Jace put his face in his hands, his long ɹngers tugging distractedly at his hair. “But I can’t
just leave you here. If Clary finds out—”
“I should have known that’s what you were worried about.” Simon laughed harshly. “So
don’t tell her. She’s in New York, anyway, thank—” He broke oʃ, unable to say the word.
“You were right,” he said instead. “I’m glad she’s not here.”
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Chapter 7: Where Angels Fear to Tread
You will notice immediately that we actually covered a bit of this passage earlier this week. However, they are some things that I want to address to separately here. Now, first and foremost this is Cassandra Clare trying to play off that Simon had any independent character arc at all, but all the while, continuously to rub it in that we were jipped out of Simon’s character arc.
For me especially, it’s like being repeatedly slapped in the face. Honestly, Clare can go fuck herself.
Now, my biggest problem that all of the character’s motivations revolve around Clary Fray. I have been saying this for a while, especially in this book, but everyone must think about how their actions would affect poor little Clary.
This is the biggest difference between just a shitty character and a Mary Sue. In a Mary Sue story, everything has to revolve around the head sue or her head will explode. It’s really sickening to read shit like this. In the last book, every story arch was overwhelmed by the Clary/Jace soap opera drama. However, Clare really switched it up in this book to revovle all around Clary herself. Honestly, as a character Clary Fray has reached the pinnacle of suedom.