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.
Okay... What a book. First thing, it has been a while since I have read a fantasy book, with a different world and different problems and different monsters. So, in the beginning, I was like what is this? Am I reading the first book? Does this not have a prequel? I was certain it did not have a prequel because I was waiting for the second book to release before I started reading it, still, I had to check a few times just to make sure.So get this, there are monsters, like real monsters some feed on blood and some feed on flesh and some feed on souls. The malachai drink blood, the corsai feed on flesh. The sunai feed on the souls of people who have sinned. (they only feed on the souls of sinners which appear red)
So I dived into this strange book without knowing anything at all about it, its author or even its genre. I only picked it up because the cover is just so beautiful and I really wanted to know what the title actually meant. I figured it would be something related to magic or magic realism. So, get this, Wink, Poppy and Midnight are names of persons, and this book tells their story. It alternates between these characters point of views and the story unfolds.
The surprising thing was that I got so much FEELS from this book and they were loud and strong emotions. There was barely any romantic moments only times when I wished there were because Emi just thought of the beautiful lines in her head but never said them aloud, it was as if she was waiting for something to happen. Boy, did she wait for a hell of a long time.
I intend to keep this review free of spoilers. Do I know the problem of accidentally stumbling upon a spoiler. I actually dived right into the story as soon as I learned that it was about a girl and a boy being locked in a library. Who wouldn’t? That would be like a dream come true. Even if I was alone in a library. Of course, I would be a tiny bit worried, exactly like Autumn got worried.
Like its cover, the story is also vibrant and rich. It is a debut young adult romance book featuring Madeline and Ollie by Nicola Yoon. The book comes with illustrations by David Yoon with Madeline’s diary entries, IMs, emails, doodles and lots of fun stuff. Their story was doomed from the beginning-but as Madeline’s heart filled with hope I could not help but feel hopeful too. The thing is even when I was reading the lines I knew exactly what was going to happen and it did happen.