I have been screaming about Jace since chapter one. Clare proved to us without a doubt in Chapter Three that Jace was a sociopath. Yet this right here? Proves my claim that he sociopath, who doesn’t give a shit about anybody but himself. He could have killed Clary, he outright admitted to it in this passage. What makes this even worse? Jace doesn’t show not one second of remorse for almost killing her. The subtext I got was if Clary have died because Jace put the mark on her, he would have just shrugged his shoulder and said, “Oh, Well”, and kept on rolling. Again, Clare is not trying to sugarcoat it and it’s right here in your face, blatant as fuck. Yet, I am supposed to want this man with Clary?
Oh, and to make this situation even worse. later on Clary fucking apologizes to Jace. Yet, Jace not once apologizes to her for gambling with her life. What a great message to the young girls reading this book. You should strive to get a boy who will treat you like shit. Also, Clare keeps pushing that fallacy that if guy treats you like shit it means you should let him get away with it, because he is attracted to you.