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The Lost Book of the White: The Eldest Curses, Book 2

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Shadowhunter spin-off loses momentum while fighting demons.

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While the characters are worth following to any dimension -- especially Alec and Magnus, who are adorably sweet dads now -- this sequel suffers from a serious lack of momentum. This seems odd, considering how much time readers spend in a demon realm, how close Magnus is to turning into a possessed demon, and how close everyone else is to dying at the giant hand of a Prince of Hell. Some of the problem may lie in how laid back the characters are about their dangerous jobs. More is at stake for Alec and Magnus now, as parents who may not return to their child, but this is only briefly touched upon. Even the Prince of Hell, Sammael, is pretty blasé as he metes out punishment in what should be climactic scenes.

Readers who love the long-running series, though, will be thrilled to see their favorite characters in the mix: Clary, Jace, Simon, and Isabelle. They have their own side dramas in The Lost Book of the White and will remind fans why they have been following them for thousands of pages, to cities around the world, to fairy lands and werewolf lairs and vampire covens, and even to hell and back.

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