Uh, excuse you? Since when did werewolves have the ability to partially shift? This the first time out for these books so far that we have ever seen any of the werewolves partially shift, yet Luke out of the sudden can do it? Fuck you, Cassandra Clare and your constant need to gaslight your audience! No, we are not all stupid as you think we are and WE FUCKING SEE YOU!
Clare just dropped this little piece of worldbuilding out of the blue and with no explanation, pretending that this always been a thing. I fucking hate when Clare does that, it drives me crazy! It’s right under her need to give us long chapters of useless exposition, like the infamous Chapter 21 of ‘City Of Bones’. You guys all remember how I fucking lost my entire mind with all the retconning and ass pulls she wrote in that chapter.
Again, to me, Luke’s sudden ability to partially shift like something out of Teen Wolf is a complete and utter retcon and Clare can go fuck herself.