I feel like, if I were Clio, I would still be DESPERATELY CLINGING to the idea that someone can be trusted in the Gauntlet, especially with the implication that most (all?) people aren’t there of their own volition…but damn, they’re all assholes! Except Britt? Maybe? And who knows where she is!
I would’ve been turned into a drooler long ago. :)
I like how 0% of the readership trusted August. *lol* Well, not like he was in Clio’s good graces for long. Just long enough to get a romp out of it. :(
I’m glad August doesn’t play the good guy for too long. I liked him at first, but the more page time he has the more squicky I find him. Every scene he’s in just makes him seem slightly more and more controlling. I’m glad Clio (and we) won’t be wasting too much time on him.
These last few chapters in the city also revived the Alice in Wonderland feel that the first chapter gave me because of all of the old timey clothes and trippy masquerades.