Samantha Shannon – The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2)

17901125The Mime Order
Author: Samantha Shannon
Series: The Bone Season
Release Date: January 27, 2015

Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London…

As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on the dreamwalker, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take centre stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner. Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided.

Here it is, folks. Another one of those books where you stay up past midnight to read even though you have two end-of-quarter tests the next day. That was me, sadly.

So many things I like in the book. Negative things I didn’t like. It started off rather slow, but I didn’t even care. I love even the slow parts. Why? They were written with so much suspense and build-up that when the climax came, the physiological effects on my body was astounding. They say that when you’re near the person you’re in love with your heart pumps faster and breathing rises. That was me when reading the book.

Here are some highlights on why I like the book so much:

The romance was perfect.
The dialogue between Paige and Warden is engaging, and so honest. No deception between these people, as they have to rely on one another to get across their common goal. It’s a forbidden love too, since Paige is a voyant while Waren a Rephaim, but they’re realistic about the future. They don’t know how much time they have with one another, but Paige and Warden both know that they have the freedom of their own choices.

– The ending leaves you panting for more.
I just

– The action was awesome.
Especially during the last part of the book. It was gr1000. Many times I’d say a book has action but it usually has small scenes like cocking an arrow, or stabbing someone once or twice, or throwing a chakram a couple of times.
Here, SHIT IS GOING DOWN. We have a full-on melee in one of the scenes where people are AT each other and the action is continuous. Non-stop. It was so badass, and something I would have loved to see in a movie.

Paige is a wonderful character. 
She’s strong, and even when she makes mistakes I forgive her because they’re what make her human. Plus they’re not stupid mistakes too. She’s one of those natural-born leaders that doesn’t think she can, but in the end totally can. I totally have a girl crush on her because Paige is just too amazing.

The plot twists are spectacular and… twisty. 
I could never have known what would happen. Of course, I had my guesses and all but when it really came down to it, you never know who was allianced with whom and what they did or are doing. The different mime gangs are mental labyrinths that Paige and the reader have to figure out the solutions to.

Just read this…
Read it for the relationships between characters, plot twists and hidden alliances, secrets and deceptions, build-ups to the climax, aesthetic violence, cute gay couple, evil father-like figures, and angels on earth.
If what I mentioned above seems appealing to you, you need this book and series.

It’s just

Rating: 5/5


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