Monday, October 27, 2014

ReadAlong: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season ReadAlong
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Week of October 27: Chapters 1-5
Week of November 3: Chapters 6-11
Week of November 10: Chapters 12-17
Week of November 17: Chapters 18-23
Week of November 24: Chapters 24-29

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.

My two-bits (per week):

Exciting! This will be my first "official" read along.

I will post my two bits per week. Beware, it could be spoiler-ish.

Week of October 27: Chapters 1-5
Loved the start of learning of a new world.

There are handy-dandy guides to refer to. A description tree of clairvoyants and a map of the where the main action takes place are located in the front matter of the book. And, a glossary of the slang and terms used is located at the end.

Rephaims are introduced which presents a big mystery - who/what are they?

Week of November 3: Chapters 6-11

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