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The Bone Season 

By Samantha Shannon (Bloomsbury Publishing)

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They're calling her the next J.K. Rowling–and though that might be an overstatement (ditto to the Hunger Games comparisons) what Samantha Shannon crafts in her hugely hyped first book of a planned trilogy, The Bone Season, is a rich, immersive fantasy world with the language, culture and political issues to go with it. It's 2059 in a dystopian London that has already witnessed the rise of clairvoyants and a totalitarian state that sought to extinguish them. Paige Mahoney is a rare voyant working in the criminal underground, a "dreamwalker" able to leave her body to touch the minds of others–which makes her both incredibly special and hunted. When she's captured and sent to Oxford-turned-prison-for-voyant-slaves run by a strange and powerful race–she's forced to push her mind's limits to survive. Although it's slow to start, once Paige delves into the history of her "keeper" Warden and his motives, The Bone Season will have you tearing through to the last pages–already desperate for the film version that's in the works.

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