Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The weekly event is meant to showcase eagerly anticipated upcoming releases…and to spread the word! This week I’m excited about:
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (Monsters of Verity #1)
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Anticipated Publication Date: June 7, 2016
The city of Verity has been overrun with monsters, born from the worst of human evil. In North Verity, the Corsai and the Malchai run free. Under the rule of Callum Harker, the monsters kill any human who has not paid for protection. In the South, Henry Flynn hunts the monsters who cross the border into his territory, aided by the most dangerous and darkest monsters of them all—the Sunai, dark creatures who use music to steal their victim’s souls.
As one of only three Sunai in existence, August Flynn has always wanted to play a bigger role in the war between the north and the south. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate Harker, daughter of the leader of North Verity, August jumps on it.
When Kate discovers August’s secret, the pair find themselves running for their lives and battling monsters from both sides of the wall. As the city dissolves into chaos, it’s up to them to foster a peace between monsters and humans.
A unique, fast-paced adventure that looks at the monsters we face every day—including the monster within.
*unintelligible screeching noises* Monsters, dual POVs, and music that steals souls? Sign me the hell up!
I feel like I’m the last person to hear about THIS SAVAGE SONG, but when I saw some friends discussing it on Twitter I thought it would be the perfect Waiting on Wednesday post. Victoria/V.E. Schwab has been on my author watch-list for so long now and I even own a couple of her books – but I still have yet to read any of them. Fingers crossed that I’ll read at least one before this book releases!