‘The Bone Season’ by Samantha Shannon – Review

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon Summary (Goodreads): The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the … Continue reading ‘The Bone Season’ by Samantha Shannon – Review


Sapphire Sapphire fastened her mask of lapis lazuli, with cobalt gems and ribbon and ceramic, to her face. It showed only her eyes, which were a twin set of pearls; iridescent things that were a multitude of colour when light shone in the right places. The dress she wore was from the finest silver. It … Continue reading Garnet


fluorescent shards of green light green light green light kiss on her cheek face and shoulder a cradle not for him never for him always a phone always another voice whispering in her ear not his voice never his voice   locks of smoke ash grey ash grey ash grey eyes glossed with the glaze … Continue reading her


She had somehow survived the night, and made it back to her family’s house in the early hours of the morning. Fern only knew the way her head pulsed to a steady beat behind her skull, the way her blood throbbed in her veins. Gris. His eyes materialised behind her eyelids, twin pools of liquid … Continue reading Magnets


The invitation was for physical humans, not for the woman that resides in my head. Not the one that whispers sweet nothings. Not the one who dictates my diet. Not the one who still hasn't left. Not the one who didn't get the message. Not the one I want gone. ∼ ∼ ∼ tHerE wiLl … Continue reading picnic


Sara Her trousers and shirt were made with the blades of time, and with the same care gardeners show their violets. The fabrics were an ensemble of lilac and cream, an absurd pattern that only women like her could pull off. She was armed with her cello, the bow her companion. Sara was to meet … Continue reading Sanctuary