Football: They wore me down and my review of The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon


This was written before the game. 

Okay, Ohio State. You got me. I’ve been fighting it for eight years. But I’m now saying it–Go Buckeyes!

It could be because my Denver Broncos (pro versus college, but whatever. It’s all football.) lost yesterday, and my heart is broken. But, whatever, it’s happened. They got me at my weakest point.

We moved to Ohio in January of 2007 from Colorado, not really understanding the OSU thing. We knew it was a great school, and it had a good football team, but we didn’t realize how big it is here. We learned quickly. But we never really became fans.

The first few years I refused to cheer for them; it was a point I was making. Everyone here is a BUCKEYE fan, and it stuck in my craw a bit. And when my daughter came home from first grade crying because her classmates had told her that if she wasn’t a Buckeye fan then she was a Michigan fan and she wouldn’t have any friends, I balked.

But something has happened to me. I think Urban Meyer and his team this year got to me. This team, this group of guys, seems to have heart and no quit. I mean, they made it to the National Championship game (the first real one ever) with their third string quarterback! Their defense doesn’t quit, and the players are good guys.

So, these guys got me. They won me over. Slowly, without really trying, Buckeye Football got me. I may be jumping on the bandwagon, but oh well. I don’t think they’ll mind.

So, to Buckeye Nation, and right before the game, I say O-H!

And now, my review of The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon.

I read an advanced copy of The Mime Order. It’s release date is January 27, 2015, and is available for pre-order now.

Samantha Shannon is a force. So young, such a great mind.  She created this alternative world with such detail, and then uses her amazing writing style to build that world so well that it’s real! Or it seems so, because I can picture it all in my mind.

If you haven’t read The Bone Season, go read it now. You have time before The Mime Order‘s release date. I wrote a post a few months ago –My RomCom with Coffee and The Bone Season, when I got to read the first bit of The Mime Order. After that little teaser, I could hardly wait for the rest of the book. It lived up to my expectations.

The Mime Order jumps right into action, and it keeps that edge throughout. We’re thrown right into the drama and hysteria of Paige Mahoney’s escape from Sheol I, and the adrenalin keeps pumping throughout.

The escape puts Paige back in the underworld of The Dials, although she is resistant at first to go back to her old life as Jaxon Hall’s Dreamwalker. But she soon realizes that she has no choice,if she wants to make changes and reveal the dangers of Sheol I and The Rephaim. Soon Paige and her friends are caught up in murder, mystery, and intrigue. Paige has to decide how far she is willing to go to do what’s right, not just for her but for the whole community.

Shannon takes the reader on a supernatural adventure that pushes the boundaries of the imagination. This one will be hard to put down. 4.5 stars.


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