Because I have been in such a book slump lately, I don’t have a review to post. 😦
But I can tell you what I’m reading. I’ve been looking for ways to post more and I came across this website which has a master list of book blogging-related memes. I thought it’d be nice to jazz up my blog a bit more, outside of just reviews and stuff, although I do love writing those too. 🙂
I chose the first meme for Monday, where you talk about the book you’re currently reading. That’s always fun, right? Right.
This Savage Song was one of my anticipated releases back in June & July. I said before that I didn’t really care for Schwab’s fantasy series A Darker Shade of Magic but this, this sounded awesome! I’m about half-way through and it’s getting really interesting especially after some of the events that have happened… It’s dark and twisted and surprisingly, I like that. This is geared more towards an YA audience than A Darker Shade of Magic (well, at least, at my local bookstores, ADSoM is not found under the YA section).
Here’s the synopsis:
There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from 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.
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.
The monsters remind me of vampires but I’m trying to push that out of my brain for the time being. The concept of violence breeding monsters is a neat concept and I hope for the best with this book. There are three types of monsters and each have a special way of killing humans.
I’ll say that I don’t really like one of the main characters at the moment. Maybe that’s because I haven’t found myself connecting to either of them yet either but I’ve found little annoyances I have with one of the main characters (I won’t say who yet, you can wait for my review of the book!) but I’m hoping that’ll smooth out a bit towards the end.
(And my tattoo matches the book in a way! 😛 )
This book has been incredibly hyped on both Goodreads and the book community on Instagram. I really hope I’m not disappointed. There have been a few hyped books that I’ve read where the hype got the better of me, and I ended up not liking the book. We’ll just have to see with this one though!
Has anyone read this book? Did you like/not like it? Anything I should look forward to?