Published by Bloomsbury USA on March 7th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic, Fiction, General, Young Adult
The magnificent new book in the New York Times-bestselling series: a fantastic tale of rebellion and courage against enormous odds.Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population. But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of stabilizing the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging. Little does Paige know that her reign may be cut short by the introduction of Senshield, a deadly technology that spells doom for the clairvoyant community and the world as they know it . . .
It feels like a lifetime ago since The Bone Season and The Mime Order were released. Admittedly, I have forgotten a lot of details in the story and I have no willpower to go back and do a reread. Even if I had, I’m not confident it would have changed my enjoyment or lack thereof. The Song Rising, I feel, is the weakest of this series so far. And certainly, the most boring.
The writing still has its brand of uniqueness, but I think the biggest issue was that Paige kept making predictable mistakes over and over again. I get that she’s young and inexperienced compared to everyone else—but does it get old…yes, it does. Her back and forth with Warden also is getting very tiring. Not only that, I don’t see how she manages to stay on her feet from so little rest and countless injuries. I felt so disenchanted enough to just ask, “Are you going to die yet or what?”
The last twenty percent was the most interesting. I feel this will be a series where only the last few chapters are exciting enough to keep readers or at least me curious enough for the next book.