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The Song Rising

(The Bone Season #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  7,534 ratings  ·  1,063 reviews
The hotly anticipated third book in the bestselling Bone Season series – a ground-breaking, dystopian fantasy of extraordinary imagination

Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population.

But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published March 7th 2017 by Bloomsbury USA
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Ashley You've probably seen this by now, but Samantha Shannon addressed the cover change on her blog. It will be for the rest of the series, but they are…moreYou've probably seen this by now, but Samantha Shannon addressed the cover change on her blog. It will be for the rest of the series, but they are releasing special editions at the same time that will be in the style of the first two books. You just have to order the special edition. She said they'll always have the same release date, be the same price, and they will be available for the rest of the books in the series. (If you look for The Song Rising special edition, it is a purple cover with a flower, for example.)(less)
Rachel Samantha Shannon has been working on another book in between The Song Rising and TBS4. She's also mentioned a few times on Twitter that she doubts her…moreSamantha Shannon has been working on another book in between The Song Rising and TBS4. She's also mentioned a few times on Twitter that she doubts her readers are going to want a long wait between books 4 & 5. (less)

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Samantha Shannon


I’m Samantha Shannon, author of the Bone Season series, architect of all of Paige Mahoney’s suffering. I just thought I’d pop in to explain why you may be seeing two different covers for The Song Rising.

As you'll have worked out from the change in style, Bloomsbury recently decided to give the Bone Season series a new look. However, there will also be a special limited Collector's Edition of The Song Rising in hardback (same price, same release date), with a cover in line with th
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

1.) The Bone Season ★★★
2.) The Mime Order ★★★

First and foremost, this chart will save your life, especially if it has been a hot second since you've read The Bone Season and The Mime Order:

Next, it's confirmed that the wait for the next book is going to kill me. When I received an ARC of this book, I thought this was going to be a trilogy, little did I know it's actually going to be a seven book series and the wait for
Oct 26, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, arc, i-own-it
3.5 stars
I'm a huge fan of The Bone Season series and have been eagerly awaiting the release of book 3, The Song Rising, for the last couple of years. I recently re-read the first two books in the series, and I'm really glad I did because this one picks up right where book 2 leaves off.

I do think the second half of this book is much stronger than the first half. The latter half had me enthralled and eager to see what happens next, and of course none of that would've been as exciting if it hadn't
Charlotte May
"You will understand that all of us are devils in the skins of men. You will become the monster that lives inside us all."

Man this series just keeps giving! Fast paced, action packed fantasy filled with twists and turns.
Paige and her Mime Order are forced into hiding when Scion start creating portable scanners - able to spot any Clairvoyant immediately, so they can be imprisoned or killed.
As Underqueen, Paige must find a way to defend her voyants from Nashira and her evil associates.

I enjoyed
Dec 15, 2014 marked it as to-read
2016 ?!?!?!!?

and there's not even a title or cover or synopsis or anything :'( :'( :'(

“Jaxon had been right about words. They could grant wings, or they could tear them away.”

This has been one of my most anticipated releases of 2017. I absolutely loved the previous two books and “The Mime Order” left me begging for more from this world. However I did have some issues with the previous books, one of them being that these book are quite complicated and hard to read. And the third installment “The Song Rising” wasn’t an exception to this. Yet another world is added and there are
Dannii Elle
You can read my full review on United by Pop.

The progression of Paige’s character from the first book to the third has been a joy to witness. As a reader, I shared in her triumphs and her setbacks. Now, three books later, my happiness whilst reading this was so entwined with the protagonist’s to what could be termed, an unhealthy degree. Her grief became my own and there was a lot of it in this book!

The sheer amount of emotion that this book conveyed displayed Shannon’s skill at creating charact
Good God, is this the final cover? No wonder people were talking about it on Twitter. Well at least I have the first book only..definitely not getting this since it doesn't match and well it's ugly.. :(
Melissa (BookNerdMomo)
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just finished The Mime-Order and I need this book now. THE. ENDING. It's made me incredibly impatient. I don't want to wait! *cries*

It's been over a year since I read the second book and I just found out that the third book isn't coming out until March 2017 now. Nooooooooooo D':! That's so long from now. *dies from the suspense of the second books ending*
Review link:

Thanks so much to Bloomsbury USA and NetGalley for
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Holy shit.
This book.
Be prepared for all of the feels, my friends, because this book will kill you.
I can't even begin to describe how amazing it was, just omg. I need it to be released so I have people to cry to.

