Title: The Mime Order
Author: Samantha Shannon
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
Some minor spoilers if you haven’t read The Bone Season.
Shannon has done it again. And oh boy, she has done it better.
The Mime Order, is a riveting ride, packed full of bloody suspense, mystery and enough palpable sexual tension to keep you on the edge of your seat.
You may recall me mentioning that the first book in this series, The Bone Season was a book full of complex world building, so much so that I found myself a little confounded at times. However, in this book that same world building shines, making a thoroughly immersing read.
The Mime Order starts precisely where The Bone Season finishes, with Paige and the other voyants she has rescued re-entering London. Conflicted Paige must somehow find a way to alert the other voyants of London the threat that now looms over them – without upsetting her Mime Lord. Of course, she must deal with all of this whilst simultaneously being on the run from Scion.
But Paige is a strong female character, who isn’t afraid to fight for what she believes in and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how she developed in this book. I also enjoyed getting to know the other characters who were notably ‘distant friends’ from a past life in the first book.
Also: this book has a great plot twist at the end which is making me seriously regret not having The Song Rising on hand after I finished it.
However like its predecessor, this book is weighed down a little with all the politics and all the different factions of voyants (which I’m still struggling to get my head around).
I’m rating this book 4/5 stars.