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Hi Fairy Friends!
Welcome back to day 2 of our readalong of What the River Knows. I hope you’re all loving the book so far! I’m excited to see what Inez will get up to in this section!
Today we’re reading from Capítulo Siete (Chapter 7) to the end of Capítulo Catorce (Chapter 14). Let’s go!
Please be warned, the following section will include spoilers for What the River Knows by Isabel Ibañez, from Capítulo Siete (Chapter 7) to Capítulo Catorce (Chapter 14). Please only read on if you’ve finished this section!
You know, from what we saw of Inez in the first section I wasn’t expecting her to go down without a fight and our girl has COME 👏 THROUGH 👏 and uses the first opportunity she gets to escape from Hayes and steal away to the bazaar. Hayes ends up following in tow and I think this could be a good thing? She kind of sees a different side of him. It’s nice!
Ohhhh, she’s potentially found another of Cleopatras artefacts. It’s a trinket box. It’s interesting that Inez has this sense when it comes to Cleopatra. Do we think it’s just her or something she inherited from the ring she had?
It’s time for goodbyes, again, Hayes leaves her in her room and bids her farewell with a kiss on the cheek.
Before she goes though, she roots around her parents room and what she finds changes everything. Her mother wrote a letter before she went missing. It wasn’t stamped or sent, but it’s a letter proclaiming Ricardo’s illicit activity, worrying for her safety. Surely Ricardo’s not responsible for what happened to her parents??? What’s this illicit activity though?
Her chaperone is an elderly lady and you’ve really got to admire Inez’s tenacity when it comes to seeing an opening and taking it! She manages to trick her into thinking they’re actually leaving tomorrow, and then escapes to the docks where she knows Ricardo and Hayes are going to leave on a ship tonight.
Once at the docks, a young boy called Kareem helps her stowaway as a staff member under the guise of her wanting to surprise her uncle. No one recognises her immediately… until the next day when she manages to fall overboard into the Nile, outing herself!
Hayes has to safe her, and I love how happy he seems to see her? Do I feel love blossoming, fairies????
He has to protect her from Fincastle, her uncle’s security, and then he has to go with Inez to come clean to Ricardo. He’s livid, but Hayes manages to convince him it’s too late now to turn around and he agrees to let her stay.
When she leaves, Inez hears Ricardo asking Hayes if he should be worried about the pair of them. Hayes tells him her beauty doesn’t turn his head. Hayes, after you accidentally letting loose that you thought you could recognise her scent the first night she was stowed away on the boat, I do not believe that for one second!!!
So Inez is officially on board! If the letter she found was true, there’s potential for her to be in grave danger here. I hope she made the right choice!
Are you shipping Inez and Hayes as hard as I am?
Do you think the letter from Inez’s mother was real?
If so, do you think it was true? From what we’ve seen of Ricardo so far I just don’t buy into it yet!
I have no idea what’s going on, but I’m excited to find out more! I hope you’re all loving this as much as I am. 😍