Sunday, December 4, 2016

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab Spoiler Free Review


This Savage song is a story about a city, Verity, that is split in half. The city is overflown with monsters and the two halves of the city have different ways of dealing with these monsters The monsters basically come to earth when a human commits a sin such as killing another. This book is based on the saying"Violence breeds violence" 

This was my very first Victoria Schwab book and I heard a lot about this author so my expectations for this book was pretty high. And Guess What? It met my expectations! 

The whole story was very original and unique and special! It was like nothing I have ever read before! The characters of this book were great and AHHH the feels! 

I have to say though, this book is VERY dark. Like Very Very dark. Each page was gory, bloody and full of gloom. The world that Victoria built was super dark from beginning to end and that really helped me imagine the chaotic society that we have. Not only in the book but in our actual society as well because this book WAS based on the mass shootings and bomb attacks that were happening a few months ago. 

There was one thing I didn't like about the book and that was the flow(?) of it. This book is a fantasy and well, with fantasy there is a lot of groundwork and world building that needs to happen. This book was no exception. There was a lot of information that needed to be given to the reader for them to fully understand what was going on. Int he beginning I felt that the information was kind of all dumped on me. Like a TON of information was given and I'm just like:

WHAAAAT? 

It wasn't necessarily confusing, but I often forgot some stuff that was mentioned in the beginning. I found myself confused at some parts but thankfully, she reminded of us information about the monsters over and over again here and there which made it easier to follow:)

I'm not a big fantasy reader mainly just because fantasy books intimidate me:( But I recommend to everybody even if you are not a huge fantasy fan because this book has a great message and has something for everybody:)

 These are just some memorable quotes from the book because they really just made me think about life in general:

“It was a cruel trick of the universe, thought August, that he only felt human after doing something monstrous.” 

“He could be the monster if it kept others human.” 

“People are users. It’s a universal truth. Use them, or they’ll use you.” 

         Overall, this book was a great read! I am so glad I picked it up and I will definitely be checking out Victoria Schwab's other works soon! I rate this book a 4/5 stars! Thank you for reading my spoiler free review!

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