This week’s Waiting on Wednesday features an author who very quickly made her way onto my favourites list: V.E.Schwab (who also writes as Victoria Schwab). She has written a few Young Adult books, but is probably most well known for her Vicious as well as Darker Shades of Magic series, a series that I cannot recommend highly enough. So it’s probably no surprise that she has become one of my instabuy authors.
This Savage Song is the first book in her new series, known as The Monsters of Verity. It sounds very different to the Darker Shades of Magic, but it sounds really interesting and I will probably end up loving it. In fact, I preordered it a couple of weeks ago I’m that excited!
Published: Tuesday 7th June 2016
Synopsis: Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives. In This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab creates a gritty, seething metropolis, one worthy of being compared to Gotham and to the four versions of London in her critically acclaimed fantasy for adults, A Darker Shade of Magic. Her heroes will face monsters intent on destroying them from every side—including the monsters within.