Before I even begun to read this book, the biggest complaint I got from Magnus/Alec shippers was that they hardly got any screen time in the books. This right here? Proves that they weren’t exaggerating in the least.
Let me remind all of you that Magnus and Alec only got a scene or two of on-screen interaction. And in those scenes, they had little to no real romantic chemistry. Their interactions consisted of a gay man meeting a bisexual man and instantly being attracted to each other. Because you know since they are both attracted to the opposite sex it must mean they are attracted to each other.
And then to further slap her GLBT audience in the face, Cassandra Clare writes Isabelle telling Clary what happened (and by proxy us) instead of actually showing us what actually happened! This after she in the previous chapters switched the book’s POV for no other reason than to gives us pointless exposition or to wank over her self-insert.
For once, this would have been the perfect time to switch POVs so we can first hand see the development of Magnus and Alec’s relationship. But do we see any of that? Hell no, because it has nothing to do with Clary. So I say fuck you to all those people who told me that I should worship Cassandra Clare because she wrote in a gay relationship.
For everyone’s information, this is not representation and inclusion. No, this is just a person who wrote a gay relationship so they can be patted on the back for being a straight alley without having to do any of the work.