Thursday, February 5, 2015

Review: The Mime Order

The Mime Order
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Preordered this. And started it the day it landed on my Kindle.
Great action and fight scenes. Complicated, but not as complicated as The Bone Season, if you read that one.
Very good use of language, words I had to look-up, rich and requires a high level knowledge of english, with a strong basis in British English, as opposed to the current flood of cheap, low-level-english from some self-published YA-targeting-writers, very sophisticated. But requires also more work during reading, so this no light, fast read. And therefore better, imho, although I usually read 3-4 fast-read-low-level-YA books, this took me longer.
Also as the next book is not in sight, I did not want this one to end.

This is a book about a revolution, an insurrection, but only the planning and the first steps, it is unclear, how it will play out over the next books.
Should not be read as a standalone. More hints of romance, with a twist.
And in the end a really stunning cliffhanger.
Most highly recommended, solid 5star.

In my review for the first book, I said this is supposed to be a Trilogy, I learned since that is wrong, this is planned as 7 books. If this points to another popular series, you know what I mean, but I will not mention it. It is totally different, but I hope it will be as interesting.

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