Published by Bloomsbury USA on March 7th 2017
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The hotly anticipated 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 Senshield, a deadly technology that spells doom for the clairvoyant community and the world as they know it…
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has not influenced my review in any way.
The Song Rising follows on from the ending of The Mime Order and so obviously my review will contain spoiler-ish content from the previous two books.
It took me ages to finish, not because I wasn’t enjoying it, but because it really is a slow book. Back when I posted my review of The Mime Order, I remember thinking that when The Song Rising came out I would devour it. I didn’t think it would last in my hands more than 24 hours. In fact I think I contacted the lovely BloomsburySyd very shortly after to let them know I would LOVE to review book three. Well I didn’t devour it, regardless, it was solid.
By the end I was again wishing I had a copy of book four ready to go. That’s been consistently the best part of this series, each book burns slow but by the end you realise you caught fire and you’re kinda screwed.
Things I enjoyed:
- The villains. Ohhhh the villains. They are plenty and vicious.
- Paige facing consequences for her, at times, stupid actions (thankfully she is not a special snowflake. Refreshing!)
- The world building. All of the different parts of Scion, and parts outside of Scion, that we get to see! Book four is going to be quite literally View Spoiler »a whole new world. « Hide Spoiler
Things I didn’t enjoy:
- “We can’t View Spoiler »be together « Hide Spoiler in this awful, awful world, even though View Spoiler »we make each other incredibly happy « Hide Spoiler.”
Also, I was sad about the cover changes, but then pleasantly surprised by the announcement of the collectors editions! You can get it on Book Depository here.