The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

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The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2)

by Samantha Shannon

published by Bloomsbury

expected publication- January 2015

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

 

My Review

When I read The Bone Season last year, I was pretty surprised by how much I liked it.  It was certainly not my kind of book, a little too dystopian/sci fi for me.   But I loved it, and I was very excited for a chance to read the sequel before it was published.  Net Galley was very emphatic that the version I read is NOT the finalized version that will come out in January.  Well, I thought it was great!  It has been sometime since I read the first book, and it took me awhile to remember all the characters, especially since the names are all pretty strange.  Once I got that all sorted, I was hooked just as much as I was with the first book.  It is a little hard to actually summarize, but if you read and enjoyed The Bone Season, read this book.  Then sit around and wonder why the third isn’t out yet!  But keep in mind, this is the second in what is supposed to be a series of SEVEN books!  Yeah- lots to look forward to.

Summary

Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal penal colony of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the fugitives are still missing and she is the most wanted person in London.

As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take center stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner.

Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided. Will Paige know who to trust? The hunt for the dream walker is on. (from Goodreads)

Update-

I was just informed that The  Mime Order will be available as an audiobook on January 27th.  Here is a clip from it-

 https://soundcloud.com/audible/the-mime-order

Hope you enjoy it!

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Bookish (& Not So Bookish) Thoughts

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Bookish & Not So Bookish Thoughts

is a weekly meme hosted by Christine over at Bookishly Boisterous, where we post things that are on our minds.  Head over there and check it out!

1.  I went to a new book club this week (more about it tomorrow).  A teacher at the kids’ school was the guest speaker.  I want her to choose ALL the books I read.

2.  I drove my kids (16 and 14) to school-20 miles away.  It wasn’t until about 10 minutes into the ride, me chatting away, that I realized they both had their headphones one.  Teenagers suck.

3.  After the headphone incident, I decide to try my very first audio book on these car rides.  I went to the library and took out Burial Rites, which sounded like a good book, that I just haven’t been able to push myself to read.

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I LOVE IT!  It is so well read.

Can anyone recommend another audio book?

4.  I am landing a baby shower for my husband’s sister.  Do not ask why.  One thought- baby shower games can border on moronic.  Plus we are having a co-ed shower.  These men are going to run for the hills if I don’t reign this in.  We will have a baby pool- that’s it.

5.  Not book related- but I think I am becoming Gluten intolerant.  One cracker and I am in agony.  Or someone is slowly poisoning me.

6.  Halloween is not fun without little kids.  And I can’t seem to find a good costume for 80 lbs chocolate Lab that he will keep on.

I wish I could do this-

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7.  I read the sequel to The Bone Season called The Mime Order last week.  I don’t know why, but I love both of these books.  They are confusing, strange, and I am not sure I am understanding everything.  I still love it.

Well, I need to walk above mentioned Lab, and mail invites for above mentioned shower, and figure out dinner for above mentioned sucky teenagers.