Saturday, September 14, 2013
Book Review : The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Author: Samantha Shannon
Release Date: August 20th, 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
4.5 Stars - Really loved this book
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.
First of all, I went into this with the wrong expectations. I honestly thought that a book with this much hype from anything mainstream, would have no paranormal aspect at all. I did not realize it was sci-fi/paranormal crossover. Needless to stay I had to adjust my thinking when reading and open my mind to a more diverse unexpected world.
I was completely drawn in with this authors writing style. She really pulls you in and makes you understand the main character Paige, and where she comes from. She weaves an intricate imaginative plot that will leave you turning every page for more. It is a truly original story with everything you could want in this kind of cross over. From subtle romance, to heart pounding action. I am eagerly awaiting another installment of this world, and anything else this new author will put to page!
Synopsis and photo courtesy of Goodreads