The Dark Triad

The Dark Triad

13 chapters / 31589 words

Approximately about 3 hours to read

Description:

Set in a dystopian society, eight teenagers are arrested and sent to a prison that looks almost like its own town. Only, they're the only eight people there. In addition to navigating through the complex governmental justice system, they have to fight for their own freedom. But are they willing to pay the price of freedom and leave their friends behind?

Genres:

Dystopian, Mystery, Novel

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about 1 month ago Mark Doby said:

You GO GIRL! Love Love the story. Will keep reading and meet you back here soon. Synchronize watches.....Go!

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2 months ago Ayumi Tomi said:

I plan on reading further, but as far as the prologue, that's just dirty. I really feel bad for Elliot. It's terrible, but it does make for some great storytelling. Way to keep that anticipation up. I keep wondering "what's gonna happen? What's he gonna do?" It's great stuff and I really need to make some time to finish up here. :D

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2 months ago Dusty Parrish said:

New conspiracy theory strand! (I'm going back and re-reading things so sorry if this gets super long or convoluted in any way: Includes Chapter 1 and 4 information primarily)...

Why do think Sidonie thinks Gabe is trying to sleep with her [Mya] (or whether you think she [Sidonie] has reason to exaggerate)?:

(Chapter 1) I do find it a bit odd that she was SO persistent in trying to get Mya to go to this party when clearly she's never really been like that before. She goes off on this huge [political] tangent about why they should be safe to go and whatnot and Mya even says "When did you get so political?" But then Sidonie just brushes it off. I find this a bit strange going back and re-reading this.

Ah, so in Sidonie's super confusing drama-filled story she mentioned that she started talking to Gabe. " One of my neighbors, Gabe, lives just over the border. I usually don’t talk to him, since he goes to the private school, but we saw each other a little bit ago, and we started talking..." then she goes on to explain what Gabe had heard about the happenings of this particular party and why she wanted to go so bad.

I'm wondering if something they had talked about was what makes Sidonie say what she does in chapter 4... I'm not really sure what he could have said, though, in chapter 4 there's this little bit:

“Seriously? That’s so cool! I don’t even know where I’m working yet. The head official was really vague when she explained it. I know it’s inside the government building somewhere though.”

"As…what? I didn’t think they’d give you a job assignment.”

Mya raised her eyebrows, defensively crossing her arms. “…why not?” she hesitated.

“Oh, I don’t know. I didn’t mean to offend you sorry, it’s not that big of a deal. I just didn’t think they’d make you, or Sid, work like us.” If Mya were more like Sidonie, she would have pressed harder. She knew her friend would have taken down Gabriel for being sexist, prejudiced, stupid – whatever.

So basically I'm wondering if Gabe ended up saying something like that, offending Sidonie, leading her to believe he was sexist, prejudice, and stupid or whatever so basing off her interaction with him she was warning Mya about what could potentionally happen or something?

DUDE!!! I just got an idea... What if Sidonie is in on like ALL of this. What if she's supposed to be an instigator or something, meant to stir up trouble between everyone, make everyone paranoid and suspicious that sort of thing. Try to see if she can entice the Dark Triad out of everyone. She's an extremely good actress so it would make sense, plus she seems a lot more calm than everyone else, almost like she knows the secret behind everything... Or at least she THINKS she does... O.O Idk maybe I'm reading too much into things xD I still love her character so much and want to know more about her. I do think she was exaggerating with things in Chapter 4 though and that's sort of my theory as to why she would blow everything out of proportion  (to entice certain behavior in people) O.O

(Oops, I sort of just answered your last question first xD)

Did information in this chapter [chapter 4] change any of the theories you had before?:

Hmm... I don't think so...? At least not yet... I still think Spencer had something to do with Levi since there seems to be missing time with him being in the room and being found by the police (maybe that's just the way I'm reading it though?) And I do think Sidonie might still have a connection with Elliot from the prologue (hey, who knows maybe they're in on everything together *dramatic piano key smasging* What? I never said I could play the piano xD *adjusts collar of shirt nervously* I seriously hope I didn't break that piano O.O) ANYWAYS...

I think, if anything it gave me a new theory about Sidonie to add to the old one (as explained above)

I'm left with even more questions (that I'm still trying to piece together) examples: What exactly happened at that party? Why is it that only 8 of them were arrested? On top of that, being the ONLY 8 that WEREN'T doing anything wrong (at least as far as we know)?

who do you trust, if anyone?:

*nervous cackling* I'm not sure I DO trust anyone at this point, not even Mya as the narrator xD

In this chapter we didn't see Levi, but I am sort of trusting him for the moment, which could probably change in the next chapter xD Honestly I'm rooting for him, right now him and Sidnoie (even though I've become SUPER suspicious of her) are still my favorites...

You know VERY well how much me and my review demon dislike Spencer, so it's pretty much a given that I don't trust the little snoggerfluff. xD

I think at this point Sidonie is acting extremely suspicious  (and re-reading is sort of further spiking my suspicions of her again as stated above)

I do trust what Gabe has said so far, though I think he's holding something important back which I'm also rather suspicious of, like I seriously want to know what/why he's holding back what he knows.

Mya sort of hints that she might be losing it because you can hallucinate if you were introduced to severe trauma (worded much better by you xD) so now the reader is left in this hazy cloud of do we trust her, or don't we? She seems rather intuitive, but she's also oblivious to other things because of her own bais...

I think those were all the characters mentioned in Chapter 4?

