This chapter was short, but it had a lot of negative things I had to rant about. So now that we are finished with Chapter 8, it’s time once again to discuss the things I loved about this chapter.
1. Jace Telling Clary That She Was Stupid For Jumping Into The Portal
I usually despise how Jace talks down to Clary all the time, but in this instance I actually approved of him telling Clary to her face that jumping into the portal was idiotic and reckless. I personally been screaming about this since the end of Chapter 7. Although, if Clare is that self-aware to recognize what Clary did was stupid, then why did she write Clary jumping through the portal anyway? I mean personally would want to change that when I started to edit the novel. *shrugs* Oh, well!
2. Luke Getting The Hell Of Town
As much as I always want to kick Luke repeatedly in the balls (why must almost all the guys in this book be assholes) I really liked that someone was showing some common sense by trying to skip town. I mean, personally at the first hint of Valentine showing back up again, I would have been gone. I don’t know why Luke waited for so long to leave, but still any common sense in this book should be applauded.
3. Simon Telling Clary How It Is
Simon tells Clary to her face that she is a shitty friend for just leaving for a three days and not calling him. Which again, is what I have been saying since Chapter 5. It took her three chapters for Clary to remember that Simon even exists! Yet, I’m supposed to think that Clary is a wonderful person? *snorts* Again, as I said with Jace but it bares repeating: if Clare if this self-aware to write this in the book, then why didn’t she change it?