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- Listening Length: 14 hours and 57 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
- Audible.com Release Date: August 20, 2013
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E3WVKHS
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If you're reading this, you probably know that the book centers on 19-year-old Paige, a girl with supernatural powers who lives in an authoritarian future London where "voyants" like her are hunted, imprisoned, and executed. Most of the story takes place after Paige unintentionally kills two police, is captured, and is shipped off to a secret "penal colony" called "Sheol." Sheol is run by inhuman creatures from another dimension who make slaves and servants of the voyants sent to them by "Scion," the corporate regime that rules London. Like her fellow prisoners, Paige is given to a "Raphaite" master, and she must watch as her fellow prisoners are tortured, starved, killed, or, worse, turned into loyal proteges of the brutal Rephaites.Read more ›
Frankly, I am surprised this got the greenlight for publication. It needed a lot more time and development to really bring out this future world. I actually feel bad for this author and think it's not fair to compare her to the Potter series. This does not even come close to it, in my opinion.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the whole system of clairvoyants is long and such a chore to keep straight. It's no fun at all. I would give this book a lower rating just for that reason alone. But, the disappointments kept adding up. There are many weird mistakes like doing or saying one thing and the next sentence will not support what was said. She kept interrupting my imagination with sentences that made no sense or took you too far ahead of what should be explained. You feel like you must have read it wrong or missed something, but you find out you didn't. It's her writing 'style'. There are great authors who take you somewhere special and do not bog you down with overwrought language. She didn't seem to be able to decide what kind of author she wanted to be.Read more ›
This may be one of the most hyped-up books of the year and until I got it, I honestly thought it was a YA novel. If only that were a joke. Only upon getting it did I learn better, but that's okay because of the strong crossover appeal The Bone Season has going for it. It's best to leave behind any thoughts of her being the next JK Rowling at the door because if you come in expecting that, you're gonna have a bad time. If you come in as blind as you possible can in the midst of all the hype, you'll find a pretty fun book after you get through the worst bits.
The first chapter might lose you due to the massive amounts of inelegant infodump about the world Paige lives in. So much gets thrown at us not just in the first chapter but throughout the novel that some information fails to stick. If the levels of clairvoyance and what gifts certain levels/certain types of clairvoyants have were clearly explained at some point, I can't remember half of it. It would have helped to have some chart at the beginning of the book to explain them in addition to the maps of Scion London.
Shannon's style could also use some work. Her prose is a little simplistic, there are some rookie mistakes like having Paige list off her appearance while looking at her ID card, and "I" is what starts a sentence so often that the lack of sentence variety is noticeable when I normally don't notice such things. It happened so often that I've got bookmarks of entire paragraphs where every sentence or almost every sentence starts with that one word. Despite the novel being in first-person, it can be hard to get into her head and really understand her.Read more ›
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I'm so glad I read this! Interesting, real, and enjoyable, more of an urban fantasy than anything. I look forward to the next.Published 14 days ago by Kira Budge
I felt like all of the characters made decisions that were bad or strange or didn't make sense based on their motivations. Read morePublished 21 days ago by N.M.
I loved the imagery, characters, and most of all the passion. A great story! Can't wait to read you next installment.Published 1 month ago by Calvin Mitchell
I read this book for book for book club and was very surprised by how much I enjoyed the story. I look forward to reading the other books in the series.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This story was a little difficult to get into, but once I did I was hooked. I'm reading the second book in the series now and am completely submersed in the fantastical... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Toni Carter
I was expecting this to be a romance as I read a review for it on a romance blog. It's not. Although there is the start of a slowburn between Paige and Warden. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I wanted to enjoy this book and for the first few chapters I did. Then I found myself skimming and losing interest in the story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by karon j powell
Took a long time to get to the end and then it is only the beginning of the next book in the series.Published 4 months ago by Bruce Schneider