Title: The Red Scrolls of Magic
Author: Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu
Genre: Paranormal Fiction, Fantasy, LGBTQ+ Fiction
Publish Date: April 9, 2019
Date Read: May 29, 2019-May 30, 2019
Number of Pages: 345
Summary on Back:
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. It doesn’t seem like too much for the centuries-old High Warlock to ask for, but no sooner have they settled in Paris than 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 Alex 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 no dogging their every step, and it is becoming harder t tell friend from foe. As their quest for answers becomes increasingly dire, Magnus and Alex have to trust each other more than ever—even if it means revealing the secrets they’ve both been keeping.
Oh, my god. I loved it! It was amazing! I read it during finals week so I couldn’t read it straight through but during the times I got to read it, I could not put it down. Raphael Santiago is so relatable and I couldn’t help but laugh during some of his interactions with Alec. Like when Alec sees he’s texting Ragnor Fell about hating parties. Or when Alec calls him and he picks up the phone saying “Lose this number.” He was amazing
I also thought it was a bit funny how Alec and Magnus kept trying to fuck but something always happened. First time, Tessa was there to talk to Magnus. Second time, there was a demon attack, etc.
The adventurous parts of the book were exhilerating and exciting. I absolutely loved it.
Honestly, I did trust Shinyun. At first there were some warning signs that I had noticed but overtime I started trusting her. This proved to not be a very good idea when we get to the scene of the Roman baths and I was like wait a second, something is off and it was. At the part where she realized that she wasn’t actually Asmodeus’ daughter, she got that coming. I kinda felt bad for her though so I see why Alec freed her. She deserves a second chance and I hope she uses it right though I fear she may not because of the last scene with her in it.
I 100% recommend this book if you have not read it yet. I cannot wait for the rest of the series!
"[Alec had] always assumed that storybook moments like these were meant for Jace, Isabelle, anyone but him. Yet here he was."