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Chain of Gold
Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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From #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare comes the first novel in a brand-new trilogy that stars the Shadowhunters of Edwardian London. Chain of Gold is a Shadowhunters novel. Welcome to Edwardian London, a time of electric lights and long shadows, the celebration of artistic beauty and the wild pursuit of pleasure, with demons waiting in the dark. For years there has been peace in the Shadowhunter world. James and Lucie Herondale, children of the famous Will and Tessa, have grown up in an idyll with their loving friends and family, listening to stories of good defeating evil and love conquering all. But everything changes when the Blackthorn and Carstairs families come to Londonand so does a remorseless and inescapable plague. James Herondale longs for a great love, and thinks he has found it in the beautiful, mysterious Grace Blackthorn. Cordelia Carstairs is desperate to become a hero, save her family from ruin, and keep her secret love for James hidden. When disaster strikes the Shadowhunters, James, Cordelia and their friends are plunged into a wild adventure which will reveal dark and incredible powers, and the true cruel price of being a heroand falling in love.
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KristiAhlers
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Book 1 in the Last Hours series. I found this to be a good escape. And perhaps enjoyed it more than earlier books. Started this awhile ago and decided to finish it real quick since I wanted it finished before the New Year. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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SilverShanica
Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 165.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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Emily92Bibliophile
Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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SOS!! I am fairly new to the YA Supernatural genre. Haven‘t read any since the Twilight series when I was in high school. I have had MANY students recommended me these series. However, the Last Hours seems more intriguing to me than the others right now- AND THE COVERS 😱😍➡️📚 Is it ok to read the LH books before the others, to see if I enjoy the writing/ world building? Or do y‘all think I need to go in order of series chronologically?

butterbeerheist I think in the later series it is already established that the reader knows about the world, so maybe there are things that are not explained and it would help you if you read from the beginning (and there are a lot of the same characters that are mentioned or appear in the different series). Other than that it‘s not important which series you begin with. 7mo
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Ellies_Books06
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I love the way she uses poems or just other writers phrases/verses. It says a lot of #CassandraClare

Happy Weekend Reading Beautifuls💙📖💙

Stay safe.

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emmaturi
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The latest series from Cassandra Claire, this one has the children from Will and Tessa, Gideon and Sophie, Gabriel and Cecily and finally Charlotte and Henry. It takes place during summer 1993 in London. Again fighting demons, family problems and romances. I did enjoy it. The next is out already Chain of Iron. #books

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AJBowers
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I love book mail! 😍

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ParkerFinn
Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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Unpopular opinion, I didn‘t really enjoy the Infernal Devices. It‘s my least favorite series so far that Cassandra Clare has written and so I figured I wouldn‘t enjoy this book. I was wrong. I loved this book! I loved all the characters and I could not put this book down. I loved all the friendships and romances and I found myself rooting for a great deal of them. Definitely among one of my favorites of this year. 5 stars, hands down.

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kissmehardy
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This book was just as much of a ride the second time through! I love the friendships in Cassie's books so much. Can't wait for Chain of Iron to murder me dead!! #yalit #shadowhunters

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dustys_bookshelf
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Twainy
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🎧 Audible $6 sale. My first Cassandra Clare book. Now I have all of the Commune books, love RC Bray, great narrator, I‘m hoping it‘ll feel like Skippy‘s telling me a story. Last Extinction Cycle book, loved all of these books & HellDivers, great monsters.

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BookishRedhead
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Edwardian shadow hunters!
Cordelia is amazing and I love the cameos.
I think I like the past eras of shadow hunters (Victorian and Edwardian) better.

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WOWreader
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kezzlou85
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This was a good read and I do love the books by Cassandra Clare but there are a few too many characters in this. It lacked the chance to get to know them well. Hopefully it will develop in the next one. It was quite predictable much of the story but I enjoyed the journey. I would have liked more Will and Jem moments. It also needs more Magnus but that's because he's the best.
6pts for #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2020
@Clwojick

Butterfinger Love Magnus. 1y
kezzlou85 @Butterfinger me too he is just the best. 1y
Butterfinger I want to watch the movie and the show, but I am hesitant because what if the actor who plays Magnus or Alex any good. 1y
kezzlou85 @Butterfinger the actors in the tv series i really like though the show doesn't follow the books too much.. I haven't seen the movie though. 1y
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kezzlou85
Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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Another five hours today which gives me 8 hours for the whole weekend. Pretty good as I've been busy sorting bits out.
#October8in2 5hours = 50pts
#CYOReadathon 5 hours = 50pts
Plus 1 for participation so another 101 points for #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2020
@Clwojick

Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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mdemanatee
Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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Chain of Gold. Reminding me that Great Expectations is my least favorite of my read Dickens as if I needed the reminder (I like Dickens. Not really big on Great Expectations.) I still enjoy this world. But I really think the books would be served by a heavier edit to tighten.

