The Bone Season By Samantha Shannon Review (Spoiler Free)

TBS Samantha Shannon

 

Summary: 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.

 

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★★★★☆ 4.5/5

 

Nineteen year old Paige Mahoney is an unnatural, a clairvoyant or ‘voyant’ living in Scion London in the year 2059. Involved in Scion London’s underground crime syndicate, she knows how to survive and how to stay hidden from Scion, a republic built to destroy the ‘sickness’ that is clairvoyance.

Working for Jaxon Hall, a Mime-Lord, (a gang leader in the clairvoyant syndicate who controls a sector in London) Paige is a valuable clairvoyant, a dream walker able to track ethereal activity and see other voyants intentions, making their sector a strong one.

When Paige is kidnapped and taken to a place she thought destroyed, she goes from contracted criminal to slave in a new city full of pain, torture and suffering. She must take what she’s learned from the syndicate, her friends there and put it to use, revealing little of herself to keep just how strong of a clairvoyant she is from the people who wish to exploit her further, whilst also staying alive and learning what she can of where she is, her master and the others of his kind.

The Bone Season is a book I’ve unfortunately left on my shelf unread for too long. It’s a book a should’ve picked up sooner. It’s action packed, fast paced and detailed. For a while the world, the voyants and terms used did confuse me, but I got used to it as the story progressed and there’s a handy glossary at the back to refer to which came in useful.

I enjoyed the writing and the story as a whole, with Paige learning more about herself, what she can do, her past and her friendships with the others in her group back in the syndicate. I’m already beginning the sequel, The Mime Order and I have the next book, The Song Rising on my shelf to be read after. Let’s see what’s next for Paige and the voyants.

Did I like the book? Yes.

Did I love it? Hmm, undecided.

Would I recommend it? Yes, if you enjoy dystopian/sci-fi, people with clairvoyant type powers, an interesting and action filled story, read it.

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