Our Dark Duet
A New York Times bestseller
The sequel—and conclusion—to Victoria Schwab’s instant #1 New York Times bestseller, This Savage Song.
Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human. No matter how much he once yearned for it. He has a part to play. And he will play i...more
I agree with you though. This Savage Song is a very …moreWhoops I read this three years too late. Our Dark Duet has been out ever since June 13th, 2017...
I agree with you though. This Savage Song is a very good book and I just finished it a few minutes ago as well. (less)
Because she knew a secret: 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.
Oh shiiiiit. Schwab was not playing nice with our feelings when she wrote this book. I suspect she might be a bit evil, but, you know, in a good way.
Our Dark Duet picks up several months after the events of This Savage Song. August is busy fulfilling his mons ...more
Funny, she thought, that even monsters had fragile hearts.
RIP EMI, 1998-2017
I'm so dead.
Victoria Schwab has killed me one too many times that I'm all out of lives.
I just can't.
The fact that this series is only two books and I'll never get to see my children again makes me so mad. I'm currently saving up for a lawyer so I can sue Victoria for emotional distress.
Also sorry, this review is a complete mess, much like myself right now. I've been trying to write it for three ...more
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„What happens when the effect kills the cause?”
Ah well, when I started this second book of the Monsters of Verity duology, I knew it was going to eat my soul out. I was completely right, I don’t regret my decision to read it, I assume all the fault like a big girl, so now I have to walk around soulless and broken for the rest of the eternity probably. Okay, not eternity. But a week at least ...more
I loved this book so much but it damn well broke my heart. I'm almost at a loss for words. =(
The thing is, I had this documentary on low that I had watched before on Netflix and it has this really deep music on it. So, here I am reading through the book with this music and it's so perfect and the things that broke my heart with that music playing made it ten fold.
I need something fluffy and goofy to read now. ...more
Okay. You really want to hear it? Because I have thoughts.
First of all, I was not invested in the plot like, at all, and it is due to a fundamental structural flaw. In a series that is structured with each book playing into the next, as this one is, a good second book should be about the fallout of book one. But here, while the repurcussions of book o ...more
I don't want calm feelings anyway.
I also don't want this to be over because August and Kate are two very very very precious characters to me. And everything about this serie ...more
“There were two kinds of monsters, the kind that hunted the streets and the kind that lived in your head.”
Look, no one is more disappointed by my rating than me. I adored the the first book! Everyone promised this was even better! I started reading as soon as my copy arrived, so excited!
(Did I read the same book as everyone else???)
Before you throw things at me, let me explain the problems I had.
Starting with the abysmal inconsistent pacing. This book is over 500 pages, and somehow n ...more
This was so good. Much better than the first book. If you've read my review of This Savage Song you might know that I only rated it three stars. I struggled with the characters - especially Kate - and the predictability. Overall it just wasn't as spectacular as Schwab's previous novels. This one, however, was a huge improvement.
Where do I start? The plot was much more exciting and fast-paced. The characters felt more real and were more relatable, be ...more
see you in hell, victoria
honestly i'm mainly mad at myself for not being prepared for the abysmal pain and endless suffering schwab's books tend to bring upon me, like @ past me why you always do this to yourself??? STAY WOKE BITCH
[something about me crying into my pillow]
satan is a woman and her name is victoria schwab
so basically the ONE TIME my favorite author notices me is when ...more
I am numb again. My soul is not okay. Schwab has a way of making me feel numb with the ending of her books.
Ugh, I don't know how to review this. Fuck you, Schwab. You've left me completely devoid of feeling any emotion.
One thing I will mention though is the interesting take on what killing human beings can do t ...more
on a different note, i didnt think this was as good as the first book (only in the slightest). i still enjoyed it, but it felt a bit more dense than necessary. i definitely think this could have been shortened without compromising the story, but i didnt mind too much because of VSs writing. as with the first book, the writing was the highlight for me. malchai uprising? meh. new monster on the loose? its whatever. ...more
I’ve tried. I promise you I’ve tried. In fact, I’ve tried where it’s gone past the point of optimism (and you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone willing to label me “optimistic”) and boarded the express train straight to Illogical, on the border of Straight-Up Masochism.
I read A Darker Shade of Magic and three-starred it. Still, I picked up A Gathering of Shadows and I ONE STARRED IT. Even in spite of all that I purchased - with real, actual dollars - a ...more
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I want Victoria Schwab to wake up every morning knowing that I really really really DISLIKE her !!!
THIS IS A FUCKING MASTERPIECE
how fucking dare you, miss victoria schwab. how fucking dare you play with my emotions like that.
*gets self back together*
okay, okay, I'm done ranting. Actually, I'll never be done. This book has skyrocketed its way into the second place my favorites list (let's be real, the first will always be Vicious) and I can't stop thinking about it.
honestly, how can so ...more
I didn't find myself as invested in this book as the first one, it took longer for me to become gripped. I didn't like Kate's character very much in this one, she came across as arrogant and rude and times.
In Our Dark Duet, Kate and August are living entirely different lives. August is living in Verity - building an army in order to fight the monsters who work for Sloan. And the numbers of monsters seem ...more
You know when you want to absolutely devour a book, but it's the last book in a series you love, so you're torn between reading it in practically one sitting and savoring it for as long as you can? That's the way I felt about Victoria Schwab's Our Dark Duet, the second and apparently final book in Schwab's Monsters of Verity series. (The first book, This Savage Song, was pretty fantastic, too. See my original review.)
"There were two kinds of monsters, the kind that hunted the streets and the ki
3.5 maybe? Something between that and 4 stars, anyway.
•I must admit, I didn't remember much from This Savage Song. It was easy to brush everything up once I got started, but the first pages had me a little lost. And then something strange happened: my difficulty to get in sync with the story remained, only its cause shifted from my temporary lack of basic information to something that I'm still not really able to pinpoint with precision, but that is most definitely intern ...more
Last 5% of the book: *cries nonstop*
COULDN'T HAVE ENDED BETTER, REALLY. Like just all the things that this series is about always guts me and this book definitely intensified that by a lot, a lot
If I am honest with you, I wasn't expecting it to be. I read This Savage Song last year and while I really enjoyed it, I just didn't love it so when this book came along I was expecting those same feelings.
I am so happy to be proved wrong. I loved the second book! It was easier to get back into the world of Verity and the monsters in them because you already know them.
This book isn't happy. It's a dark, gritty book about monsters and fighting and wrong vs. right but my go ...more
The book wasn't bad--it was a grey finale and I think if you liked This Savage Song, you'll like this one too. The reason it fell a little from my expectations is that it felt a bit slow at times? The book is over 500 pages and it feels like it. Somewhere around the middle, I wasn't eagerly awaiting what was going to happen next; I just wanted things to pick up the pace.
This, however, is probably just a me thing, so don't ...more
“Mourning was its own kind of music—the sound of so many hearts, of so many breaths, of so many standing together.”
Hey Victoria Schwab, is it okay if I refer you as Sloan for now on? That's okay? Cool.
You sadistic human being...
9 hours it took me to read this book. And in 9 hours, I didn't breath, eat, drink or feel my heart beating.
That book was just something else. I'm legitimately struggling for words because I'm trying to hold myself together, but I'm failing ...more
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