I was in the library the other day to pick up some books for my daughter (school holidays), and I picked up The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon. This is the second book in the Bone Season Series. I previously reviewed the first book, the Bone Season here.
Book two begins after Paige escapes the Rephaim prison camp in Oxford and returns to London. But she’s a wanted fugitive, and without a mime-lord or mime-queen to protect her, she’s as good as dead. She returns to her mime-lord, Jaxon Hall, also known as the White Binder, and resumes her role as his mollisher.
When the Underlord is murdered, a scrimmage to find his replacement is called between the current mime-lords, mime-queens, and their mollishers. But Jaxon has turned a blind eye to what happened to Paige, and she’s determined that the Rephaim must be stopped. After locating Warden, and making a deal with his Rephaite faction, the Ranthen, Paige will have to battle for her life and the future of the voyants.
I actually preferred this book a little more than the first. I found the murder plotline interesting, and the different types of voyancy described this time around more intriguing. I will admit that I had the ending pegged about half-way through, but I was still invested enough to see how the storyline would develop. Paige becomes a much stronger character in this book. I’ll read the next one in the series. 😉