Monday, 26 January 2015

Review: The Mime Order

The Mime Order
Publication Date: January 27th 2015        
Publisher: Bloomsbury
~A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review~

Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London...

As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on the dreamwalker, 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.

I didn't really get on that well with The Mime Order, I don't know what it was but something just felt disconnected and missing. I wasn't all that raving about The Bone Season either. I liked it well enough, but it wasn't one I'd rave about, it didn't stand out to me, probably because it's confusing and hard to get into, which I hoped wouldn't be the case with The Mime Order, and unfortunately was, for me at least. I wanted to love it, considering the characters had escaped and The Mime Order literally starts right where The Bone Season left off, I thought it would be intense, but even that felt bogged down by overcomplicating things. I get it, things weren't exactly going to go as planned or easy, but it just dragged.