The Merciful Crow: Readalong Schedule

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Hello Fairy Friends! And, welcome back!

Our August Readalong starts on Monday! We’re reading ‘The Merciful Crow‘ by Margaret Owen, which is our book of the month for August.

The Merciful Crow‘ follows Fie, the future chieftain of The Crows, a shunned caste of mercy-killers who are called upon to take away the bodies of the dead and dying. When they are called to collect the royal dead, Fie hopes for the payment of a lifetime but what she gets might not be quite what she was expecting! Facing many trials and tribulations, Fie’s chieftain training is forced into action and she is forced to decide what she will sacrifice to ensure the safety of future Crows!

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The Merciful Crow sounds so intriguing and I’m so ready to read it with you all! If you’ve joined a readalong before, you know the drill! If you’re new, you might be wondering how does this Readalong work? It’s quite easy really!

Every day I, your host for this Readalong, will post some discussion points or observations from the section of the book allocated for that day. This Readalong will last over the course of 5 days, from September 9th – 13th The below chapters are inclusive! The reading schedule is as follows:

9th September: Chapters 1 – 5

10th September: Chapters 6 – 9

11th September: Chapters 10 – 14

12th September: Chapters 15 – 19

13th September: Chapters 20 – END


Each day we will tackle approximately 70-80 pages. If this is too much or too little for your usual reading speed, please feel free to adjust to your schedule! There’s absolutely no pressure if you want to read at your own pace and do your own thing. The daily posts will be ready and waiting for you to still join in and discuss!

There will be spoilers for that allocated book section so we can freely share our thoughts for what just happened and predictions as to what will follow! I’m very excited to hear your thoughts and opinions!

As always, there will be a Readalong exclusive competition to win your next box for free! We always believe reading should be encouraged! Details on how to enter to come soon!

Instagram will remain a spoiler free zone, but please make sure to tag us in your Readalong stories when you get ready for a reading session, we often repost these and we love seeing you all cozy and ready to jump into the next part of your adventure! It keeps us and others motivated!

If you take Instagram photos of the book, you might also find your photo being featured in a post too (with due credit, of course!). Just remember to tag your Instagram photos with the #fairyloot hashtag.

You will, of course, be seeing me pop on Instagram stories every day to remind you which chapters we are reading that day. (We know some people like to set a handy phone reminder to get that reading done too!)

So friends, are you ready for castes, magic and…teeth…? 

I’ll see you on Monday for the first 5 chapters of The Merciful Crow!

With love,


5 thoughts on “The Merciful Crow: Readalong Schedule

  1. I am so excited to share and read this book together with you, guys!! I cannot wait to start!! ???
    Happy reading to everyone!! Talk to you on Monday!!

  2. This is my first readalong and I’m so excited!! I’ve been so tempted to pick up the book before the start date but luckily I’ve held off ! ?

  3. Excited to begin the read – a – long. It’s been hard to resist just starting the book ahead of time! 🙂

  4. I can not wait. My first read a long and looking forward to it. ??

  5. Ahh I didn’t even realise it had started! I wish FL would post on their insta when the readalong is due to start, between unboxing and the actual readalong I always forget haha.

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