Review on my blog:
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Initial reaction: My favourite book of the year so far. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT.

This review is SPOILER FREE 😊

This book. THIS BOOK. It was worth the two year wait and more, because it was absolutely bloody brilliant. Fantastic, amazing, exquisite. It left me in a mess of feelings and emotions that I'm still trying to process. It was the kind of book that I wanted to reread the second I finished it. Not only to reread it, but the entire series that it is part of (and this is saying something,
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

"War has often been called a game, with good reason. Both have combatants. Both have sides. Both carry the risk of losing.
There is just one difference.
Every game is a gamble. Certainty is the last thing you want when you begin. If you are guaranteed to win, there is no game at all.
In war, however, we crave certainty. No fool ever went to war without the cast-iron belief that they could win, that they would win; or at least, that the likelihood of losing was so small as to make the bloo
Aug 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-read, 3-stars
This book was so short and yet it took me 5 days to read it. This was purely because I was bored and confused for soooooo much of it. I really want to like these books and I do enjoy the characters but god it's hard to keep up with this story sometimes. I definitely do like it enough to continue but reading this series is definitely a challenge.

I'm not going to lie, I skimmed this book a bit at the end which definitely made me more confused. However, this book simply would not end!! It was drag
Ashley Daviau
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series just blows my mind more and more with each book. I think I see what’s coming and then suddenly there’s a twist and I’m left feeling floored. And I absolutely loved every second of it! I love being taken on a wild ride and that is absolutely what this series and this book does. Some parts made me cry, some parts made me want to pull my hair out, some parts made me want to laugh and cheer, some parts made me want to scream. All very good things when reading! (I’m a sadist, I know!) The ...more
Raquel Flockhart
'You don't go to war just for the thrill, but for the gain. The question is whether any gain, any outcome, can justify the way you play.'

Once again Samantha Shannon has left me speechless. The Song Rising is the third installment and the most action-packed book of the series so far. It starts right where The Mime Order left off and it focuses on the politics of the Mime Order, the relationship with the Ranthen and the threat of Scion. Also, the world-building is expanded, getting to know more

Dec 30, 2015 marked it as abandoned-series  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-unhaul

Edit: so, the Collector's edition has a BEAUTIFUL cover that MATCH the others. I bet it will be EXPENSIVE. NOT FAIR. The Song Rising (The Bone Season, #3) by Samantha Shannon
Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
How did I not write a review for this when I read it?
I can't remember specifics, all i know is that it was amazing, as expected, possibly my favourite in the series so far
Carla *Jen7waters*
Jun 10, 2015 marked it as wishlist
Shelves: 2017-published
Wut. This cover looks like Divergent and A Clash of Kings had a baby.
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Dear everyone,

Please stop rating books before they come out. The ARC's haven't even been bound.

Thanks a million.

xoxo etc,

Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
Book Three of The Bone Season series
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population.

But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of
Ali (the bandar blog)

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The Song Rising is the much anticipated sequel to  The Bone Season and  The Mime Order (click the links to see my reviews for each book) to be released March 7, 2017. Samantha Shannon, the author, has said that each book in the series will be very different, and so far this has proven to be very true. Unfortunately this means that each novel in the series is going to be received differently every time, and in the case of The Song Rising, it means I didn't like it quite as much as I loved th
Olga Kowalska (WielkiBuk)
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
„Pieśń jutra” to świetnie dopracowana, wciągająca kontynuacja intrygującej młodzieżowej serii, w której fikcja literacka opiera się na historii sprzed lat. Samantha Shannon wykreowała zupełnie nowatorski świat, o autorytarnych założeniach, z elementem kosmicznym i eterycznym, w którym podziemia nie stanowi odmienna klasa społeczna, a raczej odmienne postrzeganie świata rzeczywistego. I trzyma się jego podstawowych założeń. Opowieść Paige trwa, by ewoluować z przypowieści o upodlaniu, zniewalaniu ...more
Beatrice in Bookland
“We like to think we’re brave, but in the end, we’re only human.”

