This is a discussion for Bring on the Night by Jeri Smith-Ready.
We are discussing the "BIG EVENT"
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Here's what I think to start the discussion off.........
*I LOVED that Ciara turned! I can't think of anything that would be more game changing for the character of Ciara, for her relationship with Shane and for the series itself. It makes Ciara have to face a lot of thing about herself - she can't run from this - ever, she has to rely on other people - forever. It was one thing for her to choose to stay with Shane and the station - she loves him and they are like a family to her but I think Caira always felt in the back of her mind that she could leave. No more. Ciara doesn't like feeling trapped so there is no better storyline than this to challenge her.
*I also like how it brings the other vampires at the station into focus. They were bit players in the storyline before but now they all have roles to play. Regina to help her - as a fellow female vampire (I love their scenes together & how that contradicts with both of their relationships to Shane). Monroe - that bond will always be there and I enjoyed reading more about this elusive vampire and Jim - oh boy....that should be interesting.
*I think my favorite thing though is the effect on Shane & Ciara's relationship. They made it through the initial phase. I loved that Shane was with her when it happened despite how he felt. I was telling a friend that they are my favorite couple because the "love fiercely". They both have options but choose to fight to be together over & over again when honestly they could have easier relationships with other people.
*I'm almost more interested in seeing what happens to Shane as the series continues than Ciara. I think she can handle it. It won't be easy but she's tough. Shane is being forced to become someone different than he is. He is selling his soul piece by piece to keep Ciara safe (and yes, I think Shane has a soul). Joining the Control is either going to make or break him I think.
* Religion - this is a huge part of this book! I don't even know where to begin. Do you think Caira's non - belief is a form of religion itself? She is becoming the healer that her con artist parents pretended to be - to vampires anyway. We also get to see how the other vampires view their "souls". Monroe and the others are shaken because they believe Ciara went to heaven and they brought her back. How could she go to heaven if she doesn't believe? and what's so special about Shane's voice that brings her back? Am I reading too much into the whole thing? (as I tend to do in Jeri's books....lol)
So...........what did you think?
What would you like to see happen next in Let it Bleed??