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 forever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford - a city kept secret for 200 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 an extraordinary young writer, with huge ambition and a teeming imagination. Samantha Shannon has created a bold new reality in this riveting debut.
©2013 Samantha Shannon-Jones (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
Too much girl teenage romance angst. I guess the story would have been good if I was a 15 year old girl. I found myself being so irritated with this story that I almost indulged in Road Rage.
I really wish they would create a new category for this new flood of Romance Fantasy. Maybe if there was a Vampire like warning label on the book we would already know: Innocent but powerful (in something) girl, hates hot unbearable beautiful weirdo. Turns out he is different from the others and blah blah love for ever and ever.
I would have given it a minus 10, but I have to be fair, just because something is not my genre, does not mean that it was that bad. I should have given it a three, but I just could not force myself. If you are older than 15 - don't do it! If you are male, rather go chew on your hand, it would be less painful.
I never write reviews, but this was so good I had to take the time. It so well written and so gripping I had a hard time putting it down. Definitely recommend it.
The characters were new and interesting. I hope the second book in the series is released soon. At first I thought the narration was a bit bland, but it picked up as the book progressed.
but once you get into it - you need to know what's going to happen next. I think my main problem was with the narration as it she sounded bored to be doing this reading which in turn made it SOUND boring. I wouldn't say mono-tone but close - so serious inflection changes.
As far as the story line goes - I liked it. I liked the world she described and could "understand" it.
Will I jump for the second one? No, honestly I won't - but I may listen but it's not on my must-have list.
I would recommend this book to any reader who likes to emerse him/her self into a rich World of remarkable persons, emotions, power struggles, intrigue, mystery, half hidden plots within plots and more. All of this in a fantasy World that is refreshingly new even though it has many ties to many classics.
I love to have my assumptions and preconceptions challenged and be forced to regard Things from a new perspective - and boy does this story deliver a sucker punch to many of my preconceptions!
I could not stop listening - he only warning you'll get from me on this title is: ensure you don't have something important to do that would prevent you from finishing it :-)
I could not finish this book, and I have rarely not finished a book. The narrator was boring, I had to go back periodically so that I could hear what she had read again. Her words often faded towards the end of a sentence. I just couldn't get into this book probably because of the narrator. Having critised the narrator, I just couldn't understand what was happening, with the story, at the beginning.
The storyline was great, the narrator was excellent. This book keeps you Intetested from start to finish and weaves and incredible journey into the future. The ending was unpredictable and I wanted more,
This is Samantha Shannon's first published novel. It is possible, that with competent editing and experience, she could write a novel worth reading or listening to. Until then, I don't plan to try another book from her.
The characters are not well developed. There is plenty of atmosphere and action, but I don't "get" Paige.
The reader was fine. She gave a very dramatic, even breathless reading. There is a limit to how much even a very fine narrator can do with material that is not worthwhile.
One of the best books I've listened to in a very long time.
When Paige and Warden began trusting each other
Amazing, captivating, engaging
Every part was great!
She is a very passionate narrator and she brings the story alive.
It made me teary at some parts.
I LOVED this book. I hope the author decides to write a series with this story line.
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