our dark duet review

Our Dark Duet: A Mostly Satisfying Conclusion to the Duology

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab is the conclusion to a monster-filled duology. I love the horror genre, so I really enjoyed the first book in the series, This Savage SongOur Dark Duet was one of my most anticipated novels of 2017, and while I enjoyed it on the whole, there were a few minor things that didn’t quite add up for me.

Our Dark Duet: A Mostly Satisfying Conclusion to the DuologyOur Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
Series: Monsters of Verity #2
Published by Greenwillow Books on January 1st 1970
Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 510
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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.



Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting—one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims' inner demons.

Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within?

To see my review of the first novel in the series, This Savage Song, click here. 
What I liked:

1. THE MONSTERS!! Hands down this will always be my favorite part of this series. I just love the monsters that Schwab created. I love how they’re created, what they do, and why they do it. They are some of the coolest things I’ve come across in fiction in a really long time.

2. The cities, Verity and Prosperity. Going along with the monsters, I love the run-down, corrupt world that these people and monsters live in. Schwab did such an awesome job crafting these bleak, amoral societies. They’re delicious to read about!

3. The potential of the Chaos Eater, the new monster in this series. It was creepy AF, and I loved the anticipation of what we were going to find out about it. Where did it come from? What does it do? How do we defeat it?!? View Spoiler »

What fell a little flat:

1. The Chaos Eater. It didn’t have some crazy twist that I was hoping for View Spoiler ». It just seemed to appear, give us a good ride, and then promptly View Spoiler »

2. The ending just felt rushed. There was hundreds of pages of build up, and then the ending just seemed crazy fast. View Spoiler » I wish the ending had been dragged out more and allowed me to teeter on the edge a little longer.

3. Kate’s conclusion. This is a major spoiler so don’t click if you don’t want it! –> View Spoiler »

Ultimately I enjoyed the book quite a bit. The ending wasn’t quite what I hoped for, so when I finished, instead of feeling all these flurry of emotions like I would want, I kind of shrugged and was like, okay, that was a fun book.

What is a good monster book you’ve read? 

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  1. Hmm I really enjoyed this book but now that you mention it – those little things did fall flat in the book. I was also disappointed by the ending because I was hoping for more. I also agree with what you said about Kate’s death. It was so unexpected, I was kind of just left reeling. The Chaos Eater was really cool though and it kept the story interesting. I honestly can’t think of any good monster books I’ve read recently haha.
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    1. Yeah the ending just didn’t cut it for me! I really wanted more. OOooooh well, at least we enjoyed the book on the whole!