I’m so happy for another book with the best couple in the Shadowhunter world – Magnus and Alex, a.k.a Malec. I loved the first book in The Eldest Curses series and pre-ordered this one as soon as it was possible. This time, the book takes place about three years after The Red Scrolls of Magic, so it’s a significant time jump, and what’s more, Alec and Magnus have become parents!
“If you died,” [Alec] said, “a part of me would die too. So remember, Magnus. It’s not just your life. It’s my life too.”
I really enjoyed this book, and seeing Alec and Magnus as parents made my heart warm and fuzzy, but the thing keeping me from rating it five stars is the plot. It was quite weak this time, there was nothing exciting or entirely unique about it compared to other books, and the part taking place in Diyu dragged a little too much. I’d also wish to know more about the villain, Shinyun, but we didn’t get much more insights there and she still felt not that well-developed. But I’m not complaining really, I got enough Malec to make me happy plus baby Max (so cute!) and the old TMI squad was back, fiercer than ever, to save the day.
“It’s going to be fine,” Jace said. “We’re going to save the day again. It’s what we do.”
So, a strong four-star-read even though I wasn’t head over heels for it, and I’m eagerly awaiting the third book!
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