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Book of the Week - Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
29 September 2015

The long awaited sequel to 'Bone Season' (my stand out book of the year 2014) sees heroine Paige reunited with her clan in the dystopian future society set in London 2059, in an alternative reality where psychics and mystics are outlaws and some ethereal beings rule an underworld. I really enjoyed Bone Season, as usual on audible. Well Mime Order took Paige on the next stage of the journey and once again Samantha has managed to successfully create a realistic world where tons of unusual made up words roll off the tongue as though we learned them at our mother's knee. Weird.

I am looking forward to the third in the series, and whilst the narration is good not great, it's still very compelling and moreish. It's no wonder considering she was shortlisted for the Women of the Future Awards 2012 'Young Star Award'. 

Go here to find out more and read reviews on Amazon.

And here's Samantha's page - very pleased for her that it's gone so well so far in her writing career. Good on her. 

"London already has a long history of memorable ne'er-do-wells - Jack the Ripper, anyone? - but author Samantha Shannon adds dark, shady corners and an amazingly rich and unruly underworld to the city in The Mime Order . If anyone was wondering how Shannon would stretch this story into seven books, the gut punch of the last line in The Mime Order will instead have them on tenterhooks for the next five"

I listened to this in my car over a series of sessions. unlike 'Make Me' with Jack Reacher or the sequel to 'Reviver' (last week's re-book of the week), it wasn't as edge of the seat but had such distinctive characters they pulled me back into the story sufficiently till I finished it. Great scenes and would make a super film series too. Natch. Another hunger Games esque touch to one of the big showdowns. Like it - a lot.

Have a lovely week.

Best wishes

Debs X

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My books - For the full list of my fiction and non fiction novels, novellas, short stories - info and links to buy them just go here. or see below.

As usual, here’s the round up of my own titles! I’d appreciate a review on Amazon (go here) and Goodreads (go here)! Enjoy! x

eBooks  - all available on Amazon – paperback or eBook (kindle or kindle app or kindle on PC or Mac)

paperbacks – five fiction titles all available in paperback – via Amazon – see below.



HAWAIIAN TRILOGY (2013/4) – romantic fiction in either steamy or PG options!

Book 1 Hawaiian Escape Steamy or Hawaiian Escape PG, the prequel to Hawaiian Affair - is now available on Amazon in eBook or paperback in both PG original and steamy (just released last week!).

Book 2 Hawaiian Affair Steamy - now called Take a Chance on Me, with Choc Lit publisher  available on Amazon. Paperback coming to shops Dec 2015! yay!

Book 3 Hawaiian Retreat - Helen's Story - Just click this link to see steamy version. Paperback also available

DIARY OF A WANNABE SHOPPING CHANNEL PRESENTER – a stand alone story – Bridget Jones meets Alan Partridge meets Eddie Murphy in ‘Holy Man’ –click here to buy Ebook on amazon, and click here to buy paperback



‘When Dreams Return’ (2014) – spooky romantic short story – when Chelle’s pal Sara gets her to conjure up her ideal man with a full moon magic spell, she gets more than she bargained for… also appears in Hocus Pocus anthology.

The Valentine’s Surprise (2010) is a short story proving it’s never too late to find your Sir Galahad!

And Work in Progress, a compendium in paperback of Dairy of a Wannabe plus the two short stories in one volume.

Also – for Hallowe’en – an anthology of short spooky stories by 13 authors including many new shorts and my When Dreams Return in paperback! Hocus Pocus ’14 – ebook or paperback.

'Battle of the Exes', written for Valentine's Day 2015, features in 'Roses are Red' anthology of six short stories on Amazon ebook and paperback too.



Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the ‘When’ Diet - is my semi-autobiographical weight loss book – updated for 2014 to include the latest thinking about nutrition. Learn how to eat like slim people do.



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