Disclaimer: This post WILL contain spoilers. If you haven't read the book yet, you may not want to read this post.
First off- the Outcast killed Beatrice. WHY????????? Agh. Okay, yes, Beatrice has always been evil. An evil, nosy busybody who nobody liked. But did she really need to die??? She just wanted a normal life away from the Cahills. So I'm kind of ticked off that she died.
What's happened so far is that the Outcast murdered Beatrice, and then he sent a blimp with a message for the Cahills. They realized that the blimp had a bomb on board, and managed to warn everyone before it blew up. This is much too low scale to be the Outcast's big disaster though, so they still have to figure out what that is. Right now, they've decided to head to Greece, because they think the disaster may have something to do with an airship race to space. At the end of the chapter, it was revealed that Hamilton has a boyfriend.
To be honest, I was a bit upset by this. I feel like it was completely out of character for Hamilton, and just kind of thrown in there. It really wasn't necessary. Also, these books are generally marketed towards children ages 9-12. A lot of kids that age are not aware of this type of lifestyle, and I don't think that it should have been written in, especially so close to the end. It was just kind of out of nowhere, and I really didn't like that.
Time to read some more! Ahhhh, nerves!!!