In the past I’ve done my favourite fantasy series and standalones but I don’t think I’ve done my favourite duologies! I think duologies are vey underappreciated and I personally love them, so these are my current favourites!
Dance of Thieves duology by Mary E. Pearson
Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo
Warcross duology by Marie Lu
This Savage Song duology by V.E. Schwab
Flame in the Mist duology by Renee Ahdieh
The Crown’s Game duology by Evelyn Skye
The Wrath and the Dawn duology by Renee Ahdieh
The Devouring Gray duology by Christine Lynn Herman
Strange the Dreamer duology by Laini Taylor
Fable duology by Adrienne Young
I had a pretty good reading month for November. I completed nearly all the books on my TBR so I am happy about that! I had a little bit of an up and down month though, there were a few books that I really loved and a few that I really struggled to finish. I had to kind of push myself to read which makes me want to not read at all, so it was a bit of a pain. I have reviews on all the books I read in the month of November so feel free to click on the titles to check them out!
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab – ⭐️4/5 stars
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken – ⭐️4/5 stars
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas – ⭐️5/5 stars
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – ⭐️3/5 stars
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi – ⭐️3.5/5 stars
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken – ⭐️3/5 stars
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera – ⭐️4.5/5 stars
In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken – ⭐️3.5/5 stars
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi – ⭐️3/5 stars
Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake – ⭐️4/5 stars
That ending had me shook!
Oh my goodness this was fantastic. The continuation of the storyline was spectacular. The introduction of the new characters as well as the growth of the existing characters, it was all woven together wonderfully!
Our Dark Duet continues on 6 months after This Savage Song ended. Kate is now in Prosperity hunting and killing monsters and August is back in Verity taking up the role of commander of the FTF a role that became vacant after he reaped Leo’s soul. Kate has managed to integrate herself into an established group of people called the Wardens of Prosperity who monitor and track down monsters. Kate is in the middle of a mission when she comes across a new monster she has never seen before and she makes her priority to hunt it down and kill it, thus leading her back to the place she was running from, Verity.
August is definitely one of my favourite characters from this duology. I love that we see how he’s changed in the last 6 months he’s been at the forefront of the FTF and how that responsibility weighs on him. I love that internal struggle we witness throughout the plot of how he thinks he should be and act as a monster and discarding that human aspect of himself and how eventually he makes his way back to who he truly is.
Again I just think that Kate is such a badass. She has become so much more focused and driven in this book compared to the first. We see her passion to rid the world of these monsters and try to save her city that she loves so much. She was really the one to give August that reality check and had the balls to say ‘what happened to you’. I also like that she took responsibility for her actions and when Alice finally caught up with her she knew she had to be the one to kill her.
This book was a very fast paced, entertaining and interesting read. I like how not all the characters are safe by any means; I think that gave it a bit of an edge. There was an element of danger and uncertainty that is laced throughout the storyline and I felt that really drove the plot forward.
The ending kind of broke my heart. I sort of wanted Kate and August to have the fairytale ending I think they deserve after what they’ve been through. But also the fact that it wasn’t all wrapped up nicely with a shiny bow and a happy ending made it more endearing and real.
I’m still kind of left wanting more though…
⭐️4/5 stars, adrenaline rushing, tear-jerking finale!
Kind of hit a little bit of a speed bump in relation to my reading … haven’t really been in the mood or I’ve just been too tired but I have tried to push through and continue on in the Monsters of Verity duology with Our Dark Duet. I’m just a little over 150 pages so far and really enjoying the continuation of the storyline! I’m going to continue over the weekend and I’ll definitely be getting back to you with a review when I’m done!
I have just finished This Savage Song and oh my goodness was that a ride from start to finish! I totally enjoyed my time reading it, the premise is super original and unique which was kind of refreshing to read. The characters are all so different and interesting and I have found myself completely invested in them and what is going to happen next! I kind of have little ideas of what I think might happen next in Our Dark Duet and honestly this year most of my predictions for books have been way off so I’m just excited to get stuck in to this and see what else Victoria Schwab has up her sleeve!