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Chain of Gold: The Last Hours, Book 1

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Shadowhunters fight poisoning demons in exciting spin-off.

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age 14+
Parents should know that this book is the first in a trilogy and part of the larger Shadowhunters works by Cassandra Clare. It follows the series "Infernal Devices" and is about the main characters children. These heros and heroines fall in love (and lust), fight hideously terrifying demons, and navigate complex relationships and feelings about their identities.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

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Fans of the Shadowhunter world have another exciting series to devour and another set of demon-fighting star-crossed lovers to moon over. The Last Hours series takes place after The Infernal Devices series, still in old London -- early 20th century -- with fancy balls and coaches and big dresses to enjoy between bouts of demon goring and ichor showers. There are also exciting new powers for James and Lucie, offspring of a Shadowhunter and a warlock, to discover here. By the end of Chain of Gold, readers will be pondering just how much extra magical oomph they possess. In James' case it's not all good news. There are those who want to use and manipulate him for who he is, which is positively ruining his chances with Cordelia. As usual, it will take hundreds and hundreds of pages and some serious wrong turns and misunderstandings and probably a trip to a fairy realm to sort out this relationship. Yes, Chain of Gold follows a formula you see in so many of Cassandra Clare's books, but it will captivate mature teen fantasy fans all the same.

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