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vlwelser
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I love these books. I liked that this one started out with Charles Dickens vibes. But I wish it had continued. And I love that she finally snuck some Persian culture into this one.

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Karkar
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This was a good read. It took me a bit to get through but it reminded me how much I liked the shadow Hunter world.

MizzGraham Hey Karin, I couldn‘t find you on Goodreads. Could you add me? goodreads.com/chrystal_graham 1y
Trashcanman 🙉 1y
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Stormyreadsgirl
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“Those who mock fiction do so because they fear the truth” -Cordelia Carstairs
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

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magicalshelves
Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare

Magnus Bane has arrived and immediately everything is better. 🥰

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Stormyreadsgirl
Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare

“With a start, he realized that in his vague imaginings of the future Cordelia had always been there, a steady, welcome presence, a warm light in the dark of the unknown.” I ship them so hard😭😭

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magicalshelves
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Here we go again. Every time I say I‘m done with Shadowhunters, Cassandra Clare pulls me right back in. It‘s an addiction I just can‘t quit. 😅 Hoping this one is better than the ending to TDA.
#shadowhunters

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Curiouser_and_curiouser
Chain of Gold, Volume 1 | Cassandra Clare
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In a frantic birthday gift hunt for my friend who loves books about vampires, all I could find at the book shop which came even close were these 2 books above.
And OH! those covers!!!!
I thought they would make a beautiful gift.

After searching on Ebay I purchased a 9 book bundle of books by Kristin & P.C. Cast & another set by Richelle Mead, which I think suit my friend better.

Well, I can't stop thinking about the above...so I borrowed them!!

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BookishTrish
Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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I love my Shadowhunter candy even when it‘s thin on plot and character development. #audiopuzzling

wanderinglynn Cute puzzle! 2y
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BookishTrish
Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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This is the rainiest Canada Day I can remember. Happy #CanadaDay to all the Can Littens out there! Hope there‘s some time to curl up and read today!

MsMelissa It‘s super sunny and hot here, but not like it matters much cause all the big festivities are virtual this year (I‘m in Ottawa). 2y
FantasyChick Same here @Book_Fiend_Melissa Gorgeous day outside but not a damn thing to do. I'm really not into the whole virtual events 😂 2y
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Butterfinger
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#IntegrateYourshelf @ChasingOm @Emilymdxn I like analyzing what I read. I need to do a better job of making sure I read more diversity.

POC - 6
NBPOC - 7
LGBTQIA+ - 2
INDIGENOUS - 1
Physical/Neurodiverse - 2
TOTAL - 90

Only 20%. My goal is to get to 30% by December.

ChasingOm Upping by 10% is a commendable goal! 2y
Emilymdxn You‘re so right that it‘s so easy to misremember your reading and how integrated it‘s been without looking at the numbers! I know if you‘d asked me about my statistics without me adding it up I‘d have been way off. It‘ll be awesome to see where we are at the end of this year 2y
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Recklesslove
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I missed the Herondale, Lightwood, Fairchild, and Carstair families! I love all of them with my soul. While I was reading this I forgot how much I missed Will and I'm so happy to see him again (but also sad bc he's getting old 😭)

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Recklesslove
Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare

"Do not let those who cannot see the truth tell you who you are. You are the flame that cannot be put out. You are the star that cannot be lost. You are who you have always been, and that is enough and more than enough. Anyone who looks at you and sees darkness is blind."

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Recklesslove
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Not gonna lie, I cried during this part.
I get beyond sad when Will and Tessa are mentioned. Or are present in what's going on

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NicoleCeBallos
Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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I love the cover of this book, but that was about all I loved of it. There were too many characters who were all trying to be the main character and as a result, they were all one dimensional. This was a thick book, but there was really no plot to it. There's so many love triangles in it. It was more like a soap opera than a fantasy book. I do really enjoy her books though, so I'm hoping this was just a fluke and it'll get better the next book.

