1) Alice told Jasper she would get out, and then told Bella she hated lying to him. Did this put you on edge?
I was fiercely scared for their lives when she said this. At first, I was confused, and I had to re-read it to fully get the gist of it. And I realized she fully didn't know what was going to happen next, which puts everyone on edge.
2) We learn a great deal about the Volturi in this chapter. What were your first impressions of the Volturi?
Obviously, I was frightened by then. Especially when Alice had told Jacob before that "they are the substance of your nightmares". I would not be feeling too jolly about a group of vampires to being with, but add that to the mix, and my hair will be standing on edge, too, Jacob! Other than that, I tried to see them as vampires do; as protectors. But you get a sense as Alice continues that it is something more than just that. Which leaves me questioning their motives, not that I question vampire's motives often or anything...Haha.
3) Bella found it comforting to know that if they were too late she would have an "easy way out." Did this frighten you, considering the Romeo and Juliet illusions?
It didn't frighten me at all. If I were to lose Edward, I would think my life would be over, as well, and my next thought process would be how I could get myself to be with him again, and somewhat relieved to know that I wouldn't be far behind him either. We learn from Alice that it would be a quick end for Bella, as she would smell too delicious to really punish. However, I would feel horrible for what would be coming for Alice, too. I can't just let myself drown in pity when I know my best friend is about to suffer, as well.
4) Alice promises to change Bella. Did this make you optimistic for the future? How did you think that Edward would react to that?
My heart was racing when I first heard her say that she should just change Bella herself, and I oddly wanted her to bite her right there, too, when Bella asked her to. But Alice has a point, she'd be writhing in pain for too long. And I have a feeling it wouldn't be so easy for Bella to be changed because when does anything become easy for Bella in this series. My hopes aren't too high yet.
5)Edward's plans were set, the steps for exposure in motion. Were you afraid for his life?
Yes, absolutely. Alice had no idea what was going to happen next, so all of us really did feel blind. I wish that he couldn't read minds so that Alice could really tell him what was really going on; that Bella was alive and that there was nothing to be done in Italy. She was save, and he needed to be, too. But there's no saying he wouldn't believe her anyways. Losing someone like that breaks one into pieces, and nothing makes sense from there on. So I understand why Edward was planning this. It was just so frightening.