This month's book club choice is one that we've been looking forward to for quite a while. Victoria Schwab (aka adult fantasy author V.E. Schwab) is a powerhouse of a writer. She's often compared to Neil Gaiman and this book in particular speaks to readers who like Laini Taylor and Holly Black.
So, what's this one about?
There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake.
Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives. In This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab creates a gritty, seething metropolis, where her heroes will face monsters intent on destroying them from every side—including the monsters within.
We can't wait to dive into this dark fantasy and then discuss it together. There's nothing better than making the line between good and evil, humans and monsters, a little bit blurry. We should have an interesting discussion at the meeting!
The YA book club meets at the bookstore on the last Sunday of the month, October 28th, at 6:30pm. We will have drinks and snacks to share with everyone. Even if you didn't finish the book or didn't like it, we'd love to see you at book club and hear your opinions. You can get your copy from the bookstore today with the 15% discount on book club titles. You can also RSVP to the Facebook event here.
You can also get the book in other formats from us online:
Relevant Reviews & Interviews
BookPage Interview - "Putting a Morbid Streak to Good Use"
Kirkus Review - "This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab"
Tor.com - "One Day at a Time"
We like to include the Common Sense Media report for those of you that may not be familiar with the book and would like to know a little more about if before your kid comes to book club. You can view the full report here but we've included the most important information for you below. You can also click any of the following images to get to the original webpage.
Recommended Age Range
What's In The Book?
See y'all soon!
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