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The Bone Season Review

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Author: Samantha Shannon

Release: 2013

Genre: Fantasy

Pages: 452

Truly one of the most engaging and addictive books I have read in a long time, I could not talk myself into putting The Bone Season down once I had started it. Ms. Shannon immerses readers in an alternate version of Europe, where the Scion rules supreme and works to stop the onslaught of clairvoyants roaming in the nations.

Our protagonist comes in the form of Paige Mahoney, a powerful clairvoyant who works in the underground world of London for the Syndicate. After being captured and forced into a world previously unknown to her, Paige is embroiled with new information that will change her world forever.

The sheer thought and detail gone into the creation of this world makes me believe that Ms. Shannon will soon become recognized as one of most inventive, groundbreaking authors of her generation.

I encourage you readers who have not entered this amazing world of Scion Europe to do so as soon as you can. Let yourself escape to a place where your mind will never stop trying to figure out various nuances. You won’t regret it.

Rating: 5/5 dreamwalkers

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The Royal We Review

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Author: Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Release: 2015

Genre: Romance

Pages: 454

The cover of this book immediately brings to mind Kate Middleton and Prince William. However, this brilliant piece of writing brings to light the not-so-glamourous side of the coin that comes when a ‘commoner’ falls in love with royalty.

Beginning at Oxford and spanning a number of years, The Royal We tells the story of Rebecca ‘Bex’ Porter, an Idahoan with dreams of awakening her artistic talents in England. While at school she meets the Prince Nicholas and his gang of friends, who show Bex the ropes in her new country while treating her to the privileges that come with a royal friend.

From start to finish, I was glued to the book’s vibrant characters and undeniably mesmerizing plot. The evolution of Bex is extremely realistic, allowing for many readers to identify with both her passions and struggles.

If you’re looking for a book that will keep you up to all hours of the night, yet still leave you breathless then head to your nearest bookstore or library to pick up a copy of The Royal We.

Rating: 5/5 study abroad experiences

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