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

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Author: Samantha Shannon
Series: The Bone Season
Release Date: January 27, 2015
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Summary:
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.

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Samantha Shannon – The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1)

imgThe Bone Season
Author: Samantha Shannon
Series: The Bone Season
Release Date: August 20, 2013
Summary:
The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.

It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.

The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine and also introduces an extraordinary young writer, with huge ambition and a teeming imagination. Samantha Shannon has created a bold new reality in this riveting debut.

I wonder if the author knew that Scion is the name of a Toyota car? I mean, check this baby out: img
Going back to the book, I highly enjoyed it. A lot of reviewers were disappointed by the hype it had, but seeing as I’m reading it two years after it was published I don’t have to deal with that sort of hype. That being said, I went into it with low expectation but came out really liking the book.

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