The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone SeasonThe 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. – Goodreads



So, you might not know this about me, but I am very much “that person” who judges a book by its cover. I am drawn to beautiful covers if it doesn’t immediately catch my eye, it’s highly unlikely that I’ll actually read it. That all changed with this book though – I really didn’t like the cover at all but I started it anyway!

I was desperate to read SOMETHING, anything really, and nothing at all was keeping my attention until I pulled up The Bone Season. It is by far the most jargon-filled book I’ve ever read – usually the author gets you used to the jargon before filling every page with it – but that really didn’t deter me (surprisingly enough). I looked past all of the jargon and was really, deeply interested in what the heck was going to happen.

I always, always, always try to guess the plot of the book I’m reading, and a lot of the time I’m actually right (love triangles, secret royalty, ultimate betrayals, you name it) but I really just couldn’t figure this one out. The Bone Season really had everything I was looking for – it was suspenseful and kept me on my toes, and it was completely different than anything I’d ever read before which is hard to come by these days.

Lately it’s been really hard for me to read, let alone read quickly, but I devoured this in less than 24 hours. The time that it took me from start to finish, I literally did nothing else but read (I honestly don’t remember even going to the bathroom, TMI, I know) and it was so worth it! I’m super anxious to get started on the next in the series.

I rated The Bone Season 4/5 stars on Goodreads – it would’ve been 5/5 if it weren’t for the insane amount of jargon that starts right off the bat. Definitely recommend this one if you’re looking for something different!



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