Let’s confirm once again that the entire Morgenstern family is a bunch of dunderheads.I’m also going to break down this epic failure of a plot point. First off, Valentine raids Simon’s house and kidnaps him and magics the room clean after the confrontation. I’m not going to even point out how this once again contradicts the notion that Shadowhunters can’t cast magic. Luke, his former paratabai basically came right out and said it was. I love when Cassandra Clare confirms her own stupidity.
Second, Valentine goes through the whole process to clean it up to cover his trail and make it look that Simon just left so his mother wouldn’t be suspicious. However, he purposely leaves Simon’s broken phone behind. Valentine had no guarantee that Clary would get here before Simon’s mother and sister. By typing that message on Simon’s phone, he basically said that Simon was kidnapped, which completely invalidates the whole purpose of cleaning Simon’s room in the first place!
And the third and final reason why this whole section is completely bogus and shows how completely incompetent Valentine is. If Clary is right, Valentine basically did this to get back at Jace. When it’s obvious to anyone with a working brain cell that Jace hates everyone. He is the most misanthropic son of a bitch I ever had the unfortunate luck to read about. So why did he think he would care about anything related to lowly Downworlders such as Maia and Simon?
I would also like to point out that it’s pretty rich that this big bad Shadowhunters can be bated by a teenage boy. This criticism goes for both The Inquisitor and Valentine both. I’m raising a twelve-year pre-teen and sometimes she makes me so angry I want to shake her sometimes. However, I’m not hurting her or other people just because my pre-teen pisses me off.