The Song Rising (Bone Season #3)
by Samantha Shannon
A rebel who becomes a queen
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…
HOLY SHIT THIS BOOK IS GOOD!
LIKE IT’S AMAZING. LIKE IT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND. LIKE IT WILL LEAVE YOU SPEECHLESS. LIKE IT WILL LEAVE YOU IMPATIENT FOR BOOK #4.
This series is seriously out of this world! Every book is like a million times better than the last one. The stakes become higher, the world becomes even more vivid and with every chapter, there’s a new twist and turn. Paige continues to capture our hearts with her wit, determination and strength. I don’t care what you’re doing now, you just have to read this series.
Paige is now Underqueen of Scion London, trying to bring freedom to her people in the face of the powerful Rephaim and Senshield, a new technology that threatens their very existence. In Song Rising, Paige has too many enemies and not enough allies. Her relationship with Warden becomes more complicated with the threats that come their way and Paige must choose what she must give up in order to claim the freedom of the clairvoyants.
Paige is just awesome. In this book, she has pretty much has everything against her. She doesn’t have Jaxon anymore, she’s relying on the Rephaims for funds and now with Senshield, she and her clairvoyants must go into hiding. Ms Shannon really created a hot mess that I have no idea is going to be solved. I swear Senshield is probably the most dangerous plot addition Shannon could’ve come up with. How the fuck is Paige supposed to kill Nashira, find freedom for the Mime Order when they have to hide all the damn time?! The whole time reading, I felt so powerless. I just wanted to get rid of Senshield with a click of a finger, it would’ve made the whole complication just so much easier. There are so many dimensions to the story’s complication. Nashira simply has to die but is somehow evading all of the Mime Order’s effort to kill her. URGH MY HATRED FOR HER IS JUST IMMENSE. And then again, London Scion is pretty much a puppet to her and I just can’t. WHY MUST THIS BE SO HARD??!!!! Compared to The Mime Order, not a lot of things actually happen in The Song Rising. There’s a lot of discussion and just trying to figure things out. A lot of the action occurs in the second half of the novel when the Mime Order has to go underground and when Nashira gets extremely aggravating but that doesn’t matter because this book is so damn good!
I really revelled in the scenes with the remaining I-4. I loved how Nick, Eliza, Danica and Paige worked together even with Jaxon and the others gone. They each bring that important something to the Mime Order. Nick and his inside information and natural kindness. Eliza and her compassion as well as also, Danica’s pure genius mind. And then there’s Paige and her determination. I was legitimately crying every time they had to part ways because of a plan. AND THE END OMG THE ENDING. Not spoiling anything BUT YOU WILL CRY. OMG THE TEARS WERE REAL. I couldn’t function for about a week and now I NEED to the fourth book but considering it took two years for The Song Rising to be released, we’ll be waiting a while folks.
Also, whilst Paige is just pulling her hair out trying to find Senshield’s core, destroy it as well as also trying to find some middle ground with Terebell and her Rephaims, there is also the whole thing with her and Warden. I swear Paige cannot make up her mind whether she should give Warden up or not and it’s kind of funny. She’ll talk to him, then make out with him until the next day where she will just ponder her guilt. When all this shit is done, I hope Shannon dedicates like a whole 3 chapters where Paige and Warden sort out their relationship because at the moment it is also as much of a hot mess as Scion is.
All in all, a third book that will blow you away. It’s such an explosive, heart-shattering and inspiring book about the power of leadership and character. Round of applause for Ms Shannon, ‘The Song Rising’ was so worth two years of wait.