Trigger Warnings For: Mentions of incest.
You know what Simon, you had me in your corner. I was raking Clary over the freaking metaphorical coals because she was a shitty person and a shitty friend. And then you had to start bashing Isabelle. My question is why were you all up on her for the last few chapters of Part I and the majority of Part Ii, and now all of sudden ‘she’s just too wild for you’.
Spoiler Alert: He was justing using her to make Clary jealous. He was basically saying that he was using her because she was easy and available. So it’s barely veiled slut-shaming, and I want to kick Simon in the balls right now. However, since he is a fictional character, I’m going to direct this to you, Cassandra Clare:
As a side note, I hate this. I prefer to have at least one person to root for in a book I read, but Clare can’t even give me that and it’s just so freaking frustrating. And another thing I have to ask is why does Clare try to insinuate that there might be something romantic or sexual going on between Isabelle and Jace. Especially, when both Jace and Isabelle have both said outright that they are not attracted to each other. I would also like to mention that Jace, Isabelle, and Alec were raised as siblings (which really gives me some squicky feelings about the whole Alec/Jace subplot). Seriously, it would be basically incest if Alec or Isabelle became romantically involved with Jace.
I would like to remind everyone that this book is targeted towards young kids, kids as young as 7 or eight are reading these books. I mean people can be outraged about Harry Potter, but no one is calling Cassandra Clare about this. It’s inappropriate and really has no place in a book that is partially targeted to children and tweens