The Song Rising

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Format : Ebook
Series : The Bone Season
Pub Date : March 7th, 2017
Read Date : January 24th, 2017

I’m grateful to NetGalley for providing me with an arc copy of this book.

Since the first book, Bone Season has become one my favorite series. In the world of writing Samantha Shannon is a natural. Her words flow on the pages and you cannot stop reading.

Third book starts after what happened in the second book. Scrimmage has ended and by defeating Jaxon, Paige is Underqueen. She selects Nick and Eliza as her mollishers and some of most loyal mime lords/queens as her commanders, but it’s extremely difficult to unite the London syndicate, there are many people in unnatural assembly who prefer Jaxon to replace her, despite the fact that Jaxon was behind lots of suffering voyants endured.

She also need to deal carefully with Ranthen, the Rephaite people who now work with humans to destroy Scion and Sargas. Rephaite’s leader Terebell is not fan of humankind specifically Paige, so she needs to prove herself.

Like its two previous book, this one is full of twists and actions too. So many dangerous moments happening in a few pages plot and somehow you buy it. It’s not hard to connect to what happens in this book.

Everything becomes even more complicated when the most vicious commander in whole Scion comes to London for the sole reason of destroying the Mime Order, Hilliard Vance. She is an excellent mind reader and uses everything to achieve what she wants. She has no conscious and knows Paige too well.

I really like Paige character, she is what a 19th years old in her situation is. Not too perfect, not too weak. Full of excitement, rage and even ambitious sometimes. She does her own mistakes but doesn’t quit until she finds a way out of it. Her relationship with Warden is reasonable and her decisions toward this relationship is what expected of her. Supporting characters like Nick, Maria, Tom and others have a believable and steady appearance through the story and helps carry the weight of the plot well.

I really enjoyed this book, and really I can’t wait to read the next book.

About the author:

Shannon was born in Hammersmith, London in November 1991 and grew up in Ruislip.She first began writing at the age of fifteen, when she wrote her first novel, Aurora, which remains unpublished.Shannon attended and read English Language and Literature at St Anne’s College, Oxford, graduating from Oxford University in 2013.

In 2012 she signed a six-figure book deal with Bloomsbury Publishing, who bid following the London Book Fair, to publish the first three books in a seven-book series, beginning with The Bone Season.Set in 2059, the events of the novel take place in a London governed by a “security force” called Scion and an Oxford which has become a huge prison. Film rights to The Bone Season were optioned by Andy Serkis’s film company, The Imaginarium Studios, in November 2012. (source : wikipedia)

 

 

 

Tracer

tracer

Format : Print
Series : Outer Earth
Pub Date : July 16th, 2015
Read Date : January 07th, 2017

Tracer is a space post-apocalyptic thriller. Earth has been uninhabitable for centuries now and people live in a space station called Outer Earth.

Riley Hales is one of Tracers. They are unofficial couriers who deliver packages not caring about contents. She is one of the most reliable tracers. One day, she is on her way to deliver a package to Oren Darnell, Outer Earth’s most dangerous man, when she is suddenly attacked by a group of gang members. When one of the gang member take a look at what is in the package they all suddenly disappear, Riley cannot help herself and look at the contents too and in doing so she ends up trying to save Outer Earth’s people from Oren Darnell a maniac.

I am really conflicted to rate this book. The plot was good and story was typical appealing space thriller but there was too much action. Too much happens in the book which causes confusion and boredom. Some of the chapters are written very well but flaws are here and there. There are pieces that seems out of place. Overall this was an OK read.

Thanks the writer for providing a copy.