This passage has to be the pinnacle of Clary’s mary sueness. Seriously, Clary has been a bit of a sue from the beginning. However, this right here just really cements her as a mary sue. Isabelle doesn’t hate her (despite the fact that Clary has continued to treat Isabelle like shit). Oh no, Isabelle is just intimated by Clary because Clary is just so much more wonderful, beautiful, and spelshuful than Isabelle.
I hate to keep bringing up ‘Twilight’, but I have to say this reminds me an awfully lot of Rosalie and Bella’s interactions and relationship throughout the first three ‘Twilight’ books. Rosalie was jealous of Bella, not just because of her humanity, she was jealous that Edward was attracted to Bella when he basically rejected her as a potential mate just after she was turned. Never mind the fact that Rosalie was in a relationship with her ‘true love’ and husband Emmett. It was confirmed in the unpublished ‘Twilight’ companion book ‘Midnight Sun’ ,that Rosalie was so jealous of Bella that she actually wanted her dead at one point.
So yeah, this is giving me some major Twilight flashbacks, and in all honestly, no wonder freaking Stephanie Meyer gave this book such a glowing review. Clary is just Bella in a red wig!
I also want to go back and talk about Isabelle. Clary called her a bitch in Chapter 13, but she never realized she was wrong for calling Isabelle that. Even after the ordeal at the hotel and then rescuing Simon, she never thought, not even for a moment about apologizing to Isabelle. Clary is a selfish, arrogant, self-righteous, manipulative bitch, and I don’t blame Isabelle one bit for hating Clary!
So in conclusion: