Waiting on Wednesday (25): The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

Samantha Shannon
Release Date:  August 20, 2013
by Bloomsbury USA

It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing.

But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister even than Scion. The voyant prison is a separate city—Oxford, erased from the map two centuries ago and now controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. These creatures, the Rephaim, value the voyants highly—as soldiers in their army.

Paige is assigned to a Rephaite keeper, Warden, who will be in charge of her care and training. He is her master. Her natural enemy. But if she wants to regain her freedom, Paige will have to learn something of his mind and his own mysterious motives.

The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine—a young woman learning to harness her powers in a world where everything has been taken from her. It also introduces an extraordinary young writer, with huge ambition and a teeming imagination. Samantha Shannon has created a bold new reality in this riveting debut. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads)

I didn’t even know about this book until a couple of weeks ago, and I wish I had known about it earlier, because there were copies at BEA apparently! Dang!  But it sounds really good!

What book are you waiting on?  Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll stop by your blog! And don’t forget to check out my current giveaway!


  1. Jennifer Messerschmidt

    June 26, 2013 at 6:12 am

    This is new to me! I love books in the future and ones with secret societies. Her job is scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Awesome job! LOL

    My WOW

  2. Brandi Kosiner

    June 26, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I haven't heard of this one, but looks good. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  3. Olena P

    June 26, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Wow this sounds so mysterious and intriguing. This one is definitely going on my TBR pile. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Pabkins

    June 26, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Yeah and I think because of the stark white over cover that the copies at BEA weren't going like hotcakes…it seems like every time I walked past there was a huge stack on the ground. I went and checked it out only because the books looked so lonely there on the floor! Sometimes it pays to check out the ones that aren't garnering a lot of attention!

  5. Natalie Natflixandbooks

    June 26, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Yes! I cannot wait for this one. It sounds so interesting and is getting huge early buzz. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

  6. fakesteph

    June 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I'm about to start this one! I'm so excited!!!!

  7. Joy H

    June 26, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Sounds like and interesting and great choice!

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