Sometimes when I order books from Books of Wonder, I ask them to personalize it to me and my pet raccoon?
Summary from Goodreads:
There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.
Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives
Okay, so what really got my attention about this book was that I started seeing all this buzz because it's a YA that's not centered around romance. There is NO romance between Kate and August and that was so refreshing. I loved that about this book. This world was a little different for me to get into but once I did, I really got into it. In this particular world there's different kinds of monsters. Obviously. Kate acts like a monster to impress her father. August is a monster who has more humanity than most humans I've seen in the past week. I am however, a little disappointed with the ending of this book. I just wasn't ready for it to end and I feel like we just got half the book. I guess I just wasn't ready to say goodbye to Kate and August for a year.. I don't know what can possibly happen in the next book but I am so ready. This book however has me really interested in Victoria Schwab/ V.E Schwab's other works and I will probably pick them up pretty soon because I have this problem where I binge read every book an author has released in the same week and then get depressed when I run out of books to read.