Book Review #127 – Our Dark Duet

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
Rating: 3 Stars
Series: Monsters of Verity, #2
Length: 533 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human. No matter how much he once yearned for it. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is a terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows—one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons—it lures Kate home, where she finds more than she bargained for. She’ll face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.

This book has been sitting on my Kindle for a while and I never really thought of much of it until a group read-along came up for This Savage Song. As I already read This Savage Song, I took part of the read-along by reading Our Dark Duet instead. I am not exactly sure why I took a long time to start reading the second book in the series, but I probably just had bigger interests in other books at the time.

I didn’t remember exactly what happened in the first book. I was glad that I was able to get a recap for the book as it made me remember and understand what was going on. I remember that I wasn’t a big fan of the first book, but I thought it was still nice enough to continue. This is exactly how I felt about Our Dark Duet.

It was nice to continue the series and see more of the world in it. Despite different issues and scenarios the characters were dealing with, it still pretty much felt the same between the two books. I can’t say exactly if that is good thing or bad thing completely, but it definitely wasn’t completely bad. It should feel the same after all, but maybe it needed something to be a bit more.

I would have to say that the ending was by far the most interesting part of the story. There were a few things that happened at the ending that was “unplanned,” so I’m not sure if I can say that it was the best part. It was exciting to see how everything concluded and was brought to this one moment. All in all, it was a good way to conclude the series. I think there was a slight piece of an open ending as it felt the story could continue. I do not think there is a third book planned as I know this is supposed to be a two book series, but sometimes a piece of an open ending is all a reader needs to like an ending,

It was nice to conclude the series and see how the story ended. If you really enjoyed the first book, I have no doubt you will like this book. It is definitely interesting and completely different story from most we have seen. Now, I’m off to read the next Schwab book, whenever that will be.

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