The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London…
As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on the dreamwalker, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take centre stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner.
Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided.
This book!!! This is the sequel to The Bone Season and I genuinely feel like kicking myself because it took me so long to pick this series up!! Like, why did I wait this long?? This book was even better than the first and I loved watching the way things were changing in various different ways.
I loved watching the character changes in Paige. She was definitely put through a lot in book one and it shows. I liked the fact that the previous events had an impact on her because it made it more real. She managed to work through the issues, but I liked the way that the little, everyday things impacted her as well. I also loved the way that she started to stand up for what she believed in. She couldn’t go back to the way that things were before, so she worked on changing them.
I also enjoyed getting to know Jaxon more. We didn’t get to see much of him in the first book before she was taken away, so I was glad that we got to see him and the way he is in this book. I am not going to lie, I was expecting something completely different to what we got. From the way he was described in the first book to the way that Paige changed and opened her eyes and saw him for who he really is in the second book was leaps and bounds. He was cold and callous and expected everything to be done his way. I kept hoping and hoping that there was some form of redemption available for him because I felt like, with the right kind of push, he could have been a good person … However, after that ending!!! :-O
I also enjoyed the way that the book was not only character focused, but also plot focused. The characterisation and the progress of the characters didn’t deter from the plot as a whole. They both went hand in hand and one thing always had an impact on the other. It flowed seamlessly and the plot definitely helped to keep the readers on their toes because I just had to know what was going to happen next! There was always something going on and there wasn’t really a quiet lull plot wise.
All in all, I absolutely loved this book and I do already have Song Rising to read some time soon! I am absolutely loving the series so far and I cannot wait to carry it on! I gave this book 5/5 stars.
9 thoughts on “The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon”
Yay! I love when I find someone else that adores The Bone Season series. That big fight at the end and Jaxon’s reaction just left my jaw hanging. Can’t wait to see what you think of Song Rising. It is the best of the series so far, in my opinion.
I’m hoping to get to it soon – I have some beta reading and a couple of ARCs to get through first 🙂 and I know right!! The ending shocked me so much 😮😮 I knew Jacob was a bit of a dick, but that took the biscuit!
Great review for this book Lauren, and I am so so so glad to see you’re enjoying this series as well. The Mime Order really takes things to the next level after The Bone Season, and The Song Rising takes things even further so I can’t wait to see your review for that book.
Pretty much the whole ending, from the fight between the Mime Lords to the last page, had me reading with my mouth hanging open in shock. I couldn’t believe what I was reading but in the best possible way! 😀
Again great review, and I hope you enjoy The Song Rising as well Lauren. 🙂
I’m definitely looking forward to getting around to book three! And I know right 😮😮😮 those scenes were completely epic and the ending … 😮😮
Book three is even better, I seriously can’t wait to see your review for The Song Rising. God it really was, it changed everything didn’t it? 🙂
Another one of those series that I still haven’t started yet, oops.. So many books, so little time, haha.
I nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award, btw! So if you’re up for it:
You should definitely get to it – it’s been amazing so far 🙂 and thanks, I’ll check it out