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The Mercies Readalong - Day #7 + Full book Discussion

! SPOILER ALERT ! The following post contains spoilers from Chapter 36 - 40. So unless you’ve read the chapters, DON’T PROCEED ! SPOILER ALERT ! -S P O I L E R S- 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...

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The Mercies Readalong - Day #6

(Image Courtesy -@booksandbeaches_ ) ! SPOILER ALERT ! The following post contains spoilers from Chapter 30 - 35. So unless you’ve read the chapters, DON’T PROCEED ! SPOILER ALERT ! -S P O I L E R S-      The book has officially made me ugly cry. Poor Kirsten. I was always scared for her and now they've gone and done it. The scene of her trial just about broke my heart. Kirsten, the woman who looked after everyone, taught them to fish, kept them fed, accused of being a witch.      It never fails to astound me how women she has known all her life step forward to accuse her, even Edne who came to catch fish with them. Was she...

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The Mercies Readalong - Day #5

! SPOILER ALERT ! The following post contains spoilers from Chapter 24 - 29. So unless you’ve read the chapters, DON’T PROCEED ! SPOILER ALERT ! -S P O I L E R S- Oh my things are starting to get intense!      First, I'm loving how well Maren and Ursa are getting along. Their walks, and how they enjoy being close to each other, how Maren likes to pretend the house is hers and Ursa's. There's something so real and raw about their emotions that pulls at my heartstrings.      Toril OMG I want to reach into the book and shake her hard. How can someone be so cruel? I hated how she just came to the meeting out...

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