How glad am I that I reread the first two books in this series before going onto the third? VERY.
I forgot so much. I feel like my mind has been enlightened. Like…I knew I was missing details, but not quite so much. And for a favourite series? Well, we can’t be having that now can we.
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It is a dark time for clairvoyants. Scion is in league with the Rephaim, an extraordinarily powerful, otherworldly race that intends to make humans its slaves.
In an unprecedented feat of bravery, Paige Mahoney has succeeded in leading a mass break-out from the brutal camp, Sheol I, where she and other clairvoyants were systematically imprisoned.
Paige is desperate to reach the safety of the London underworld, but the ruthless leader of the Rephaim, Nashira Sargas, is not likely to let her escape so easily…
*This was a reread for me*
WARNING: If you read this book, make sure you have the next book to hand because WHAT A CLIFFHANGER GOOD GRIEF. I had to wait two years for the next!
So, this book picks up right where The Bone Season left off. Which is mighty handy, because I personally hate it when you get to the next book and oh – there’s a summary of what happened in the last 6 months we just skipped because surely they’re not important?
And let me tell you, there’s so much going on in this book. Not in the ridiculously overwhelming way. More in the way that there’s always a problem or two to be dealt with. There’s dangers at every turn. You don’t know who to trust. You don’t know whether answers are true or a set up. And you have no idea where the story will go.
It means this book feels like a much shorter read than it is. For a book that’s over 500 pages long, it didn’t take me long to read at all, especially once you get hooked in all the goings-on. And I can’t get over how INTENSE it is. Especially towards the end. When I finished this book, I literally slammed it shut and took a deep breath, because I swear I hardly dared breathe for the last 100 pages or so.
As for the characters, I can’t get over how much I love them all. Not so much as people, but they do make GREAT characters to read about. But our protagonist, Paige…oh I adore her. She’s so strong, but you see her doubt herself, you see her fear, you see her trying to make the best out of any situation. She adapts so well, and I can’t help but admire her courage.
I also want to quickly mention that this book has some diversity, but in the way that it’s just a normal thing. I’ll be going into it more in my review for the next book – The Song Rising – as I think it’s a more prominent thing there from rumours I’ve heard. But in regards to characters sexuality, there’s mentions of characters being bisexual and gay, but without it being a big deal. It’s just the norm here, it’s not a “coming out” story.
But really, I just can’t deal with the end. I know I keep going on about it. But there was a moment where my heart actually stopped. I couldn’t believe it. And it’s SUCH a good ending to a book…I do just implore you all to read it. Though of course, read the first book first.
I know this review is in a shambles. I’m really bad at reviewing sequels, ok? 😆 THOUGH I have a review for the third book coming soon and I have so much to say already – so hopefully that one will be better!
NOTE: Possible trigger warning for self-harm.
Rated 5/5 stars!
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