Bored with classic Romeo Juliet ? How about we throw in some vicious beasts? Sounds fantastic? good ? Ok then so there you have it. A Romeo Juliet with monsters and blood suckers
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab – Official Synopsis
Kate Harker and August Flynn’s families rule opposite ends of Verity, a grisly metropolis where violent acts summon real monsters: bloodsucking Malchai; clawing Corsai; and soul-stealing Sunai. The truce that keeps the families at peace is crumbling, and August is sent to spy on Kate. But when Harker’s men try to kill her and pin it on the Flynns, August and Kate find themselves running from both sides, in a city where monsters are real…
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab – RWAT Take
For me, This Savage Song was almost like 80 percent of the dystopian novels out there. For at least half of the book you don’t have a clue what is going on. In fact for this book the case was so bad that i checked twice to make sure that I wasn’t picking the second or third book from the series Half of the book went by without connecting the dots as to what exactly is going on and who exactly these people are .
The book to me was a modern take on Romeo and Juliet with a bit of supernatural element. it is interesting to see how supernatural element was underplayed initially in the book and as you proceed it just grabs your attention all of a sudden.
What I liked about the book
When i started with the book i was fully prepared to write two pages long ranting on how i didn’t enjoy it. Last chapter down and i can’t stop myself from reaching out for its sequel. Patience is a virtue and if you ever doubted that then this book will teach you. What i liked about the book is how it turned itself completely in the last half to make it worthwhile. All those who are impatient readers, you will miss out on the book, if you quit in the beginning
What I didn’t like about the book
The basic and fatal trouble according to me for the book was that it lacks base. The book almost feels like have started abruptly from the middle. Even after fifth to sixth chapter i had no clue about the background and set up of the story. The book only starts making sense or even shaping probably towards the very last and those parts really make the wait worthwhile.
The problem is that you don’t have a clear picture or description of the dystopian world, the supernatural world and creatures they are talking about. Worse, you don’t even know where these characters came from, who they are and what brought them into the book in the first place. I was appalled at how book kept jumping from events to events. The book overlooked at the necessity of providing formal introduction to the theme of the book. That would have made all the difference
I was fuming red because the book kept reminding me of the days when i had to forcefully cram physics books with no clue what was being written. Almost at the verge of abandoning hope, the book did a 360 turn and then it was pure adrenaline rush from there.
You need a lot of patience and perseverance. A lot. The book may not make sense for almost 3/4th of the book but then things starts picking up such a pace that it becomes unstoppable. So stick around to get to the good part. Dont abandon hope