Today’s Challenge is : Tell us about the YA book that helped you find your voice
I’m not sure if this counts as YA but I’ve seen a lot of YA readers enjoy this book, so the book I’m choosing for this is :
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon is the book I chose for this challenge. It’s an AMAZING book with a strong female lead and just kind of makes you think about appreciating the world/life you have and kind of humanity as a whole as well as quality of life/equality.
I think it helped me find my voice in a way that I hope to use my skills and knowledge to make the world a better place someday. As a graphic designer I don’t have many opportunities to do things that make an impact which is why I constantly try to take on freelance projects for non-profit organizations that try and help make the world a better place. And for some reason that ambition paired with this book really well in the manifestation of Paige Mahoney. I highly recommend this book to any and everyone, it’s most definitely one of my favorite series. Here’s a synopsis from Goodreads :
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 for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred 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 introduces an extraordinary young writer, with huge ambition and a teeming imagination. Samantha Shannon has created a bold new reality in this riveting debut.