Seriously, with this passage Cassandra Clare and by proxy Clary proved why they are both so attracted to Jace Wayland, and why her stans drool all over him despite his obvious faults. And I can assure you that it’s just as unoriginal and cliche as the rest of her book. Jace Wayland is a stereotypical bad boy. He’s practically a walking, talking James Dean wannabe. Look at the highlighted sentence, and I dare you to tell me with a straight face that you don’t picture this:
If you listen closely, you can practically hear Clare fapping away at this passage. Seriously, the bad boy trope has always been a part of the YA genre, but after Twilight the trope has run rampant. From Patch (Hush Hush) to Irial (Wicked Lovely) it just so sad that this is what some women are attracted to. I mean at least Spike (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer) had a few redeeming qualities, but it’s been more than obvious from the beginning that Jace has none.
Let’s move on to another topic, shall we? I asked earlier why did Clare even put in the demonic motorcycles in the first place? It’s more than obvious now that the motorcycles were written in this book so both Clary and Clare can have this scene.
However, I want to move away from that on to another problem with this passage. So Jace and Clary are flying away on one of the motorcycle’s demonic motorcycles. However, Clare didn’t consider the fact that Vampires, can you know, ACTUALLY HAVE THE FUCKING ABILITY TO FLY!
So if this book took place in a logical and just world, the vampires could have easily just flown over there and knocked Clary and Jace off the freaking bike, and Clary, Jace, and Simon would have fallen to their deaths. Problem solved! But like a bunch of utter dumbasses they just stand there with their mouths open as Clary, Jace, and Simon rides off into the metaphorical sunset.