|Reviews for The Folly of a Monster Love|
| girlmundy chapter 23 . 11/15/2011
I must tell you that what I find the most admirable and engrossing about this story is how relatable and how essentially "real" you have made Alma. In so many of the romances on this site (and I have read many as I am an unabashed closet romance junkie) the heroine especially, even if she has personality faults, is so glossed over physically, and any "morning after" scenes, and even the sexual act itself, is so sugar-coated. I LOVE how awkward Illias and Alma's (consensual) first time is, and even more so how Alma's oily skin and "thunder thighs" are pondered over ...so much more accessable and engrossing for the reader. She loses nothing in this, and that makes your characterization all the more special.I really appreciate your writing style and the way you have built this story...I'm REALLY enjoying it!
| Guest chapter 43 . 10/27/2011
First time reader here and I van honestly say that this story has kept me up at night, always saying this is the last chapter for tonight then go directly into the next one. I am very glad to see alma trying to find her place in the world again. Btw, warren bad, illias good. Bring him back please.
| nothing new in this world chapter 43 . 10/19/2011
Sorry I cannot submit a signed review, I'm on fanfiction but not fictionpress.
Anyway, I cannot put into words how much I liked your story. It was a fantastic read and I devoured it in two evenings (I ended up sleeping... well, much less than I usually do).
I must admit that at first I didn't really know what to think of your story, but as I progressed through the chapters, it got better and better, your plot had me captivated and I couldn't stop reading anymore - I guess it's only normal when you started it three years ago already, your writing style is bound to get better and better. ;]
Well, what can I tell you of all the things I loved in your story? But maybe the bad points first? Only one thing actually (I hope that you don't mind me being so blunt, but I personally think objective criticism can also help an author), I thought at the beginning that the relationship between Alma and Illias evolved a bit too quickly, physically speaking at least; but that can also be attributed to personal preferences so don't mind me too much.
As for all the things I LOVED in your story... Where can I even start?
Your characterization was fascinating, and the way your characters interact with each others is always very believable and natural. Not to mention the variety in personalities themselves: Illias, Lillith (God, I adored her, she was a great character!), Sal, Kale, etc... It was very impressive and made your story all the more entertaining to read.
You did a great job with Alma too, she could've turned very easily into a Mary Sue, but you preserved her flaws, making her go through phases where she would be stronger or weaker, really obstinate (annoyingly so, actually...) or completely discouraged. She's a very likeable character and sympathize with her came very naturally as I progressed through the story. I positively seethed during the passages where Sal arrived at the house and all I could think was 'What the hell is with that b***?', not to mention how I cried during the last chapters when Alma had to come to term with all that happened to her and how went back to her normal life...
Argh! I know he doesn't deserve it but I hate Warren! Illias is dead and from the rest of your story, I don't think we'll see him again but... please, make Illias come back!
Ahem, sorry. You see how your story affects me? I entirely blame you - thank you for writing such an amazing story!
Well, I think this review has gone for long enough, so I'll stop here and wait VERY eagerly for the next chapter... Erm, I know it can get very annoying (I hear it a lot and I know how it can get on your nerves, but I can't help it) but please update soon? _" I really can't wait for the finale...
Thank you again and take good care~
| Celestialuna chapter 43 . 10/11/2011
Consider this 43 reviews. I love it, I love the characters, the plot, how it just flows as I read it. But best of all, to see my name as the heroine. The name "Alma" is so rarely used in the United States. The name went with the story though, Alma does mean Soul or spirit. I loved reading this story the best way to spend two days of my life.
| CrazyCowgirl101 chapter 43 . 10/10/2011
Whaaaaaat? :(( I'm going to cry, really. I keep hoping that somehow Illias us still alive, because demon or archangel, he is so much better than Warren. Can't wait for the next chapter! Update soon!
| C.Turtle chapter 1 . 9/26/2011
Hiya i was just about to start reading this story, but before id do can i please know what this story is about...Like a blurb? Thank you
| ghostxhunterxllamas chapter 1 . 9/22/2011
just read the first chapter, seems interesting :)
| Geeky Punk chapter 43 . 9/13/2011
Must have new chapter! amazing story1 just read it all in one night! you must also have character pics, i have to see illias! and alma, and everyone :)
| Letters You'll Never Read chapter 34 . 8/23/2011
Please allow me to gush over your story once again. Your development of this story have left me breathless, and I could feel the emotion between the heated exchanges between Alma and Illias. I appreciate the fact that this story wasn't all about the romance, and all the conversations were intelligent and realistic between all the characters which have taken on a life of their own. The complicated internal conflict that Alma experiences is simplified by your choice of lyrical words. I truly feel like I'm walking in Alma's shoes, experiencing her every thought. Also, I would just like to say that I appreciate the fact that you haven't removed this story, especially with the threat of plagiarists that have caused many talented authors to remove their writings. So thank you !
