Book Review: Our Dark Duet by V E Schwab 

Book 2 in The Monsters of Verity duology

Published in 2017

470 pages

5 out of 5 stars

Goodreads Sypnosis:


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?

My Review:

This book was freaking flawless; I had high expectations after This Savage Song, because I knew this was the last book in this series – and I expected a lot, but those expectations were definitley exceeded! As soon as I started this book I was a mixture of scared and nervous for what could possibly come next! And by the end I was crying and shaking! And shocked!


I am still on edge as I type –  everything about this book was amazing, like I could not get enough of Kate and August, and Ilsa too! These characters, and the concept of this book, and the monsters, are so unique, I was constantly kept thinking and feeling! I loved the dynamics between Mate and August, and retaining spoilers here of course, but let’s just say there were scenes in this book that I was waiting for that did not disappoint! These characters are so complex, but not once was it overwhelming! I am amazed with VE Schwab and how she thinks up these vast worlds! Verity is flawlessly described, but scary and fascinating at the same time! 

There was some dramatic irony in this book that really had me sad, VE Schwab writes so freaking amazing that I couldn’t help but be attached to August and Kate – the latter especially, I admired her every step of the way across both books! And of course I loved August too, I wish I could read infinite books on these two, so I’m devastated that this is all! I mean, I know it’s never really over but I want more! I can’t help but feel a little lost that this duology has come to an end, for it has been one of the most unique and memorable reading experiences, and I’m going to miss Verity and it’s inhabitants, namely August, Kate, Ilsa and Allegro. Oh, and of course August’s violin. I can hear it now :’)

I’ll leave it there, but until next time, happy reading ☺


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