Vicki - Victim or Deserves it?

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readerrihana wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 10:43 But I'm the end Adam does have compassion for her and feels bad when he sees her condition and realises she is only human

Running her a bath and giving her food show that his hatred for her is gone.

As for the others they seemed desperate to try and save Carlys father. She seemed to be part of tgst
Which is a valid point. It's strange to see Adam as the "voice of reason" in this situation, especially considering everything else he had done...
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Tan TR wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 10:34 I honestly didn’t like Vicky throughout the beginning, till almost the end, of the book. But I do agree, that once I read her story she became another person. She wasn’t just that irritating girl, but a lonely person that is used as a means to an end by her own father. That is messed up.
Yes, Vikki is quite innocent. She had to play the part of someone who she is actually not for such a long time!
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readerrihana wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 10:43 But I'm the end Adam does have compassion for her and feels bad when he sees her condition and realises she is only human

Running her a bath and giving her food show that his hatred for her is gone.

As for the others they seemed desperate to try and save Carlys father. She seemed to be part of tgst
He must have felt guilty for her after all, she is his half-sister.
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Nym182 wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 11:35
Howlan wrote: 26 Feb 2020, 15:47
Nym182 wrote: 26 Feb 2020, 14:56

yeah I have a feeling it would have gone pretty much the same regardless. And I'm still upset about Carly's wardrobe change just for the occasion.
Yeah just like Betty from Riverdale.
Hmm I've heard of the show, but not too familiar with it.
It is based on the Archie Comics but is much darker!
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Howlan wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 12:45
Tan TR wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 10:34 I honestly didn’t like Vicky throughout the beginning, till almost the end, of the book. But I do agree, that once I read her story she became another person. She wasn’t just that irritating girl, but a lonely person that is used as a means to an end by her own father. That is messed up.
Yes, Vikki is quite innocent. She had to play the part of someone who she is actually not for such a long time!
I'm probably most curious about what happens with her.
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Howlan wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 12:46
readerrihana wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 10:43 But I'm the end Adam does have compassion for her and feels bad when he sees her condition and realises she is only human

Running her a bath and giving her food show that his hatred for her is gone.

As for the others they seemed desperate to try and save Carlys father. She seemed to be part of tgst
He must have felt guilty for her after all, she is his half-sister.
Now THAT's shocking! Adam feeling guilt? although, i am sure he will find a way to blame Carly for it.
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Howlan wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 12:47
Nym182 wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 11:35
Howlan wrote: 26 Feb 2020, 15:47

Yeah just like Betty from Riverdale.
Hmm I've heard of the show, but not too familiar with it.
It is based on the Archie Comics but is much darker!
I never would have thought to try and make the Archie comics dark haha I used to love Jughead!
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Nym182 wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 11:37
Howlan wrote: 26 Feb 2020, 15:50
Nym182 wrote: 26 Feb 2020, 15:00

It also concerned me that they utilize Carly's ability to heal to really take her to the edge of death... it seems like they were pretty comfortable with it and them using it to bring a victim that close to death, to heal them to torture them more.
That's an effective form of torture for sure!
For sure!
Definitely.
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Nym182 wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 12:56
Howlan wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 12:45
Tan TR wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 10:34 I honestly didn’t like Vicky throughout the beginning, till almost the end, of the book. But I do agree, that once I read her story she became another person. She wasn’t just that irritating girl, but a lonely person that is used as a means to an end by her own father. That is messed up.
Yes, Vikki is quite innocent. She had to play the part of someone who she is actually not for such a long time!
I'm probably most curious about what happens with her.
Yes it is not impossible for her to go back to the Iksha.
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Nym182 wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 12:57
Howlan wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 12:46
readerrihana wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 10:43 But I'm the end Adam does have compassion for her and feels bad when he sees her condition and realises she is only human

Running her a bath and giving her food show that his hatred for her is gone.

As for the others they seemed desperate to try and save Carlys father. She seemed to be part of tgst
He must have felt guilty for her after all, she is his half-sister.
Now THAT's shocking! Adam feeling guilt? although, i am sure he will find a way to blame Carly for it.
Or he will go back to his best method and kidnap some girl.
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Nym182 wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 12:58
Howlan wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 12:47
Nym182 wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 11:35

Hmm I've heard of the show, but not too familiar with it.
It is based on the Archie Comics but is much darker!
I never would have thought to try and make the Archie comics dark haha I used to love Jughead!
Dont worry Jughead is the best character in the whole show!
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Nym182 wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 11:38
Howlan wrote: 26 Feb 2020, 15:51
Nym182 wrote: 26 Feb 2020, 15:02

It would be quite the twist if Carly and co end up being the bad guys the entire time.
Yeaf, it would be very interesting and definitely one worth seeing.
Talk about a M. Night Shyamalan twist!
Yeah that would be great!
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Nym182 wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 11:39
Howlan wrote: 26 Feb 2020, 15:52
Nym182 wrote: 26 Feb 2020, 15:05

I am assuming that would affect sales though?
Cant say for sure, but approx it should go down as the target audience decreases.
yeah, sales aren't my forte :lol:
YA novels are sure popular.
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Nym182 wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 11:40
Howlan wrote: 26 Feb 2020, 15:53
Nym182 wrote: 26 Feb 2020, 15:06

Hopefully mature enough to realize that some of these characters are the heroes that are painted out to be!
You mean not the heroes?
Oops! Yes haha
Yeah such mature adults are welcome!
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Nym182 wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 11:42
Howlan wrote: 26 Feb 2020, 15:54
Nym182 wrote: 26 Feb 2020, 15:08

Right? I definitely needed a palate cleanser after reading Opaque!
That's necessary haha. Leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
Espcially since the book I had read before Opaque was another stinker... actually it was similar in the sense that I was reading a cool YA book and being duped by misrepresentation haha
Which one was it?
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