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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Friday 56: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice


These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

Synopsis:
The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.
It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.





'Arcturus came to stand beside me. Too close. My back stiffened. 
"You should know that we sleep by day here."
I said nothing.
"You should also know that it is not my custom to take tenants."
What a nice word for prisoners.'

18 comments:

  1. I loved The Bone Season! I hope you're enjoying it. :)

    Check out my 56 (with Book Beginnings).

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    1. I did. It was a really good book. I just need to get the sequel, but I'm waiting for it to go on sale.

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  2. I HAVE to read this book. I haven't read it yet and I understand there is a sequel. Argh. So many books... My Friday Posts

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    1. I heard it's going to be a 7 book series. That's a lot of books.

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  3. This has been recommended to me. Still not sure about it. I take it that is an alien speaking to her. Kind of creepy!

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/03/13/the-friday-56-54-the-unspoken/

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    1. Ya know. I'm still not sure if they are aliens or not.

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  4. Cool cover and title. I would definitely give this one a shot.
    sherry @ fundinmentalFriday Memes

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    1. I was actually really impressed with how well it was written. The author is kind of young. (I think she was around 20-21 when it was published) It was a really great read, and while there is a really mild romance in the story it takes a back seat to the rest of what is happening.

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  5. I haven't heard of this one but I'm definitely intrigued. I like her voice in the 56. It sounds like she's got a little bit of sarcasm in her.

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    1. The protag in this book is really smart and headstrong. One of my favorite protagonists.

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  6. Interesting passage. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Happy weekend. :)

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  7. I'm so intrigued!!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you. I hope you give this book a chance, it's really good.

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  8. Wow..may have to add this to my TBR pile :)

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    1. Highly recommend. This book has a great plot and great characters, with a story that keeps you guessing.

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    1. Well technically they are Adult because of the age of the characters, but the content is YA.

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