Review: The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon @BloomsburySyd


The Mime Order

Series : The Bone Season

Publisher : Bloomsbury

Source : Publisher

Release Date : January 27th 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. 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.

Tash M

After the explosive ending of The Bone Season, it was no brainer to read The Mime Season. Since I never finished the book the first time I read it because I was distracted and never went back. I was determined to read this book  start to finish this time and discover the secrets the book was waiting to reveal.

IF you haven’t picked up  the first book yet . Stop. This review won’t contain spoilers but  your experience will be richer if you read the books in the order, as Mime Order does carry on from Bone Season.

A  lot was thrown at us readers in the first book. Whilst we explored some things in greater details, others were still a mystery. This book explored those things in a greater detail. I loved the direction that Shannon took with this second novel. There was many possibilities given the ending and  I loved that she gave readers what we expected yet more .

I loved being back in the  world with the whole gang. Whilst I wished for certain things and the mysteries of what was unsaid. There was a lot   going on with this plot. Whilst I feel  in love with Paige for the resilient and the  determination  in the Bone Season. She won me over in a totally different  way. Mime Season was a step up.   Paige was given life in this novel literally, she  surprised me and challenged things I had set about this world.   She become even more kick ass  even if that was possible yet we saw the failings and the emotions that are driving  her.

That was the driving force of this novel. It wasn’t as fast pace as I hoped to be . However it was dangerous and delicious as I hoped to be. It was the right mix and I loved how things ended.

Shannon gave me exactly what I was craving plus more.  Her alternative world and her creativity keep me coming back and I can’t wait to see  what happens next in The Song Rising.

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