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Our Dark Duet, by Victoria Schwab — September 30, 2018

Our Dark Duet, by Victoria Schwab

download.jpegWhen a new monster, who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demon, emerges from the shadows, Kate finds herself lured home to face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.
August Flynn is a monster who can never be human, and in Verity, he has become the leader he never wished to be. Kate Harker is a girl who hunts monsters, and in Prosperity she has become a ruthless hunter. When a new monster emerges, feeding on chaos and bringing out its victim’s inner demons, Kate must face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.

This book was one of those books that you read, and then don’t know whether to start laughing or crying. I loved how detailed everything was and the fact that everything was there for a reason. 

The writing was . . . amazing!!! I couldn’t wait for more and it described everything so well. I wish that there were more books in this series, but sadly, it doesn’t appear that there will be. If there are to be more books then please tell me. I loved the way that the book was structured (even though it took a little getting used to)!!! But there was no warning when we jumped from POVs. I can’t wait to read some more of Ms. Schwab’s writing to see if it is as good as this. 

The characters were very well written and we went deeper into the inner conflicts and personalities that were not that explored in This Savage Song. We were introduced to a new character named Soro, who I found to be one of the most interesting characters in the book. I wish that we learned more about him but maybe he’ll get his own spin-off series. August and Kate were as cute as ever and I loved how they didn’t fit together when they met again. I know this is odd, but that means that they probably matured as people. And that’s what I’m looking for in characters.

There was so much more happening in this book than in the last one. The plot was super intense and I couldn’t wait to know more of what was happening. There were so many plot twists and I only predicted some of them. And there was the one. The ending. I cried so hard when the ending happened. Just, be prepared. It will ruin you if you aren’t prepared (which no one is). But the one thing that I liked about the ending was that it was actually realistic. Or at least, my sadistic definition of realistic. I was appreciative of the way that Ms. Schwab could make me think that one thing was happening when really, another thing was happening altogether.

Our Dark Duet Quotes

I enjoyed this book way more than I thought I would and I hope that we continue to explore the world of Verity. I highly recommend this series. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. I got the summary from the Library of Congress. Remember to fill out my survey!!! You can find the link to it on my About page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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