The Mime Order book review

Posted April 10, 2017 by Jordann @thebookbloglife in 5 star, book reviews / 2 Comments

The Mime Order book reviewThe Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
Series: The Bone Season #2
Published by Bloomsbury on 27th January 2015
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Pages: 510
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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 is a book review of a second book in a series read my review of The Bone Season first!

Another reread and it didn’t disappoint. The Mime Order remains one of my favourite books. The characters are thrown into a world of politics and under hand dealings, with corruption never really seen before. Which shouldn’t really be a surprise seeing as the syndicate is made up of thieves and all sorts. But this book does it oh so well, better than you can imagine. Paige’s realisation is a gradual thing that is done is subtle but effective way – it makes The Mime Order all the more interesting.

One of the best things about this book is the arc that all of the characters go on, the way they all have grown into their characters and the story line. Paige especially seems to transition into something more, she has a very profound understanding of her surroundings but isn’t afraid to take on board what others say. I just love the growth in this book both characters and story line.

My favourite character in The Mime Order has to be Paige. She is a strong woman who recognises her flaws. She sees how naive she has been and how she needs to change the situation she is in. She also recognises the flaws of the characters around her and is unapologetic when pointing them out. I really admire her tenacity and the way she deals with the problems she faced. She makes this book so interesting!

My least favourite character in The Mime Order would have to be Zeke, he had the potential to be a good character but he fell flat. It was disappointing and there was just so much I wanted to happen in this book that just didn’t. He seemed to be an after thought, and he deserved more.

I would completely recommend this series and book – the ending alone makes The Mime Order well worth the read. It really is one of my favourite books ever. Pick it up right now if you haven’t already!

Are there books that always make you smile or that you love reading no matter how many times you’ve read it before? Let me know in the comments! I would love to hear about your recommendations!

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