He saw Magnus rst, leaning against a mossy stone wall. It was hard to miss Magnus—he was wearing a splash-painted white T-shirt over rainbow leather trousers. […]
“She destroyed the ship,” said Simon. “Saved all our lives.”
“Keep your voice down.” Jace glanced around anxiously.
“You’re not saying no one else knows about that, are you?” Simon demanded in disbelief.
“I know. You know. Luke knows and Magnus knows. No one else.”
“What do they all think happened? The ship just opportunely came apart?”
“I told them Valentine’s Ritual of Conversion must have gone wrong.” […]
— City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Chapter 1: The Portal
I got two points of contention with Magnus Bane in this chapter. First up, I heard from a vlog that posts anti-Cassandra Clare reviews of the books on youtube that they simply hate Magnus’s style (puts on Fashion Blogger hat again). For someone who is supposed to be fashion forward, this description of what Magnus is wearing makes me fucking cringe. Seriously I get this image when I picture Magnus’s outfit in my head:
How the fuck does that match or even look good? The answer is that it doesn’t. It fucking sucks and eye bleeding as hell. Actually, almost every outfit Magnus wears just plains sucks. I don’t know if Clare’s fashion sense is that horrible in real life or if this is a result something else. However, right now Magnus just resembles a clown in that getup and no dandy worth their salt would be caught dead in that.
Now, for the more serious issue. Magnus knows that it was Clary who destroyed the ship with her super special rune creating powers, how? I mean, Magnus was on the ship with Alec. Alec didn’t see the confrontation with Clary, Jace, and Valentine. He was too busy being saved by Magnus. So you are telling me that Clary told this relative stranger about it? Especially, this stranger that has been mind raping her since she was a small child? I know damn well Jace didn’t tell Magnus because he still is a bigoted jackass.
However, this is pure speculation because Clare does nothing to clear this up. Clearing up this confusion would have taken maybe a sentence or two at most. Yet, we get no explanation and we are supposed to swallow this? I know this just a little thing in the mast wave of fuckery I will have to deal with, but seriously it bothers me that Clare puts zero effort into her writing at all!