Reading Xaden POV at same time as original text! 😱😍πŸ₯°

  • Reading Xaden POV at same time as original text! 😱😍πŸ₯°

    Posted by CadetPhillips on January 30, 2024 at 12:38 pm

    Ok so this is a MUST if you haven’t done it yet! I’m not sure if anyone has because I haven’t heard anyone talking about it on here but! SO worth it!

    So I’ve been holding my phone up to the HC book and kind of paragraph alternating unless I feel it’s delicious enough that my attention should be shifted sentence by sentence. Haha

    To give you an example of WHY you should do it and how gooooood it is:

    Chapter 9:

    XADEN POV: I don’t need to see her to hear every step on the mat behind me as she hesitates. “You going to prance or are you going to strike?” That should get her moving.

    VIOLET POV: He just stands there in the center of the mat, his boots planted and his arms loose as I move around him. “You going to prance or are you going to strike?”

    Fuck him.

    Seriously…do it. And then tell me alllllllll about your favourite alternating parts!


    CadetPhillips replied 2 months, 2 weeks ago 4 Members · 14 Replies
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  • LyraW

    January 30, 2024 at 12:51 pm

    I agree CadetPhillips. This is fun. I wish there were even more chapters like this. I have the book on Kindle and HC as well. It is fascinating.

    This story is so well woven with mystery and intrigue. Sometimes I am afraid to read the next chapter, even though I have read it before and know what happens, I get so engrossed in the excitement and anticipation I just have to get up and go get a glass of water, or a cuppa tea just to ease the tension before reading on. LOL

    • CadetPhillips

      January 30, 2024 at 1:05 pm

      So I literally was up to that part I used as an example and STOPPED to tell you guys about it because it was just so good! Haha I just finished reading chapter 9 POVs side by side then and it was sensational – Violet’s POV basically ends after Dain nods at Xaden’s instruction but seeing Garrick’s sarcasm and teasing in Xaden’s POV after that moment?!? 😱😍πŸ₯° Amazing! I want more of Garrick pleeeeaaaase! I feel like he’s a cross between Ridoc and Liam for Xaden – with his humour and teasing Xaden like Ridoc but his genuine care and loyalty like Liam.

      I’m the opposite to you – I get the jitters and the anxiety but I’ll read through til 9am no problem just so I don’t have to toss and turn all night NOT sleeping and wondering what happens next! πŸ˜…πŸ˜… unhealthy – I’m (as Xaden puts it) well-fucking-aware πŸ€ͺπŸ˜…πŸ€£

  • Cory

    January 30, 2024 at 2:44 pm

    ARGH, I’m in work and I can’t do it until the evening!

  • Violent_Little_Thing

    January 30, 2024 at 5:26 pm

    OK, so confession time. I have them on audio and now I feel like I’m missing something. So, now I need digital and hc books. OMG!!

    • CadetPhillips

      January 30, 2024 at 8:12 pm

      Oh yessssss! The way your senses open up when your imagination is running wild with the voice tones you choose, their feelings and sensations in scenes. It’s incredible. Definitely give it a go 😘πŸ₯³πŸ€—πŸ’•

      • Violent_Little_Thing

        January 30, 2024 at 8:47 pm

        I will say the narrator is fantastic and I felt every word. Every sting of pain, every loss, every breath. The voice actress was perfect and I hope they don’t change for the third book.

      • Violent_Little_Thing

        January 31, 2024 at 9:01 pm

        I just realized the Xaden POV is in the bonus content. I just downloaded the bonus chapters and can’t wait to go home and read them side by side (not that I can’t remember each scene perfectly, but just in case.)

        • CadetPhillips

          February 1, 2024 at 1:40 am

          Yes! That is what I was getting all excited about here 🀩😊 Reading Violet and Xaden’s POVs for Chapter 9 and Chapter 16 at the same time is SO good!! (I haven’t actually done Chapter 16 yet because I’m rereading FW and doing the chapters as I naturally reach them – but I’m looking forward to it! 😘) Let me know what you think when you do it! πŸ€—

          • Violent_Little_Thing

            February 1, 2024 at 2:30 am

            I read the bonus chapters and they were fantastic. I need more of them. It really puts a few things into perspective. Not to mention, I love Sgaeyl even more.

            • CadetPhillips

              February 1, 2024 at 5:15 am

              Yay! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

              Have you read the bonus chapters side by side with the originals from Violets POV yet? πŸ₯ΉπŸ€—πŸ’•

              Any favourites? πŸ₯°

              • Cory

                February 1, 2024 at 8:43 am

                I have! My favourite is:

                Violet: β€œAnd Tairn thinks you’ll play bodyguard.” I snort. β€œLittle does he know just how much you dislike me.”

                Sgaeyl: “He knows exactly how much you dislike her and how often you stare-“


                β€œHe knows exactly how much I value my own life,” Xaden retorts, glancing down my body.”

                There’s absolutely nothing to dislike about what I see. In fact, if Amari herself ever designed a woman with my downfall in mind.

                I loved it because wait…did Amari actually design a woman with Xaden’s downfall in mind? You know my stance. I think they are all Gods!

                • CadetPhillips

                  February 1, 2024 at 9:49 am

                  Hahaha I love that! And yes I’m on board with your theory 😘πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

                  Bring it on! Haha

                  Yeah my example is one of my faves because he knows how to get her all riled up 😝 but I also love the scene when Xaden makes Dain confess he wouldn’t save her. I loved Sgaeyl’s banter through that haha

            • Cory

              February 1, 2024 at 8:57 am

              SOOO good! I loved them too. Just a little extra to get all excited!

  • CadetPhillips

    February 3, 2024 at 2:46 pm

    Ok so on my 3rd journey through Fourth Wing I just reached Chapter 16 so I could reread both POVs side by side and I must say I love Xaden’s cattiness towards Dain – is it wrong of me to say I find it so deliciously amusing that sometimes I giggle and clap my hands like a damn cheerleader? πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ€£πŸ€£

    Violet POV: ” Don’t you see what happened? What Xaden’s done?” His grip tightens.

    Xaden POV: “Don’t you see what happened? What Xaden’s done?” panicking like the infantry soldier he should have been

    I also loved:

    Violet POV: “Is that an official accusation?” Xaden looks at Dain like a hindrance, an annoyance.

    Xaden POV: “Is that an official accusation?” Gods, please give me a reason to beat the pompous, Codex-loving shit out of him. Just once.


    Not to mention “hovering like a nanny”, “like the rat he is” and “snot-nosed asswipe” 😝🀣

    I’d have to say my favourite stand alone line of Xaden’s thinking is “He doesn’t deserve to breathe the same air as Violence.” In that line alone he’s not just insulting Dain but showing his utter admiration for Violet and every sentence after that in the paragraph shows me his softer side/quality that’s mixed in with his ruthlessness and his loyalty to those he cares for. πŸ₯°

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