|Reviews for More Than You Know|
| GingerN 11/10/12 . chapter 52
Hello. I'm glad that I have read this story and it actually has a plot and a good one. And there are some great dialog or thought moments too. Spoiler!: "I'm glad that things turned out this way with Max, without clear ending, though I don't understand how (omg, I forgot name of main character) her mother hadn't changed a phone number..."
Thanks for writing!
| Lotus 9/27/12 . chapter 52
Wow, just wow. :)
| Peachy-09 9/13/12 . chapter 51
I don't know if I can find the words that express how I feel about this story. Just know it's all good and I think you're amazing for having written such a deep and wonderful story.
| Bob 9/12/12 . chapter 52
Excellent story. Thank you for writing it and for sharing it.
Great opening, whole, complex characters, thrilling plot, naturalistic insight into the world of white supremacists and opera. You have caused many late nights as I raced through the chapters. And you have made me think long after I have finished reading. Looking forward to reading more of your work!
| A Typical Aquarius 8/18/12 . chapter 25
I have been reading this story for 25 chapters. 25 chapters without a review is quite a feat for me, but tthis deserves a review. This chapter... As I read it, my back straightened and my teeth clenched in anger right along with Liberty's. This chapter brought your characters to life, and allowed me as a reader to connect even more so than I had before. And for that, I say, good job!
| rosieroo 6/13/12 . chapter 52
This story is amazing. You write so beautifully that I can't even describe it! i love how this isn't just about Max and Libby; that you've made it way bigger than them. The plot was so layered and complex, I loved it. I did have a sneaking suspicion that Max was doing something like taking naked pictures of Libby to sell to the press, but I never would've guessed just how much more than that it was! I have to say, the level of detail in here is amazing. How in the world do you know so much about... everything? Like, the law side of it, the opera, the music industry, the white-supremacist... WOW. Also, the added detail was all so original. It's a small detail, but I really like how Libby dealt with the press.
All up, I found your story to be so real, original, detailed and beautiful and I truly hope that more people see that and you can the huge amount of reviews this story deserves!
| FreekyDisaster18 6/10/12 . chapter 1
Hey! I am here to share some exciting news. This story has been added to the ADoR Slash Category! :)
Here's the review:
"Independent, confused and conflicted are just some of the words that could be used to describe ColdCoffeeEyes25's protagonist, Liberty Kellar, in this story. Having done auditions at New York's top schools for music, Liberty has found herself going to Jubliee, a religious university approved by her mother. Here, Liberty will face her biggest challenge as not only does she start to second guess and challenge her mother's white-supremacist beliefs but she finds herself falling in love... with someone her mother would disapprove with on two counts.
ColdCoffeeEyes25 provides a unique and gripping story, different to all the romances out there, through the white-supremacist angle that has shown exquisite research and knowledge into the area. Each individual character are spot on with their dialogue and their progression throughout their story, allowing for you to build a rapport with them and feel a range of emotions. Alongside Liberty, the reader feels the confusion, the conflict and the pride as she slowly seeks her independence from her controlling family and becomes her own person.
Clicking the “next chapter” button on this story is inevitable. It's a page-turner and a story that I couldn't shut off until I'd finished it thanks to fabulous writing, realistic and believable characters as well as an intriguing plot line with a maze of twists and turns."
| TheGuitarBeaver 4/1/12 . chapter 52
This is probably the third time I've read this story (in one sitting, again). Honestly, it is the best story I have ever read on FicPress. The plot is so intricate, everything feels so original, and the main characters are so real, that sometimes I forget this is a story. I feel like there are so many run-on sentences, yet every part of that fits into the way Libby's personality. I love your writing style, if this ever gets published, I'd buy the book in a heartbeat. Thanks for sharing it with us, I hope you pick up the second story again soon.
| romancejunky 1/18/12 . chapter 52
After reading through this story I have gone through many different emotions. At first I had my doubts regarding the story's plot and how you would advance it through the many hardships that were bond to happen to libby in her everyday life. I think the best way to put my feelings now that I have finished this story is that while many things were not finished and left for the readers to think over gives it a feel of reality and how the extremes of this world can not only take us by surprise but can also leave us feeling as though we don't control our own thoughts even though given enough time in reflection its easy to see how someone given the right upbringing or social status can either be a saint or the worst of sinners.
My own belief in the good in people is always swayed at times due to how we as human beings can be so destructive and yet care free even after doing the most hurtful things that we can possibly imagine. In life we are pulled to the extremes at both ends of the spectrum due to who we allow into our lives and who we merely associate with in our every day struggle to walk the line between madness and clarity. Life is not easy in any sense of the word yet when you get down far enough it's the simplest things in this life that can cause the biggest impact in how we act around others and how we choose to get through both the hard times as well as the good times that are endlessly coming and going. If you look back at your life's choices and think about how you may have handled a situation badly or what you could have done to make things turn out better is how we learn as humans and how we grow as individuals throughout our time in life but if you really think about it there is to many choices and not enough time to think through what you do at the time you make one of these endless choices during the fleeting moments of life. If I had to choose a word to describe life as we know it I would have to say organized chaos would fit the description rather well as to how we go through life just trying to live it our own way and try as we might we will always make bad decisions even if we truly desire to make the world better one person at a time.
