Monday, 18 July 2016
Book Review: This Savage Song [Monsters of Verity #1] by V.E. Schwab
This Savage Song is the first book I have read by the author, and although I had heard a lot of great things about her books I had no idea what to expect, so I was a bit hesitant to start this.
When I began reading This Savage Song it did take a while for me to really get into the story, but once Kate and August finally meet that's when things got interesting and I really needed to know how it would all play out.
Kate was someone who was hard for me to like, from her past actions and her attitude I really didn't think much of her, and once August's secret was revealed I expected a lot of drama from her. August was someone who I felt sorry for, even though he technically was one of the monsters. He didn't ask to be born, to be there not really fighting in this war. His efforts to help out only send him to school as an undercover spy. The more I got to know Kate and August as a team, the more I did like them. They somehow balance each other out, and going from Augusts instincts, Kate isn't really as bad as she makes herself out to be.
This Savage Song was a book that I found myself enjoying once I had gotten into it. I love the idea behind it and how each monster has thier own ability. I liked how it wasn't all rushed, the story had a nice flow to it, keeping you engrossed and also questioning what could happen next, never really knowing who you can trust and who is the enemy. I liked the action and the secrecy and how vast this world is. The character and world building were remarkable. The last few chapters of This Savage Song were a very tense read, and I did like how it all ended, but also opened it up for the next installment.
This Savage Song is a book that surprised me with what was inside. Although it did take a while for me to be invested in it, once it had hold it didn't let go.