Waiting on Wednesday is hosted each week by Breaking the Spine and lets us spotlight a book that we are eagerly waiting to be released.
This week in my spotlight, I’ve chosen:
Title: This Savage Song Series: Monsters of Verity #1 Author: Victoria Schwab Publication Date: June 7, 2016 Publisher: Greenwillow Books Pages: 464
The city of Verity has been overrun with monsters, born from the worst of human evil. In North Verity, the Corsai and the Malchai run free. Under the rule of Callum Harker, the monsters kill any human who has not paid for protection. In the South, Henry Flynn hunts the monsters who cross the border into his territory, aided by the most dangerous and darkest monsters of them all—the Sunai, dark creatures who use music to steal their victim’s souls.
As one of only three Sunai in existence, August Flynn has always wanted to play a bigger role in the war between the north and the south. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate Harker, daughter of the leader of North Verity, August jumps on it.
When Kate discovers August’s secret, the pair find themselves running for their lives and battling monsters from both sides of the wall. As the city dissolves into chaos, it’s up to them to foster a peace between monsters and humans.
A unique, fast-paced adventure that looks at the monsters we face every day—including the monster within.
I have a confession to make: I haven’t read Vicious by Victoria Schwab yet, despite the wonderful things I’ve heard about it. Yes, I know, terrible! Do you ever notice just how many books we want to read and how little time we all have to do it? I’m sure noticing it now at the end of the year….sigh, it’s crazy-sauce!!
Anyways, I was a musician (still slightly?) so I’m interested to see how music plays a part in this as well as it just looks freaking good!