Book Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Title: Bone Season
Author: Samantha Shannon
Published: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 452
Rating: 5/5

This is the first book in The Bone Season series.

The year is 2059, and Paige Mahoney lives in London, a city now completely under control of Scion - a security system made to track down clairvoyants, who are breaking the law just by breathing. Because of this, Paige works in the criminal underworld. 

But one day, when Paige is captured, she meets an even more sinister power...

I absolutely loved this book. It's fresh and engaging, and the characters and creatures of this book are really interesting. I really liked the main protagonist; she's spunky, powerful and stubborn.

When I started reading this, I thought for a minute that I knew where things were going, but I quickly realized I didn't. There was also only a slight bit of romance in this book, which I very much appreciate. 

The lore of this book is really fascinating, and I'm really curious to read more. It just felt so new and original, and very well crafted. I don't fully understand everything, I must admit, but I don't mind. Over explaining would just ruin it, so I can't wait to read the next book in this series!

I have to point out that I know a lot of people have been disappointed because this has been dubbed "the new Harry Potter". It isn't. Let's be real, nothing ever will be. This book is fantastic in its own way.

I would highly recommend this book to both young adults and adults, as I think it fits almost all ages. If you like the supernatural and fantasy, go get it!

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PS: This book also looks gorgeous without its dust jacket.


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