Review: Our Dark Duet

Review: Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab 

Title: Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2)
Author: Victoria Schwab
Pages: 510
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publish Date: June 13, 2017
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Paranormal

KATE HARKER isn't afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she's good at it.
AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.
Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting—one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims' inner demons.
Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within?

I could not wait to get my hands on this book. Given how This Savage Song was my favorite book of last year, to say I was eager is an understatement. I had high hopes for Our Dark Duet, and this book did not disappoint.

First off, I want to touch on the cover. It is absolutely GORGEOUS. Plus, it feels so nice in my hands. The covers for this duology are probably some of my favorite because they are so pretty. The scripty font pairs so nicely with the colors and whatnot. I love it.

When I started Our Dark Duet, I actually didn't remember a lot of what happened in This Savage Song. I thought I did, but I read through the first few pages and I was like what? I had to go back and read my review for a refresher.

This book took off and did not let up pace. It was action packed, which was awesome. I loved reading about Kate and August fighting the monsters. Schwab is great at making the monsters creepy. She puts the characters in situations that makes the reader be on the edge of their seat. It was high stakes.

Although I wasn't as into this book, it was still an incredible read. I loved the development of the story and how each moment made the stakes rise higher and higher. I loved seeing the characters interact with each other and seeing how much they had changed since the last book.

I really hate Sloan and Alice. Throughout the entire book, I could not wait for them to die. I hated all of the monsters, but they were my least favorite. And then there is the Chaos Eater. That monster was terrifying, and I still don't have a full grasp on it. I want to know more about it. It had a really intriguing concept, but I don't think it was portrayed fully.

The ending was jaw dropping. It made me want to cry, but it was a nice ending. There was a lot of cheering, but the endings can't always be happy. I just wish they were.

All in all, I really enjoyed Our Dark Duet. It told a beautiful, heartbreaking story, but I'm glad I read it. Definitely give it a shot!

Who else freaked out when August and Kate kissed? I know I did. I was rooting for them all the way!

About the Author

Victoria is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, she has been known to say "tom-ah-toes," "like," and "y'all."
She also tells stories.
She loves fairy tales, and folklore, and stories that make her wonder if the world is really as it seems. 



  1. I read This Savage Song earlier this year. Now I need to get my hands on this book before I forget everything that happened in TSS. Great review!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Yes! Definitely read this book! This series was great, and I highly recommend it to everyone.

      Thank you!

  2. Who did not freak out when August and Kate kissed?! "Our Dark Duet" broke my heart. I loved it, but that ending messed up my feelings.

    Happy readings!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret