“Okay.” Simon shrugged uncomfortably. “Ask me whatever you want, I guess.”
“How very cooperative of you! How delightful!” Aldertree beamed. “So, how long is it
exactly that you’ve been a vampire?”
“About two weeks.”
— City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Chapter Four: Daylighter
I have been saying since Chapter 1 of this book that this book should be called “City of Revision” instead of “City of Glass.” This is another example of Clare trying to cover her ass and like always I see through her bullshit. I asked several questions of: Why haven’t we seen Simon learn how to use his new abilities? Why haven’t we seen Simon struggle with his bloodlust? What exactly has Raphael Santiago have been doing since he turned Simon? Instead of actually give us some actual fucking answers, we get this bullshit.
No, it hasn’t been two weeks. Going by the pace of the last book, I would say it has been about a month at a stretch two months since the Simon’s turning. Honestly, if Clare was right then this make the plot holes in Simon’s character arc even bigger. For example, why isn’t Simon struggling with his bloodlust? Why didn’t Raphael watch him and just let go around as a young undisciplined vampire? I would also like to point out that this further screws up Clare’s supposed timeline. And really continues to make feel that whole timeline on her Tumblr is utter and complete crap.
Now, I want to move this discussion to the whole daywalker bullshit. I will say this entirely, that the show did this whole storyline so much better. Simon had to struggle with his vampirism for almost a year before he was finally turned into a daylighter. If Clare is correct, Simon was a vampire for a hot minute and after drinking Jace’s blood was turned into a Daylighter. It really cheapened Simon’s supposed struggles as a vampire by giving him this reward this early.
So inconclusion: This is all bullshit and Clare contintues not to fool anyone.