The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – Review


The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1)

HardcoverUS452 pages

Published August 20th 2013 by Bloomsbury USA

It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing.

But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister even than Scion. The voyant prison is a separate city—Oxford, erased from the map two centuries ago and now controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. These creatures, the Rephaim, value the voyants highly—as soldiers in their army.

Paige is assigned to a Rephaite keeper, Warden, who will be in charge of her care and training. He is her master. Her natural enemy. But if she wants to regain her freedom, Paige will have to learn something of his mind and his own mysterious motives.


My Thoughts


I first read The Bone Season back in November of 2013. I borrowed it from the library because it sounded interesting and it had an amazing cover! I bought the paperback last year because it came with a sneak peek (VERY SMALL SNEAK PEEK) of The Mime Order.


I loved this book. It really kept me guessing the whole way through.  I LOVED all the new vocabulary that was introduced and I found it easy to catch onto. The Bone Season is a dytopian with fantasy elements that involve clairvoyance. The main character, Paige Mahoney is a dreamwalker which is in the highest order of clairvoyants which enables her to enter others dreamscapes. Paige’s character is likable. She is tough but has a good heart and is a loyal friend.

My only criticism is that I found that my reread wasn’t as exciting or interesting as it was the first time through. I think because I knew what was going to happen I didn’t enjoy it as much. This was a disappointment because I thought I’d reread this book many times. 

The book ends in such an exciting way that demands the sequel immediately. This was tough because I’ve been waiting for The Mime Order for over a year!  

I would highly recommend this book unless you prefer to read books when series are close to being done or done. This will be a six book series and only the second book will be out on January 27th. So, needless to say, it’ll be a long wait before this series is over.


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