what an imagination!! great entertainment value. Can not wait for the next of the series. Sorry it is a series and yet glad it is a series. what thought and creativity. a good mind.
the author takes you to her imagined world, creates ethical situations, throws in love, conflicts, and in general makes it hard to let go when it is over. the narrator has just the right intonation to make the story just flow; enjoyed her lilt. I enjoyed her enough that I checked for other books she may have narrated.
Mother. Artistic. Dreamer. Loves fiercely.
I've yet to read the print version but I can tell you that simply listening to the audio book made me want to purchase the print version! Can't wait 'til the paperback release May 6th!
Aside from the heroine, I actually really like Jackson's character even though he's a selfish a-hole. In the brief segments that he was in the book I found him to be enjoyably witty and bad ass.
She was AMAZING! I would have to say that she is by far the most enjoyable reader that I've listened to so far. Extraordinary voice actress! Can play multiple accents beautifully.
Oh gosh, I can't really say without giving away key plots to the story!
This is gonna be HUGE and is a MUST READ for those who enjoy magical adventure and a strong female lead. Love the setting and futuristic era. Definitely has NOT been done before. Revolutionary. Enjoyable read!!
The narrator made the story come alive. I enjoyed it very well. I couldn't stop reading/listening o the story. Since this is the 1st in the series, I hope the author keeps the same narrator for a more consistent experience
The last 3 chapters were great, a nice plot twist is always good
Ni, I never have but now I will.
Perhaps the part where the main character had to battle her old team, that was intersting interaction
Can't wait for the 2nd book in the series
It was like listening to someone tell you about their dreams. It was fantasy, not science fiction. I found it predictable, indulgent and not remotely plausible. I want to be convinced that an alternate world could work, but this one was not even close. Seems it was written for teenaged girls.
Maybe in print
I would have appreciated a faster pace, perhaps bringing the climax/action sequences closer to the middle of the book until leaving all the good stuff for the end.
I found the tone of Alana Kerr's voice very hard to discern and quite frankly, it made me want to fall asleep. Not an ideal quality in a narrator!
Interesting premise but too complicated to follow
I wonder if it's ok to say I "read" a book when I really listened to it??....
I really enjoyed the narrator After giving up on finding something to rival how much I enjoyed Hungar Games, this book restored my hope.
It is a Hungar Games-ish dystopian with a little X-men all with a little supernatural spin.
Haven't listened to anything of her other performances.
It was a tad slow at the beginning so I took breaks for the first part. But for the 2nd half I could have easily stayed up listening into the night!
Overall I enjoyed the story, but it was slow to get into. Perhaps it is me, but it took a bit for the parts of the alternative England/Europe to create enough context to support the story. In the end the character development worked and the story came together. Ending leaves the sense that there will be a sequel without it being cliff hanger. If so, I would try the next, which is one way of saying this was a worthwhile read/listen.
Original sci-fi dramatic
Just so very original, well developed story, took a whilst to appreciate the story, but in the end was a good read
Don't be scared of the future
I really enjoyed this book and I am hoping and looking for a sequel. It kind of leaves you hanging at the end like there is definitely more story to explore. The main character, Page, has just matured into her gift and it would be nice to explore the depth of her more as well as how the story continues in the struggle against the enemy. I liked the narration a lot and would like to hear more from her.
"The Bone Season" is the story of a dystopian future England, where psychics and similarly talented people are persecuted by the authorities. The psi people band together in underground criminal gangs. There were terms for everything, but as I listened to the book instead of reading it, I can't remember or spell the terms so I'll skip them.
It turns out that the authorities are, in turn, controlled by a powerful alien species that uses the psi people as slaves. Our heroine is taken in as a slave by the consort to the alien's female heir to the throne. What ensues is familiar from Regency romances: she hates him, but is attracted to him. He is attracted to his slave, but doesn't act on it because of his position. I guess it creates sexual tension, but I found it kind of tedious.
The tale is well-written and the author creates a detailed world (more like worlds, as the aliens live separately from humans in their own society.) I guess I just didn't see what the aliens wanted with Earth and its inhabitants if they were such hot stuff to begin with. As a group, they despise humans and want as little to do with them as possible--wouldn't it have been smarter to find a different world, one that is unpolluted by human presence? Where did they come from? What is their home world like and why did they feel compelled to come here and mess with us? What made it possible for an alien and a human to find each other sexually attractive?
OK, OK, it's a fantasy, not science fiction, but there was just too much missing for me to enjoy this book unreservedly--and as mentioned, the relationship between the protagonist and her master was a bit gagulous.