Chain of Gold – Cassandra Clare

Chain of Gold (The Last Hours, Book 1) – Cassandra Clare, Simon and Schuster, (9781481431873), 2020

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:    Fantasy

What did you like about the book?  Fans of the Shadowhunters series can pick up with the children of the characters from the Infernal Devices series.  Set in the Edwardian era, peace and a lack of demons has prevented the teenage Nephilum from practicing and sharpening their demon fighting skills.  When a new breed of demons appear, ones who can walk in  daylight and that can infect the Shadowhunters with a deadly poison, the new generation of the Carstairs, Herondale, Fairchild and Blackthorn families must learn quickly or face extinction.  Filled with multiethnic and lgbtq characters, this new series continues to feature adventure, danger, familiar families, and, of course, lots of romance.  Fans will be drawn in and eagerly await the next novel in the planned trilogy.  

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  The Shadowhunter Army will eagerly welcome this brand new series.  

Who should buy this book?  Public Libraries and high school libraries

Where would you shelve it? YA fiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?   Yes, if you are a Shadowhunters series fan.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:  5/17/2020        


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