The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.
It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.
Ah man. This was way too good to be true. Like man. Soooo goood. And the third book isn’t out until next year which is super aggravating. But I think I can deal. Also for once you get the first book in a series from me which I imagine is nice. Now you can watch as I flail over each and every book in this series and there is gonna be seven so I feel sorry for you.There’s gonna be a lot of flailing, I warn you now. I can’t wait to start the second one.
I did have a few issues with this book even though I loved it so much. First of all, where did the attraction that Warden and Paige felt for each other come from? I mean one minute she kinda hated him still and the next she was all over him and preparing to do the do? Like seriously, what happened with that? I want to know. My second issue is everything happened so fast at the end and I am very confused? I feel like there’s at least a hundred odd pages missing from before the plan was put into place so I am very confused. Aside from that tho, it was very good.
When we first meet Julian I was certain that he was going to be the one she ended up with, but then we met Warden and my immediate thought was “Oh great, love triangle *sigh*” but thankfully I was mistaken so that’s quite nice to see in a YA book. Also there was Nick but I am so glad and excited that he is into guys! I really hope that he and Zeke either are together or that they end up together. That would be the best thing ever. I think I am rooting for them more than Paige and Warden (Arcturus? What should I call him? I have no idea.) because frankly at this stage it seems way more believable than those two. I mean, srsly, why Samantha, whyyy? It feels super forced and I am not about that lyfe fam.
The whole world system to me is hella interesting, I mean everything is in quadrants and is numbered and in this supposed order. But in reality it’s super un-ordered which makes me think that they are hiding more than just the ‘unnaturals’ which could be super interesting if there is more to this world than we are immediately told about. I just hope that Warden does as he says and keeps his promise to Paige because if he doesn’t I will fight him and I am prepared to draw ectoplasm. Just try me. I will fight you. Sorry, that’s way more aggressive than I originally meant. My bad. haha whoops. Anyway…
The whole thing with the ‘unnaturals’ highly reminds me of segregation or the apartheid and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I mean obviously this is different due to the fact that the voyants can hide their voyantness to a degree but even so. I have suspicions. I don’t know what they are yet, I just know that I have them. (here’s a cute discovery I’ve just had, when not thinking about it I can touch type – just thought you should all know :D) I really want to find out more about this world so I can’t wait to read the next book.
To me, this book relied quite heavily on world-building but I am more than okay with this because for me it has made the story come alive more. It makes it seem realistic and honestly, I really want to go there because of how awesomely horrific it sounds. I mean now that I think about it, I would probably hate it there but that’s okay because I hate it here.
All in all this book was very good and an excellent first book. It draws you right in to the world and the series, however it did have a few flaws but hopefully they should be worked out by the next book. God I hope they’ll be worked out. If not I might just kill a man. I also hope that in the next book Warden comes back, I mean it’s inevitable and the next one is longer than this one so hopefully, fingers crossed, he should!
This book can have 3.8 stars/5. This is simply due to how rushed it felt towards the end and at the end. But it does gain cool points for having a super elaborate glossary at the back so it can have 100 cool points which I suppose brings the total up to 4/5 stars so yeah, it can now have 4/5 stars.
Happy reading y’all, Chloe.