At length, they reached a wooden door set into an archway at the side of the building.
Aldertree moved to free the lock, and Simon’s stomach tightened. People, he’d noticed since he’d become a vampire, had a scent around them that changed with their moods. […]
“So this is the vampire?” The voice that spoke was deep enough to nearly be a growl.
Simon looked up, the light stinging his eyes to burning—they would have teared up if he’d still been able to shed tears. Witchlight, he thought, angel light, burns me. I suppose it’s no surprise.[…]
“It really wasn’t that simple,” said Simon, and went on to explain about his two trips to
the Dumort, one as a rat and the second under a compulsion so strong it had felt like a
giant set of pincers holding him in their grasp and marching him exactly where they wanted him to go. “And so you see,” he finished, “the moment I walked in the door of the hotel, I was attacked—I don’t know which of them it was who Turned me, or if it was all of them somehow.” […]
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Chapter 4: Daylighter
Ooh boy, this post is going to be a whopper that’s for sure! First of all, let’s talk about the first snippet. This is the chapter where Clare takes her tendency to revise things and then gaslight her audience into submission up a notch. Since when can vampires smell emotions? Simon has been a vampire since mid “City of Ashes”. Yet, Simon is just mentioning this? No, this bullshit!
Speaking of bullshit, let’s move on the second part of the revisionist history. Apparently, witchlight effects Vampires? Um, why? I have to ask, if all Downworlders are demon spawn, then why do the Vampires get the allergy towards religious items (I’ll talk about that later on in the chapter). I might be wrong, but didn’t Jace and Clary use a witchlight when they were entering the HotelDuMort to rescue him in “City of Bones”? I don’t remember Raphael having adverse effects from the witchlight, but suddenly it bothers Simon? I’m calling bullshit!
And lastly, let’s talk about the whole compulsion bullshit. No, boo, it wasn’t compulsion at all and both Simon and Clare know it. It was right after The Seelie Court fiasco when Clary cheated right in front of him with Jace. He got stormed off, and the next thing we knew Raphael was telling Clary, and Jace that Simon went to Hotel DuMort and he was killed. It was basically suicide by vampire. And there is nothing Clare or anyone else can tell me that could convince me otherwise.
All in all, all of this snippets is Clare revisioning her own canon to make her vampires look cool. However, we are not dumb asses and can see right through her bullshit.