“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)
“Alternating between [Kate and August’s] immediate, propulsive perspectives, this sequel’s narrative reveals that each is still hunting the violence-created monsters that plague their alternate United States. ...Suspenseful action sequences are well paced, with affecting moments of understanding and tenderness, building to a satisfying ending.” (Horn Book Magazine)
“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)
“Explosive. Be prepared for a breakneck pace, new monsters, darkness, and all the feels.” (Brightly)
From the Back Cover
KATE HARKER isn’t afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she’s good at it.
AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. But no longer. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.
The war has begun.
The monsters are winning.
Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting—one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims’ inner demons.
Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within?