So this week's pick, The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon, is one that I've seen popping up for months. I can't remember how I first heard about it, but whatever it was prompted me to add the book to my wishlist and like the facebook updates before there was ever even a synopsis for the book! Fortunately for you guys I do have a synopsis to tease you with :)
Here's the description from Goodreads:
It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing.
But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister even than Scion. The voyant prison is a separate city—Oxford, erased from the map two centuries ago and now controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. These creatures, the Rephaim, value the voyants highly—as soldiers in their army.
Paige is assigned to a Rephaite keeper, Warden, who will be in charge of her care and training. He is her master. Her natural enemy. But if she wants to regain her freedom, Paige will have to learn something of his mind and his own mysterious motives.
The Bone Season is due out August 20 from Bloomsbury. In the meantime, you can check out this short video of Samantha Shannon discussing The Bone Season.