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Hi fairy friends!
I hope that you’re all loving What the River Knows so far! It’s now day 3 and things are really getting interesting!
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Today we’ll be reading from Capítulo Quince (Chapter 15) to the end of Capítulo Veintiuno (Chapter 21), let’s jump in!
Please be warned, the following section will include spoilers for What the River Knows by Isabel Ibañez, from Capítulo Quince (Chapter 15) to Capítulo Veintiuno (Chapter 21). Please only read on if you’ve finished this section!
I have tunnel vision for this romance blooming right now! Whit (we’re on first name terms now, ok?) hints that calling a girl by her Christian name means something, which is INTERESTING, because Whit has called Inez by hers a few times.
Fincastle is arguing for Inez to leave, but she manages to find her way onto the team as an artist, in place of their photographer. I wish we could go tell Leonara and Amaranta right now that Inez’s painting came in handy!
A storm hits and a few things happen all at once:
✨ Inez finds her mothers journal
✨ It hints again that Ricardo is dangerous
✨ Inez comes to the conclusion that he must have murderd her parents
✨ AND WHIT IS THINKING ABOUT A GIRL BACK IN ENGLAND?????
Could be a sister… could be a lover. Either way he still checks in on Inez.
When they all loop her in on the project, it doesn’t really sound sinister or illicit at all? They record what they find for historical purposes and then cover their tracks so it can all be left untouched.
The more we learn about Inez’s parents, the more it sounds like she didn’t really know them at all. Instead of focusing on that though, Inez is focused on the fact that no one at the table knew her uncle is a killer, except maybe Whit…
We’ve arrived in Philae and it sounds absolutely beautiful! I love that we get to see snippets of Inez’s drawings too. It makes the story feel so much more real!
The TENSION of Whit and Inez having to sleep in a room next to each other is killing me!!! They’re definitely getting closer.
The more the team trusts Inez the more she gets to learn too. Basil Sterling, who stole Inez’s ring, is sick, and thinks finding Cleopatra’s mummu can save him.
Oooh. Time to test who Whit is loyal to! Inez has found something and she can’t hide it from him but doesn’t want Ricardo to know.
Whit is completely trusting of him though. Inez creeps into Whit’s chambers to try convince him not to tell. He feels himself in great debt to him because 🥁🥁🥁 Ricardo saved his life. That’s a big deal.
OMG. Ok that kiss completely blindsided me. I didn’t expect that!! I also didn’t expect Whit to come out and say he’s betrothed.
Couldn’t have mentioned that any sooner???
He also tells Inez that he has a day to tell Ricardo what she found, if she doesn’t, Whit will tell him.
WELL. We’ve certainly learnt where Whit’s loyalties lie, haven’t we?
Verdict on the kiss? I feel like they have chemistry!
Do you think Whit will tell Ricardo?
Who do you trust? I feel like there’s so much betrayal coming from different possible angles here I don’t know what to believe!
I’m desperate to see what will happen tomorrow after the ending to this section!