I must admit, I don’t always follow the trends and read into the hype . Sometimes I rather find something that is undiscovered . A rough gem that needs to find an audience or a tried and tested author that I love who is deserving of the hype surrounding them.
The hype is a two-faced coin. Not everyone has the same tastes and for that reason I never saw myself getting into Twilight or The Hunger Games. I didn’t need a reason to discover my love for reading with those books. I just saw them as the dystopia that brought the genre to life and another vampire series . There was nothing calling me to them despite the hype surrounding them .
It was a case isn’t for me.
It maybe a decision that I sometimes regret but I have only so many hours in day to read . The other side hype of is something that I want to explore and read books like harry potter and six of crows. Even so the other side of hype is one that I don’t always trust. Hype is a marketing game and subjective. Even if it is well deserving, will I love it ?
There been great amazing books authors that I have missed in my decision and Schwab is one of them. From the moment she hit the scene, I have heard praise after praise for her books from bloggers I trusted. (Sorry friends) I even caved and got A Gathering of Shadows (AGOS) but still it remained unread. Then I caved again and got This Savage Song (TSS) from the publisher. Yet it sat there calling me for a month until I decided it was now or never.
The premises of TSS is something different and intriguing. Monsters are stuff of legends. Classics. We know the stories and honestly it a tried and tested concept. CHUCK that aside, the hype is valid. Schwab’s tale is something unique and different. Words that are hard to say when everyday there are new books coming out and the market is only getting bigger. TSS is a rare book where the characters and setting over take the plot and make it what it is.
This why the hype is there
This is different and engrossing type of tale. Schwab is different and worthy of all the hype The reason why people say that she a master at what she does and this won’t be my last book. I’m already planning to devour the rest of books I want to read of her’s .
The Savage Song is the tale of two feuding families in a world that could only describe mafia meets superhero’s world. They are fighting against each other trying to get one up on each other in a never-ending war and the bad guys aka the monsters have free run on everything else. But that only the beginning to this hyped story. The game changed is that the humans aren’t all they say to be and that why it is hyped. Human mashed with monsters. UM GIVE ME MORE
I want the quirky. Schwab had sucked me in and I didn’t want to end and that where the hype is deserved. It’s what got me sucked.
Sshe chose her leads perfectly Kate Harker and August Flynn two teenagers from each of the respective families would easily give into the Romeo and Juliet train but she didn’t . There is no romance in this book. It about the characters and their lives. Running after these monsters and trying to stay alive and fight another day. They aren’t just ordinary people. They are complex and with unique problems. Their POV’s paint two different pictures and this entwined was genius.
Did I care there was no romance. NOPE, this what I want fantasies. I want to be engrossed in a tale that carries on the strength of these characters and the monsters. I wanted intense ya books. Schwab gets what readers crave and her characters are a result of this . Kate the girl who tries to gain attention by being bad but wishes for a different life and August well I leave you to discover him but he is worth the praise.
The hype says this isn’t even the best book of her’s . That her adult books are even better. But do I give into the hype after a book like this or do I remain cautious even if the hype lives up to the promise.
That a question for another day. For now I plan to still be cautious and still be wary . Schwab taught me a lesson. But there still going to be those books out there worthy of the praise that I should read but I haven’t not for no good reason.
I should embrace hype and take me where it goes.
Don’t’ hold back and discover the magic of Schwab. Don’t be me and stay away from the hype. Read for yourself. Hype may be a two-sided coin. But there is a reason why it is . Surround yourself with people who you can trust their judgment and go with the hype when they say so. You will never regret and then you can join in the fan fest for book. TSS is worthy of all this and more . This is definitely a case where hype does live up to the promise
Have you a book that all your friends seemed to love and hype about but you don’t want to read? Or scared to be only one who hate it ?
Series : Monsters of Verity
Publisher : Titian Books
Source : NSW Books
Release Date : June 7th 2016
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.