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The Lost Book of the White

(The Eldest Curses #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  5,279 ratings  ·  995 reviews
The exclusive Waterstones signature stamped edition boasts a stunning blue wibalin cover featuring a striking, repeating pattern of the ‘Vision’ rune, selected by Cassandra Clare and picked out in an eye-catching silver foil. This hardback features a beautiful impression of Cassandra Clare’s signature in a Shadowhunters motif as well as tantalising, never-seen-before bonus ...more
Hardcover, Waterstones Exclusive Edition, 400 pages
Published September 1st 2020 by Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Nicole Cassandra herself have told us that she's co-writing an actual trilogy with Wesley Chu based on Magnus Bane, more like expanding on The Bane Chronicle…moreCassandra herself have told us that she's co-writing an actual trilogy with Wesley Chu based on Magnus Bane, more like expanding on The Bane Chronicles. We'll get to know Magnus deeper now! :) (less)
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Jan 15, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
seriously guys if you dislike Cassie that much and if you hate the books she writes WHY DO YOU EVEN WASTE YOUR TIME ON WRITING A REVIEW ON A BOOK THAT HASN'T EVEN BEEN RELEASED YET? If you don't like it - don't read it. no reason to spread hate. Why do you even care? This is getting really annoying; don't you have better things to do than hate on a book that isn't even out yet? guess what, she can write about whatever she wants to write and even if she publishes 100 more books in the Shadowhunte ...more
Jesse (JesseTheReader)
For the most part I enjoyed this! I do wish it could've just been a book only following Magnus & Alec, but it was still nice to see our og crew consisting of Clary, Jace, Isabelle, & Simon. At times I felt like the plot was a little bit all over the place & I wish things would've felt a bit more tied together nicely. While this is a book meant to focus on Alec and Magnus, because of the fact that they brought in familiar faces, I felt it would've leveled up had we seen everyone's perspectives. S ...more

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1.) The Red Scrolls of Magic ★★★★★

oh, i don't even know what to rate this... between a 3 or a 4, but i need to sleep on it. but that bonus story? oh, we are WEEPING after that. that was 5 stars for sure.

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1.) City of Bones ★★★
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Saania Zee Jamal ϟ
How is this not a joke? The cow is dead, PLEASE STOP TRYING TO MILK IT.

Just waiting for the day she realizes this...

So I can finally go...
Hannah ♡
May 28, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Is Cassandra making an irrelevant and unnecessary Shadowhunter series again?
Will I still read it and claim it as one of my children?
Hell yeah.

I'm sorry, I just can't stop my addiction to her books.

"The five Shadowhunter series are TiD, TLH, TMI, TDA, and very far down the road, TWP."- Cassandra Clare.

^^Then where did this Bane Adult crap come from suddenly? I totally forgot about The Wicked Powers series, it supposedly comes AFTER The Last Hour? I was kind of looking forward to TLH. I really like historical paranormals but this announcement of the new series ruined all the Shadowhunter books for me. CC is clearly in it just for some quick cash. I never thought I would be one of those
Lia Carstairs
"You're my heart, Magnus Bane. 
Stay unbroken, for me."


I can't. I can't. I can't. I can't. I can't. I can't. I can't. I can't. I can't.

All these theories that are popping up in my head now that I've read the epilogue........

The Eldest Curses is WAY more important than I ever thought it would be. All of this is definitely going to be HUGE leading up to The Wicked Powers .

I really tho
Nasty Lady MJ
May 26, 2016 marked it as ca-ching  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cash-cow
The fuck.

Really, really, really!?!?!?!??!?!

Okay, Clare. Obviously, you have no class. Here are some future Shadowhunter spinoffs with the way your going:

1) Shadowhunter the Picture Book because five year-olds killing demons=life lessons

2) Fifty Shades of Shadowhunters with bonus incest because getting liver pumped only once isn't enough-hence the combo of Red Room of Pain and incest.

3) Shadowhunter College because new adult and shadowhunters = cash.

4) Of course, there's also the acclaimed idea
Carolina Carriço
I was super bored with this. I love Malec but these books... I was promised Malec Adult books and it’s neither. Obviously there’s Alec and Magnus but this isn’t about their relationship. I wanted their every day life, how they faced problems together, how they raise Max. And it’s more action filled books with little to no sweet moments between our main guys. And it still reads like a YA book. Maybe even more than the most recent Cassandra books. And what makes me mad is that this was advertised ...more
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I love Malec but this book was boring!
Neil (or bleed)
May 26, 2016 marked it as will-not-read  ·  review of another edition
Dear Cassandra Clare,

If you love shadowhunters, LET. IT. GO.


May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reads-of-2020
Well, damn. I thought this was just gonna be all fun and games, Malec style, and this was so much more than that.

First of all: Simon's PTSD getting the spotlight was the chef's kiss for this book. Seriously. I was wondering when one of these books would handle how much shit our heroes from TMI went through and this book finally did it. Ironically, in a series hyperfocused on Magnus and Alec, but it still handled it and I am very, very pleased.

Second, domestic Malec dads. There is nothing more de
Sep 13, 2020 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
dnf @ 46%

There are some sweet moments between Magnus and Alec, but that's about it. Compared to the TMI series, almost all the characters feel flat in this one and the plot is not grabbing my attention at all. Not a fan of the writing in this one, either.

