Bone Season, The

Samantha Shannon
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. 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.

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Reviewed: 2018-09-28
Rating 4.5 stars

Took me several days to wrangle my head around a rating for this one. I think a lot of that had to do with the first 100 pages. As others have pointed out there is an info dump in this book that will leave you with a massive headache if you dwell on trying to understand what the hell is going on. And there is a damn glossary!! Yes, you heard right.

After the first chapter I was struggling to make heads or tails out of what I was reading to the point my head was spinning. But what I was getting was fascinating...wanting more, I just said to hell with it...forge on and trust that the author has a plan and that things will come together. Do I understand everything yet...No. Will I reread this before book 2...Yes. Does that make me mad...Hell No...because I was taken on one hell of a ride, filled with some unbelievable moments that, even this week, I have reread numerous times.

I have learned that this is the start of a seven...yes seven book series. Once I heard that I just accepted and understood that our writer needed these first 100-150 pages to set the foundation of this quite remarkable world of hers.

So don't get discouraged and you are bound to find yourself on an amazing journey.

Another fantastic buddy read with my dear friend Andrew.
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