Review: On the Merits of Unnaturalness (The Bone Season) – Samantha Shannon


On the Merits of Unnaturalness (The Bone Season) – Samantha Shannon

On the Merits of Unnaturalness

Title: On the Merits of Unnaturalness

Author: Samantha Shannon

Release Date: January 25, 2015

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Format: eBook

Page Number: 37

Source: TBR

Be aware, my good Reader, that this Pamphlet, no matter how controversial its content, must never fall into enemy Hands.

The most important piece of clairvoyant literature written in the twenty-first century, On the Merits of Unnaturalness is a pamphlet first published anonymously in 2031 by Jaxon Hall, the voyant who would later become the mime-lord known as the White Binder.

Hall was the first to index both known and supposed forms of Unnaturalness, resulting in the classification of the Seven Orders. This controversial piece of literature spread across the voyant underworld like a plague, revolutionising the syndicate but also creating discord in the form of brutal gang wars between the newly-divided categories, the scars of which can still be seen today.

3 out of 5 stars


This information was good to know, but it was totally not necessary to The Bone Season story. This is the pamphlet that Jaxon writes in the series, and the whole time I could ONLY think of how angry I am at him for other things… ugh.

I was kind of bored while reading this, but I do think it was valuable information. This novella just described the seven levels of clairvoyance in this world. There were some references to the 1980s which was funny because in the series it’s 2059, so to them the 1980s was forever ago. I just thought it was comical. There were little snippets that were funny, but I did think that Jaxon dwelled on his order the most. Obviously he knew the most information about that because he was writing from his own experience, but it made it a little suspicious.

There’s not much to say about this, but my piece of advice would be to not spend the $2 on this ebook.

Series:

The Pale Dreamer (The Bone Season #0.5)

The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1)

The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2)

The Song Rising (The Bone Season #3)

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Review: The Song Rising (The Bone Season #3) – Samantha Shannon


The Song Rising (The Bone Season #3) – Samantha Shannon

The Song Rising (The Bone Season, #3)

Title: The Song Rising (The Bone Season #3)

Author: Samantha Shannon

Release Date: March 7, 2017

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 384

Source: Public Library

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…

4 out of 5 stars


Again, I’m so glad that I actually picked up this series this year, because I’m really enjoying it!

I read this book as a buddy read with my friend Kenedie, and that really pushed me to read it and get through it. The first half of this book was hella slow, and REALLY hard for me to focus on. I was doing a lot of school work, and also trying to read another book, so this got set aside. That is my theory for why I didn’t enjoy the first half that much, but the second half was so redeeming!

This book follows Paige Mahoney, the new Underqueen for The Mime Order. She is trying to find and destroy the core of Senshield before it destroys all the Unnaturals in the world she lives in. She gets captured, and has to find out how to save her people, while still being alive… Hmm.

The second half and the ending. Wow. I’m so excited to read the next book of this series because I can’t wait to find out what happens. It’s sad because the next book is still untitled, and it’s supposed to come out sometime in 2018, sooooooo I have to wait a little while, but I’ll get there.

I highly recommend this series to anyone who likes paranormal, urban fantasy, and lots of action. This book is full to the brim of intensely written action scenes, that are so fun to read. They feel so real when you’re reading them, so if you like action, you’d be here for it.

I don’t want to give any spoilers as this is the third book in the series, but Jaxon pisses me off. I’m sad that the Seven Dials had to be separated. I know that Zeke will show up sometime. I’m excited because Warden and Paige are traveling together. The next book will be interesting, and I can’t wait to read it, because Samantha Shannon knows how to write a cliff-hanger!!

Series:

The Pale Dreamer (The Bone Season #0.5)

The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1)

The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2)

On the Merits of Unnaturalness (The Bone Season)