Wow.. This book was so interesting. The whole concept of crimes of humans creating actual monsters was so novel and fascinating and extremely well written. There is some history given about the city of Verity and the other territories but not in detail about what happened for the world to create monsters. There are some creepy violent scenes, which I am not usually used to reading; but this book was somehow, way too enjoyable. I couldn’t put it down and finished it in a single sitting even though it’s more than 400 pages long. I did not see the betrayal or the ending coming at all – that makes this book so much more exciting and I am so relieved that I have Our Dark Duet ready to go ASAP.
Kate is such a strong willed girl who wants to prove that she is a Harker and capable of stepping into her father’s shoes, even if she has to kidnap and kill for it. I really liked her for her strength, quick thinking, pragmatism but also for her little spark of hope. I totally loved August. He is a monster who wants to be human, who wants to live, and the way he persists to keep his humanity intact is so heartening but also extremely sad because he is falling apart. But ultimately, he accepts his power for the sake of the greater good and I think that was great and I definitely want to see the badass version of him in the next book instead of the quiet one. I am also looking forward to see more fighting between the monsters and I am hoping the next one will be more dark, mor dangerous and obviously more fun.
I have to specially mention that one of the great things about this book was Kate and August didn’t fall in love in the middle of all the fighting and killing which is so common and boring in this genre. They are friends and care for each other and will protect each other for now and even if they fall in love later, I will be satisfied because they took their time.
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️