So many characters from the Shadowhunter world are very dear to me, so I'm stopping now before this book ruins it for me.
Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
sexy and iconic

edit: i clicked on the book to read the reviews and big mistake. are u all on fucking crack? if u don't want to read any more Shadowhunters books then don't? nobody fucking cares that u don't like the fact that this is the 746029th book in the series. some of us want her to continue milking it. can't wait for the 700 pages book about Chairman. u all need to get a hobby because bitching about a book series u don't even care about anymore is highkey depressing. she keeps writing the
Tessa  HC (onceuponabookworm)
You'll never guess what just arrived in the mail!!!! I'm actually going to reread Red Scrolls first, so if anyone's down for a buddy read let me know.

There's a cover now!!! It's so pretty!!! I can't wait until this book is in my hands. September 1, 2020. 5 months. I can do this.

And also, to all the haters out there who think Cassie Clare is "milking it"-- that's your opinion, and I respect that. You don't need to go around writing reviews about it. She's doing it for the enjoyment of her reade
Paige  Bookdragon
May 26, 2016 marked it as think-about-it  ·  review of another edition

PRO: It's Magnus Bane.

CON: Too many Shadowhunters series already.
May 26, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I've seen so many people say that Cassandra Clare is milking the Shadowhunter world and I agree for the best reasons.
First of all, If I made the Shadowhunter world you bet I will be milking it forever.
I would be on my deathbed writing a new series about Church the cat.
Secondly, there is so many characters that could have their own story and life before or after TMI and TID. This just means we get more reasons to love the characters, and we all love Magnus so this trilogy is a gift from the gods.
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i can keep reading malec stories until the day i die
Liz* Fashionably Late
May 30, 2016 marked it as not-gonna-happen  ·  review of another edition
Cassie Clare fans don't know how to feel about this.

I do.

Isra Starr
May 26, 2016 marked it as considering-reading  ·  review of another edition
I can't honestly comprehend why CC has to keep writing more and more books in this world instead of doing new series. If she's as talent as everyone expresses that she is, then she could go and do something different and people will eat it up. Don't get me wrong, Magnus is the absolute love of my life, but really? Enough is enough.

Maybe it has something to do with how annoyed she is about what's happened with the TV show but really, make a profit off of something else please.
Davina Herondale
This book has some of my favorite characters in all of the Shadowhunter Chronicles. This book was also only saved by a few incredible moments. I'm not going to do a non-spoilery review. If you haven't read the others books and you, for some reason, decide to read this one first: you're an idiot but go ahead lmaoo

I WISH I had my psychical copy so I could quote specific things because this book was saved by a few amazing moments.

It should be here within the week so I'll continue my review then.

Rachel Kathryn Wright
4.5/5 ⭐️

This is the sequel to The Red Scrolls of Magic, and i thought this was a great follow up to book one. But, I wished that there was more moments between Magnus and Alec, and more of a focus on Alec. I mean that while I love Magnus, it just focuses on him so much because what is going on is centered on him. I just wished that we saw more of Alec’s thoughts or seen the two work together more. Because we also get to see everyone from The Mortal Instruments again and that was really exciting.
Fatima  Havilliard
At this point I think Clare shouldn't write another trilogy focused on Magnus. We already have The Bane Chronicles! :/
You know, if she is still going to write about the Shadow World I would prefer stories about other characters, for example, I think a story about Tessa's life after TID and TLH would be interesting.

But, I don't like to judge a book before read it so, I'm going to read it and will do a honest review about what I think of this one.
Sara XuHerondale
May 29, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
It's never gonna end (not that I'm really complaining, mind you).

Also, adult trilogy? Does that mean we're gonna read about Magnus having sex (preferably with Alec)???
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
2 words: free serotonin
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5/5 Stars

This is definitely my least favourite among the different Shadowhunters series, maybe just because it feels like a series of filler books and that's something I'm really not a fan of. But still, I do want to read it to be up to date and also because I like the characters. I even enjoyed the first book in this series and so I was expecting to find the same dynamics and things I previously loved.
I enjoyed the fact that in this book we got to see Magnus and Alec again and this time they
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
yall of course I gave this five stars its a Cassie Clare book and Malec (ma otp) is the center of the story!!!
Okay, so I just want to talk about something. There's two flip sides of the coin for Shadowhunters Chronicles, the side that thinks it's idiotic and dumb. The other side is for people who LOVE this book and would die for it anytime. I'm on the second side personally, because I love this series with all my heart. There, my official statement.

Now for the actual review. I liked this a lit
Victoria Booklover
I liked this book, but I wasn’t head over heals for it.

Why? The plot was quite mediocre. There was nothing exciting or entirely unique about it compared to other books. I feel like the protagonist is always chasing some evil, and once they catch up to them or find them, then comes the big battle/reveal/save the day scene.

And that’s fine, I’m not mad. I just wasn’t THRILLED.

Buuuut, the thing about any Cassie book is that I could give a damn about the plot so long as she keeps feeding me those c
Sep 09, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtqiap, 2020
Hmmm. I didn’t enjoy this quite as much as the first book in The Eldest Curses series. To me, The Red Scrolls of Magic felt much more like its own separate entity rather than being just another part of The Mortal Instruments series. Because it was Magnus and Alec on their own, not surrounded by the other main TMI characters, it felt like their story. In this book I was kinda disappointed to realize that the core TMI characters were all present for the majority of the story. I enjoy all of them, ...more
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"Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilo

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