The Red Scrolls of Magic

The Red Scrolls of Magic

A Shadowhunters Novel

Book - 2019
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From #1 New York Times bestseller Cassandra Clare and award-winner Wesley Chu comes the first book in a new series that follows High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood as they tour the world after the Mortal War. The Red Scrolls of Magic is a Shadowhunters novel.

All Magnus Bane wanted was a vacation--a lavish trip across Europe with Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter who against all odds is finally his boyfriend. But as soon as the pair settles in Paris, an old friend arrives with news about a demon-worshipping cult called the Crimson Hand that is bent on causing chaos around the world. A cult that was apparently founded by Magnus himself. Years ago. As a joke.

Now Magnus and Alec must race across Europe to track down the Crimson Hand and its elusive new leader before the cult can cause any more damage. As if it wasn't bad enough that their romantic getaway has been sidetracked, demons are now dogging their every step, and it is becoming harder to tell friend from foe. As their quest for answers becomes increasingly dire, Magnus and Alec will have to trust each other more than ever--even if it means revealing the secrets they've both been keeping.
Publisher: New York :, Margaret K. McElderry Books,, ©2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781481495080
Branch Call Number: YA CLA
Characteristics: 350 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Chu, Wesley - Author

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OnceUponaBiblio
Apr 22, 2019

My scale is 1-5. 1 being poor/low and 5 being great/high.

Age Group: Middle Grade and Up

Cliché?☆☆☆☆☆ -1
Nope, not even a hint. This storyline is pure Cassandra (and her co-writer).

Mythology/Creatures: Vampires, werewolves, warlocks, demons, mundanes, fae, and angels.

Romance: ★★★★★
The perfect balance for this storyline! It wasn't suffocating or too sickly-sweet. I will warn you that this series is very pride friendly as it follows a warlock and his Shadowhunter boyfriend into the battle field.

Mystery: ★★★★☆
I felt that this book was mysterious, not very, but a nice amount for the younger readers. As there was a mystery of who was the head of the Crimson Hand. I can tell you I was blinded until someones cell stopped working.

Angst: ★☆☆☆☆
Not a lot, but a dash with the insecurities that blossom.

Suspense: ★★★★☆
I felt that there was a lot of suspense on how everything will play out.

Character Development: ★★★★★
Love the characters! I find that I read the books that contain the originals characters storylines. I don't want to start out with a new set of characters/Shadowhunters. They either have the OG characters or in the timeframe in such or I don't catch onto reading it (I've noticed). Btw, love Simon and Isabella.

Continue? ★★★★★
Yes, I will! No doubt about it as I want to find out what all happens!

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