The Mime Order is the second book in The Bone Season series by acclaimed author Samantha Shannon. Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal criminal of Sheol I, now her life has just begun. The fugitives are missing and she is the most wanted person in London. How is Paige Mahoney’s crime hunt with surprises and intrigue?
Here are the top 3 reviews and comments that readers love about this fascinating book.
Review 1: The Mime Order A Novel audiobook by Alex Levine
Series maturing nicely!
I admit to have being undecided following the first book in the series, “The Bone Season.” Though the alternate-historical world-building had its compelling aspects, I found the Rephaim a bit too gothic. That’s still the case, but it doesn’t matter, because like all good stories, this is now clearly a human drama, with the Rephaim merely part of the scenery. The alternate history is more vivid and plausible than ever, despite elements both counterfactual and supernatural; this London is eerily familiar.
A word needs to be said about the narrator, Alana Kerr. Hers is clearly the voice of protagonist Paige, Irish accent, weary compassion, and all. She does not have a huge expressive range, and sometimes distinguishing character voices can be tricky in dialogue. However, there is one moment in this narration that makes up for all the defects. Usually narrators simply “punt” when confronted with verse the reader is supposed to imagine as sung; they either just read the verse, or they improvise embarrassing half-melodies. Not so Ms. Kerr. I won’t say any more about the scene here, except that it was deeply moving, demonstrating extraordinary musical and affective sensibility.
Review 2: The Mime Order A Novel audiobook by TN Woman
I liked it as well as the The Bone Season
I don’t love this series. There is still way too much going on to fully follow all the threads and all the characters. I liked the narrator better this time around. Maybe I have just gotten used to her. I will probably listen to the next book when it comes out, but I really need the author to start giving a better indication of where the story is going.
Review 3: The Mime Order A Novel audiobook by Christian
It took me awhile to get caught up in the bone season but when I did it really sucked me in! In this the second installment The Mime Order I was pulled in from the start. Excellent story great characters vivid details! The narrator is fantastic! Loved getting to learn more about the syndicate and its separate cohorts! Can’t wait to see just how much more Paige can grow and excel through the rest of the series. Book 3 won’t come soon enough!!!
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