Chain of Gold Book Review

December 10, 2020 / 0 comments

Chain of Gold Book ReviewChain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
Published by Simon & Schuster on March 3rd 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: audiobook
Source: Borrowed
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Chain of Gold, a Shadowhunters novel, is the first novel in a brand-new trilogy where evil hides in plain sight and love cuts deeper than any blade. .

Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to London in hopes of preventing the family’s ruin. Cordelia’s mother wants to marry her off, but Cordelia is determined to be a hero rather than a bride. Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians. All the while, she must hide her secret love for James, who is sworn to marry someone else.

But Cordelia’s new life is blown apart when a shocking series of demon attacks devastate London. These monsters are nothing like those Shadowhunters have fought before—these demons walk in daylight, strike down the unwary with incurable poison, and seem impossible to kill. London is immediately quarantined. Trapped in the city, Cordelia and her friends discover that their own connection to a dark legacy has gifted them with incredible powers—and forced a brutal choice that will reveal the true cruel price of being a hero.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

I have yet to read most of Cassandra Clare’s books but after finishing this story, my love for  YA fiction is completely renewed. I  am now determined to read the entire series from beginning to end.

I do have to admit, it was difficult for me to fully commit to reading this book. Introducing so many different characters is difficult for me but as the story flows I understood why this was necessary. I learned that each and every one of these characters has a specific role to play in Cordelia’s story.

It isn’t just the interesting characters and their interesting relationship that had me captivated. It is also the world-building. The author’s imagination is mindblowing. The interesting characters, their loyalty to one another, the suspense, thrill, and that touch of romance are what will definitely keep me coming back for more.

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About Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices trilogy, and coauthor of the Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson. She also wrote The Shadowhunter’s Codex with her husband, Joshua Lewis. Her books have more than 36 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at

My Review At A Glance
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Overall: 4.6 / 5

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