Chain of Iron by @cassieclare1 (#gifted@panmacmillansakids ) has been one of my must reads since I’ve finished Chain of Gold last year.
I have fallen in love with this story world and it’s old – timey feel, fantastical quotes and it’s mind churning plot twists.
This is a fandom that has completely swept me up! I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Mortal Instruments, but the Infernal Devices sold me on this fictional world. But my favorite is ABSOLUTELY, MOST FANTASTICALLY the Last Hours trilogy. I know, we are only on book 2 so far, but it is so ADDICTIVE!
We catch up with James, Cordelia and the Merry thieves after that mind blowing cliffhanger in Chain of Gold, and at first it seems like they might be getting their happily ever after. But NOOOO! Plot twist after plot twist had @cassieclare1 ripping my heart out and leaving me numb for a good two days. I was enthralled! What was a captivating storyline has become an addiction and I NEED ANSWERS!!! This story world is a thrilling and emotional rollercoaster that you will regret missing out on! There is something for everyone!
About the Book:
Cordelia Carstairs seems to have everything she ever wanted. She’s engaged to marry James Herondale, the boy she has loved since childhood. She has a new life in London with her best friend Lucie Herondale and James’s charming companions, the Merry Thieves. She is about to be reunited with her beloved father. And she bears the sword Cortana, a legendary hero’s blade.
But the truth is far grimmer. James and Cordelia’s marriage is a lie, arranged to save Cordelia’s reputation. James is in love with the mysterious Grace Blackthorn whose brother, Jesse, died years ago in a terrible accident. Cortana burns Cordelia’s hand when she touches it, while her father has grown bitter and angry. And a serial murderer is targeting the Shadowhunters of London, killing under cover of darkness, then vanishing without a trace.
Together with the Merry Thieves, Cordelia, James, and Lucie must follow the trail of the knife-wielding killer through the city’s most dangerous streets. All the while, each is keeping a shocking secret: Lucie, that she plans to raise Jesse from the dead; Cordelia, that she has sworn a dangerous oath of loyalty to a mysterious power; and James, that he is being drawn further each night into the dark web of his grandfather, the arch-demon Belial. And that he himself may be the killer they seek.