Our Dark Duet by V. E. Schwab

Rating – 5/5

“Kate Harker is a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human. 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 – Kate must face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own…”

This book broke me. I’d fallen so completely in love with the characters so the ending (which was horribly unfair) broke my already fragile heart.

This book was incredibly tense and I never knew what was going to happen next. The characters went through so much development – my heart broke for my poor August as he faced so many struggles to be the person he thought he needed to be. I really enjoyed the more vulnerable side to Kate that we saw in this book and watching her relationship progress with August was really beautiful to read. I fell more in love with Ilsa who was such a strong character in This Savage Song and was somehow even stronger in this sequel.

I really adore this duology and it most definitely one of my favourites! I can’t wait to read more from V. E. Schwab in the future as she has become one of my favourite authors. Her writing is so beautiful but also so easy to read; you swiftly become immersed in the worlds she creates, forgetting everything that is going on around you. She is most definitely an auto-buy author for me now!

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