He was lying on the ɻoor of his cell, the stone cold under his back. From this angle, though, he could see the sky through the window. In the days after Simon had first become a vampire, when he had thought he would never see daylight again, he’d found himself thinking incessantly about the sun and the sky. About the ways the color of the sky changed during the day: about the pale sky of morning, the hot blue of midday, and the cobalt darkness of twilight. He’d lain awake in the darkness with a parade of blues marching through his brain.
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Chapter 6: Bad Blood
I am by definition a character writer and reader. I prefer character driven plots to actual action-adventure plot. So, all the missed opportunity for Simon’s character arc continues to hurt me the most. This is partly why I keep harping on it. The other reason is that Cassandra Clare keeps rubbing it in my face. We get it! She didn’t want to actually divert anytime wanking over Jace and Clary’s romance to develop any of the other characters.
I wish Clare would just let it be, or rather kill off his character because he’s pretty useless in my opinion. Actually, another thing I keep bringing up is that Clare should have at the very least cut half her cast of characters and she frustratingly keeps adding characters.
At this point, I just so fed up with Clare and her bullshit.