Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

Our Dark Duet

THE WORLD IS BREAKING. AND SO ARE THEY.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.THE WAR HAS BEGUN.THE MONSTERS ARE WINNING.Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting—one that feeds...

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Our Dark Duet Reviews

  • Cait (Paper Fury)

    No wait. I also want to say:

    and I'm so so pleased. Also devastated. ALSO PLEASED. Part of me knew how it'd end, though, and I was right and I'm currently c r y i n g ... but it was good. It was a good and perfect book.

    I don't want calm feelings anyway.

    I also don't want this to be over because August and Kate are two very very very precious characters to me. And

    No wait. I also want to say:

    and I'm so so pleased. Also devastated. ALSO PLEASED. Part of me knew how it'd end, though, and I was right and I'm currently c r y i n g ... but it was good. It was a good and perfect book.

    I don't want calm feelings anyway.

    I also don't want this to be over because August and Kate are two very very very precious characters to me. And

    . I'm kind of crumbling into a gasping hole of appreciation for it. I LOVE IT. I DO.

    It's too hard to review so I'll just give you a nice list:

    • it is so so so entirely bloody and dark

    • SUPER DARK BOOK IS SUPER DARK

    • it reminds me of Batman Begins, if Gotham was Verity

    • August is the sweetest most tortured monster of ever and my heart bleeds for him

    • Kate is so powerful and sharp and wondrous and i am so pleased with how she developed in this book

    • the monsters are wickedly dark

    • and complex

    • everything about the writing was gorgeous and visual and sensory and every word was perfectly chosen

    • I loved the addition of bits of verse in this one!! It just made the story so much richer and bursting with feeling

    • AUGUST <3 <3 <3

    • there are battles and scars and death and darkness and

    and I love how it asks questions about sinners and right vs wrong and what truly makes a monster

    I CAN'T EVEN WITH MY LOVE FOR IT. EVERY WORD WAS PERFECT. I'M OFFICIALLY A MESS. THAT ENDING THOUGH. These characters. This story. <3

  • Emily May

    Oh shiiiiit. Schwab was

    playing nice with our feelings when she wrote this book. I suspect she might be a bit evil, but, you know, in a good way.

    picks up several months after the events of

    . August is busy fulfilling his monstr

    Oh shiiiiit. Schwab was

    playing nice with our feelings when she wrote this book. I suspect she might be a bit evil, but, you know, in a good way.

    picks up several months after the events of

    . August is busy fulfilling his monstrous duty in Verity - reaping the souls of those who have committed violent acts - and Kate is now part of a monster-fighting gang in Prosperity.

    The book starts slowly with some introspection. August struggles between his duty and what he believes, deep down, is right. He hears the voice of his dead brother instructing him in his head. Kate, on the other hand, is now battling her own inner and outer demons. She hunts monsters to ignore the sadness and loneliness she feels. This all seems fairly innocuous.

    I'll let you find out the details for yourself, but this monster is unlike anything Kate or August have seen before. Not a Corsai, not a Malchai, and not a Sunai, but

    . Kate trails it back to the place that has been calling her for months - Verity.

    When I started the book I didn't have a clear memory of

    and wondered if I would have to do a reread, but a couple of chapters in and it all came flooding back to me. I figured out somewhere along the way what this series reminds me of, and that's Kagawa's

    .

    and I get a similar vibe from them.

    New and interesting characters emerge, such as the genderless Soro, who it's just a shame we won't get to see more of.

    . In fact, the whole latter half of the story just explodes. Breakneck pacing leading towards a fittingly dramatic conclusion that pretty much destroyed me.

    I will end with my favourite quote:

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  • emi

    I'm so dead.

    Victoria Schwab has killed me one too many times that I'm all out of lives.

    I just can't.

    The fact that this series is only two books and I'll never get to see my children again makes me so mad. I'm currently saving up for a lawyer so I can sue Victoria for emotional distress.

    Also sorry, this review is a complete mess, much like myself right now. I've been trying to write it for three

    I'm so dead.

    Victoria Schwab has killed me one too many times that I'm all out of lives.

    I just can't.

    The fact that this series is only two books and I'll never get to see my children again makes me so mad. I'm currently saving up for a lawyer so I can sue Victoria for emotional distress.

