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It is the 5th and final day of this months readalong! I can’t believe how quickly that has gone! However, you still have until the end of this week to enter the little giveaway we have going (see day 3)!
I really have enjoyed this readalong and chatting to you all in the comments has been so fun! I really hope you enjoyed the book!
Please be warned, the following will include spoilers for A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy! Read only if you’ve finished the book!
Ahhhh Lady Shirea has already left! She must know that makes her look suspicious?
I know they are rivals and all but Isadore is being a bit harsh! It felt before like they could maybe salvage their relationship but I don’t think that’s possible now! I just can’t imagine them actually trying to kill one another.
I thought for a minute there that she might manage to break the binding but now she’s just even more frustrated!
I can’t believe how cold her mother is being about her grieving about her father! Surely she must realise he was sadly one of only a few people who truly cared for Eva!
So the Queen has feelings after all! Is Eva more like her mother than she thought? And the Queen even gives Eva her fathers ring.
Ahh once this entwining is done, they will only be able to be killed by one another! What happens if they never kill each other?
They way they keep mentioning that there are never challenges on the first night makes me think there might be on this time…
Yay Aketo is back! I’d missed him! And aww they’re learning more about each other’s pasts! I just need everything to work out with them!
Hmm what was Isadore hoping to get out of Aketo I wonder? A way to get to Eva perhaps?
Ahhhh nooo why did they have to fall out again! I guess he was doing the right thing by not taking advantage of the fact she’d had a few wines but things were just starting to get back on track with them.
OH NO! What has Isadore done!!! I knew they weren’t safe tonight!
Things have become very tense, very fast! I can’t decide if it’s a good plan for her to go on her own! I mean she’s the only one who can kill Isadore but it still might be good to have some help!
Oh wow so if she accepts herself, dangerous magick and all, she can break the binding and use her magick to its full potential?? She’s got to do it!
Isa waiting for her in her sitting room makes the whole thing sound so civilised when they’re literally about to try and kill each other!
Omg they’re only half sisters?? Eva is khimaer!!! Okay I did not expect that at all!
The binding was to stop her khimaer magick showing so that people wouldn’t know and now that she knows who she really is she can accept herself and break the binding!
SO MUCH IS HAPPENING! Eva now has claws and horns which honestly sounds kinda fun but would be a huge shock to have them just appear!
I just knew it was going to happen on her nameday! It felt too safe to have a free night! Ahh nooo Aketo!! And how can she beat Isadores compulsion if it’s stronger than she ever knew!
They’re so evenly matched! Just when you think one might win, the other pulls through! Ahhhh I knew she wouldn’t kill her! But who will be queen? Will they change tradition?
Wow wow wow! So much happened and yet I still have so many questions! So Eva is leaving so she can find out more about her fathers family and her magick but Baccha is going somewhere else to find some mysterious person that can teach her about her magick. We still don’t know what really went on with the assassin and Lady Shirea and now we know Aketo is hiding the real reason he came to Eva!!
What an ending! I was just non-stop shocked for the last 30-odd pages!
Anyone have any theories about any of the questions we’re left with?? I need to know what you’re thinking!
I really hope you enjoyed this readalong and we’ll see you in the New Year for more!