The Heist: Short but sweet. I was originally trying to keep my crew evenly split between genders because originally I had four men (MC, Rye, Anton, and Eddie Quick) and three women (Eris, Lena, and Tillie). I wasn't originally going to recruit Peter Graves, but I honestly couldn't care less about Miranda and her relationship with the Princess. I'm here to steal stuff, not play matchmaker. So I now have five men and three women in my crew.
I have no idea who this Ulrich Ziegler guy is other than he builds complex security systems. But if he's working with Ansel, he probably has some skeletons in the closet. And I ended up choosing the Villa base for my crew.
Class Act: I thought it was a nice and heartwarming chapter with the play raising more than enough money for Rory's mother to afford her cancer treatment. But if PB thought I would pay to make a "Thank You" card for one of my least favorite characters in this book, they thought wrong.
It Lives Beneath: Parker, I'm glad you finally stood up to your boss..but what the hell was with that lecture, dude?! You just told your boss what he was doing is wrong and dismantled his gun. Hey, here's an idea, use that gun against the monsters and super-powered psychopaths who want to kill us! So I chose to get the enchanted Marlinspike and it seems like the effects it had on the cultists just caused their bodies to deteriorate.
I'm glad that Chief Kelley and Vincent got their comeuppance. So that leaves Astrid and Richard as the only key members of The Society. I feel really bad for Josephine, but at the same time, she needs to be stopped. I know that her drowning people was a result of her deteriorating mental state, but that doesn't excuse her actions. And I'm not sure if Arthur really betrayed her or if that's the way that Josephine interpreted his actions.
I got all five ruins so I think the next chapter will start with us heading to Arthur's house, and we'll get whatever's behind the case if we have all five objects. I thought it was cute how Danni confessed that she was in love with me.
Courtesan of Rome: Hopefully we'll get to play as Victus in the next chapter. He's the main reason I play this story. And I decided not to adopt the Asp. I hate snakes, even virtual ones. Along with heights, they are one of my greatest fears. I'm absolutely terrified of them. So yeah, the Priestess committed a murder...*calls out* ohhhhhhhh, Aquila! There's a criminal you need to punish.
Elementalists: I don't trust you, Beckett! I'm not saying this because he had another diamond scene, I'm saying this because he was acting super weird in class. He knew a spell that he shouldn't have been able to know, and he can't keep his answers straight. Because my MC said that first Beckett claimed he had taken summer school classes, now he's saying that his dad taught him.
So I have a theory, what if The Dread is Beckett's dad? Highmore and Harrington sound a little similar. Or at least, they both start with "H". And that might explain how Beckett knows an advanced spell that is forbidden for freshmen to practice.
There's also a theory that our friends found out when our birthday is and are throwing us a surprise party in The Roost, and that explains why they've been acting so weird as of late.
Thoughts on Ride or Die: I honestly don't know what to think. I try not to judge a story until it officially comes out and I play it, because that's my policy with every Choices story. But it really seems like we're forced into a relationship with this Logan guy, and he seems like a lowlife. That sneak peak that showed his wanted poster stated that on top of being a street racer, he also steals cars. Logan isn't some noble thief like our crew in The Heist, he's just like most criminals: selfish.
Hopefully we can pick our gender, there will be at least one female love interest, and we have the chance to team up with the Dad to take down Logan.