I’m willing to walk in darkness if it keeps humans in the light
I went into reading Our Dark Duet without many expectations and even that was too much. The Monsters of Verity duology is really not something for me.
Book Review: Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
Title & Author: Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery
Release Date: June 13 2017
Series: Monsters of Verity
Publisher: Greenwillows Books
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?
I give Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab two our of five hearts, because I really didn’t care for it. It wasn’t very well written and very slow.
Victoria failed to salvage whatever she had left for me in This Savage Song. The characters were the same as before and I didn’t care for them. They hadn’t learned anything for the events in the previous book or the time in between the two novels. I actually didn’t even notice there had between the books except for that the references to things that weren’t described in either of the books.
August was an empty shell and it made me wonder where he had gone. This wasn’t explained, except that it allowed him to be the monster he was born to be.
I didn’t care for any of the new characters that were introduced and so in the character department the novel fell flat.
Maybe this is one of those cases where the deadline ruined the book. I have no idea. But I not very amused by authors pushing out several books a year because it doesn’t help their work. Story was sloppy and lacking in a lot of departments. What I do love about it were the descriptions of August’s music, I could feel those moments trying to move me, but then something else happened and I lost it.
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