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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Our Dark Duet Review

Our Dark Duet

Title:  Our Dark Duet 
Series: Monsters of Verity #2
Author: Victoria Schwab 
Where to purchase: Amazon
Print Length: 533 pages
Publication Date: June 13th, 2017
Publisher: Harper Collins/ Greenwillow Books
Edition: I listened to the audiobook during my commute. I borrowed this series from my local library and listened to the audiobook on my Hoopla app on my phone.
Genre: Fantasy, young adult, paranormal, science fiction, dystopian, supernatural, horror
BOOK LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon |  


Synopsis:


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 it, no matter the cost.

Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is a terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows—one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons—it lures Kate home, where she finds more than she bargained for. She’ll face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.


Main Characters

  1. August Flynn 
  2. Kate Harker- monster hunter
  3. Sloan- mew leader in Verity
  4. Alice- Kate's violent act
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Plot

Kate starts off in the town of Prosperity six months after the death of her father. She quickly established a life hunting monsters, befriending a group of kids reporting irregular crimes. She knows her soul is stained red from murdering another human but daily she tries to make a difference so Prosperity doesn't get taken over by monsters like Verity did.

August Flynn is haunted since killing his brother, filling in the leadership role Verity needs and trying to switch off his humanity. The Flynn's take in refugees but you got to work, and they refuse sinners entrance. August works overtime reaping the souls of those who have committed violent acts.

Kate discovers a new monster, a Chaos Eater that infects humans and drives them to acts of violence, while out on patrol. When she got close enough to a crime scene with the new shadow monster to kill it, Kate got infected which developed a two way connection leading her back to Verity.

My favorite monster fighting duo reunite but not happily. They have both changed and there is work to do.

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.

Setting

a dystopian future USA in a state nka Verity six months after This Savage Song

Theme

right vs wrong and what really makes a monster

What did I like about the book?

Just like This Savage Song, the story is dark. There are monsters that are truly horrific and humans that don't just react or live in black but rather varying shades of gray. The main characters growth was amazing and the side characters really moved the plot.

What did I not like about the book?

n/a

Date Started/Finished : October 8-16, 2018

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.
For worse.
And for better.

Recommend? YES

If you loved This Savage Song, you HAVE to read the conclusion.
Rating: 5 /*****  – it was amazing, highly recommend



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