5 star reads - Courtney

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab


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.

This is the sequel to this savage song by Victoria Schwab, so if you have not read it yet I suggest you click off this review or you will be spoiled for the first book.

You have your two main characters August and Kate. Kate has been gone from Verity for the last six months until a mystery monster comes out to play. This monster is later called the Chaos Eater, it feeds off violence and can make humans turn against each other. The monster manages to get a link inside of Kate’s head and so she tracks it back to Verity. Where she is reunited with August and the Flynn family. They are soon thrown back into the monsters and forced to hunt the Chaos Eater and Kate’s own monster down.

They also have to hunt down Sloan, who has somehow managed to survive. He now has all the monsters in the city working for him, including Kate’s monster. They are both hell-bent on killing Kate and ruling over the whole city. Interestingly enough, you do get to read a handful of chapters from Sloan’s point of view. The first book you didn’t really get the monster’s point of view, it was really amazing to get to see the world from their angle.

The writing is fantastic in this book, it had me hooked through every chapter. You think you have the book figured out then BOOM, another twist. I constantly thought I could predict where the book was going, but I didn’t. The words were so descriptive and you could easily imagine the compound, the buildings in North City, The waste.

I was heartbroken at the ending, I cried. It was such a great ending though to a fabulous, well-written series. This is a duology, so I’m not sure whether or not Victoria will write a novella or a third book in the series. If she doesn’t the second book did a great wrap up to the series and had a great, but sad ending.

Series Overview 

Overall this series is very well written. I loved every minute I got to read it. I was so attached and invested in the characters. It is such a great series and I highly recommend to anyone who loves monsters and apocalyptic type of books. You will not be disappointed reading these.

Courtney 💛

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