Review of The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Title: The Bone Season

Author: Samatha Shannon
Series: The Bone Season Book 1
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA


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.

Rating: I will be giving this book a 5 out of 5 stars. First, let me start off by saying that this book was a cover buy. I don’t usually do this but for some reason this cover really got my attention and I felt compelled to purchase it. If that has ever happened to you I would love to hear what book you ended up getting. Overall, I truly enjoyed this book. The world building was amazing from start to finish. The different social structures and classes were really what stood out to me the most in this book as well as the magic. I was not even half way through this book when I went back to the book store to purchase the second book because I knew that once I finished the first book I would “need” to get right into the second book. If you like fantasy and books with beautiful world building then I recommend you pick this book up. Make sure you purchase the two at the same time. You won’t be sorry.