Review: The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu

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Warning: Spoilers if you haven’t read The Mortal Instruments series.

The second book in The Eldest Curses trilogy focuses on Alec Lightwood and Magnus Bane. The first book, The Red Scrolls of Magic, took place in between City of Glass and City of Fallen Angels when Alec and Magnus went on vacation following the war with Valentine. 

The Lost Book of the White is set in 2010, after City of Heavenly Fire. Alec and Magnus are settling into their Brooklyn apartment and getting used to being parents to Max, a Warlock toddler. It’s been awhile since they had seen Shinyun Jung, the dangerous warlock who ruined their European vacation by trying to summon a demon. 

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YA City Guide: Paris, France

One thing we miss right now is travel. We’re both travel addicts and can’t wait to explore the world. Do you want to travel right now but can’t? We can help with book recommendations. The YA City Guide is a new feature on our blog to recommend books set in a certain city. First up is Paris, France! Paris is Christy’s favorite city in the world. It has everything: history, culture, shopping and the best food! If you’re dreaming of Paris, read these awesome books and daydream of your next adventure. Claire studied abroad there and followed Christy’s Paris guide. Though her heart will always lie with London, she may need to reevaluate her list and make it a tie 😉 

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Our Top Ten Favorite YA Releases of 2019

We’ve read some great (and not so great!) books in 2019. Here’s a greatest hits list of some of our faves. We can’t wait to see which books make our list in 2020!  Tell us if you’ve read any of these in the comments. Also, tell us your best of 2019 books!

1. Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin 

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We’ve raved about this book since we read it for our monthly book club. For more info, check out our full review here. Serpent and Dove has it all: romance, action, magic, and witty banter. Lou is a witch who has fled her coven, forced to become a thief to survive. After a run in with a witch hunter named Reid, Lou’s life changes forever. As the two grow closer, she has to deal with the demons from her past before they ruin her relationship.

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