AUTHOR: SAMANTHA SHANNON • CATEGORY: DYSTOPIA / YA • SERIES: THE BONE SEASON (BOOK 3) • PAGES: 363
NOTE- I was sent a review copy of The Song Rising from the brilliant people at Bloomsbury Australia in exchange for my honest review. If you wish to see my review policy you can find it here.
A rebel who becomes a queen
The amazing 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 large, the task of stabilising the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging.
Little does Paige know that her reign may be cut short by the introduction of a deadly technology that spells doom for the clairvoyant community and the world as they know it…
This review is for the third book in The Bone Season series, so of you haven’t read the first two and wish to then stop reading now. Seriously stop. Why are you still reading? OK, since you are still reading just go and buy (or loan) the first two then come back alright.
In this third instalment we pick up shortly after Paige becomes Underqueen and boom it feels like we are straight back into the action. Have all the issues of the voyants been solved by page taking control of the Mime Order? Hells to the no.
This book is fast paced and action packed. I felt that The Mime Order lacked the action that we saw in The Bone Season and focuses more around plot points and character development. I am pleased to say that The Song Rising ramps up the action but also pulls together more plot aspects as well. We learn so much more about Scion beyond London, which is a great for a change of scenery and to add depth to the story.
Paige remains the character that we know and love her to be and with that is her inexperience. She was kept in the dark by Jaxon on a lot of things, making her still a bit naive. She makes mistakes! Of course she makes mistakes, she just got a job that she is unqualified for in the most high pressure situation imaginable. Rule well or all your subjects are imprisoned or die. Pressure some? The thing about Paige is that she learns from her mistakes because she is smart and she also knows how best to use her team.
This is such a freaking amazing series and I simply cannot wait to see where the rest of this series takes us. Will they save the voyants? Could Paige and Warden ever have a future? How will the Rephaim fit into the world or will they just go back to the Netherworld? Can they ever stop the Emim? Sooooo many questions! Lucky there will be seven books, plenty of time to answer them all!! I patiently await book four (not at all patiently).
Overall Rating:￼￼￼￼ ￼￼☕☕￼￼☕☕☕ 5/5 teacups
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Happy reading x