Weekend Reads: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

September 22, 2013
This weekend I’m reading The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon, a book that has received a ton of praise and is the center of much buzz. The Today Show recently selected it to be the first book for their new book club, which is awesome in of itself.
photo by me.
I’m only a few chapters in and while I’m enjoying it, I’m very confused, which I was told to expect, so at least it’s not just me, haha. I can’t wait to delve deeper into the world and characters, and I have a feeling this will be like The Night Circus — a slow, yet beautiful read.
Be sure to tell me what you think of The Bone Season in the comments!
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. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, she commits 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.


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    Mirza Ghalib
    January 10, 2014 at 5:12 am

    What I love about this book is that there is not a word in this book that’s uncalled for. I don’t believe in ghosts, that’s reality. But this book can take you far away from that, as far away as your silver cord allows it to (Don’t worry you’ll understand once you’ve read it). The chapters are quite small and very visual, and at the end of each, you’ll be drawn into the next, meaning you can’t put it down once you’ve started. The language feels natural and hence easily understood. About the protagonist, I can only say that, you’ll learn from her the true meaning of courage and grit. At the beginning, you may find it hard to keep track of the terms, but don’t worry, they are used repeatedly, and so, by the end of the book, you’ll be an expert on all types of clairvoyants and related terms. Good luck and welcome to the world of spirits:)

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