    Also sorry, this review is a complete mess, much like myself right now. I've been trying to write it for three days now and I just don't know what to day. Everything I want to say is so spoilerly and I just can't.

    If you read

    and was like "it's good but not my favorite"

    then you are gonna die even more than I did because this book wasn't even on the same level as TSS. I can't believe they are even the same series.

    We start off 6 months after TSS and holy f*ck shit has gone down in between books. Kate's off ignoring her responsibilities and monster hunting in a different city and being a bamf. August is in Verity running an army and slowly dying inside and every time he is sad I am sad and I don't like it.

    Then there's this creepy monster that feeds off chaos that goes to Verity to create chaos and Kate has to return home and reunite with her bff August to take down this monster down

    And that's when everythign goes to shit

    First of all, someone please teach me to kill people with a violin like August does. I honestly want to be that badass.

    August is one of the most interesting characters to ever exist. This may be just a duology but his character development in these two book spanned a entire ten book series. It was just so spot on? He was so cute and naive in TSS and he still in in ODD but he's also strong and capable and thoughtful and acts so much older than his age.

    Also can we talk about fascinating he is as a person/monster/species. He was born from the ashes of a mass killing, gets tally mark tattoos on his body for not being a monster, can steal someone's soul using just a violin. I am so intrigued by him. I kinda wanna be him.

    Kate is literally human goals. She doesn't take anyone's shit. She does her own thing. There are big bad monsters that are intimidated by her. I love her so much.

    I love how she became this monster hunter in the city of Prosperity at the beginning and she made this great group of friends and she was starting to get to a point in her life where she could finally be happy.

    As you can tell, I'm still haven't' found a way out of hell yet.

    I don't think I'll ever be able to read a book as good as this again.

    August Flynn is my baby and I love him so much.

    This book was dark af and I love it.

    Both Victoria Schwab series ended this year and now I don't know what I am going to do with my life until her next book comes out.

    This review is the worst. I'm sorry. I'm too dead to care.

  • Kai

    4.5 Stars

    This was so good. Much better than the first book. If you've read my review of

    you might know that I only rated it three stars. I struggled with the characters - especially Kate - and the predictability. Overall it just wasn't as spectacular as Schwab's previous novels. This one, however, was a huge improvement.

    Where do I start? The plot was much more exciting and fast-paced. The characters felt realer and were more relatable, becau

    4.5 Stars

    This was so good. Much better than the first book. If you've read my review of

    you might know that I only rated it three stars. I struggled with the characters - especially Kate - and the predictability. Overall it just wasn't as spectacular as Schwab's previous novels. This one, however, was a huge improvement.

    Where do I start? The plot was much more exciting and fast-paced. The characters felt realer and were more relatable, because of the character developement they went through. And while August's and Kate's arch-enemies were a little washed up - the typical cruel and smart villains - they served their purpose. My favourite character is Ilsa. I honestly love everything about her, her grace, her wisdom, her trust in her brother and Kate.

    And the writing! Don't even get me started. I wish I could write like this amazing and very talented woman. She keeps taking my breath away with her words and I'm so glad for every story she creates.

    This is one of my favourite quotes from the book:

    I still have so many questions about the Chaos Eater, though. Where did he come from? What cruel act created such a destructive and powerful monster? How exactly can he be killed? I wish there would have been more of a backstory to this.

    The ending was on point. I think that is one of the most important things an author needs to do: keeping things real. With all these monsters, superpowers and other paranormal activities it's easy to lose your head in the clouds. That's where many authors become distracted and the plot slips into absurdity (yes, I'm talking about you, Sarah J. Maas). This was also my problem with

    . But this time, Victoria nailed it.

    One thing that bothered me is something that I can only talk about in another hidden spoiler section.

    In a nutshell: A spectacular and nearly perfect conclusion to this amazing series. Highly recommended!

  • Frankie Lovely

    IM STILL NOT FUCKING OVER IT! OMG!

    KILL ME NOW I'M IN TOO MUCH PAIN!

    I

    AM

    WRECKED

  • Kat O'Keeffe

    wow, what a ride! this was a fantastic conclusion to the duology! there was laughter and pain and explosions and it made for a very satisfying finale to august & kate's story.

    ...but we're not done with the world yet, are we?? it's just SO COOL and i still have so many questions. like i definitely need more books set in this world please thank you.

