Title: Our Dark Duet
Author: Victoria Schwab
Laura’s rating: 4.5 stars
THE WORLD IS BREAKING. AND SO ARE THEY.
KATE HARKER isn’t afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she’s good at it.
AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.
THE WAR HAS BEGUN.
THE MONSTERS ARE WINNING.
Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting—one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims’ inner demons.
Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within?
Kate is now in Prosperity, hunting monsters, with a group of people she casually met? This was super weird to me but ok, she’s a hunter, she’s a badass, I like that.
August is fighting for the people of the south of Verity, becoming more and more like his brother Leo, losing his humanity with every note he plays. They are barely surviving the war against Sloan (Kate’s father Malchai pet)
Now Kate has to go back to Verity, in search of a new kind of monster that’s trying to break her mind. She barely makes it to the South side of the city only to be almost killed by Soro, a new Sunai, who doesn’t understand that the lines are blurring, that a tainted soul doesn’t mean the person can’t change. As you know by now Kate killed a FTF dude when she was running from Sloan on “This Savage Song” which means she created a monster and her soul changed from white to red.
What I was waiting for since page one is Kate and August’s reencounter, it didn’t exactly go as I wanted, but it was good. It was what August needed to remember his old self and what Kate needed to not feel so alone.
So many events, this book was nothing but a page-turner. I don’t want to go into the plot anymore, because I will be giving away way too many good things, and way too many bad things.
BUT THE CONCLUSION. OH MY GOD. Let’s just say I ended with a void in my stomach. I felt like things could’ve gone differently, but again August is not a hero, he’s a monster, and Kate is not a heroine, she’s a human, they both have flaws and make mistakes.
There were some loose ends, like Kate’s friends in Prosperity, they just disappeared into thin air, so why introduce them in the first place? Why didn’t we go deeper into August feelings for Kate, and vice versa? I know there was something there. I KNOW IT! but when I think about it, how could it work?
UGH! I LOVED THIS STORY BUT I FEEL TERRIBLE