Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab has been one of my most anticipated release of 2017. And once again Schwab managed to ‘wow’ me to the point I had tears in my eyes and made me reflect on everything. It was bold, heartfelt, raw of emotions and most of all – a brilliantly crafted novel. I wasn’t going to write a review, because I thought I would just ramble about how amazing it was, but I felt the need to write out my thoughts. This review is spoiler-free for Our Dark Duet (book 2), but it will contain mild spoilers for This Savage Song (book 1).
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.
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May, aka the month of FULL-ON FEELS. I just finished Lord of Shadows and let me tell you: I’m a wreck. I am deceased. I need help. (#savewingyee) But putting that aside, I’m still gonna do a monthly wrap-up because this would be my last post until I finish my exams – which is next week. So yeah! I’ll keep this short and sweet 🙂
The books I’ve read this month: (click on the link to read my review!)
- Traitor to the Throne (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
- A Court of Wings and Ruin (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
- On the Fence (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) – re-read
- Flame in the Mist (⭐️⭐️⭐️)
- Letters to the Lost (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
- The Names They Gave Us (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
- Lord of Shadows (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
I read 8 books again this month (wow). I’m once again shocked – I just really hope I studied hard enough that I’ll pass my exams – despite spending so much time reading. Still, I have zero regrets.
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Hey guys! Today I’ll be reviewing The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord, who is also the best-selling author of When We Collided. I’d like to thank NetGalley for providing me an eARC as this book has been one of my most anticipated novel of the year. This was a heart-warming read. Lord did an amazing job in writing themes that are perceived to be difficult to write, which I would elaborate in my review. This novel was cleverly written and the feelings are portrayed beautifully. Read on if you wanna know how I found it!
When it all falls apart, who can you believe in?
Everything is going right for Lucy Hansson, until her mom’s cancer reappears. Just like that, Lucy breaks with all the constants in her life: her do-good boyfriend, her steady faith, even her longtime summer church camp job.
Instead, Lucy lands at a camp for kids who have been through tough times. As a counselor, Lucy is in over her head and longs to be with her parents across the lake. But that’s before she gets to know her coworkers, who are as loving and unafraid as she so desperately wants to be.
It’s not just new friends that Lucy discovers at camp—more than one old secret is revealed along the way. In fact, maybe there’s much more to her family and her faith than Lucy ever realized.
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