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.
This post-apocalytic duology takes place in a re-constituted America after a period of national unrest, a strained economy, and political anarchy. Twelve years before the start of the story, a fundamental change in nature caused violence to start taking actual shape. Specifically, monsters were created out of all the murders being committed. At first, there were only three types:
Corsai came from violent, but nonlethal acts, and they fed on flesh and bone
Malchai came from murders, and fed on blood
Sunai came from mass killings, and fed on life-forces of sinners, the auras of their souls.
at first you don’t understand anything, from the book I didn’t know what situation was in the city or the characters what wave and the different kinds of monsters but obviously after a few page accounts everything makes sense.
It’s the first book I read about this author and I think I liked her world, it’s very different and a little dark.
The book, I found quite interesting, I had never read anything so fantastic, and I liked that, I also loved how the author referred to the monsters, because yes, there are monsters, since somehow it represents us in some way, when we want to fit into the Society.
I quite liked the book, since it is very but very fast to read, as entertaining, keeps you all the time awake, wanting to know more, and without realizing it you are already finishing the book, that leaves you with pleasure little but only for a moment , as the second part is now available to continue this fantastic story
It’s a super youthful story but with monsters, but I loved that I had monsters, because to my joy, it’s not the typical youthful cliché book, and that’s the best of all.
I hope to read the second part very soon and hope to see the end of this story.