This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1)
|Series:||Monsters of Verity|
There's no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from acclaimed author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains--and friends or enemies--with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books, This Savage Song is a must-have for fans of Holly Black, Maggie Stiefvater, and Laini Taylor.
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.
Interviews and features in fantasy and entertainment magazines. Reviews in national Newspapers. Blog tour across fantasy and book tours. Promotion on titanbooks.com. A brand new dark fantasy series from the bestseller author of A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows and Vicious. A Darker Shade of Magic came second in the Goodreads Choice 2015 Book Awards. "Reminiscent of Neil Gaiman" We love this book. Vicious was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2013, an Amazon best book of the year, a semi-finalist in the Goodreads Choice 2013 Book Awards and has been optioned as a movie by Ridley Scott's company.
"Smart, funny and sexcy... the natural successor to Diana Wynne Jones" - Independent. "Confident prose and marvellous touches" - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review).
V.E. Schwab is the bestselling author A Darker Shade of Magic, which came second in the Goodreads Choice 2015 Book Awards, the forthcoming A Gathering of Shadows, and of Vicious, which was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2013, an Amazon Best Book of the Year (as well as Best Book of the month), a semi-finalist in the Goodreads Choice 2013 Book Awards, and the ALA top pick for Fantasy For their 2014 reading list.