Waiting on Wednesday (72): This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

by Victoria Schwab
Release Date:  July 5, 2016
Published by Greenwillow Books

There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from acclaimed 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, This Savage Song is a must-have for fans of Holly Black, Maggie Stiefvater, and Laini Taylor.

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. In This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab creates a gritty, seething metropolis, one worthy of being compared to Gotham and to the four versions of London in her critically acclaimed fantasy for adults, A Darker Shade of Magic. Her heroes will face monsters intent on destroying them from every side—including the monsters within. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)

I’ve only read two of Victoria Schwab’s other books, but they were so good that I want to read them all! And This Savage Song sounds really great as well. And I love that cover! I know this book is already on most people’s radars but I had to use it as a WoW pick because I just can’t wait for this book!

What book are you waiting on? Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll try to stop by your blog! 


  1. Bee (Quite The Novel Idea)

    May 11, 2016 at 10:54 am

    I need to get to my ARC of this one ASAP. With everything going on I kiiind of forgot I had it. XD

  2. Micheline D

    May 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    I was the same, the moment I read my first Schwab book I added all the rest of her books to my tbr shelf XD I need to get my hands on this one^^ it sounds amazing! GREAT pick!!

  3. fakesteph

    May 11, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Kate just reviewed this and it LOOKS SO GOOD. I think I'm going to steal this for my pick for next week! :D

  4. Alyssa Susanna

    May 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

    EEEEPP! What timing! I'm starting this book. It'll be my first Schwab YA, though I've read two of her adult fiction novels. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my WoW post!

  5. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    May 14, 2016 at 11:32 am

    I did just read this! I love Schwab's mind!

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