BehindthePages I loved The Mortal Instruments, but didn't really like Infernal Devices. I'm hesitant on this one :/ 2y
NicoleCeBallos @Letora For the most part, I liked Infernal Devices better than TMI. I might have enjoyed this more if I had read the Ghosts of the Shadowmarket. 2y
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RosaS
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Wow. That‘s really all I can say. I absolutely loved this once I got familiar enough with the characters to tell who‘s who. It wasn‘t very heavy with the plot but I actually liked that it was more about the characters as all of them were very interesting. An absolute joy to read and I can‘t wait to get my hands on the next one! #shadowhunterchronicles

Liatrek Love that cover! 2y
RosaS @Liatrek It‘s so pretty! 2y
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RosaS
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I‘m finally making some progress in this! I‘m really enjoying the story and all the new characters so far. I can‘t wait to see where this goes! #shadowhunterchronicles #currentlyreading

BehindthePages Waiting for my loan to come through on this! Can't wait! 2y
RosaS @Letora You‘re in for a treat! I haven‘t been able to put it down for three days😂 2y
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UnabridgedPod
Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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Cassandra Clare's Chain of Gold took me right back into the world of the Shadowhunters. Set after the events of The Infernal Devices trilogy (and after short story collection Ghosts of the Shadow Market), Chain of Gold picks up with the generation after Tessa, Jem, and Will. The book has all of the elements that make Cassandra Clare an auto-buy author for me: brilliant world building, compelling romance, ⬇️

UnabridgedPod characters who fight to do the right thing but who are flawed enough that the right thing doesn't come easy, and great villains (both human and not). At 600+ pages, the first book in The Last Hours series was hefty enough to become lost in and compelling enough that I didn't want to put it down.⠀

Who are some of your auto-buy authors? What makes their books reliably great for you?
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Nisjdjd Probably anything by Abbi Waxman - always seem to make me smile and think (a good combo😄). 2y
UnabridgedPod @Nina_Reads That sounds wonderful!! I haven‘t read any of hers—what‘s your favorite? 2y
Nisjdjd The Bookish Life of Nina Hill - it was published last summer and has the cutest cover!!!👩🏻‍🦰👓📚 2y
UnabridgedPod @Nina_Reads Oh, I think I‘ve seen that—I do love the cover! Thanks for the rec. ❤️ 2y
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Branwen
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You would really think that I'd be tired of reading about Shadowhunters by now, but I'm totally not. I am absolute trash for Cassandra Clare's writing. There's just something about the way she writes her characters that makes me really care about them. This is the first book in her Last Hours trilogy and now I am desperately excited for the next book! 📚💕

#catsoflitsy #littenkitten #chaplin

Bookworm54 I haven‘t caught up yet. She always gives me book hangovers and I am trying to prepare myself! 🤣 2y
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DarkMina
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Diving in to the next trilogy in the Shadow-hunter world. I loved the Infernal Devices trilogy which were set in Edwardian London like this book. Hopefully I will love this one too.
#shadowhunters #cassandraclare #currentlyreading

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CaitlinSiem
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There are some authors that you just always read, even when you come to expect you probably aren‘t going to LOVE it like everyone else.

It was fine. Very Clare. Her settings are immaculate but she weaves so much into the character dramas that I feel like I need a chart.

Will is my favorite character of hers. I enjoyed having him back but I was bummed at how flat he was. I enjoyed the new characters. And the epilogue threw me for a loop. Dang it!

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I love Cassie Clare. And her world. And her characters. Reading this book was like meeting up with my friends for a new adventure.

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LeviTheTheaterGeek
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Such a good book. Halfway through

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LeviTheTheaterGeek
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I feel Anna is ... underestimated. She is a very important character. She just goes almost unnoticed because she is not in the book very much

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deliasson
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I loved this book! I really love Cassandra Clare‘s series‘ that take place before the City of Bones series. Can‘t wait for the next one!

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lurkykitty
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I absolutely loved this book. The world building was amazing and turn of the century London made for an atmospheric and evocative setting. I loved the characters and became attached to them quickly. I particularly liked the characters of Cordelia, Lucie and Anna. The plot was engaging and complex with a chilling and clever enemy. I couldn't put it down. There is no doubt that Cassandra Clare is a major talent. I can't wait for the next one.

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NAM99
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Once upon a time, @Nitpickyabouttrains convinced me to enter the shadowhunter world. Many books later, I have to say, this has become my favorite. I not only love the main characters but I also love how much more expansive this version of the universe feels. I also enjoy the friendships so much that exist.