Our Dark Duet: Monsters of Verity (Book 2)
by V. E. Schwab
“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 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…”
After reading This Savage Song last year, I kept an eye on Goodreads for release date of Our Dark Duet and preordered it at the beginning of this year. I do think that you need to have read This Savage Song first, otherwise you will not really know what is going on.
After Callum’s death, Kate has fled Verity for Prosperity, where after moving from job to job she has made ‘friends’ and is hunting monsters just like she wants. When she comes across a crime scene and a new type of monster, who leads her back to Verity. August has taken over the whole left by Leo’s death, he is now head of Alpha squad and completes day and night missions against Sloan’s army of monsters.
Oh my gosh, how can I describe this book. It was incredible! I was hooked from the first page, and I was a mixture of not wanting it to end so eking it out, or wanting to race through it so I knew what happened to August and Kate.
August, Ilsa and Kate are my favourite characters, I also really liked the Wardens. There is more character development from the first book, which I really enjoyed and it was great to see the characters and relationships grow more. I also liked the parts with the FTF and the banter they have with each other.
I cannot pick a favourite part, because all of it is amazing. There is so much going on, the twists are amazing. I went through all the emotions, I was laughing at bits, tense, shocked, happy, sad, and I may have cried a bit at the end…
Our Dark Duet did not really end on a cliffhanger, it was wrapped up, but open for the characters to live in different ways. This is the last book in the Monsters of Verity duology.
While reading this book, I described it as the culmination of a war between humans and monsters. I would recommend it to adults and teenagers. 5 out 5.