Waiting on Wednesday #61: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book:

Book cover for This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
This Savage Song
Author: Victoria Schwab
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: July 5, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from acclaimed author Victoria Schwaba 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, This Savage Song is a must-have for fans of Holly Black, Maggie Stiefvater, and Laini Taylor.

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. In This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab creates a gritty, seething metropolis, one worthy of being compared to Gotham and to the four versions of London in her critically acclaimed fantasy for adults, A Darker Shade of Magic. Her heroes will face monsters intent on destroying them from every side—including the monsters within.

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This book sounds so epic! A divided city with monsters? Count me in! I love the idea that one of the main characters is human, while the other is a monster. Though I have yet to read Victoria Schwab’s other books (I know, it’s horrible. I just don’t have the time!), I can tell that this is going to be incredible.

17 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #61: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

  1. Caroline says:

    Oh my gosh I love Victoria Schwab! She’s one of my favorites, so I definitely hope you get to read this one soon. I can’t wait for this either, I think it is going to be really different and awesome. Great pick!
    here’s my WoW!

  2. Lillian @ Mom With a Reading Problem says:

    I’m lucky enough to have gotten an ARC of this one and I can’t wait to start it. It looks AMAZING!! Great pick 😀

    Here’s my WoW.

  3. AnnalyzeBooks says:

    I just adore V.E. Schawb’s A Shade of Magic series, so needless to say I can’t wait to read this! The summary is just so intriguing and I love the music theme. 🙂

  4. Elle says:

    I’m going to be completely honest and say that I’ve been wanting this book for the longest time purely because of the cover. That was reinforced when I actually stopped to read the description. This sounds incredible! Plus Schwab on Twitter is just 👌 👌👌

  5. Soudha Parsan says:

    Victoria Schwab writes really well and so far, I’ve loved everything I’ve read by her, so I’m hoping this one will be great too. I’m not a big fan of the cover, but that’s probably just me XD. The blurb though sounds amazing!

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