Funny, she thought, that even monsters had fragile hearts. 10382950/5 stars RIP EMI, 1998-2017 I'm so dead.Victoria Schwab has killed me one too many times that I'm all out of lives. I just can't.The fact that this series is only two books and I'll never get to see my children again makes me so mad. I'm currently saving up for a lawyer so I can sue Victoria for emotional distress. Also sorry, this review is a complete mess, much like myself right now. I've been trying to write it for three days now and I just don't know what to day. Everything I want to say is so spoilerly and I just can't. If you read [b:This Savage Song
This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1)
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