Something Strange and Deadly Read Along Week 3

Hosted by Brittany at The Book Addict’s Guide

Week 3
Chapters 15-20 (through page 278)

1. We’ve watched Eleanor chase after the Dead and after Daniel without hesitation. Do you perceive Eleanor as brave or foolish to act with little thought to consequence?

I think Eleanor is very brave.  She wants to find her bother and make sure he is safe and this quest has taken her on some dangerous paths that she is not afraid to face.  I think she is incredibly strong and brave.

2. Eleanor gets a letter from Elijah to tell her to stop searching for him – that it’s a bad idea and it’s hurting him rather than helping him. Is Eleanor in denial that her brother is working with the necromancer? Or do you think the necromancer is threatening Elijah now that he knows Eleanor is searching for him?

I still want to say Elijah is on the side of good, but I don’t know how sure of that I am.  Is the necromancer threatening him because of her?  Or is she a threat to Elijah because he is the necromancer?

3. We find out the history of Daniel Sheridan in these chapters and that he has quite an interesting connection to the Fitt family that Eleanor never knew about. Were you surprised to find out Daniel’s history in Philadelphia? If you were Eleanor, how would you have taken the news?

It did come as a surprise, and I think she took it well.  I think I would have taken it well, too, because the way I see it, whether he was there or not, the factory was going to go down, he just didn’t die like he was supposed to.  Daniel was just a pawn in Clay’s game.

4. We also find out the real story of the Wilcoxes and that both Clarence and his father have a major connection to the Fitts also. We’re clearly getting closer to solving some of the mysteries that have been building up in the story. What do you make of this connection? How do you think this will affect the climax of the book??

I think the climax will be more tense because of this very personal connection between the two families.  Nothing is random and I fear what Elijah’s part may be in all of this because it is so personal.

Thoughts:  At this point in the book, I definitely changed my mind about what side Elijah is on!

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One response to “Something Strange and Deadly Read Along Week 3

  1. Great answers! It’s been fun reading this book as a group and trying to solve the mysteries. Elijah is certainly the wild card.

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