Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Blog Tour: The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

Hi all today as part of The Mime Order blog tour by Samantha Shannon, I get to share some brilliant things with you. The Mime Order was a book high on my wish list and let me just say it didn't disappoint. Here's a bit about the book.


Publisher: Bloomsbury UK
Publication Date: January 27th 2015
My rating: 4 stars 
Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal penal colony of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the fugitives are still missing and she is the most wanted person in London. As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city's gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take centre stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner. Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided. Will Paige know who to trust? The hunt for the dreamwalker is on.

I’d thought that after being thrown into the world of The Bone Season I knew and would be prepared for what Shannon was going to throw our way in The mime Order, but boy was I wrong this complex world full with characters of subterfuge and many intricate layers blew me away. 

It was sort of strange being back in London with no rephaim around, I had become so associated to having their presence there all the time in The Bone Season, especially one in particular, you could sort of say I found myself sort of down coming back to London without them. But it was great being back with the Seven Seals once more and getting to know these characters once again. Despite Paige escaping Nashira, it felt like a rough bump being back home, could she even call it that? What could she do now that she was back? It didn’t feel right going back immediately to the Seven Seals, yes she had friends there, but Paige knew what she had to do, even if no one believed her. 

Paige was really stuck in a rut when she returned, she didn’t really want to go back to being Jaxon Hall’s mollisher, but with so many people after her, she would need the protection of his safety in order to achieve what she wanted to do. I was sort of torn with how I felt with the entire Jaxon situation, I know what Paige felt deep down she knew was the right thing to do, but Jaxon had been there for her when she had no one, he took care of her. Okay she had to do things she didn’t like but at least she was safe. My feelings towards Jaxon were really mixed throughout The Mime Order, he made me mad on occasions, but I couldn’t full on despise him yet. I was grateful that despite feeling all alone, Paige had great friends to turn to in Nick and Eliza, Nick was once again the rock that Paige needed when she needed cover to run her own errands and who no matter what would always have Paige’s back. Whereas Jaxon was a tricky character to pin down, I knew that my faith in Nick and Eliza would never falter. 

Shannon was able to create a fantastic world in The Mime Order, there were constantly things being thrown into disarray, the mistrust of anyone on the streets, there were so many allies, but who could you really trust? And things being brought up a notch, raising the stakes on Paige’s life. Shannon was smart in always keeping you occupied with thoughts on what could happen next. But all these brilliant build ups and tense scenes couldn’t make me forget my longing for one character in particular he was a formidable force to be reckoned with and one that I had fallen for in a massive way in The Bone Season, so of course I was dying for this person to finally make an appearance! let me just say he wasn’t around as much as I’d hoped for, but this guy sure made up for it in these scenes, of course I was constantly swooning! I need more Warden in the next book!

Shannon once again gave us a wonderful set of characters, some which had me rooting from them from the beginning, and others who left me baffled. The characters hand in hand with the exquisite world building that Shannon gave us really went on to create an impressive read in The Mime Order. Like I said before there was always something going on, always a constant risk each time Paige went out, despite her life being threatened in numerous ways, I admired Paige’s strength in how she constantly battled on. There was several heart in your mouth moments with you not knowing who will come out on top. But the last few chapters were my favourite, there’s this excellent build up to a tense scrimmage and honesty it was beyond spectacular reading it unfold. The Mime Order was a brilliant read littered with rich descriptions, heart stopping moments and characters who I’ve really become to love, If you haven’t already picked up this series yet, seriously what are you waiting for?




And now for the super special part I have a Scion Guide to share with you of Grub Street. 




This fantastic tour of The Mime Order has been running since the 15th of January, make sure you stop by the other wonderful blogs to check out their great posts too. 


 




18 comments:

  1. I love books with world-building wonderfully created! It makes me go to places out of this world. That Scion Guide looks so awesome. It looks like a page ripped out in a very old and ancient book. And look at you Jasprit! Didn't know you're wanted. Haha. Such a fun blog tour. Fantastic review :)

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  2. I'm glad to hear you loved it so much, Jasprit. I'm a little worried that the world building will continue to confuse me but this is still a book I want to read because the characters are so amazing! I think I'm going to enjoy this.
    Wonderful review, Jasprit!

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  3. I've been meaning to start this series everyone says how great an author she is. I love that both the word and characters are well developed that's not always the case. Plus it sounds wonderfully character driven. I love a big cast of awesome personalities! Great review, Jasprit!

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  4. I so need to re-read the first book before this one is released!! Took me a while to get into but after I did I really enjoyed it. Can't wait for this one!!

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  5. ohhh great review. And i really need to get this soon. This series sounds so cool.

    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex

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  6. Yay :D Amazing review Jasprit. <3 I'm so glad you enjoyed this book. Gorgeous blog tour post :) I'm hoping this book will be awesome for me too; have heard mixed things :p But thank you for sharing about it sweetie. <3

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  7. ARGH! I keep reading brilliant reviews for this one. I still have a copy of book one to read. I need to get on it.

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  8. I was lucky enough to have won an ARC copy of this book and I loved it! Paige is so strong! I loved learning about SciLo and the Underworld~ I feel exactly the same way as you with Jaxon! I really really wanted to believe in him but there was just always something about him that makes me hesitate. The wait for book 3 is going to kill me :S

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  9. I've never read The Bone Season, but I hear good things. That's awesome the sequel was brilliant too.

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  10. Those WANTED signs are so clever! I definitely want one of my own now! ;) Anyway, I'm so glad you enjoyed this one, Jasprit! I really struggled with the beginning of the novel but I do agree that the pace completely picked up by the end and I was flipping the pages frantically to figure out what was going to happen. I also adore Warden. ;) Fabulous review, dear!

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  11. Don't worry! I've ordered my copy of The Bone Season and I'm expecting to receive it in the mail next week! Can't wait! ^_^ I'm glad you liked the Mime Order! Can't wait to get my hands on that book too! :D

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  12. Omg you're adorable. It's hard to believe the "extremely dangerous" part with that glowing smile! :)

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  13. Hahhahah! For someone wanted by a lot of bad people, you sure look happy. :) You're lovely. <3

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  14. Ooh I am so happy that this one turned out so brilliant, Jasprit! I cannot wait to get to this one--and you're review has me even more pumped ;)

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  15. WOO HOO!!!!! I so love this series too Jasprit, and while my feelings for Jaxon were hugely conflicted throughout as well, I understood why Paige made the decision to go back to him and do his bidding. I didn't necessarily like it, but it made sense. After that ending, I can't wait to see how things progress in book 3!!!!

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  16. Wonderful review, J! Sadly, I had to put down The Bone Season after 200 pages; for the life of me I could not care about what was happening, and it was all so confusing! But maaaaaaybe I'll try again in the future? I'm glad you enjoyed this one, and that Paige continues to be such a strong character (that's one of the things I definitely liked about the first). I have to say that I feel like I may miss out on an epic romance. :( But I just don't know if I can read 7 books like this!

    Thank you for sharing, lady!

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  17. I'm very sad that there's not nearly enough Warden in this one. However, it sounds like a really good follow-up and I can't wait to read it!

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  18. Ha! I started it last week, butI was always reading so late that I stopped at 30 pages in, because I was too tired to concentrate and try and absorb all the info. But I hope that when I have more time I'll pick this up and love it as much as you did :) Nick is one of my favorite characters and tbh I'm as confused about Jaxon as you are even if I haven't finished this one yet. He's shady and infuriating but he's also someone I want to trust in a way. Idk. Haha! You and your Warden love though <3 I hope you love the next book as much (and even more) as TMO! So happy you enjoyed Jas :)

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