Luke, for someone who says they care about Clary, you are pretty shit at actually showing it. I mean, Lukes attacks Clary, knocks her out, drags her back to his lair, and then locks her in a freaking cage. And let’s not even talk about how he was all too quick to abandon her when she asked for help back in Chapter 5. Someone once told me that Luke actions in that chapter were because he wanted to make Valentine think that he didn’t care about Clary. Luke created this unnecessarily convoluted plan to apparently protect her.
Look at this passage, and think about everything I pointed out. Luke’s actions show that he actually doesn’t give a shit about Clary at all. He could have transformed back, and I don’t know, actually explained things to her? Luke could have Clary meet him in a neutral place, and sit down and actually explain to her what’s going on. Then Luke could have packed Clary and his pack and taken them up north to the farmhouse. Instead, Luke just let this girl run wild with unknown people around the city. Luke unrepentantly abandoned Clary when she needed him the most. Now, Luke has the nerve to act hurt because she called him on his bullshit. No wonder Clary doesn’t trust you! If I had been in Clary’s place, I would haven’t trusted your ass either!
I’m said it once, but I’m going to say it again for the people in the fucking back. LUKE IS THE WORST FATHER FIGURE EVER!
And you know what? It would be one thing if this was just Luke but look at the other parental figures in this book. Clary’s mother had her mind raped by a virtual stranger since she was a toddler.Jace’s father was an abusive douchebag. Simon’s mom lets him go out whenever he wants to. Isabelle and Jace’s parents are hardly ever there, and do I need to explain how Hodge is the worst caretaker ever?
Every parental figure, every adult in this book are horrible role models and parents. I know that is has always been part of the Young Adult genre, but by this book has to be the worst offender of the invisible parent trope.