The Song Rising
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
I'm a huge fan of The Bone Season series and have been eagerly awaiting the relea ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
“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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
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 ...more
"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 ...more
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, ...more
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 ...more
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
This third book was the best one for me ...more
I can't remember specifics, all i know is that it was amazing, as expected, possibly my favourite in the series so far ...more
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
Book Three of The Bone Season series
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 ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
“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 ...more
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 ...more