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Chelsea Russell's Blog

I grew up with a love of the written word. Writing is an art just like any other creative endeavor. Unlike painting with pastels, my words are my medium.

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Justin Cronin
The Golem and the Jinni
Helene Wecker
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The Bone Season

The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon I really enjoyed this book and thought the idea behind it was quite original. It took about three chapters for me to become immersed in the storyline, but after that I was hooked. The concept of building an entire world based around clairvoyance was truly intriguing. Those who are voyant (AKA clairvoyant) are considered criminals. Amaurotics (AKA individuals who aren’t clairvoyant) view them as freaks who must be eradicated for the good of society.

I did have a couple problems with this book. First of all, I thought it was poorly edited. There were quite a few times when I just had to shake my head in wonder because the mistakes were glaringly obvious. At times I’d come across an error and would have to pause because I felt as though I’d misread something. It was all a bit annoying.

Also, I wish I had known there was a glossary because it would have made understanding the various slang terms a lot easier. It’s located at the back of the book, which might explain why I didn’t notice it until I was finished. Since the map was at the front of the book I suppose I expected the glossary to be there as well.

Overall, I really enjoyed “The Bone Season.” I thought it was an engaging read with fascinating characters. I’m definitely looking forward to the next book in the series. I just hope the publishers do a better job of copy editing the next time around.