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Coming July 5th, 2016 from Harper/Greenwillow!

This Savage Song tells the story of two teens in a broken world, where violent acts start breeding actual monsters. Some are shadows with teeth that feed on flesh and bone. Some are corpses that feed on blood. And some can pass for human. Those rare creatures feed on souls.

It’s the story of Kate Harker, the only daughter of a crime boss, and August Flynn, the son of a man trying to hold his city together. Kate is a human who wants to be a monster, and August a monster who wishes he were human.


“There are no wasted words here, and the end result is a darkly precise narrative that feels like a shiver down the spine…this taut creation about the nature of humanity lingers long after its disquieting finale.” (Booklist (starred review))


“A violently thoughtful, brilliant triumph of a book that will blind you with its genius.” (Gaby Salpeter, Books of Wonder)


“Schwab’s latest seems poised to grab both her adult and teen readers; the world is fascinating…the characters complicated, and the political machinations and emotions depths both charged and compelling. …Crackling with energy, just the ticket for an all-night read.” (Kirkus Reviews)


“Schwab explores the natures of justice and humanity in an assuredly built world with a compelling settings and an intriguing music-based magic. And in August and his Sunai siblings, she introduces a type of monster both sympathetic and terrifying. A cliffhanger ending promises a sequel.” (The Horn Book)  



5 thoughts on “THIS SAVAGE SONG

  1. FountainPenHandwriting says:

    I cannot believe how thoroughly I enjoyed this book. This is the kind of story that has you looking at another human being and wonder what monsters, they have seen, what monsters they hold, what monsters you hold in yourself, if the world were to give life and form to such creatures, and how you might handle the weight of your own choices in such a world, a world that isn’t too different from our own, but one that is so terribly worse. Thank You V.E. Schwab for a fantastic read!

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  4. Faye Burrows says:

    Thank you for creating such a thrilling, dangerous and vivid story. I devoured this book, if you will excuse the irony. Please say there will be a sequel?

  5. […] This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab Another Victoria (V.E.) Schwab book! This woman can write a fantasy story like no other. This Savage Song follows two teens in a city divided between humans, and the monsters created by their acts of violence. Kate Harker wants nothing more than to be ruthless and monster-like, and August is a monster who craves being human. August Flynn is sent to infiltrate a local human high school, but when Kate discovers his true identity they end up fleeing for their lives. This one will have you on the edge of your seat, and if you’re not into any romance, Victoria has promised this duology is going to be romance free! […]

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