Book Review: Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

OurDarkDuetOur Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

Published by Greenwillow Books on June 13, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal

Pages: 510 Format: Hardcover Source: Purchased

4.5/5 Stars

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

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?


It seems a common theme for me when it comes to reviewing Victoria Schwab books is not knowing how to form cognizant thoughts. She really messes with my mind, in the best and worst ways of course. Our Dark Duet is no exception, wrenching up the internal and external turmoil for the citizens of Verity, and introducing an even more terrifying threat. Check out all the reasons this book will ruin your life!

Top Five Reasons Our Dark Duet Will Break You
(But Leave You Still Loving the Book)

  1. My precious August and Kate go through hell, over and over again, being pushed to the limits physically and emotionally.
  2. The new monster (written in verse which was amazing) feeds on fear and incites violence wherever it goes.
  3. Schwab’s awareness of the human psyche is utterly terrifying and she constantly astounds me with her power to convey it.
  4. Monsters, monsters everywhere. Honestly they’ve really taken over in this one. Conniving, brutal, and just plain scary.
  5. That ending! Just be prepared for tears and suffering. I so don’t want this duology to be over.

Overall Victoria Schwab’s Our Dark Duet is a painfully wonderful conclusion to a brilliant duology. Returning to Verity was a sharp reminder of the nuance and shades of gray when it comes to good and evil and I never tire of the author’s superb writing. August and Kate have become a part of me and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Obviously I highly recommend this one and if you haven’t picked up This Savage Song yet then get on it!

Are you a Victoria Schwab fan? Prefer you’re books dark and painful?

Let me know in the comments below!

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