Note: This is basically an overview of this part of Chapter 19. Some things will overlap a bit. So don’t be surprised if you see the same quote twice.
Alrighty, first of all, I want you to read these snippets twice. Then tell me what do all of these snippets have in common. Go, ahead, I’ll wait.
Don’t get it? That’s fine, I will totally lay it out for you nice folks! Every one of these snippets is just unnecessary dialogue. Yeah, this is the final chapter and we are ostensibly in the middle of the big climactic battle and what are our heroes doing?
Just standing around talking about their fucking relationships!
And I’m all yay, for Magnus and Alec finally getting a scene alone together. However, this feels badly timed. I mean she wrote this to take place the very last chapter in the middle of the final battle? As I said before, we don’t get to see Alec be badass at all or really add anything to the plot. The only significant scenes we get for him is to be a plot device or shove some last minute representation at us. This Cassandra Clare shoving so-called ‘queer representation’ it in at the last minute in hopes to fool people into giving her accolades about how fucking diverse she is. Again, unlike some of her rabid stans, I have a working brain stem.
Sorry, hon but I’m still not fucking impressed.
Sorry about going off on that tangent, but I really get pissed off when people think I should be patting Clare on the back for her putting so-called ‘Diversity’.in her books
Back to everyone just standing there and talking about their relationships during the final battle. I mean, it really kills any tension about the battle because it’s obviously not that important if you have time to have long philosophical arguments about the nature of love. Do I have to remind Clare that she literally had Jace have a heated argument in the middle of the battle why his fellow shadowhunters were fighting and probably died around him?
Again, this is writing 101 and I can’t believe how much Clare has failed on even this basic level.