  • Victoria Schwab

    Now that this book is written and edited and out in 2 months, I guess it's time to finally mark it as read <3

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin

    I loved this book so much but it damn well broke my heart. I'm almost at a loss for words. =(

    The thing is, I had this documentary on low that I had watched before on Netflix and it has this really deep music on it. So, here I am reading through the book with this music and it's so perfect and the things that broke my heart with that music playing made it ten fold.

    I need something fluffy and goofy to read now.

    Victoria Schwab knows how to write a damn good book and they can get right under your

    I loved this book so much but it damn well broke my heart. I'm almost at a loss for words. =(

    The thing is, I had this documentary on low that I had watched before on Netflix and it has this really deep music on it. So, here I am reading through the book with this music and it's so perfect and the things that broke my heart with that music playing made it ten fold.

    I need something fluffy and goofy to read now.

    Victoria Schwab knows how to write a damn good book and they can get right under your skin and then break you into a million pieces.

    Sorry, I just keep sitting here at a loss for words.

    Kate Harker is living in Prosperity taking out monsters. She has a ragtag crew of people that help, not with the monster killing but with other stuff.

    August Flynn lives in Verity with his own crew and they are fighting monsters as well and reaping them.

    Kate and August didn't think they would see each other again but there is a new monster on the loose they need to eradicate because it's a big baddie. Not to mention trying to take care of the other jerks.

    But things don't always go as planned in Verity. And people and monsters die.

    That's all your getting.

    I love you Victoria Schwab for writing awesome books and breaking my heart ♥

    Play on August Flynn . . .

    Fin

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  • Hannah

    I WILL NEVER RECOVER

  • amy

    fun fact:

    herself liked my pre-review, which looked somewhat like this:

    ____________

    see you in hell, victoria

    honestly i'm mainly mad at myself for not being prepared for the abysmal pain and endless suffering schwab's books tend to bring upon me, like @ past me why you always do this to yourself??? STAY WOKE BITCH

    [something about me crying into my pillow]

    ____________

    so basically the ONE TIME my favorite author notices me is when i

    fun fact:

    herself liked my pre-review, which looked somewhat like this:

    ____________

    see you in hell, victoria

    honestly i'm mainly mad at myself for not being prepared for the abysmal pain and endless suffering schwab's books tend to bring upon me, like @ past me why you always do this to yourself??? STAY WOKE BITCH

    [something about me crying into my pillow]

    ____________

    so basically the ONE TIME my favorite author notices me is when i tell her to burn in hell :) so that's a perfect metaphor for my life.

    but also i'm glad that this is my legacy now, thanks @ vicky for dropping the Like, if you ever need someone to proofread your work or something, you know, pal, that's what friends are for ;) love you

    i'm not going to spoil anything or talk about the plot because honestly i just don't want to suffer any longer, i'm ready to supress the entirety of this book like i supress most things in my life that cause me pain, i just shove it into that deep dark corner of my brain and then five years later accidentally open that forbidden door of my mind palace and cry at 3 am because spoiler spoiler spoiler and AQFJ@!%F&"$! you, schwab, for RUINING MY FS!&%$§ LIFE

    it's just not fair because I'M the one that has to pay for the therapy sessions and i'm broke enough already because i buy every victoria schwab book i can find and then have to go to therapy again once i finished reading them and it's an endless cycle of pain and bankruptcy someone save me from this hell

    // at this point, shoutout to my br partner

    (my actual therapist), who supported me through this dark time

    is not getting attached to any character in a schwab book, it's a universal understanding, a fact, an instinct you're born with, except that this is me every single time:

    i love most of these characters with all of my goddamn black sinner heart and i fully accept the fact that i'm a garbage person for always falling for the same old scheme, but i can't HELP IT.

    the characters that schwab creates are so complex and distinct and likeable and

    , you can't even stop yourself from falling in love with a fucking cat, like, give me a break, i'm trying to hate on every single thing in my life, i don't want these.....

    . [every time august flynn walked into the room i felt an emotion that can only be described as the equivalent to smelling freshly picked flowers, my heart is so full of love for my emo son]

    just accept the fact that you sign up for pain and suffering every time you buy a book by

    . reading schwab books equals signing a contract with the devil and honestly??? selling my soul was worth it. 10/10 would do it again


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