This Savage Song
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This Savage Song


There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a 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.

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.

Title:This Savage Song
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:464 pages

    This Savage Song Reviews

  • Emily May
    Dec 22, 2014

    She liked the idea that there were a hundred different Kates, living a hundred different lives. Maybe in one of them, there were no monsters. 3 1/2 stars. Okay, listen: I feel like I shouldn't like t...

  • Victoria Schwab
    Oct 03, 2014

    ETA: I just did my final, final read-through of this book, and I have to say, it was a messy road, and a long revision, but I am really freaking proud of the result. ETA: IT HAS A COVER!! Sin City PLU...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Oct 02, 2014

    *Full video review can be found here: went into this knowing I would love it, but I'm leaving it loving it even more than I expected to. I'm constantly impressed by Schwa...

  • Regan
    Dec 13, 2016

    ugh so good. ...

  • Khanh (the meanie)
    Oct 03, 2014

    For a book with such an epic setting, this one is quite generic. The setting is pretty awesome, I mean, imagine a post-apocalyptic world where monsters roam free. “Corsai, Corsai, tooth and claw,Sha...

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    Oct 02, 2014

    REREAD: JUNE 2017Because one must reread the most beautiful and dark and deliciously gorgeously written and most painful books of ever because THAT'S THE BOOKWORM LIFE. No no I'm not that deranged pud...

  • Emma Giordano
    Apr 08, 2016

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. It was totally different from anything I've read before! The world was structured in a very unique way, and both main characters were so likable that reading this book was a pleasur...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Apr 03, 2017

    Man, I feel like I've really knocked it out of the park lately with some fantastic YA reads! I've been trying to balance out my reading schedule with fun reads, alongside ones for review on the blog, ...

  • Melissa ? Dog Lover ? Martin
    May 03, 2016

    My July 2016 Owlcrate Box Book! Woot!**MILD SPOILERS**I totally loved this book! The idea of the different monsters were really cool. I'm not sure I understand all of it but this is what I understood ...

  • Hailey (HaileyInBookland)
    Oct 04, 2016

    4.5*I really really enjoyed this! I loved the world, the characters, and basically just everything about it. I'll do a video review soon!...

About Victoria Schwab

Victoria Schwab

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.