Hey, guys! I hope you had a good weekend and you are rested up, because today restarting on Chapter 2: The Hunter’s Moon. I want to give you guys a fair warning before we start that this chapter, and this scene in particular is full of spousal abuse and stalking. So if you are easily triggered by these two subjects then please do yourself a favor and give this post a wide berth!
Although, this chapter is supposed to be heavenly centered on Jace, in this chapter Cassandra Clare actually switched to a new characters point of view. Instead of gradually over time getting to know Maia Roberts with subtle hints in the narration or the dialogue of this book. Cassandra Clare doesn’t she what she does best in which I mean she just drops a big fat info.dump on her readers.
So Maia starts off by telling us her entire sad and tragic backstory. I just want to sum it up here so you guys can better follow along:
Maia’s brother Daniel was very abusive to her as she grew up. However, since her brother was apparently was the gorgeous golden child who can do no wrong. her parents just brushed her off when she told them about the issue and accused her of lying or exaggerating to get attention. Because apparently all the parents in the of series are selfish, stupidly oblivious, abusive, or neglective.
Apparently, there is such a thing as karma in this godforsaken book, because when Maia was in the 10th grade Daniel gets run over by a car . I know that is a terrible thing to say, but honestly I just have zero fucks to give about abusers.
Anywho, just after Daniel’s death Maia hooks up with this hot guy named Jordan, and it wasn’t too long though after they started dating that he started to be controlling, possessive, and then eventually physically abusive to her.In the end, Maia got tired of bullshit and broke up with him.
After she broke up with him, she went out and kissed a boy just to let Jordan know that they were well truly over. Unknown to Maia, Jordan was no longer just a human monster and was actually turned into a werewolf. So that night Jordan followed Maia home, and later attacked and bit her. He told her while doing this, “You’re mine
now. You’ll always be mine.”
After the night she never saw Jordan again because, given his parents mysteriously packed up and moved away. Eventually, she ends up turning on the full moon and realizes what she is. Maia then decides to run away and eventually joins the pack that will later on the Luke’s pack.
Okay does everybody got that?
Now let’s move on to talk about my meeting issues with this passage and furthermore with this particular chapter period. First off, I like to point out again that this is a blatant info dump! I don’t think I haven’t seen this blatant of an info dump since chapter 21 of ‘City of Bones!’
Once again, Cassandra Clare switched the point of view of this chapter for no logical reason other than she was just too damn lazy to do some real organic characterization. Also, I would like to point out that Maia rightly compares her abusive older brother with Jace. Cassandra Clare, has just pointed this out to us in HER OWN FUCKING CANON!!!
Yet, I’m supposed to root for Claire and Jace’s relationship?! I’m supposed to want these two together? Um, how about hell to the no!