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Samantha Shannon

Autor/a de The Priory of the Orange Tree

42+ obres 12,045 Membres 300 Ressenyes 8 preferits

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Inclou el nom: Shannon Samantha

Crèdit de la imatge: Mark Pringle

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Obres de Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree (2019) 5,643 exemplars
The Bone Season (2013) 3,055 exemplars
A Day of Fallen Night (2023) 1,241 exemplars
The Mime Order (2015) 909 exemplars
The Song Rising (2017) 557 exemplars
The Mask Falling (2021) 309 exemplars
The Pale Dreamer (2016) 112 exemplars
The Dawn Chorus (2020) 49 exemplars
On the Merits of Unnaturalness (2016) 37 exemplars
The Bone Season Series Bundle (2020) 19 exemplars
Untitled (The Bone Season, #5) (2022) 18 exemplars
El día que se abrió el cielo (2023) 2 exemplars

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Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy (2017) — Col·laborador — 485 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1991-11-08
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
UK
Lloc de naixement
Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Educació
University of Oxford (St Anne's College)
Professions
novelist
blogger

Membres

Ressenyes

I bumped this 3.5 to 4 because it really, IMO, deserves more than 3. It got a bit confusing at times, but was ultimately enjoyable and I look forward to more. Apparently a LOT more as there are supposed to be 7 books.

I may be at the start of being too old to enjoy these series that will take me into my 60's. I may back up and start re-reading some past series for a while--maybe that will get me thru a few years. I can't take the waiting anymore.

Anyway--its a good book and recommended if you don't mind the wait.… (més)
 
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jazzbird61 | Hi ha 150 ressenyes més | Feb 29, 2024 |
In an alternate Britain, clairvoyants are classified as 'unnaturals' and are therefore in constant danger of arrest; those who commit mime-crime, like Paige Mahoney, are committing treason by the simple act of breathing. When a journey on the Tube goes disastrously wrong, she is arrested and taken to a prison camp in Oxford, where those in charge want her to use her abilities for their own benefit.

I agree with another reviewer that the author throws the reader in at the deep end in terms of unfamiliar vocabulary and, by extension, the worldbuilding; I had to look up a few terms in the glossary after the first chapter and then re-read it, which was very worthwhile because after that I was fully immersed in the world Samantha Shannon creates. Despite some reservations, for example some well-worn YA tropes where I caught myself rolling my eyes, I found the story surprisingly gripping, and I finished the book in what counts for me as record time. I definitely want to find out how the story continues after that cliffhanger ending.

** I was reading the 10th Anniversary Edition.
… (més)
½
 
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passion4reading | Hi ha 150 ressenyes més | Feb 28, 2024 |
1/10/2024 First-read final thoughts: the big critique I've seen from many readers is that ADOFN is slow and not very action-packed until the final third. I think that is something that is totally down to taste and what each personal reader enjoys. For me, I adored how drawn-out scenes and arcs were, and that we got to linger and go along on each characters individual journey. The action is often an inwards struggle, a political situation, or a series of realizations rather than just a bunch of big battle scenes. This book is just like one HUGE bottle of wine that you sip bit by bit rather than chugging down like a sports drink: by the time you finish you're gonna totally be reeling and reveling in everything that was just experienced instead of just getting a single burst of flavor.
If I HAD to pick a favorite, I would say I think I favored "Priory" over this one, but they're both very different! It's tricky to chose, because they complement one another so well! This filled in the history that "Priory" referenced in a beautiful way.

All in all, I loved getting to read this. It's intricately woven, richly imagined, and every character has such a deeply moving story in their own way that, in the end, I found myself connected to each of them (even Wulf lol).

1/1/2024 I've been sitting on this book for 10 months because, once I finally had it, I realized I didn't want to read it and have it be over...finally diving in!

2/27/2023 This comes out tomorrow...
… (més)
 
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deborahee | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Feb 23, 2024 |

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Obres
42
També de
1
Membres
12,045
Popularitat
#1,950
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
300
ISBN
208
Llengües
11
Preferit
8

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