Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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8C8851179-boneThe 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.

The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine and 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.


Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Dystopia
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
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This review contains no spoilers

I loved this book. To be honest, I added this book to my to be read list because of all the positive reviews and posts I saw about this book, so I started reading this book without reading what it was about. I have a soft spot for this book because I’m a huge fan of ghosts and supernatural stuff but this isn’t a typical ghost story.
You might have to get used to all the new terms and information that you get when you start reading this book but don’t let that scare you off. (I read this book on my ereader and only noticed afterwards that there is a glossary at the end of this book.)
I loved the idea behind this book, I thought it was very original and well written. The book also has an amazing main character, Paige Mahoney, she’s a very strong female character. You get introduced to many characters in this book, so it may be a bit difficult to follow them all because of that.
If you love the genres dystopia, paranormal and fantasy and a strong female character I can definitely recommend this book!

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