The Last Tale of the Flower Bride Readalong: Day 4!

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Hey fairies!

Welcome back to day 4 of our readalong of The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi! With only two sections to go, I think we’re going to find some answers today!

Today we’re reading from Chapter 21 to the end of Chapter 26.

Please be warned, the following section will include spoilers for The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi, from chapters 21 to 26. Please only read on if you’ve finished this section!


Azure is having doubts that she and Indigo are two halves of the same soul. What do you think? Is there a magical bond between them?

While Indigo is away, Azure becomes acquainted with Lyric. After this, when Indigo returns, Azure tells her she thinks she’s wrong about them both. Azure doesn’t think they share the same soul.

Indigo then tricks Lyric into sleeping with her, making him think she is Azure. After he leaves, Indigo tells her it had to be this way. Azure had to see that Lyric didn’t want her, he wanted them.

Azure screams at Indigo, but later finds her curled up with knives. In an effort to make sure Indigo doesn’t hurt herself, Azure says she believes her, that she’s sorry and she’ll wait.

We learn how Tati’s injury came to be, and it doesn’t seem entirely accidental. Azure questions Indigo, where was she, she was wearing a white dress, wasn’t she? Indigo brushes it off and together they go back to the Otherworld. 

Back in the present day, the Bridegroom offers Indigo a game. He’ll tell her a fairy tale and if she makes a noise, she loses and she will have to tell him where her secrets are kept. She’s furious that he’s digging for secrets… but agrees to play.

Do you think the Bridegroom will win the game?
What are your theories on how this will end?

I can’t cope with the tension!!!

I am so desperate to know what’s going to happen, see you tomorrow for our final day of reading!


11 thoughts on “The Last Tale of the Flower Bride Readalong: Day 4!

  1. I have my suspicion that Indigo in the Bridegroom’s world is actually Azure, and that something happened to Indigo so Azure took her place.
    I don’t really have any other theories about the game and whether the Bridegroom will win, but I’m intrigued to find out where this goes and am holding myself back from continuing on!

  2. Some of this section made me really uncomfortable, but I don’t know if I really have any theories other than what I said In part two. That Indigo might actually be Azure or that she’s stuck somewhere, but at the same time I don’t know if that feels right. It will be interesting to see how this ends.

  3. Indigo kind of wants to bring things to a head I think. She chose someone that she knew wouldn’t be able to help but pry into her past to marry.

    I’m not really sure about anything now. I do really dislike Indigo’s coercive control but it’s equally fascinating that she doesn’t have a section in her pov, and I’m not sure we can really trust Azure or The Bridegroom to tell us the truth.

  4. I’m so confused I don’t know what to think anymore! LOL! The housekeeper says Azure never left, that it kept her and would keep him, too. This makes me think that Azure is Indigo and that Indigo lives in The Otherworld. That way Azure has been able to travel and live the way she dreamed of. And I’m thinking her response to “Catskins” is because she’s always hated that name.

    This has been a great readalong and I’m so excited to finish tomorrow and see how it all ends!!

  5. That bit with Lyric was cruel but unsurprising, considering Indigo’s part behavior. Which leads right into how Tati’s “accident” happened under suspicious circumstances. The Bridegroom had a rough childhood that he’s in deep denial over, but that seems to support my thoughts that he really did have a brother. The bit about Azure’s mom was a surprise; I wasn’t sure she’d ever be forthcoming about the curse or that she’d ever have the opportunity.
    Daily Q&A:
    1.) Do you think the Bridegroom will win the game?
    2.) What are your theories on how this will end?
    1.) I’m not sure there’s any “winning” to it.
    2.) I’m hoping it will reveal whether my earlier theories were correct or not, but most importantly, clearly reveal all that has been tinted/hidden by denial/beliefs.

  6. Gosh I hope the bridegroom wins, there is so much tension. A lot of Azures sections lead me to believe that they might have switched at one point or that the one missing is not the right person. I do not like all the mental manipulation though it was riddled in this part. I also believe Azure and the bridegroom as very similar in that they see through rose colored lens till it’s too late.

  7. 1. I think he will in the end, but at a cost. I also feel like Indigo did expect this to happen somehow. She new what kind of man he was, so I don’t think she truly had thought he wouldn’t pry.
    2. I honestly have no idea. I feel like I keep missing bits of information or the clue to the story to fully understand/grasp what is happening in the story. As it continues I get more confused by what I read and can’t really gauge the story anymore.

  8. Oof. Indigo is becoming nastier and nastier. She is so selfish and toxic. She can’t let anyone love anyone else except her. I think she hurt Tati because Tati started to love Azure. Then slept with Lyric to make Azure hate him and keep Azure to herself. She reminds me of all of the awful people I’ve ever met in the world. Ick. I’m not sure how the bridegroom is going to win this game. I’m not even sure what the game is at this point? I feel like there’s not enough pages left in the book to resolve everything. Azure is probably trapped in the Otherworld. I just don’t know how she’ll come back if Indigo destroyed her body. I’m hoping there’s a good ending but worried we won’t get that or it may be confusing. Indigo seems super unhinged though so I hope the bridegroom doesn’t die.

  9. I think the Bridegroom will win but at a cost. I also have a new theory….I said in the last post that I thought Azure and Indigo traded places or pretend to be one another time to time. What if Indigo is dead or stuck in the otherworld and the Bridegroom’s wife is actually Azure. She was mistaken for Azure by a schoolmate. Her hair is often talked about how cool it is (so was Azure in the flashbacks while Indigo’s was warm)…things are not adding up if his wife is truly Indigo. I think that it is Azure. I think the Bridegroom will find out the truth. If I am right and the real Indigo is dead, I don’t think Azure would have killed her. She was the more levelheaded less creepy one of the two.

  10. Do you think the Bridegroom will win the game?
    -I need to preface that I finished by now but I want to put my thoughts that I had at this point in time on paper. I don’t think the bridegroom will stay with Indigo at this point in the book.

    What are your theories on how this will end?
    I feel like Azure is stuck in fairy or dead but it felt malicious.

  11. I don’t think he’s going to win the game, Indigo seems pretty smart and in a way toxic to know how to win against her husband. I think that Indigo is actually Azure or that she’s stuck somewhere, but at the same time I don’t know if that feels right.

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