I am now on page 460, "Solomon comet".hsimone wrote: ↑07 Oct 2018, 14:43Okay I just reached "A terrible choice" (page 342 on my kindle). It's a really good book! I really am enjoying it and I'm glad that we're buddy reading this one because I don't think I would have ever discovered this book if you didn't mention it, so thank you!gali wrote: ↑06 Oct 2018, 10:01I am now on pg 300, "A terrible choice". I can't stop reading! I hope the author won't leave us hanging at the end, just because it is the first book in the series.
Evie is acting pretty dumb and it gets worse. She is also quite selfish!
The guy in Memphis's vision is either Naughty John or the Grim Reaper, hard to tell at this point.
Apropos birds, a live crow follows Memphis around, another omen.
Poor kid indeed! A pity those idiots kids weren't punished for their dirty trick!
Maybe the author threw in the Ku Klux Klan as a red herring.
Later on we are told how Blind Bill lost his sight. I feel sorry for him.
Yes, I wonder why that crow follows Memphis. I bet it has something to do with the vision he had when he tried to save his mother and it didn't work.
I know! I wonder what the kids thought once they found out what their little stunt caused - the death of their peer. I also wonder if that has any psychologically damage to any of them. They probably would've heard the news very quickly and they probably made of a pact to never mention it again, but I can only imagine how much inner torture, at least one of them, would face.
That's a good point - maybe the Ku Klux Klan doesn't have a real significance to what Naughty John is doing.
Poor Blind Bill - I don't think he killed anyone, and it's just terrible that he lost his sight because of some accusations made and without any real proof.
I was wondering if Isaiah will be a diviner, so cool that he is! Does the author mention his age? I know he's Memphis's younger brother, and Memphis is what, 18? He does seem fairly young and young enough that Memphis doesn't want to talk about hooch/alcohol in front of him, but I can't picture how old he is.gali wrote: ↑06 Oct 2018, 10:01Spoilers:
Isiah turned out to be one of the diviners as well!
Evie is irritating! She disobeyed her uncle and went to a night club with Mabel, Henry, and Theta, refused to leave when Mabel asked her to. Both of them were arrested when the police raided the place. Sam's talent sure helped him to escape the police! Evie was almost sent packing by her uncle, and got saved with her quick thinking. I like Mabel. She stood on her own at last, and refused to keep dancing to Evie's tone after that arrest. It was about time, too!
Jericho told his story to Evie, and I felt sorry for him as well. I think he is falling for her. Sam likes her too. Poor guys!
Theta and Memphis are a cute pair! I liked it that they met at last! It turns out they both have the same dream! Not surprising since both are diviners. I do hope they will become a couple, though it won't be easy at their environment.
The author finally gave some background on Naughty John, and it wasn't a pretty picture! There were more murders. I hope he will be stopped before doing more evil!
I felt sooo bad for Mabel. She always seem to get the worst of every situation. To be honest, I actually felt pretty vindicated when Evie was arrested, too, because it would've been terrible if Mabel got arrested and nobody else did. Gosh, if it wasn't for Evie's divining ability, she would've ended up back her parents. She is so frustrating sometimes. I'm hoping that now she is giving a second chance and has opened up to what she can to Will that maybe she'll start changing/maturing.
When Jericho shared his story, I also felt so bad for him and I just wanted to give him a hug! Oh yeah, him and Sam are definitely falling for Evie, and I agree, poor guys Wonder who she'll end up with...
Theta and Memphis are super cute!! I knew he was going to meet someone at the club, since they were all there. I was crossing my fingers that it wasn't Evie and somehow he'd be added to the guys who are falling for this immature, ridiculous girl. So glad that's not the case! I'm really curious about that dream, though. Are Henry, Isaiah, and Evie having it too?
Yes, Naughty John. I feel his psychopathic ways were buried within him, on top of being an orphan. Not a very good combination. When we learned about Ida, Mary, and John and their interactions with each other at the Knowles' End, it gave me goosebumps. I kept screaming in my head for Ida to leave and forget about the mansion. It's not worth it! Of course she didn't and she ended up dying, but man, that's rough.
So, when I read about the seventh offering, Eugene's death, and how Naughty John took his feet, I was appalled and saddened. I think he was going to propose to his boyfriend, Edward, and now he will never get the chance to. Poor guy.
By the way, I have to say that I am loving how much background we are given about all these characters. It really makes me care about them and want to continue learning about them. Also, I love how the author is able to jump from one perspective to the next within the same page so smoothly. It's very easy to picture what's happening and be excited for what's to come at the same time!
Where are you in the book now?
I am so glad you like the book. It was on my list more than a year. I needed a push to start it, so thank you.
The author doesn't mention those kids again. Anyway, they belong to a street gang, so I don't think the death of their friend affected them that much. I don't think they liked him very much.
I believe Isaiah is 8 years old.
Henry and Evie are having similar dream and Isaiah has some visions about it.
The history of Ida, Mary, and Jone was enlightening. Later we learn more about Mary, but I will wait for you to reach that part. I felt bad for Ida as well. The two took advantage of her innocence.
I also love that the characters are complex and that we learn so much about them. A good story creates an emotional connection and this story indeed managed that admirably. I agree that the author did an excellent job portraying and humanizing the characters. The book was better than I expected, and the narrative that made me feel as though I was right there alongside the characters. I wonder how the story will end!
It turns out the Ku Klux Klan does have a significance and they support the murders.
It also turns out Blind Bill isn't that innocent. The way he treated Memphis's brother, Isiah, was terrible. I think Bill lost his sight after her was forced to overuse his powers.
Jericho shared more of his story later, and it was a bit too much. It did stretch the credibility.
Have you reached the part of the reading of the ring, and the scene where Theta were alone at the night club? Both were breathtaking scenes.