Let me sing you a little song…
“Monsters Monsters big and small,
they’re gonna come and eat you all.
Corsai Corsai, tooth and claw
shadow and bone will eat you raw.
Malchai Malchai, sharp and sly,
smile and bite and drink you dry.
Sunai Sunai, eyes like coal,
sing you a song and steal your soul.”
Guys, this book is so legit.
The author herself put it the best way:
PLUS Romeo and Juliet,
You have basically the daughter of a thug named Kate Harker who is trying to prove she belongs by her dad’s side in one part of the city and a catastrophe-made monster named August Flynn who is fighting to keep his humanity on the other side of the city. Both trying to keep the truce between the two parts of town when everyone else is trying to lay blame to break it. They both have different things going on in their heads and their parts of the world, but they soon come to realize they are apart of a bigger plan.
I loved that there was no romance. There needs to be more books without the romance because romance sometimes just takes over the book itself. This book had depth, drive, action, friendship and twist and it had nothing to do with romance. NOTHING! It was amazing.
The only thing I can think of is that I wish we had more explanation on the monsters. Maybe she did that on purpose, because the less you know the more mysterious and scary it can be, but I want to know all the gory details about these creepy crawlers. I love monsters, omgsh I LOVE MONSTERS.
I can’t spill my heart fast enough for this book. I didn’t have mushy gushy feelings for it, I just have awesome and amazing feelings. I love the characters, I love that there was no romance, I love that there are these monsters, I love the rivalry, I JUST LOVE THIS BOOK.
On a side note, Victoria Schwab has this love for girls with some sort of disability it seems. Lila Bard with only one eye to see, and now Kate Harker with only one ear to hear. I absolutely love that she puts people with a disadvantage front and center to show they can do just as much as you can with all of your senses intact.
Read this book. I need the second book. Give me. the second. BOOK.