Hey guys!
It's time to do the countdown for Chain of Iron! During the quarantine last year I had a lot of time to read books and I have to admit that I was a little scared to read the Shadowhunters books but I gave them a try and now it's one of my favorite book series ever. I saw this tag on Tik Tok (all the credits to the owner, I couldn't find it) and thought it would be cool to do it here. So, let's get started!

Warning: There could be some spoilers, so be careful with what you read; and if you read them, I'm sorry

➰ How did you discovered TSC?

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One of my best friends recommended me the books for years and when the movie came out years ago I watched it and I kinda liked it. But as I said, it wasn't until las year that I read the books

➰ Favorite Book Series

The Infernal Devices

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What can I say? I fell in love immediately

➰ Favorite Book

Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3)

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This was a hard choice but no regrets because this book is so good from the very beginning to the end (still crying for some things but totally worth it)

➰ Favorite male character

You can't make me choose one so I will put my top 5 (no particular order)

• Will Herondale

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• Jem Carstairs

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• Magnus Bane

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• Julian Blackthorn

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• Alec Lightwood

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And a special mention to Kit Herondale and Matthew Fairchild cause both are kings

➰Favorite female character

Again, you can't make me pick just one, so another top 5 (no particular order)

• Tessa Gray

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• Emma Carstairs

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• Isabelle Lightwood

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• Cristina Rosales

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• Cordelia Carstairs

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And a special mention to Lucie Herondale cause she is superior too

➰ Favorite Parabatai pairing

Will Herondale and Jem Carstairs (The Infernal Devices)

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I like all of the parabatai pairings but they just have a special place in my heart and their relationship is so pure and ugh I could cry just thinking about them

➰ Favorite couple

Herongraystairs (The Infernal Devices)

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I've said it before, I love both Wessa and Jessa equally and for me it's the three of them or nothing. And also I refuse to choose between Jem and Will, I just can't.

➰ Favorite villain

Sebastian/Johnathan Morgenstern (The Mortal Instruments)

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By far the best villain of TSC and, I consider, in the young adult literature

➰ Favorite family

The Blackthorns (The Dark Artifices)

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Since I met them (again) in TDA I just wanted to protect them at all costs so that they could be happy forever but NO

➰ Favorite Institute

The London Institute

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I think I prefer it over the others because a lot of memorable things happen there and at some point of the stories (TDA, some short stories, TLH) we all come back at it and it's kinda nostalgic

➰ Favorite rune

The Angelic and Parabatai rune

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If I have to be 100% honest, I don't really know a lot about all the runes but I chose these two because the first is the one we associate the most with this world and the second because of the Parabatai meaning

➰ Favorite type of Downworlder

Warlocks

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Warlocks like Magnus, Tessa, Catarina and Ragnor? Yes please

➰ The most underrated Character

I think there are a lot of characters that deserve more hype so I'm just gonna put one each trilogy/series

• TMI: Raphael Santiago

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I get that a lot of people don't like him (I didn't in like, the first book or something) but you have to admit he really is underrated

• TID: Sophie Collins

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My girl Sophie deserves way much hype that she gets

• TDA: Dru Blackthorn

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I've seen people calling her boring and I just wanna fight them, she is an amazing character and they just don't appreciate her enough

• TLH: Christopher Lightwood

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I really love Christopher and in COG, he was so funny and adorable. Can't wait to see him again in COI

➰ Underrated couple

Henry Branwell and Charlotte Fairchild (The Infernal Devices)

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I was between them and Sophie and Gideon but I will put them because I legit don't see them anywhere and they are such a great couple. The amount of love they have for each other is so beautiful

➰ Character you didn't like at first but now you love

Simon Lewis (The Mortal Instruments)

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I hated Simon in the first two books and thought that I would never like him, but by the fifth book I was loving him

➰ Favorite Short Stories book

Ghost of the Shadow Market

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This book is pure perfection, it makes you laugh, cry, happy, nervous, sad and more. I can't think of a story I didn't like and I wish there was more of it

➰ Character you relate the most

Cordelia Carstairs (The Last Hours)

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That’s everyone’s dream, isn’t it, really? Instead of many who give you little pieces of themselves—one who gives you everything.”

➰ Least favorite Book Series

None, I love all of them (maybe in different measures but what I mean is that I don't dislike any). So, I'll leave this question empty

➰ Least favorite Book

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2)

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The only interesting thing about this book is Simon turning into a vampire and the final Battle. That's it, nothing else

➰ Least favorite male character

Valentine Morgenstern (The Mortal Instruments)

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This man is crazy af and an absolutely horrible person. The worst is that I thought he had so much potential to be a very good villain but he kinda disappointed me, his son is a better one

➰ Least favorite female character

This one is tied between two characters, who are:

• Zara Dearborn (The Dark Artifices)

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I'm still mad at the fact that she didn't get what she deserved at the end of QOAAD, a good punch in the face. You guys can't imagine how much I hate her

• Tatiana Blackthorn (TID/TLH)

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I hate this woman so much ugh just her mention makes me angry

➰ Least favorite couple

Simon Lewis and Clary Fairchild (The Mortal Instruments)

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Just no. Literally the worst couple of all, I am so glad they just last one book

➰ Did you watched the TV Show or the Movie?

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Like I said in the first question, I did watched the movie when it first came out. But I haven't watched the Show and right now I don't think I will

Alright that was it for today! Hope you guys liked it as much as I did. Here are my other articles if you want to read more:

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All the love, Candy