Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Review: THIS SAVAGE SONG by V.E. Schwab

Publisher Titan
Length 407 pages
Format paperback
Published 2016
Series Monsters of Verity #1
My Copy provided by the publisher

My Review
The first book in the Monsters of Verity series sets the scene for a dark and blood thirsty horror-fantasy tale that is sure to capture readers of Jonathan Maberry to Charlaine Harris. Despite opening with a distinct young adult feel, This Savage Song quickly develops into something more dark and dangerous. Sure the protagonists are high school age and a fair amount of the book is set in their high school but it’s what happens when the bell rings that brings the horrors.

The monsters of Verity are literally monsters; a twist on the vampiric, zombie, and demonic with a twist of avenging angel. It’s an interesting mix that forms an equally interesting dynamic. With a city divided in two, a civil war simmering beneath a facade of peace, the monsters lurk in wait. Harker and Flynn – leaders of the respective sides of the city have their own means for taming / eradicating the monsters but their ultimate goals come under fire when their respective sides heir-apparents unite for survival.

I honestly didn’t know what to expect from This Savage Song and was glad a dipped my toes in before falling head first into a completely immersing tale. 

Bring on book 2! 

5/5 stars. 

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