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review 2017-12-18 10:38
Actions having consequences
Vicious - Victoria Schwab

Ten years ago Victor and Eli were in College and they had a theory that with a near-death experience they could trigger superheroic abilities, they experiment on themselves and find that a lot of things are possible.  However during Victor's experiment there are tragic consequences which lead Eli to believe that he should kill those with powers and lands Victor in Jail.  10 years later Victor escapes and is bent on revenge.

 

Some who gain power are driven mad by it and some are made too arrogant.  This looks carefully at power and revenge and the terrible things people can do to each other.  Looking forward to more in this world.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-12-13 20:38
Great sequel to a wonderfully written duology
Our Dark Duet - Victoria Schwab

***Possible spoilers below. You’ve been warned***

 

The plot was off to a pretty slow start in this one. Before I start, I’d have to recommend you read This Savage Song before going to this book. You would need the foundation that was set up in This Savage Song to really benefit and enjoy reading Our Dark Duet.

 

As mentioned before, the plot was off to a slow start. Kate and August are on both different ends of the spectrum but have changed drastically. They’ve definitely ‘grown up’ so to speak. Kate becomes monster hunter extraordinaire. August leads his own squad in the FTF. Kate’s part of the story was definitely more interesting. Despite trying hard not to warm up to people she manages to have her small group of friends (but of course, shuns them anyway despite one of them trying to reach out to her numerous times). I love this quality in Kate. It makes her so much more realistic and puts her way from the group of those ‘stone cold butt kickers that apparently have no soul’.

 

That being said about Kate. Oh. Lord. That ending. Kate dying with August nearby got my stomach into knots and twists. I can’t believe it. It was beautifully written though and a suitable ending for her. Kate was pretty much a pariah and a lone wolf. August was one of the few that was able to get to know Kate at a more deeper level. It was only fitting that she meets her end with that one person by her side. Beautifully done.

 

I didn’t really think the romance scene between Kate and August was necessary. It was a minor filler that didn’t need to be added. I never saw August and Kate that way. They were too different and didn’t have that nice ongoing chemistry together. Fighting partners, yes. Partners in love? No I don’t think so.

 

So more about characters dying. Am I the only one that felt a punch to the gut when Ilsa died? Ilsa was a character I really loved in these two books. She went down in a blaze of glory though (albeit, a shocked blaze of glory.)

 

You have to admit, Sloan is one of the better villains I have read in a long while. I like him teaming up with Alice even though villains they are, they are looking out for themselves. He’s creepy, malicious, calculating, and cunning. He’s a perfect villain.

 

The last half of the book, which was filled with action, blood, explosions and all the good stuff set the pace for the great ending to a wonderfully written duology. I know fans out there are asking for more, as it’s not the end of the adventures for August and Soro. For me, it’s just enough and it’s a perfect ending. Well done Ms Schwab! Now I’m off to read your other works!

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text 2017-11-25 12:23
Reading progress update: I've read 205 out of 398 pages.
A Darker Shade of Magic - Victoria Schwab,Victoria Schwab

this book is awesome 

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quote 2017-11-25 12:19
I've never met anyone like you .
He hadn't meant it as a compliment , but Lilia took it that way flashing him a grin . What can I say , she said , I'm one of a kind .
Kell managed an echo of her smile, and she gasped. What's that on your face ?
The smile vanished . what ?
Never mind, she said , laughing . Its fine . Kell only shoot his head - he didn't grasp the joke
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review 2017-11-21 23:23
Our Dark Duet: Monsters of Verity #2
Our Dark Duet - Victoria Schwab

I thought I knew what to expect from this book. I was wrong.

Here's the thing, I don't really want to write a review for this one. If you've read This Savage Song then you already know about Verity and it's monsters. You know the characters, the world, and how Schwab writes. You already know whether or not you want to read this book. Ultimately anything I say is unlikely to influence that decision. So let's leave it here: I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed how the world expanded and we got new layers. I enjoyed how people changed and grew. And beyond that I'm not going to say a damn thing. I went into this one without any expectations other than knowing Schwab never disappoints, and I was right. If you liked the first in the series then you should pick this one up post-haste.

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