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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Book: The Bone Season

 Book: The Bone Season

Author: Samantha Shannon

Pages: 624

This is my 88th read for the year

This is the story of Paige Mahoney.  It is 2059 and unnaturals like Paige have been driven into hiding.  Paige is a dreamwalker - which is a very rare clairvoyant.  While taking a chance subway ride, she is captured and taken to Oxford which is a secret city controlled by an otherwordly race called the Rephaite.  She is assignd to Warden to be trained to hone her gift.  If she is ever to escape, she needs to go along until she finds a way out.

This was a pretty good book.  I have read a few books by Samantha Shannon and was interested to read her first works.  She wrote this book when she was in her early twenties, and I think it was really well written.  It had a great story line, good character development, and flowed nicely.  I always worry about books written by young people that the protagonist takes on a whiny, young, immature air, but not this time.  Paige was a very likable character.

My only complaint was the ending.  It started to unravel near the end - almost like the author wasn't sure how she wanted it to go.  This is the first book of 5, and I know she wanted to leave it open ended, but it just didn't go as well as I had hoped.  Not bad enough for me not to continue to see where this story is going, though.  It was too well written otherwise to stop now.

Stars: 4.5

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