Title: The Pale Dreamer (The Bone Season #0.5)
Author: Samantha Shannon
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Page Number: 78
Source: TBR Pile
A dreamer is born – the exhilarating prequel to the ground-breaking, extraordinary Bone Season series
‘Truly extraordinary and thrilling’ Andy Serkis
In the perilous heart of Scion London, a dangerous and valuable poltergeist is on the loose – and it must be caught before chaos erupts on the streets of the capital. Here, the clairvoyant underworld plays by its own rules, and rival gangs will stop at nothing to win such a magnificent prize.
Sixteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working for Jaxon Hall, the most notorious mime-lord in the city. He thinks she is hiding a powerful gift, but it refuses to surface. Maybe this is the opportunity she needs to secure her position in his gang, the Seven Seals…
4 out of 5 stars
I’m so in love with this series already it’s crazy.
This is the novella of Paige joining the team of Jaxon Hall. It follows her through her first few weeks of being a member and I think it added a lot to the story.
Throughout this novella I was kind of irritated at how Paige thought she was going to get fired all the time, but then I remembered that she’s only 16 years old. 16 and she is helping a powerful mime-lord. Of course she’s worried and concerned for the safety of her job! She’s just a kid still; she shouldn’t know all the certainties of life yet.
I liked that Paige was the one to figure out the miscommunications and issues with their little plan to capture the poltergeist. I thought it was cool, because it didn’t seem unrealistic. Okay, keep in mind this is a fantasy book, there are parts that are fantastical, but it seemed quite realistic for the book.
I also buddy-read this with Kenedie from afangirlsbookshelf on Youtube, and we both liked it. I cannot wait to read The Mime Order to see where Paige goes and where her journey takes her. I think this is going to be one of my new favorite series….