Why you think the rest of Spencer's friends act the way that they to toward Mya?:

I feel like they know how Spencer is and either know how he is with her or can SUSPECT how he is with her and they all seem to want to protect her from that. I feel like they all see her as this dainty delicate FLOWER (dude, maybe that's why there's a flower painted on her wall!) that they see as needing to be protected because she can't fend for herself or something?

I think that answers everything you asked? My mind is being angry and doesn't want to help me make any connections at the moment so I hope this makes sense. xD

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3 months ago Lauren Harrell said:

UGH. I hate how Figment throws everything into one giant paragraph! I'm sorry if it's confusing to read!

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8 days ago Nocturne said:

Chapter 12

“They wouldn’t tell them anymore” - ? OHH do you mean, “They wouldn’t tell the prisoners anything else”? Maybe rephrase your sentence to something to that effect

He’s doing this because it’s all part of the plan to make you go insane Mya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe they’ll make Asher a lab rat too

“I don’t think any of this is a coincidence” oh no shit sherlock

Sure but if Mya asks Asher they could be WATCHING LIKE THEY ALWAYS HAVE

“If I wouldn’t have gone off on Gabe and made him leave us that morning, maybe this wouldn’t have happened.” exactly what I was thinking

OMG what if there are chemicals in the air that made Gabe pass out and fall?

Oh crap there is actually someone else there with her huh?

Wait, why does she decide to bury the bracelet? What’s her reasoning?

Oh nevermind, later in the para you indicate why. Maybe move that reasoning to before she thinks, “I could bury it.” cuz it felt random

I thought Mya was just imagining Gabe diving off the edge? Cuz her gasping and leaning against the wall sounds like she saw an ACTUAL apparition of him diving. Maybe lessen her reaction since it’s only just her mind imagining the worst

WAIT IS THAT AN ACTUAL APPARITION OF HIM????

Oh nevermind, she’s just imagining it. The way you wrote it sounded like she literally saw him. Idk, to make it clearer you could say “She pictured him back on the edge”

“He’s down here, or, well, someone is at least” - but can’t she tell if that’s Asher? And I read later to see that it is in fact Asher. So she must be certain that it’s Asher, not someone else

“wasn’t COMPLETELY related to his death” okay now this is interesting

….Or maybe Asher is lying….

“She has been for a while” OKAY BUT WHAT EXACTLY??? I NEED TO KNOWWWWWWW

COME ONNNNNNNN what an awful cliffhanger!!!!! (by awful I mean so good that I HATE it)

Okay, so this chapter didn’t explain A THING. Asher was still being vague about the whole “protecting her” thing, and his reasoning about Gabe feeling that way was soooo poor. You don’t just care about a random girl you don’t know and try to protect her!! What the HELL is going on???

I’m starting to see Sid more negatively now, mostly because she hasn’t told her best friend anything that’s even true. And at least this chapter confirmed that Sid’s weird relationship with Gabe has something to do with all this.

I honestly hope everything will be explained soon, at least in the next chapter. And hopefully by then we won’t have any more surprise deaths or random arguments in hallways or people admitting to guilt!! I want my damn answers!!!!!!!!!!

Kelsey chow

8 days ago Nocturne said:

Chapter 11

Ooh, interesting change of POV. Up to this point we’ve only been in Elliot and Mya’s POV’s, but now it seems we’re in one of the other characters AND it’s in the past!!!

“Just like she planned it.” whaaaaaaaat

“His long dark hair and blue eyes that mirrored her own” - the long dark hair, the blue eyes, or both? Maybe rephrase to clarify

Ooh so she likes Pyrce. Even though he’s an angry violent fella? Or she doesn’t know that yet...

Eww the idea of them being a thing is actually gross.

Okay so you switch to Pyrce’s POV without a break which is actually frowned upon by editors. If you HAVE to switch POV’s, you must include a break, whether it be between sections or chapters

Scmidge? In context I can’t really tell what this means

Nevermind I just read later, it means middle class scum?

Haha wow Pyrce is so shallow and cocky

“It’s not like she was important to him” - wow okay fuck you Pyrce. The kiss scene was pretty hot and well-written and I was really feeling it but that sentence just did it for me. Ugh

“Her breathing hitched in shock but held onto him tighter and let him take her” - sounds like her breathing is doing the holding onto him and letting him take her. Maybe add a “she” after “but”

With his thought process about how she’s reacting this is starting to become rape…

“exciting interaction” - lol this is a funny euphemism for doing it. Maybe just say “after they were done” or something

“in the approximate vicinity” - “approximate”? Feels unclear and awkward

“to let Sidonie know the sun was just rising” - I feel like this is unnecessary because earlier it was already made clear that it’s early morning and the sun is shining through the windows

I kind of want to know more of how Sid felt about doing it with him. Was it her first time? Or was it like “oh another one-night stand whatever”? Or did she feel violated considering how Pyrce was so confident with assuming she wanted to do it when she didn’t seem to at times?

Overall, it’s quite interesting that Sid had this kind of relationship with Pyrce. And it also shows how Mya just barely knows Sid. Clearly Sid had been to at least one party before, so she lied to Mya about the party in the first chapter being her first. And what on earth did Sid do that gave her such a bad rep, and why did she plan for it? Maybe it has something to do with Mya being watched and getting into the prison in the first place? And it somehow has to do with protecting her? Or maybe it isn’t even protecting her? WHAT IF SID HAS BEEN PRETENDING TO BE HER FRIEND THIS WHOLE TIME??!?!?!?!?!??

Idk, while the info you presented to us in this chapter was interesting and added more depth to Sid, it just left me more and more questions and I can’t really put the puzzle pieces together. But I do have time to read the next chapter so maybe more things will start adding up! :)