR HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN. Now they are monsters against humans (with sunai at their side).
At one point I was like terrified of what this city, Verity was actually like. From each act of violence, new monsters are born and they again try to bring violence, because hello they are monsters. So, there is this vicious cycle, and I don’t know how I would survive in this world. Verity sounds horrible.
Moreover, humans cannot be divided neatly into black and white, there are gray areas. A quote from the book that sums of the point.
“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.
― Victoria Schwab, Our Dark Duet
The book just got better and better. It is like one explosion after another of tense scenes of action and emotion.
It is so sad that this is all I will ever get to read of this city’s tale but also a very satisfying end to this duology. I could hardly believe it, there was hardly anything left of the book and the tension was so thick I thought none of it could be resolved in this book.
There is not much of romance in this books, because hello! monsters… and evil and chaos. Not that such situations have no place for romance but August and Kate literally have no time for romance. More importantly, the fact that August kissing her has the effect as getting her soul ready for reaping…so I could see that this ship was going nowhere.
This duology is highly recommended to anyone interested in the fantasy genre with monsters mixed in.