The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon

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The Bone Season - 
Samantha Shannon
Released: August 20, 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Aust

Synopsis: 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


What I thought: I think I'm going to have a hard time writing this review, because this book blew my mind, and I'm pretty much still in shock! Okay so it's like 450 pages, and that is seriously intimidating, so I kept putting off reading this book until I released for almost 3 months and I knew I couldn't put it off any longer. I READ THIS IN TWO SITTINGS, and that's only because I started it at night and if I had tried to read it all at once, I would be dead now.

The Bone Season is a magical journey about a world in which clairvoyants are not allowed to exist. Paige is taken away to a special place called 'Sheol I' and placed under the care of the Warden, her master, who is to train her and her abilities. That is basically the short version. This book is jam-packed with so many twists and surprises that I can't really say too much for fear I'll accidentally blurt everything out, and I really don't want to ruin it for everyone.

Paige is a strong character, and she proves it at every turn. She's determined not to be a slave, not to die and to get home, back to her criminal family. Warden is definitely a character that kept me guessing, although I knew he was going to be someone I loved, despite the fact that he's not from this world.

This book has some serious action, violence, betrayal and so much strength oozing from every page. I can see why there is so much hype, and in my personal opinion, I believe it deserves it.


The Good: This book was absolutely nothing like I expected - and it absolutely drew me in!


The Bad: While there was a cliffhanger, there was no obvious indicator of what is to come in the next book, which has got my brain going crazy!


Rating:

5 bookstacks

Claire Blennerhassett

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Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student

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