15 Jun 2016

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Book Review / The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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.


Published:     20th August 2013
Publisher:  Bloomsbury
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 1, The Bone Season
Source:  Owned

MY REVIEW

What I liked about this story...   Honestly, I loved pretty much all of this book.  I wasn't sure what to expect when going into it.  Was it going to be scary?  Was it going to be fast paced?  This was one of those impulse purchases this year and had been sitting on my shelf for a while so I thought I would finally give it a go.  What I loved the most was the world and the amount of detail Samantha Shannon went into when describing every little aspect of it.  It felt like I was right there watching things as they unfold, I could imagine what everything looked like and felt like.  When starting this book I did think that maybe this might be a 'typical easy read' but it is far from that.  This story goes really in depth in both the storyline and the characters and I couldn't help but love reading this.  I can't wait to move onto book 2!

What I didn't like about this story...  If I had to be picky, the story could have been more fast paced than what it was.  It was quite a long book at just over 450 pages and it took me ages to read.  I started reading it at the end of May (around the 30th) and have only just finished it this morning (15th June) so it did take a while but that said it was definitely worth it!




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