Apparently I just don’t get one well with Victoria Schwab’s YA books. I don’t know what it is, but I felt fairly neutral about The Archived books, and unfortunately I felt the same way about This Savage Song. Schwab’s adult books? Wonderful. I adore Vicious, and ADSOM was excellent. Can’t wait to finish the trilogy. But her YA just doesn’t click with me.
Now, I enjoyed the dystopian world in which this was set. I didn’t have a problem with it at all. I loved how gritty Verity City is, and I liked that the two characters are from two different sides. So the setting was intriguing, and it helped that I really like post-apocalyptic worlds in both books and TV shows.
I think my main problem was the story itself. I didn’t connect with either of the characters, although I did feel for Kate as she tried to make her father finally accept her, and that meant that I didn’t really get into the plot either. The story was a bit of a slog for me. I wasn’t invested.
I’ll probably read the sequel eventually. Maybe. If I ever get through my massive TBR backlog. But it’s not going to be top of my list because I’m just not emotionally invested at all.