Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

'Waiting on Wednesday' is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, where we pick the book we just can't wait to get our hands on next. 

Find out what we're waiting on after the jump:

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Synopsis from Goodreads:It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing.

But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister even than Scion. The voyant prison is a separate city—Oxford, erased from the map two centuries ago and now controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. These creatures, the Rephaim, value the voyants highly—as soldiers in their army.
Paige is assigned to a Rephaite keeper, Warden, who will be in charge of her care and training. He is her master. Her natural enemy. But if she wants to regain her freedom, Paige will have to learn something of his mind and his own mysterious motives.

The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine—a young woman learning to harness her powers in a world where everything has been taken from her. It also introduces an extraordinary young writer, with huge ambition and a teeming imagination. Samantha Shannon has created a bold new reality in this riveting debut.

If you know me, you probably know all about my (possibly unhealthy) obsession with organised crime. The plot of The Bone Season definitely caught my attention because of it but if you happen to follow Claire Legrand you'll know why I cannot wait until August 20th. While I think calling Samantha Shannon 'the next JK Rowling' is a bit ambitious, I have to say I am eagerly awaiting its release.

- Feli
So what are you 'waiting on' today? Let us know in the comments!


  1. Sounds exciting! :) Great choice, I'm going to add it to my TBR list.

  2. I cannot wait for this one. I have it per-ordered at my library. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

  3. Oh, this seems really interesting! Paige sounds like an awesome heroine :D

  4. Oh, the cover looks fantastic and this sounds like a great read.
    Cricket@Little Library Muse

  5. I had this up last week- I'm lucky enough to have a copy of it too. Can't wait to read it! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. I agree that the J.K. Rowling reference puts a LOT of pressure on this book and Samantha Shannon! I can't wait to read it though. It's one of my most anticipated summer reads! Great choice!

    Sabrina @I Heart Y.A. Fiction