|Reviews for Summer Shadows|
| Lapin 6/1/13 . chapter 11
Oh man, I'm gonna go crazy trying to think of who could've said that! I can't wait for the next chapter!
| Lapin 3/23/13 . chapter 10
NOOOOOO! I don't want anything to happen to Oliver!
My goodness, this story (and Winter Wakes of course) and your writing are worthy of worship! I cannot even begin to express how much I love them. I can't wait for the next chapter! :)
| Olivander 3/10/13 . chapter 10
I couldn't wait to log in before reviewing this chapter, lmao
Beautiful writing, as always. You never fail to produce a smooth-flowing story that captivates with every sentence. Whenever I read Summer Shadows or Winter Wakes, I never skim! Props, because it's rare that I read everything intently
As for our characters, I actually love how Maggie can't help seeing Simon in Oliver, but eventually I would like to see her view him on his own. While me, well, I think I'm already in the... ahem... *developing crush mode: target: Oliver*
Darren still seems a bit shadow-y; I don't fully grasp his appearances yet. I like how you explained him a bit through this chapter. Ooooh, and I especially thought the part about his differences from Simon's ghost was interesting. Darren is pretty much malevolent, isn't he? *shudders*
Update again soon :)
| andrea 2/3/13 . chapter 9
:) loved it! can't wait for the next chapter!
| BlackRose 1/19/13 . chapter 9
Amazing! Update soon!
| Olivander 1/12/13 . chapter 9
I usually don't review stories multiple times, if at all, but i have to say this story needs more comments! It is absolutely amazing. I read every time you update and always love what you have to post. Please know that :)
Well, I already started, so here I go...
The overall setting is very different from "Winter Wakes" in that it is a much warmer, wealthier climate... yet it is so much more lonely at the same time. I like this combination. There seems to be more people around, but only one really familiar character, that being Maggie. I miss Simon too! But Oliver, I'm anxious to see what sort of character he will be. I feel like I don't know him all that well and that I want to know more, which is very good by the way :)
I wonder how the ordeal with Darren will go down. Things are revving up for Maggie, and I guess I'm sort of relieved to see her show some emotions again! I understand it is important to show the grieving process in a novel, which you have begun to do in an amazing way.
But yeah. Oliver. I like how his and Maggie's friendship, if you could call it that, is forming. They have a weird bond that I really enjoy. Please keep writing and posting!
So there's some input from the mind of a reader, however crazy I sound. My excuse is that I've been sick and tired lately ;)
| A.C 12/11/12 . chapter 8
Love! You better update quickly because I'm bursting with excitment. God, the characters. Love. Love. Love. Simon and Oliver and Maggie and Darren. Love. Love. Love. The humor! I'm chking on my own spit. Lauhing lke a madman(woman). Good god, this is a masterpiece...
| FebruaryBabes02 12/10/12 . chapter 8
I'm still hoping Simon's going to make a miraculous return. And Oliver's still a dick. However, it was a nice surprise to see the email alert in my inbox :) Glad you updated, looking forward to the next one!
| Andrea 11/12/12 . chapter 7
YOU SO TOTALLY HAVE TO UPDATE THIS STORY, PLEASE! IT MADE ME CRY AND LAUGH AND I LOVE IT!
| BebeEllis 10/8/12 . chapter 7
I really do wish you'd finish the sequel before the rewrite. Or do both at a constant pace QQ
| A.C 9/14/12 . chapter 7
MORE! MORE! MORE! I do love Simon 3 Keep it going, more chapters, plz? You are the best 3 Cant wait for the moment Oliver realizes that a ghost is haunting her! XD Keep it going girl!
| LunaGratia 7/31/12 . chapter 7
God, why are you so good at making me cry? This won't be as clinical as my last review, because, damn it, this sequel gave me even more feels.
First off, that dream sequence made me beyond emotional. I cried and could barely read the words, and I reread it at least three times before I could force myself to go to the next chapter. It was so beautiful, and bittersweet. The sheer amount of love that Maggie and Simon share with each other breaks my heart. I can't believe she didn't tell him, though I understand, as she is being realistic in that she can't have him.
I'm really happy that you didn't attempt to pull Maggie out of her depression quickly, because I've read stories that start so beautifully tragically, but in about one to two chapters, the protagonist falls in love, or has an epiphany and is all gumdrops and ice cream. And I stop reading that story out of rage.
But this, this is a beautiful sequel. Sometimes I can't help but wish I lived a romantic tragedy of a life, but I'm glad I don't in the end. Maggie is much stronger than me, in that I will cry at everything sad, sweet, or both.
And I'm excited about what you're going to do with Oliver. At first I hoped that Simon was possessing him, but alas, that would be a vain hope, would it not?
Amazing. I lie in wait for the next chapter :)
| kaiburns 7/2/12 . chapter 7
For the last couple of days, I've been reading your story (Both Winter Wakes and this one), and let me tell you, it certainly has a grip on my heart strings! I just want to let you know that I have literally NEVER reviewed anyone before this story, but because of how much it has moved me I felt that I needed to tell you how much I love it.
I want to first off commend you for Winter Wakes as that story was such a thrilling read! The way you were able to get me to connect with the characters so strongly was surprising and I often found myself crying towards the last chapters at Simon and Maddie's crappy situation (not just with each other, but also with their afterlife and life). Before I go on to this story though, the ending on Winter Wakes left me speechless and a little peeved at the lack of closure, but I was highly relived when I saw there was a sequel up.
I have just one question for this story... Why the heck is this story not categorized as a drama? I've already spilt a tear for Maddie and I bet you're not even half way into the story! If anyone has bad luck, it's definitely got to be her because you're making her life a living hell! I'm so annoyed there aren't any chapters to continue on to because I just want to keep reading to see what happens. I guess I'll have to work hard to be patient!
On a more critical note, I want to say how much I love your writing style. It's definitely something for me to grab inspiration from for my own story. The seemingly effortless way you accurately describe Maddie's emotion makes the story all that much stronger, and I absolutely love your character development. Even though I'm not the one that has created these characters I see that there isn't one out-of-character moment in this entire story and I can easily decipher each one of their different personalities through the dialogues.
I have so much more to say about this story, but I feel like I've already gushed too much about your story. I suppose I can save my other comments for more reviews later on!
You better keep writing! I don't know what I would do with myself if I never found out if Maddie's "series of unfortunate events" ever got better in the end!
An obsessed fan,
| FebruaryBabes02 6/19/12 . chapter 7
Anticipating the next update, fantastic chapter!
| Olivander 4/30/12 . chapter 5
The whole Darin thing kinda confuses me, but it's probably because I haven't read the first book in a long while. I might have to re-familiarize myself :D
Or it could be intentionally confusing. Ooooh!
Anyways. I love how Maggie hasn't totally broken down and become a swirling mass of negativity; I can't deal with that in stories usually. I really appreciate strong characters like her. Oliver, too, is really interesting. I'm excited to get to know him more. HIM AND MAGGIE TOO, MAYBE? If you know what I mean. ;)
All kidding aside, your writing is captivating and I truly enjoy reading Summer Shadows. Hopefully inspiration continues to strike you often.