This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
"I am not a monster, that's what he wanted to say, but he couldn't. He hadn't found a way to make it true."
August Flynn is a monster, and his family uses monstrous powers to protect the innocent in the southern half of a deeply-divided city. Kate Harker is the privileged heir to the city's northern half. She is not a monster, but the only way to win her ruthless father's attention is to act like one. As the Verity's truce fails, August and Kate must reveal themselves to each other in order to survive.
Every once in a great while, a book aligns on a fundamental level with its reader. THIS SAVAGE SONG is the book I needed at just this moment. On the surface, it is monsters and tension and life-or-death stakes. But it also echoed long after I closed the pages. It speaks deeply to what it means to be human and the well within humanity that feeds cruelty and power.
THIS SAVAGE SONG is dark and brilliant. I finished feeling that I've only scratched the surface of the monstrous things this world holds. I'm drawn to what may lie beyond the lights of Verity and can't wait for book two.
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