Because It Is Bitter by Cassandra Clare
Published: March 25th, 2011
Source: free from Clare's website
Series: The Mortal Instruments, #2.2
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Note: this is not the first book in a series, and can therefore contain (minor) spoilers for the previous book(s) in the series. Reading of this review is at your own risk.
The scene that takes place during pages 170-174 of City of Ashes, in the chapter The Seelie Court, here from Jace’s point of view. I even gave it a name — “Because It Is Bitter.” Because boy, is Jace bitter here.
If you've read my review on City of Ashes, you already know that I didn't like it as much as the first book (even though the 'twist' is disgusting). I read this short story because I thought it would give me some more insight in the characters' feelings, but I didn't get that. This scene didn't offer anything extra from what I already knew, plus it was downright awkward - again.
I still haven't read City of Glass, and I'm on the fence to pick it up. Since I own it, I'll probably get to it someday, but I'm not as excited to start it as I was to start the series a while back. Too bad.