Waiting On Wednesday: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we’re dying for panting over eagerly awaiting the chance to read.

My pick for this week is The Bone Season (Scion #1) by Samantha Shannon!

theboneseasonComing August 20, 2013
It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing.

But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister even than Scion. The voyant prison is a separate city—Oxford, erased from the map two centuries ago and now controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. These creatures, the Rephaim, value the voyants highly—as soldiers in their army.

Paige is assigned to a Rephaite keeper, Warden, who will be in charge of her care and training. He is her master. Her natural enemy. But if she wants to regain her freedom, Paige will have to learn something of his mind and his own mysterious motives.

The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine—a young woman learning to harness her powers in a world where everything has been taken from her.


HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS BOOK BEFORE NOW? I just happened to stumble upon it while browsing Goodreads – imagine my utter shock and surprise when I read that the extremely young author had signed a six-figure deal for three out of a potential seven books AND THAT SHE’S BEING TOUTED AS THE NEXT J.K. ROWLING!!!


Obviously I must read this. Will definitely be buying on August 20th!

What are you patiently waiting on?

Note: This post was also scheduled before I received the happy news that I was approved for an ARC of this book! Hmm, wonder if I can make this a habit…

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Hi. My name is Shannon and I like books. And photography. And video games. I use this space to talk about books, review books, and generally participate in badassery.


  1. Judith

    It’s on Netgalley right now! I’m VERY excited about this one :)

    • Shannon

      I know! I requested it and was approved – so freaking excited!

  2. Kelley

    OMG yes. I want this book SO BAD!!

    • Shannon

      *drools* I’m having a really hard time not reading it RIGHT NOW. Trying to get some other obligations out of the way first. GAH!

  3. Sophie Louise (@DayDreamsWorld)

    I have a proof of this one! So excited to read it – it’s absolutely huge and the imagination in just the first few pages is astonishing!

    • Shannon

      I’m so excited too! Would love to hear what you think about it when you finish it Sophie Louise!

    • Shannon

      I’m seriously having trouble not dropping everything else and just reading it right now!

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