If you’ve been sucked into the world of the Shadow Hunters since The Mortal Instruments series began like I have, this is for you! The fantasy world of demons, magic and the warrior descendants of angels continues in this book, the first installment in The Eldest Curses. This book follows two of our beloved characters, Magnus the warlock, and his boyfriend, Alec the Shadowhunter. Having just won a war in which downworlders and shadow hunters have worked together for the first time in a very long time, Alec and Magnus set off for a romantic vacation. Unfortunately they get caught up in a demonic cult, and end up needing to save the world (what else is new?) but the romance never dies! The story tackles the highs and lows of new relationship, the struggle of learning to love and trust yourself, and a society’s slow acceptance of a minority group that has been oppressed for too long. Heavy stuff for a young adult/teen fiction novel! It’s fun too, I swear. I loved being able to get a more inside look at Magnus and Alec’s relationship, and having the LGBTQ representation was refreshing to be found within a mainstream novel.
5 stars, would recommend!