I have seen this book featured quite frequently on the blogs I follow and when I saw it available on my library’s e-book shelf, I thought I would give it a read.
“There is no better distraction in this world than losing oneself in books for awhile.”
Before I began blogging I read the Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare and I remember enjoying them. Chains of Gold was a captivating story as well, especially since it followed the stories of Will and Tessa’s kids. It was interesting to see how Will and Tessa behave as grown-ups and what their kids are like. We also follow the story of Cordelia Carstairs who is (debatably) the main character. The POV switches a lot between the different protagonists which gave a well-rounded understanding of the story. However, it did make it difficult to become intimately acquainted with the characters.
“That’s everyone’s dream, isn’t it, really? Instead of many who give you little pieces of themselves-one who gives you everything.”
I loved Clare’s writing style. She has a beautiful way of explaining things and making the ordinary appear magical. One thing, though, was that I found there was quite a bit of extra chatter. The characters would talk a lot which wasn’t always bad, but sometimes I thought, “Alright, let’s get on with it.”
This was a fairly clean read, although a few characters (such as Anna) have questionable morals and there is a detailed make-out scene.