Image of Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity)


Image of Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity)

Readers left hanging at the end of This Savage Song should prepare themselves! Schwab turns up the blood-curdling fear factor, all while Kate and August’s love intensifies. The real monsters are terrifying reflections of those that lay within the guise of guilt and sin, but August’s desire to become more human is sweetly reminiscent of the classic Frankenstein creature. Like Shelley, Schwab explores what it means to be human, as well as what it means to love as one.

After six months battling monsters with a team in Prosperity, Kate feels confident of her skill and purpose, but as she tries to put the past behind her, an unimaginable threat calls her back to Verity. She is intrigued and surprised at the changes in August, who now has a leadership role and a confidence that mirrors her own, but their fight against the monsters has become an impossible battle thanks to Sloan’s new weapon and Kate’s personal demon. With every human life on the line, sacrifices must be made and nightmares conquered as friends become enemies and redemption is offered — with heartbreaking consequences. (GREENWILLOW, Jun., 528 pp., $17.99, HC, 12 & Up)

Reviewed by: 
Kerry Sutherland