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I died okay? Just about died. I mean to be honest this was probably the best ending we could have asked for but MY HEART IS BROKEN OKAY??
The stake scene killed me. How could they do that? How could they just tie someone up and set them on fire and watch? All those women shouting breathe deep, especially the kirke women, YOU HELPED WITH THIS YOU IDIOTS. I was angry and sad and just UGH!
So Maren's mother finally realizes huh? Hello welcome to the real world. "We didn't know", didn't know what?? You watched while they manhandled women you knew, tortured them, threw them in the ocean and you didn't KNOW? Excuse me guys I'm just so mad.
The scene of the two of them finally accepting their feelings for each other and getting together made me SO HAPPY.
Ursa killed him. Oh gods she did it. I really wasn't expecting it from her but she did it. I thought Maren was going to die when she walked into the boathouse at night. And then things happened so quickly.
The scene between Ursa and Maren was a lovely wonderful part and then BAM! so short lived. I can't believe they parted. I understand why Maren made that decision but I'm so sad. I keep telling myself "at least they're alive". Historically Commissioner Cunningham went on to kill 91 people at Vardo for Witchcraft. So if the author were to extend this story, many of the women remaining in Vardo will die. And I just have so many feelings. Considering the time the book is set in, the author gave us the best climax she could but MY HEART.
Also I thought Maren might jump into the sea and I was so scared?? But she decided not too and I'm so glad.
This book was bleak and sad and broke my heart and yet somehow I love it. I think I have this relationship with Historical fiction where I never read it because I know it'll break my heart but then I do read it, it does break my heart but i love it. Same happened to me with The Book Thief too.
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Uma @books.bags.burgers is a crazy albeit nice book dragon who when not decoding the human existence in secret labs, spends the day bemoaning her lack of pastel books and trying to make sure her TBR doesn't kill her overnight.