'The Whispering Dark' Book Club Readalong Day 7!By: Cori Reed Photo By: @a.webb.of.books
Welcome back to the final of our book club readalong for OwlCrate's October book, The Whispering Dark by Kelly Andrew!
Just a reminder that this will be a SPOILER discussion for Chapters 48 to the end of The Whispering Dark, so make sure you read are finished the book before continuing!
Discussion questions are listed below, and anyone who participates in the comments will be entered to win a free OwlCrate box! Don't forget, you can also post about the readalong on Instagram with the hashtag #OCTheWhisperingDark for another chance to win! I will be selecting winners on Monday, December 12th!
The story concludes...
Adya, Mackenzie and Delaney attend Whitehall’s winter soiree, and his house just so happens to be the one she stole Colton’s bone shard from. Delaney decides to look for Nate, going upstairs, and comes to a room to find a rotting corpse that is animated by something immortal. It’s hideous. As she stumbles from the room she runs into Whitehall, who hits her over the head, knocking her unconscious.
Adya and Mackenzie show up at Colton’s telling him Delaney is missing, and that she went missing at Whitehall’s house. Swearing, he heads outside onto the street, only for his BMW to be hit by an oncoming car.
Whitehall has Delaney tied up in the Sanctum. He wants to learn how she is able to live with the thing inside her. The candles flutter out, and Whitehall’s haunt appears. The candles roar again to life and the first of the names on the wall lights on fire. The thing tells her it’s time to end this chapter. It's time to close the land of the dead to the living.
Hayes picks up Mackenzie, Adya and Colton in his now damaged car. They arrive back on campus to find the Sanctum burning.
Delaney is trying to remember how she got here. Whitehall’s shade has taken over his body. His shade and Delaney’s say it’s time to go, but first Delaney demands that they do something for her.
Colton watches Delaney and Whitehall talking to each other in tongues. The thing in Delaney looks at Colton and tells him she has already made her bargain, and that she has a message for him. To find her where the asphodels grow.
The thing did not want Delaney to suffer when she died, it had grown fond of her in a way. He made it quick. The demon - Colton - screamed.
Colton finds her in Hell, asphodel crown on her head. There is a boy struggling in a pond. Delaney buries Colton’s bone shard, and the struggling stops. They go home.
Delaney wakes in a hospital room. She has a concussion, broken bones, and the doctors say it appears as if she was dragged a great distance. Mackenzie and Adya come to visit, telling her that Colton is different. Flowers come for her, one after the other, until a single asphodel arrives.
After Nate's funeral Colton finds Delaney at his brother's gravesite. He tells her that he feels pulled away, but also drawn to her and her command over the dead. Together they go home to Gregor fix the ruined Gregor.
Most importantly - did you enjoy the book?
Do you think the fissure between the world of the dead and the living is now truly closed?
- Would you like to read more set in this world? About what will happen to Colton as he's drawn in different directions? Other things?
- Do you think other students will still have the ability to travel to mirror worlds?
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