Book Review – The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

bone seasonFor the past two hundred years the Scion government has led an oppressive campaign against unnaturalness in London.

Clairvoyance in all its forms has been decreed a criminal offence, and those who practise it viciously punished. Forced underground, a clairvoyant underworld has developed, combating persecution and evading capture.

Paige Mahoney, a powerful dreamwalker operating in the Seven Dials district of London, leads a double life, using her unnaturalness illegally while hiding her gift from her father, who works for the Scion regime…

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gold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svg 4.5/5 Stars

A really good read with an interesting concept! I love that it’s both futuristic and retro at the same time.

I do agree with those that say the start has a lot of information thrown at you but it’s well worth it! I actually listened to the audio book so those info dump bits didn’t seem as slow, though the more action-y bits didn’t seem as engaging as I think they would have been if I’d read the book. It’s also a very long book with a lot of exposition to get to where it’s going. I honestly wouldn’t cut any of it but to me it didn’t feel like Paige was in Oxford for over six months, and a side effect of only seeing a couple of training sessions with Warden is feeling a bit jarred when they refer to it as lots of training. Hehe. But those are minor niggles really.

Another side effect of listening is not knowing how anything is spelt! 😂😂 Makes it much harder to review! I like the concepts and characters, especially Lis. 💙 I am definitely intrigued to find out where it goes next especially between Paige and Jaxon and I hope we get more with Paige and her father.

Overall, I think a 4.5 star book

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