Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare | The Last Hours

Chain of Iron has been one of my most anticipated reads since I practically binged Chain of Gold last year and I needed to know more about everything going on in that world.

The review might contain spoilers.

The synopsis: 

At first glance, Cordelia Carstairs has everything she could have ever wanted – the boy of her dreams, whom she has loved since childhood, living close to her best friend and the new friends that she has made since moving to London. She is about to be reunited with her father too.

This seemingly perfect picture is not real, though. James and Cordelia’s marriage is really a deal struck to save Cordelia’s reputation and James’ heart belongs to another. Cordelia has many troubles, even outside her marriage and she starts to see the bitter truth – things for what they are, things that she might have been shielded from previously.

On top of that, there is a serial murderer on the loose in London and only one can see the murders as they happen but even he can’t prevent them.

Chain of Iron is the adventure of Cordelia, James, Lucie and the Merry Thieves in their attempts to find the killer. Secrets unravel, vows are made and vows are broken.


My Thoughts: 

What I liked about the book: I found Chain of Iron to be better paced than Chain of Gold. It was definitely a fantastic sequel, which is a rarity of its’ own and I found it to be the gift that kept on giving. I loved the development of the mystery and having read almost all of the Shadowhunter books, I knew what to expect in the grander scheme of things, but that didn’t mean that I enjoyed the book any less – it has easily become one of my favorite Shadowhunter books. I absolutely adore Cordelia Carstairs and the Merry Thieves and getting glimpses of older versions of Will, Tessa and Jem is an adventure of its own. This book definitely kept me on the edge of my seat and wanting more, and I highly recommend it.

What I didn’t like about the book: Simply put – the ending killed me. I screamed (not that me screaming at a book is anything new), and now I am hoping that time passes by quickly and we soon get Chain of Thorns because I NEED it. 

My Rating: 5/5 stars and it’s gone on my all-time-favorites shelf.

A quote: “Someone who broke your heart is often not the person who can mend it.”

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