“Love is not always lightning. Sometimes it’s a creeping vine. It grows slowly until suddenly it’s all there is in the world.”
title: Iron Chain (Last Hours, No. 2)
author: Cassandra Clare
release date: March 2, 2021
rating: 4/5 stars
It is safe to say that this book was one of my most anticipated readings of the year, and I was lucky enough to get a hard copy that was not too expensive!
I have to admit I found the plot a bit swaying and unimportant compared to the character’s struggles. This is a book based on character, but many conflicts have been resolved too easily or completely removed.
As for the characters, nothing changed my mind about them. I still love each and every one of them amazingly. Every time a familiar character appears in a scene, I feel warm and fuzzy at heart. The scenes detailing Cordelia and James’ domestic happiness were heavenly and I think we all want to experience love as you have experienced it.
I also remembered how incredibly young the characters are. The realization that many of the main characters are only 17 years old took me off track a few times and kept me from enjoying the story as much as I would like.
I’m glad Matthew’s drink was finally taken care of, and I’m glad to see more of Christopher, Thomas and Elastir.
But in contrast, my hatred for Grace and her silly bracelet only grew. There were a lot of scenes where I just wanted to push her out the window, and no tragic background story would change my feelings about Grace.
The media error at the end frustrated me greatly and I’m still not sure how I feel about the new love triangle, even though I saw it coming.
Despite the criticism, I still enjoyed this book, despite everything that happened between Cordelia and James. If Cassandra Claire has published a book detailing the daily and ordinary lives of James and Cordelia, you can bet on every penny you have that I would buy this book the second it hits bookstores.
What’s your favorite book by Cassandra Claire?
Until we meet again!