“Masterly writing, a fast-moving plot, and just the right amount of bittersweet romance make this book hard to put down. A necessary first purchase for all teen collections.” — School Library Journal 

“The breakneck packing of the climactic latter half eventually resolves into a poignant ending. …Schwab’s style is on point, as always. Happily, the many ardent fans waiting for this volume…[will] delight in the feels.” — Kirkus Reviews

“If THIS SAVAGE SONG was a tense exploration of human nature, this sequel is a reckoning….Schwab folds questions of identity, morality, and judgment into her stunningly crafted narrative. …readers will be hard-pressed to put this action-driven finale down.” — Booklist 


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.