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Hi Fairy Friends!
Welcome back to day 2 of our readalong of The Ones We Burn.
Today we’re reading from chapter 15 to the end of chapter 31. Let’s go!
Please be warned, the following section will include spoilers for The Ones We Burn by Rebecca Mix, from chapters 15 to 31. Please only read on if you’ve finished this section!
Galen and Ranka’s detour proves to be a mistake when they stumble upon a massacre in one of the streets. They’re not alone, someone has been left alive in one of the houses. It’s a young witch. She’s locked herself in the house with something, to keep it out. Whatever it is hits Ranka, hard. That’s not all, Galen’s not in a better state. Ranka finds him slumped in an alley, bleeding.
The cause of it all, is a sick witch… and not just any sick witch, but Yeva. Ranka tries to reason with Yeva but the sickness seems too far gone. Ranka knows she can’t kill Yeva and succumbs to the knowledge that she’s going to die… until Galen uses his power to send a blast of wind at Yeva, taking her down. Right when it seems like Galen and Ranka are done for, Foldrey appears and kills Yeva, sparing the two for another day. He’s furious though!
Time passes and Ranka starts to see that Aramis and Galen aren’t as bad as her homeland portrayed them to be… Aramis starts to see that Ranka isn’t all that bad either. Ranka heads into the city with Percy to see where the smoke smell is coming from. It’s a burning witch. They still have a witch to save though, so they split up and search for her. They have no luck though, and they’re caught by winalin witches. In their battle, they lose Foldrey and Ranka is poisoned.
What do you think Ranka will do? Will she choose her coven or the twins?
Do you think they have a chance of curing the winalin witches?
Do you think Ranka is starting to trust the Sunra twins? And do you think they trust her?
What do you think has happened to Foldrey? Is he dead?
I’ll catch up with you all tomorrow for day 3!