Review : The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

17901125The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
Published : January 27, 2015

Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London…

As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on the dreamwalker, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take centre stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner. Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided.
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I cannot begin to express how I feel about this series. It devours me and engulfs me in a whole different world and I’m absolutely in love with it.  I can’t explain how amazing this series is but I’m going to try.

I don’t think I’ve ever read a series that’s so different and so enthralling and so just overall amazing. Every word has purpose, every punctuation has meaning. This book is so well thought out, in every way. The plot, the characters, the settings, every single movement, every single word. There aren’t enough words for the praise I would give this book, let alone this series.

Paige Mahoney, is the epitome of a strong female lead. A woman who fights for everything that is right in the world. The cast of characters in this book are amazing, there’s the ones you love, the one’s you hate (effin’ Nashira), but honestly, they’re all insanely perfect.

Every twist and turn in this book, literally keeps me on the edge of my seat and I cannot recommend that you pick it up. A lot of people get worried about sequels and getting a lull and or just having a “filler book” but these books are anything but that. They’re literally so well thought out that nothing is filler, everything has purpose and meaning. It’s all just so perfect.  And I know I’m rambling but I don’t want to give anything away, and I want everyone to experience this series, it’s freaking amazing

I cannot thank Samantha Shannon enough for this series. And I’ve been blessed to be given the next installment in this series, and I’m trying to take my time with it, but I know I can’t contain myself, and got myself through half of the book in one sitting. And I can only hope that I get the chance to read these books as ARCs because I’m beyond obsessed.

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Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

17199504The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Published August 20th 2013

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.

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I’d seen so much hype around this series and I put it off for so long because of that. But I’m so glad I finally picked it up because this book is amazing and I can’t wait to dive into the next book.
The concept is incredibly well thought out and so different from anything that I’ve read. The world building is a little slow and confusing at times but there is a bunch of world building through out the book. It took me a bit to really grasp everything but that’s just because there was so much to take in.
I adored the characters so much! Paige is so well written and such an amazing character. I loved her from the start.
I definitely recommend this book to everyone. I loved everything about this book. The Bone Season is now one of my favorite books.

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