Friday, September 06, 2013

Book Review: The Bone Season – Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season
The year is 2059.  Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underground of Scion London.  Her job:  to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds.  For Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant—and under Scion law, she commits treason simply by breathing.

It is raining the day her life changes forever.  Attacked, kidnapped, and drugged, Paige is transported to Oxford—a city kept secret for two hundred years, governed by an otherworldly race called the Rephaim who seek to control clairvoyants for their own purposes.  Paige is assigned to the care of Warden, a powerful Rephaite.  He is her captor.  Her trainer.  Her natural enemy.  But if she wants to regain her freedom, she will have to get close to him, to learn something of his mind and his own mysterious motives.

The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine, a young woman discovering her powers in a world where everything has been taken from her.  It 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.

4/5 stars (really liked it)
The book started off a little confusing because I had to learn about this new society and all the different types of clairvoyants.  Once I got past that I got really invested in the main character Paige.  She gets captured and brought to Oxford; a city that everyone thought did not exist.  This city is inhabited by a race called the Rephaim and they capture clairvoyants to use for their own purpose.  A Reph named Warden, who is to train her, chooses Paige.  Through the book we learn about Paige’s past and also we learn about Warden and his past as well as how Oxford came about and an uprising that happened before.  This book was very interested and I will definitely continue with the series.

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