| Letters You'll Never Read chapter 11 . 8/22/2011
You have truly written a masterpiece. The relationship between Alma and Illias (love this name) is very well developed and not rushed whatsoever. I never knew I would be interested in this genre especially with the addition of demons and the supernatural, but you have truly converted me. I've came to appreciate all the characters, including Liz, Diana, and Rachel. I love the fact that these three characters weren't lumped together as "the friends", but given their own personalities. Diana, the overprotective sister-figure and Rachel, the blunt flirty one. I have yet to figure Liz out. Please, please keep updating. Definitely my favorite story by far.
| ThatGirlYouKnew chapter 21 . 8/18/2011
When I first started reading this story, I wasn't sure what to expect. I thought it would be the typical story about a girl who's captivated by the supernatural world that she's suddenly thrust into, but though that was part of the story, thats never what it was about. You made this story entirely your own -every captivating and heartbreakingly painful step of the way.
Like most people who reviewed, I'm blown away by your ability to make your characters so real..so likable, or utterly revolting. Especially Illias. You had me hating and loving him at the same time, and now with the possibility of his death, I'm feeling all kinds of new emotions. As a writer myself, I have to congratulate you on that. After all, our character are who tell our story.
Anyway, I haven't been on this site long at all, but I couldn't resist the urge to review and share how amazing I think your story is. Your imagination and devotion made it hard to not review.
Fingers crossed for more :)
| NicerTwin chapter 15 . 8/13/2011
love the title of this story. love the plot...don't really love that illias burned all her shit though...and i wished alma reacted more strongly to the burning of the only picture of her mother she had
| Callisto205 chapter 43 . 8/10/2011
I think I've rewritten this review at least 15 times now because I can't think of the right words to say. The last two chapters are very good and in line with how the story flows and how Alma, as a character, should act but at the same time I hate them. Not that they are bad, because they are not and I will probably repeat this several times in this review so you understand. It's just that I am still completely devastated/upset/heartbroken/crying over the loss of Illias.
Illias was just one of those characters that leapt off the page and demanded attention. He rescued Alma, Alma rescued him, and they loved each other, and lost each other. Their relationship was endearing and it really made me upset that they never got a proper goodbye. Their last moments together were emotionally devastating enough but now there is the possibility that we will never see him again. It’s like twisting the knife that is already in the heart.
Chapter 42 was a moment to catch your breath after an amazing climax and instead of Illias magically appearing or the two of them having a last goodbye, Alma was expelled from wherever she was at and thrown back into the real world where no one knew about her sacrifice and no one would know about it. How frustrating that after all of that she couldn't even talk to someone or to have somebody just say good job, pat on the back. Instead she had to move on with life because that’s all she could do. Though, I am very glad she was finally able to resolve her feelings with her father and shed a lot of the guilt she has been carrying since her mother’s death. At the end of the chapter when she finally broke a little, I felt like I broke with her. Her feeling dead inside was also how I felt because of how well you wrote her going through the motions, not quite feeling everything fully.
I hated this chapter because of how difficult it was to get through, not because it was bad but because it was that upsetting to read after Alma had gone through all of that turmoil only to be alone in the end.
Chapter 43 was just as difficult to get through, mostly because I think I have to accept that Illias may never come back. The hero myth was a very interesting concept and I liked how it shed new light on the whole story. It was also nice that Alma was finally able to talk to someone about the whole situation; I feared she would have eventually gone insane from keeping it all in.
But I do have to say I really hate Warren with a ’s a good character, well written, but every time he comes near Alma I cringe. I know Alma is probably craving something to make her feel alive again, make her feel normal but I just can’t see it. Then again I am totally biased against anyone that is not Illias so ignore me.
Overall these were very good chapters and it makes me excited/nervous for the end. I hope you understand that I’m not calling any of these chapters bad since I said that I hated them but that you wrote them so well that I ended up feeling exactly what the character’s felt. They, to me, are not happy chapters therefore I did not feel happy reading them even though I do love them. Basically just goes to show how good of a writer your really are.
I eagerly await your next update, which will hopefully be soon!(Fingers crossed)
Oh and FYI this is Kally even though it is signed under a different name. (-:
| Plus ou Moins chapter 43 . 8/9/2011
I know it's silly of me- I like to think I'm more mature than this... but I just want to skim all the details and be reassured that Alma and Illias rejoin in the end! That said, it probably goes without mentioning how I'm obviously really enjoying the story, loving the characters with their quirks and their flaws and their roles, responding to the drama, and dying for that next chapter!
Keep up the great work!
| Daddy's Little Peach chapter 43 . 8/4/2011
Oh em GEE, I have that freaking song stuck in my head now!
I'm so torn right now...Warren is a sweet heart, but Alma and Illias are just meant to be! I think so any way lol.
The Hero Myth stuff was tough to wrap my mind around, but this story has been anything but light and fluffy, so it didn't feel out of place to me. Bring on the last two chapters!