Review: The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon


Synopsis from Goodreads:

“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 stabilizing 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 . . .”

My rating:

The Song Rising is the third instalment in the dystopian fantasy series, The Bone Season… What can I say? The Song Rising is absolutely brilliant, I loved every single page! It was well worth the extra wait. We now see Paige take on the role of Underqueen, get to explore Scion’s bases in other parts of the country, see the Mime Order try to destroy and stay ahead (not always successfully) of Scion’s new technology, Senshield, which can detect the auras of clairvoyants.
Samantha expands her world beyond London and Oxford, introducing syndicates in both Manchester and Edinburgh.

The story of Jaxon’s ties with Nashira Sargas and the Rephaim is told in more detail, this is something I’ve been dying to find out – who knew he could be anymore of a douche?! I do think there might be more to it that is yet to unfold, there’s always been more to Jaxon than meets the eye.

There are so many layers to this world and story that Samantha has created, it’s impossible to get bored, you take something new away each time you read them.
I have really enjoyed reading this series, they get better and better with each instalment. I can’t wait to see where Samantha takes the story in book four. I highly recommend reading these books, even if you don’t normally read fantasy, there’s something for everyone!


The Song Rising published March 7 by Bloomsbury



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