Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Well if this is how Victoria Schwab finishes her series then I’m really fucking pleased I didn’t finish the Shades of Magic series. What the fuck. I just start to warm to a character, and then they fucking die and I already knew they were going to because I fucking spoiled the book for myself but I still let myself warm to them? I’m so mad at myself.
I enjoyed Our Dark Duet much more than This Savage Song. It’s the kind of book that I enjoyed but not in a take-over-and-ruin-your-life kind of way, you feel me? The writing is really good, the plot is more interesting and I just enjoyed it a lot more.
Kate is way more likeable, too; she actually shows how bad ass she is, instead of going out of her way to tell you at every chance she gets. She shows her more vulnerable side occasionally, and I really liked her character growth.
I liked August more than Kate in This Savage Song, but their roles have kind of reversed for me now; while I still do like August, I feel like he kind of plateaued. We didn’t see as much of August as we did previously, and I felt like Kate took centre stage in Our Dark Duet.
While not my favourite series of all time, I’m definitely pleased that I stuck with it.