Perhaps closer to a 3.75 Really like the concept, such a fascinating world and characters There were some times where a lot of information is given at once, but definitely enjoyed it. ALL SPOILERS ARE HIDDENThis book is disgusting My skin was crawling with revulsion while I read it.The first part the first three chapters were already upsetting me It s an alternate reality England 200 years ago, some humans started becoming clairvoyant It s unclear whether this was triggered by something or if The Year IsNineteen Year Old Paige Mahoney Is Working In The Criminal Underworld Of Scion London, Based At Seven Dials, Employed By A Man Named Jaxon Hall Her Job To Scout For Information By Breaking Into People S Minds For Paige Is A Dreamwalker, A Clairvoyant And, In The World Of Scion, She Commits Treason Simply By BreathingIt Is Raining The Day Her Life Changes For Ever Attacked, Drugged And Kidnapped, Paige Is Transported To Oxford A City Kept Secret For Two Hundred Years, Controlled By A Powerful, Otherworldly Race Paige Is Assigned To Warden, A Rephaite With Mysterious Motives He Is Her Master Her Trainer Her Natural Enemy But If Paige Wants To Regain Her Freedom She Must Allow Herself To Be Nurtured In This Prison Where She Is Meant To DieThe Bone Season Introduces A Compelling Heroine And Also Introduces An Extraordinary Young Writer, With Huge Ambition And A Teeming Imagination Samantha Shannon Has Created A Bold New Reality In This Riveting Debut Actual rating 3.5 starsThe Bone Season is easily the most hyped book of 2013, surpassing even the conclusion of the Divergent series, Allegiant As the first in a seven book series, it s already been optioned for a movie and did appear on the New York Times Bestsellers list its debut week But when I heard the magical words the next J.K Rowling my interest, along with many, was instantly piqued due to my severe lack of will power But like any book surrounded by a massive amount of hype, the Actual rating 3.5 starsThe Bone Season i Um I can t even begin to explain the stuff in this book You will have to read it or read some other review But, I freaking loved it How I don t know, I m weird that way Note There is a glossary in the back to help with the book I should probably have studied it but it s all good Paige gets taken by these people things and is turned into a slave She gets the better person thing as her master His name is Arcturus but he s called Warden I liked him Yeah, he was a slave owner but Um I can t even begin to explain the stuff in this book You will have to read it or read some other review But, I freaking loved it How I don t know, I m weird that Knowledge is dangerous Once you know something, you can t get rid of it You have to carry it AlwaysWellllll This one is a bit tough to rate and review It was a great book BUT it definitely had its huh moments Let me start off by saying that this world is DENSE Holy crap I cannot put a finger on this worldbuilding It s like I get it, but I don t You read it and you re like WHAT IS GOING ON, but it just flows anyways even with a big question mark floating above your head ItKnowledge is dangerous Onc TW SlaveryIf I had to describe my relationship with The Bone Season in one gif The narrative is choppy and bounces constantly between different subjects without transition The author is young and it shows the information about the world is shared rather clumsily through infodump and awkward flashbacks when it suits the author to do so I didn t complain in the beginning, because I was interested in knowingabout the world When it went on during the whole book, though TOO MUCH I c TW SlaveryIf I had to describe my relationship with The Bone Season in one gif The narrative is choppy and bounces constantly between different subjects without transition The author is young and it shows the information about the world is shared rather clumsily through infodump and awkward flashbacks when it suits the author to do so I didn t complain in the beginning, because I was interested in knowingabout the world When it went on during the whole book, though TOO MUCH I can t endure that, especially because it wasn t well incorporated into the story Also, I ceased to care Stripped of its fancy words , the world is nothing special really think PNR blended with Dystopian YA there s even an attempt at Resistance I CANNOT STAND RESISTANCE PLOTS A This was what my spirit longed to do, to wander in strange lands It couldn t stand being trapped in one body all the time It had wanderlust This was the Life Lit book of the month for July, and while I honestly didn t know what to expect and wasn t feeling particularly enthusiastic about starting this series, I was shocked by how much I loved this book This wasof a 4.5 star read for me, but I didn t feel good about rounding down for this one PLOTIn the future, the government h This was what my spirit longed to do, to wander in strange lands It couldn t stand being trapped in one body all the time It had wanderlust This was the Life Lit book of the month for July, and while I honestly didn t know what to expect and wasn t feeling particularly enthusiastic about starting this series, I was shocked by how much I loved this book This wasof a 4.5 star read for me, but I didn t feel good about rounding down for this one PLOTIn the future, th I really, really wanted to like this book It sounds stupid but I actually feel slightly guilty at how disappointed I was with it and I think the main reason is because the author is a British student of the same age as me and, as soon as I learned that, I really wanted her to succeed I really wanted Shannon to be the next J.K.Rowling, as some are calling her I really wanted her debut to take me out of this world and leave me desperate to get my hands on the next installment However, I just I really, really wanted to like this book It sounds stupid but I actually feel slightly guilty at how disappointed I was with it and I think the main reason is because the author is a British student of the same age as me and, as soon as I learned that, I really wanted her to succeed I really wanted Shannon to be the next J.K.Rowling, as some are calling her I really wanted her debut to take me out of this world and leave me desperate to get my hands on the next installment However, I just didn t think The Bone Season was anything special or original In my opinion, it shows definite potential for Shannon s future as a writer but the story is a regurgitated vers In short the publisher s overblown hype set this book up for judgment and failure, but the book itself provided the rope.I hate hype The thing about hype is that it unfairly, at times sets the bar up so high that there is really nowhere to go but down This is true especially in the case of such a young author You throw in the name Bloomsbury, and the seven book series bit, and the J.K Rowling comparison surely comes It certainly sets standards extremely high, unrealistically high, th In short the publisher s overblown hype set this book up for judgment and failure, but the book itself provided the rope.I hate hype The thing about hype is that it unfairly, at times sets the bar up so high that there is really nowhere to go but down This is true especially in the case of such a young author You throw in the name Bloomsbury, and the seven book series bit, and the J.K Rowling comparison surely comes It certainly sets standards extremely high, unrealistically high, that inevitably one is disappointed with anything less An