Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2), by Victoria Schwab

Our Dark DuetSynopsis


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?

Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy – Paranormal

My thoughts

I loved this book, and even though it’s been weeks since I finished it, I’m still thinking about it. A lot. This book made me smile and cry, and completely broke my heart. The author takes us on an emotional journey, and trust me, you won’t get out of it in one piece.

The story takes place a few months after the events of This Savage Song. And I jumped right into the story. I was so happy to be back with Kate and August, cause I adore them. I love that they are more than just one thing. They are darkness and light, human and monster.

“I’m willing to walk in darkness if it keeps humans in the light.”

Their evolution, following the events of book one, is perfectly done and very coherent. Indeed, considering what happened in This Savage Song, I wouldn’t have understood if they hadn’t been changed by it. Discovering the new version of these characters at the beginning of Our Dark Duet was really interesting.

I’m still completely fascinated by the universe of this series. The mythology is so rich and intriguing. Moreover, with this second book, we get to see more of Verity, which I really appreciated. Truth be told, I wouldn’t mind seeing more of this universe with a new series, cause I bet there’s still a lot to see.

Finally, in Our Dark Duet the action goes crescendo up to an explosive finale. Having already finished a series by V.E. Schwab, I thought I knew what to expect from this last book. Well, I was wrong. I was far from ready for these last chapters. And, I feel like they will haunt me for a while.

To sum up, this book blew me away and I highly recommend you read it.

(I’ll be available in the comment section for moral support after you’ve finished this book)

My rating



Happy Readings,


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