Our Dark Duet – V.E. Schwab | Book Review

Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab

Our Dark Duet Synopsis

“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.

Note: This review contains SOME minor spoilers!

Why did I pick it?

Having finished This Savage Song I immediately jumped on Our Dark Duet, I needed to know what was happening?!?!

What I loved about it

This being the second book I really understood the world a lot more from the get-go. Which was handy, because this book starts where it left off and there really is no time to pause for breath!

The storyline really opens up this time around as the two competing sides really step up their game and the battlefield expands. Everything just feels bigger, louder and more exciting.

I loved that in the end V.E. Schwab wasn’t scared to make sacrifices of her characters to further the story progression and really give the reader the ending the book needed. So often a book will finish with all protagonists in a better position than when they started, with all loose ends tied up neatly. That didn’t happen with this series and I loved it all the more for it.

What I loathed about it

She went there. I was really enjoying the fact that the story didn’t feel the need to introduce any “love” element into the storyline. It was refreshing, different, and very much welcome…. and then she went there *sighs* I really didn’t feel it was necessary and I would have loved the book even more without it. In every other aspect, standard YA tropes are ignored, so it really saddened me when this one came to pass.

Thoughts

A great final book. I loved the quirkiness of the series, it made a refreshing change from many of the “me too” YA novels I’ve picked up recently. A great book to bring you out of a reading slump and back in the game!

When and where can you get it

You can purchase Our Dark Duet on Amazon today

 

 

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