I know that my view is both shared with the rest of humanity as well as struck down by others as a simple excuse for our own existence on this planet that we have made our home on. It is here that we life and it is here that we have learned, loved, felt pain, felt remorse, and in times killed over for our own petty desires for greed and wealth in our own right. For those of us who truly don't know what is to come in the years ahead and for those who have tried as hard as they can to schedule and control their next few years of life I feel a sense of happiness as well as doubt as we go through life not knowing what new thing in our life will come up to knock us down so that we can get back up and live the best we can throughout our existence. While I can only speak for myself in this world I can only hope to feel a sense of urgency in life that if you don't try as hard as you can you will only be left with a sense of gilt when your days come to an end and you think back on your life no matter how you lived it or how much good you have done their are always times where you wish you would have done something different. I will end my little conversation with the mass who read through your reviews with interest on what will happen or are just reading through to see how other people thought regarding this story as I will in the future. While what lies in this story is a work of fiction I can only say that things like this story happen in everyday life for those who are unlucky enough to be born into situations that are not healthy but it's our own choices that give us our own identity and define who we are on the inside regardless of how other may think or feel if you are true to yourself and don't allow yourself to be swayed by the thoughts or beliefs of others then I can honestly say that you have lived more than anyone else has who spend their days worrying about how other see them or how their actions could or would have helped or hurt another. If you are true to yourself then the world can be your proving ground for your morals with how you live your life. My life so far has not been one that is neither good nor bad but even though I have things I would like to go back and change or even realize sooner but I feel that if I just take life one day at a time and not rush things their can always be a better day down the road that will give you a better outlook on life and I hope those who are reading this can allow themselves the time to see that even though politics around the world are being turned upside down almost every day that they are still alive and they have every chance within themselves to see the brighter side of the world even if it is cast in shadows most of the time.
I hope this doesn't feel like I am pressuring other into the way I look at life but whenever I read a story such as this I find myself thinking over the events of the story and how the characters such as Libby and Max chose to handle situations that were presented to them in the best way they could at the time. Life if not perfect and the human race is not something to brag about when it comes to the whole but when you look at the individual that is where hope can be seen or even felt if given enough time. I truly enjoyed this story and I look forward to rereading it throughout the coming years and I will be reading over your other stories as well. I wish you well in life and leaving with a quote from star trek "Live long and Prosper".
| shushumomo 8/1/11 . chapter 52
Fantastic writing. the story grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go until you've read the last word.
Thank you for sharing this intense, realistic tale.
| Darrigo 6/14/11 . chapter 52
Loved this story. Libby really grabbed me, I couldn't help but feel for her. I even connected with your villains. It's really hard to write conflicted or opinionated people like Rae and Donnor without them feeling flat but you really showed how they could be a great brother and a not so great but loving mother as well as crazy zealot's.
I really like to add constructive criticism but all I can think of is that what you labeled as an epilogue is an afterword.
| dannydagger 1/9/11 . chapter 52
This piece was written well.
| imp4ever 11/21/10 . chapter 52
I did my best to read this in one sitting, as I tend to do with excellent literature. Usually when I finish reading something I really like, I can point out at least one major strength and one weakness of varying degree. It's rare that I can't find a weakness in the writing. Now, my opinion isn't totally objective, since I loved this story to bits, but I can't find a weakness here.
I connected with the characters; they each had a personality and a certain realness to them. The story had my full attention, no matter the subject. I often find that when reading a story, my attention gets peaked when the focus is on something I like, and I'll almost tune out when the focus is something less interesting. I don't think I tuned out once while reading this.
Your writing style was probably also a huge draw. It has a certain flow to it, a sort of poetic smoothness that made every line so much more captivating.
And Libby. It wasn't until I was halfway done with this novel that I realized it's been a while since I've read something with a main character that I really loved. Not sure what it was, but actually liking the main character made the story a lot more enjoyable. Who woulda thunk.
I think that's more or less what I wanted to say. I just thought it would be a bit rude, to read something I loved this much and not give feedback. Sorry I didn't have anything more constructive to say. Anyway, thank you so much for sharing this.
| SpawnMeister666 7/4/10 . chapter 52
I came across this by chance and ended up sitting here all night reading the whole thing from start to finish. Extremely well written throughout, good story, plot, pacing, everything. Now I am torn between getting the sleep I should have been getting tonight and seeing what else you have to offer.
Great stuff from start to finish.
| Whoknows 6/4/10 . chapter 7
I love this story! I like how its so detailed but not overly so, just to the point where it feels real, so basically its awesome. This is my favorite line: "Juilliard isn't part of their reality, but the Anthem Singers are, and ever since the sign-up sheets went up a week ago, we've gone from a happy little group of potential friends to a cast reunion of Survivor." Not sure why but its cool.