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Under Cover Amy’s Book 2: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

All the books I have sent Amy are books that I want her to read, and, of course, they’re books I think and hope she enjoys. As with Revolution, they all have aspects I felt would draw her in. Of course, the same thoughts went through my mind when I decided to wrap up the Bone Season but, really, it was the perfect opportunity to make her read this series starter and I was not going to pass it up – I have been pressing this novel onto my friends since I first read it.

The Bone Season
The Bone Season
Author: Samantha Shannon
Published: Bloomsbury 2014
Genre: Fantasy
Blurb: 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 dream-walker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.

Fantasy is a genre that neither Amy or I reach for that often. However, the Bone Season series had me hooked from the very beginning and I hoped that Amy would find herself as drawn into London in 2059 as I was. There can be no denying that this book is dense – the first 50 pages or so are a little reminiscent of an ‘info dump’ – however, an occasional sense of confusion seems a fair pay off for such a developed world, and for such wonderful and complex characters. Nothing is predictable and even the characters you love to hate are given some humanising qualities; some vulnerabilities. Beginning to relax is not an option with this book as the underlying feeling of mistrust is always constant – that prickling sense of the rug being pulled out from under you.

As mentioned above, I really want everyone to read this book. But as I started to think about it, I knew I needed a more concrete reason. It was this edge of the seat, thriller-esque feeling (I think, I am not very familiar feeling with thrillers), that sealed the wrapping on this book.

Said wrapping once again featured sausage dogs:


The Bone Season covered
This time they’re ready for a party.


Head over to Amy’s blog to find out what she thought of The Bone Season 🙂




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