Title: Chain of Gold (The Last Hours, #1)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Release Date: 3rd March 2020
Rating: 4/5 stars
“That’s everyone’s dream, isn’t it, really? Instead of many who give you little pieces of themselves-one who gives you everything.”
Hello, lovely readers!
After many years of waiting, few words could describe the excitement I felt as I finally held this book in my hands. The cover and its colour scheme are gorgeous, hinting at the content it contained and promising great things.
Well, lovely readers, I’m here today to tell you that this book did not disappoint.
It’s impossible to resist the charm of the London Institue shadowhunters, especially when they have familiar last names like Herondale and Carstairs. The new generation of shadowhunters was a pleasure to meet and I was happy to see that the bond between the Herondales and Carstairs remained as strong as ever.
The relationship between James and Cordelia intrigued me the most. As always, Cassandra Clare succeeds in writing an angst-filled romance that has me tearing through the novel to find out if they ever end up together. And, as always, the ending is never the one we expect. If I pick up the next book, it will mostly be to find out if James and Cordelia have a happy ending or not.
Reading about married Tessa and Will was like coming home after years away and finding your family eagerly awaiting your arrival. There is something special about picking up a book and reacquainting yourself with your old favorite characters. Even the familiar surnames were enough to get me excited.
The story throughout the book was slightly disappointing but rapidly picked up near the end. It left me with more questions asked than answered and made me realize that this first book was probably just a set-up for the next book.
Have you read this book?
Till we meet again!