The story is about a girl who was able to see ghosts(?) (not sure which term was used) and had been captured by government and was given to aliens lived in an underground city near London(?) (also not sure) to become a slave. She was claimed by a male alien and became mystically connected with him. In the end (as I recall) she was able to escape with some slaves.

I read it in English somewhere around 2010. Does anyone recognize the book I'm referring to?

  • Can you recast this question? It's not clear what you mean by transmitted or by connected. Also, do the aliens live in London's Underground or in caves or caverns of some sort? – rosesunhill Mar 9 '16 at 19:55
  • Was this book originally in English? Did you read it in English? – Paul Mar 9 '16 at 20:08
  • Yes it was originally in English – aLLex Mar 9 '16 at 20:09

This sounds like "The Bone Season" by Samantha Shannon.

The year is 2059. Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant – and under Scion law, 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.

Although the synopsis does not mention it, seeing ghosts plays a key role in Paige's life. She becomes both conflicted about and a bit too fascinated by her keeper, Warden. It is the first book in what is projected to be a 7 novel series.


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