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The Song Rising

(The Bone Season #3)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  12,634 ratings  ·  1,571 reviews
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 stabilizing the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging.

Little does Paige know that her reign may be cut s
Hardcover, Collector's Edition, 363 pages
Published March 7th 2017 by Bloomsbury Publishing
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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 rel…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
Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, owned
Updated Review
4 stars
I still think the second half of this book is way stronger than the first. But the ending makes me so excited for book 4 (and I’m screaming that I have an ARC of it to start right after this), so I have to bump my rating up to 4 stars. I love Paige and her character growth. I’m blown away by the world building done in 3 books. I can’t WAIT to see where this series goes.

Original Review
3.5 stars
I'm a huge fan of The Bone Season series and have been eagerly awaiting the relea
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
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  ·  review of another edition
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 a
Dannii Elle
First Read: March 2017, Rating: 5/5 stars
Second Read: May 2021, Rating: 5/5 stars

Paige Mahoney thought the destruction and devastation to her world couldn’t get any worse. She thought the corruption couldn’t seep any further. She thought the debauched could be overcome. Paige Mahoney was wrong.

The immortal race of the Rephaim are playing puppets with those in authority and the flesh-eating emim have infiltrated London. Paige has won ownership of the underground clairvoyant society and now must m
Mar 31, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rtc, low-fantasy
Samantha Shannon holds my heart in her cold, cold hands.
review to come...
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
Holy shit. Holy shit. This series just keeps getting better.

Raquel Flockhart
1. The Bone Season | ★★★
2. The Mime Order | ★★★★

“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.”

The Song Rising is the third instalment in the The Bone Season series. It starts with a prelude right where The Mime Order left off, to jump to four weeks later in the first chapter. The clairvoyant community is in danger more than ever since Senshield, a powerful device able to detect the first three

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.. :( ...more
Melissa (BookishMomo)
1/26/2021 (Reread for The Mask Falling): I forgot how much the ending made me cry. This series just gets better with each reread and each new book.
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 sus
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 bl
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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,
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
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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:
Beatrice in Bookland
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“We like to think we’re brave, but in the end, we’re only human.”

reread #1: this book is pain, just pain

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
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
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
Jun 10, 2015 marked it as wishlist  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
Dear everyone,

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

Thanks a million.

xoxo etc,

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
A. S.
Dec 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016

the bandar blog

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
4.75 stars, rounded up. I can't believe that I finally read this book! It feels like it has been so long, and yet, every single step of this novel felt so well-executed. I enjoyed seeing the expansion of Paige's world, and the continuation of her story and once again, I was thoroughly immersed in this story. ...more
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
DNF @30%.

I'm sorry, I can't get myself to care about this world, these characters, this story anymore. It's all just so bland, I hate Paige because she has zero personality, the plot is dull and unimaginative and predictable, Warden is literally a cardboard cutout, the villains are flat and uninspiring, the side characters have no soul in them, I JUST DON'T CARE.
M.  Reads Books and Fics
Well, this book was awesome. There are so many things I want to happen. Can't believe I have to wait until next year to find out what's going to happen. It's going to be super intense! ...more
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Amy (libraryofamy)

“You have risen from the ashes before. The only way to survive is to believe you always will.”

Another fantastic installment to one of my new favorite series! I can't believe I have to wait until next year for the fourth book. But, and I'll talk about this in a second, I feel like this was also the perfect place for me to take a break from this series. I read the first two books last month, and I just couldn't wait to get into The Song Rising. I haven't binged a series like this in a
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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)
  • The Mask Falling (The Bone Season, #4)
  • Untitled (The Bone Season, #5)
  • Untitled (The Bone Season, #6)
  • Untitled (The Bone Season, #7)

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