The Song Rising – Samantha Shannon

Original book title: The Song Rising (The Bone Season #3)
Author: Samantha Shannon
Publisher: Bloomsbury , 350 pages
Language: English
Original languageEnglish
Year of publication:  2017

This is the third book in Samantha Shannon’s series, The Bone Season. I don’t really know how to write this review, because I neither liked nor disliked the book. Honestly, I’m tired of the series and am not sure if I will continue reading it.

In this book, the revolution has begun with our main character, Paige Mahoney, as a leader. It doesn’t work properly as she wants and an enemy from her past pops up and risks destroying everything.

It feels like Shannon is aware that she has signed a contract where she promised seven books in the series but don’t really have the material for it. As a result, I feel that the story is dragging out instead of being action-packed. Shannon is also unusually hard on her main character. Paige makes mistakes after mistake and it causes me, as a reader, to lose confidence in her. Sure, it’s good that the main character is human but as a reader, I want to see her succeed too.
Shannon’s writing is getting better and better for each book and it’s fun to see how she develops as a writer. She has managed to build a complex, but captivating world with interesting characters, but the plot is getting tiresome. The story needs to speed up.

As I said before, I’m unsure if I’m going to continue reading this series. The next book in this series isn’t out until next year, so I’m not going to make a decision yet, but we’ll see.


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