I am in a semi-permanent state of shock right now. MOLLY. MOLLY WEASLEY. I am also somewhat depressed, because I am a champion of Percy's rights, and now one of his offspring turns out to be psychotic. Awkward for everyone. It wasn't your fault, Percy!
I have been reading this chapter all week, in whatever snatches of time I could grab -- largely in lecture, unfortunately, but sometimes it just needs to be done. This was such a good chapter, though! And finally everything -- no, not everything, but most things are coming together and making sense. I had to go back and read the chapters where Susan appears again, and now I'm kicking myself for not keeping a closer eye on her. The perfume! I always like to think I'm so good at figuring out mystery stories, and then I sit down and actually read one (fan fiction or original), and I miss basically every obvious clue.
I feel really, really bad for Atticus, though, and especially because his end was... well, that was pretty gruesome. (I know we saw that with Jane, too, but here we actually saw it, and I probably had a really contorted facial expression when we were talking about the two-party system or something). He kind of got screwed over, though -- joining with Molly to avenge Lorcan over his wife's death, and then he ends up dying at her hands. Poor guy.
I am a mess of jumbled emotions right now, and all I can think of is that I MUST get to the next chapter, like NOW. So I'll end this review with yet more apologies that it took me so, so long to review this in the first place, but you've done a tremendous job, as always!
And here I go, onto the last chapter. When did it come to this?!
Author's Response: I'VE TAKEN TOO LONG TO RESPOND TO THESE, RACHEL. JUST KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU IMMEASURABLY, MY PATRONUS WOULD BE YOU, MY AMORTENTIA WOULD SMELL LIKE YOU, ETC, AND I CANNOT EXPRESS IN WORDS HOW MUCH I ENJOY READING YOUR REVIEWS.
YOU'RE A VERY NICE PERSON ♥
But why is she psychotic? Nature or nurture? Who knows? Why is Molly the way she is? FIND OUT IN THE SEQUEL!
I LAAAVE YOUUU