Our Dark Duet (V.E. Schwab)

“I didn’t stop fighting,” he said, the words so low he worried Kate wouldn’t hear them, but she did. “I just got tired of losing. It’s easier this way.”

“Of course it’s easier,” said Kate. “that doesn’t mean it’s right.”

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V.E. Schwab is definitely one of my favourite authors – her ‘Darker Shade of Magic’-series is definitely in my top five – so I was really excited when I heard that she was writing a sequel to ‘This Savage Song’. I don’t love the world quite as much as ADSoM, but nonetheless I was absolutely ready to dive back into the world of Verity.

In a postapocalyptic world where horrible acts create monsters, the city of Verity used to be split into two parts; one ruled by the ruthless Harkers, and the other protected by Henry Flynn and his army. After the death of her father, Kate Harker escapes to Prosperity, where she starts hunting the monsters that haunt the city. Meanwhile, with the balance of power tipped, Verity is thrown into chaos, and August Flynn, Sunai and adoptive son of Henry Flynn must become the leader he never wanted to be and leave the last pretense of humanity behind. When a new kind of monster leads Kate back to Verity, she and August are thrown together again to fight a final battle against the monsters of Verity.

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