Ummi Fawwaz
Ummi Fawwaz asked Michelle Hodkin:

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Michelle Hodkin If they had stayed inside of her, yes. They were implanted by Kells to make her 'safer'--to stop her from being able to exercise her ability, and that _did_ happen. But because her ability was a natural part of her, the attempt to "fix" what was never broken in the first place made her sicker, physically and mentally. The way I thought about it was like what often happens when you declaw a cat--because they can't use their first line of defense, they learn to use their teeth instead. Which is what Mara did when she began killing people with her hands.
Michelle Hodkin

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