1) The bone season ★★★★☆
2) The mime order ★★★★☆

This series has taken my heart and I don't even want it back.
I've been marathoning The bone season for two weeks and now I'm trying not to think about having to wait for two years to hold the fourth book in my hands and that's all it took for me to fall in love with these world, these characters and that otp.

This third book was the best one for me.
The bone season was good but the world
Ula \\thelostlibrary\\
3.5 ☆ (7/10)
Paige is really starting to grow on me as a character. She's grown a lot and so has the author. I'm still not a huge fan of some of the wording, the writing is jarring sometimes and it just jolts me out of the story. Other then that though, a fantastic installation in the series, I feel like we finally got some good world building instead of just establishing Scion in London. I'm really excited to see where Shannon takes us in the next book.
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Problem z czytaniem kolejnych tomów jakiejś serii z roczną przerwą między każdym kolejnym może wystąpić następujący: nic nie pamiętamy.

Czas Żniw szczerze pokochałam - za pomysł i za bohaterów. Z Zakonem Mimów było już nieco gorzej, bo seria młodziutkiej Samanthy Shannon okazała się niesłychanie dopracowana, szczegółowa i skomplikowana. Ten sam problem pojawił się podczas lektury Pieśni Jutra, czyli już trzeciego tomu serii. Autorka bowiem nie ma w zwyczaju przypominać nam wyjątkowo dosadnie tego
Hailee (haibooklovers)
Full review on the blog!

As is standard with reviewing books in the middle of a series, I’ll do my best to avoid spoilers from previous books, but no promises.

The Song Rising picks up right where The Mime Order left off with that horrifyingly unexpected and gut-wrenching twist. We then follow Paige as she attempts to wrangle the syndicate into some sort of order, dealing with threats both internal and external. The unceasing thought I had with this book: Can they please just catch a break?! Shann
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
I had a lot of trouble getting into The Song Rising's predecessor, The Mime Order, but this book gripped me right from the start - it really took the series to a whole other level!

In The Song Rising, Paige, now The Mime Order's Underqueen, has a whole new set of problems to deal with: Some members of the syndicate think she's weak or a traitor for turning her back on Jaxon Hall, so she has to prove that she's worthy of her new position; there's the constant threat of Jaxon and the Reshaim coming
Ryan Buckby
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Never allow yourself to believe you should be silent.

i was expecting this book to be a little more longer then the first two with so much happening in the second book and i was disappointed because i just want more.

Plot: A little slow start for me and it took me awhile to get myself back into this world with not much happening story wise in the beginning. Paige Mahoney is now under queen of the London syndicate after defeating Jaxon Hall in the previous book and i am so happy to see Paige ta
Martina Wolfová
Třetí díl série Kostičas byl opět vynikající. Tahle série zraje s každým dílem a já se moc těším na další dobrodružství Paige, Bledého snílka a Kmotryně syndikátu v jednom :-)
Však ona jim ještě ukáže :-)
John Ross
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have created a fan-made cover for The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon.

Release date: November 3, 2016.

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

And here is the official cover of 'The Song Rising' by Samantha Shannon.

US Edition

UK Edition

And as a proof of uniformity, Shannon posted a picture for the spines of the books in the series.

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Samantha Shannon studied English Language and Literature at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. The Bone Season, the first in a seven-book series, was a New York Times bestseller and the inaugural Today Book Club selection.

Her next novel, The Priory of the Orange Tree, was published in February 2019 and became a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller. Her work has been translated into twenty-six lang

Other books in the series

The Bone Season (7 books)
  • The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)
  • The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2)
  • White Light (The Bone Season, #4)
  • Untitled (The Bone Season, #5)
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“You have risen from the ashes before. The only way to survive, " he said, "is to believe you always will.” 30 likes
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