The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Summary from GoodReads
Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London...
As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on the dreamwalker, 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 centre 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.
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When I was able to buy the new copy of "The Mime Order" I was prepared for more heart-pounding moments of Paige and her Warden. When I also happened to discuss the book with Tika from fANGIRLconfessions she almost tried to spoil me (well almost, but thank you so, so much Tika!)
So, right after their ecspae from Scion, Paige, few survivor and the Seven Dials try to hide away from the Rephaim, the dictatorship of the Sargas and mostly try to find a way to stop the incoming measures against claivorcants.
The first almost-half of the book was a big stage setting. Paige had a lot fighting scenes to the point of maing me feel sorry for her. She never got a chance to rest and Warden was absent. He does appear later and every page was a new relevation as I wanted to get more moments between Paige and Warden.
The both know their feelings and they must hide them from everyone. The Rephaim also make an appearance, always threatening but I get the feeling that there will be a compromise on the sagas.
As for the ending? After all the action I got to the last part of the book, I didn't expect, EVER to see this change on the characters. Nothing will ever be the same after that last scene.
I will patiently wait for the next book, but of course as a loyal crazy book blogger I will demand the next copy to come out NOW!
About the author:
Samantha Shannon was born and raised in West London. From 2010 to 2013 she studied English Language and Literature at St Anne's College, Oxford, where she specialised in Emily Dickinson and Principles of Film Criticism.
In 2012 she signed a book deal with Bloomsbury Publishing to publish the first three books in a seven-book series, beginning with The Bone Season. Film rights to the novel were optioned by Andy Serkis's London-based production company The Imaginarium Studios in 2012, and acquired by Twentieth Century Fox and Chernin Studios in October 2013. The Bone Season has been translated into twenty-nine languages. Its first sequel, The Mime Order, will hit shelves on 27 January 2015.