Reviews for Roses and Black Glass: A Dark Cinderella Tale
LaconicJester chapter 4 . 3/17/2012
It is so sad the people try and take credit for other's great work. I read this story last year when it was still up on FP and enjoyed reading it so much that I created a account to add this to my favorites. A dark twist on ciderella. . .I didn't think it was really possible and then I didn't think that it would be at all any good. But you had proven me wrong. It was beautiful. your writing style is very good; very descriptive and mature. Love Cindy and Christian;great characters. love how the story was laid out. kept me reading and i found were the story lead great.
Jiaqui chapter 20 . 12/19/2011
Though I loved it greatly, most of the time I forgot it was a twist on Cinderella. I've always been fascinated by morgues...huh, go figure.

Poor Augustus...

My first impression of Christian, when he told off Isabella, was, "He's cold...I LIKE HIM!" XD And I still do. I didn't have a favorite character, though. And I like the prophecy and the twist of the godmother being a witch instead of a fairy. Anywho, it was still amazing. w

sherrylynn chapter 20 . 11/29/2011
This was such a good take on this story I LOVED IT
KuriosityKilledKat chapter 20 . 11/8/2011
When I read your profile, I was taken aback. The idea of twisting traditional fairytales into darker, stickier versions of themselves is at once gothic an innocent. Your execution of the theory is even better. The imagery and sense of desperation that permeate the text compelled me so much that I read the entire story in one afternoon despite my attempts to savor it further.

Ah, well, luckily enough you have plenty of other stories. I do love a good rendition of Hans Christian Anderson. Off to Dark Depths, then. ;)
Theresa chapter 20 . 6/18/2011
Oh... my goodness. I loved this! I stayed awake and read through the entire thing, refusing to stop reading until I was finished. It's a good thing I don't work until the afternoon, because it is 4 in the morning here! This was so dark and chilling and wonderful... Ahhh... I loved it, I loved it.

Have I mentioned that I loved it? :)
Mori Verne chapter 20 . 5/15/2011
This was so bloody (figuratively and literally) mind fuckingly impressive and fascinating. I hope you make this a saga and continue with the story of little Cinderella... I can even create a background music playlist for you that will one for every situation that will suit the story... Please though I beg you to continue this dark slightly Gothic tale. It's epic.
reddishrocker chapter 20 . 5/3/2011
Wow. I couldn't stop reading. My eyes were glued to the screen! I think you did a fantastic job, even though I didn't read the original(yet), I found your version alluring and I was very impressed. Thumbs up!:D
QuirkyGurl chapter 15 . 3/19/2011
Oh my god that was so disgusting. I love it.
Disney Is Hardcore chapter 20 . 9/26/2010
That was. sinister.

Very descriptive.

Um, I felt the ending fell a bit flat. I'm sorry, I can't think of a suggestion for improvement.
HoPELeSS.RoMaNTiiC chapter 20 . 9/23/2010
I really enjoyed reading this. It was clever, unique and although cliched at times, written well enough that it wasn't considered to out there.

I love the Cinderella myth and I'm very happy to see what you've done with it. You've included all the core elements but then you also made it your own. Congratulations on such a great story!
LanternLight13 chapter 20 . 8/22/2010
Good story, I liked how there was a bit similar to the original cinderella story by the Brothers Grimm, afterall cinderella was originalla a dark tale.
Chocorange888 chapter 20 . 8/11/2010
This is such a clever retelling of Cinderella. I thought it would have been quite nice to have started it with 'once upon a time' and ended it with 'they lived happily ever after' :P Thank you for the story, I really enjoyed it (I must be more morbid than I thought lol)
NightBlossom chapter 20 . 6/25/2010
Delightfully dark and macabre! Well done.
addicted-roxe chapter 1 . 5/20/2010
I absolutely loved this story. Although it was too bad the shoe was only used by Charlotte, Isabella could have used it. Maybe. You know, partially wearing it, with only half of her foot stuck in and her heel stuck out in the air, hearing voices like Charlotte did and threw herself out the window.

This was the story that most made me cringe. Though I don't know why I was grinning the whole time Charlotte peeled her foot like a potato. Although the statement that Cindy was playing with dolls over dead bodies in the morgue gave me nightmares. I had to pray back to sleep.

People dieing one by one by some prophecy is though a little cliche but that is my favorite cliche when it comes to horror movies. You did it well! Though I wished some deaths would be a bit more morbid.

As for the timeframe and setting. You captured it well although I don't really know what happens in the 18th century. The local color was good, I don't know if accurate, but it's really good. Like the hanging of witches, the short hair is a symbol of being poor since they often sell their hair. I also love how you said witchcraft was done against God and mentions Satan. It makes it feel more real.

My favorite was when you mentioned the glass where Isabella broke and fallen through had a picture of a cross and a rose. It gives me shivers.

It all fit strings. No plotholes. Nice.

But I did love Isabella's death. Love. love. love.

And the smelling of the dead Bouquet and how it was expounded in the story when Christian found her.

The names where marvelous too. Your characters are flawed which made them real.

Oh! Another long review in your story. I am going to so read more.

I don't know how you made the timeframe so real with all the local color, did you research?
Guest chapter 1 . 5/5/2010
i kind of love how they end up. In a beautiful house on top of a hill, in a basement kissing over dead people.

yep, that's definitely one of your more interesting endings XD

I felt a bit sad for charlotte, and I didn't like prince charming very much, although they had an er.. charming ending ;
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