|Review:||Gabriella Hunter says:|
Hey there, its Gabbie from the forums with this awesome review swap! So, I was immediately drawn in to your writing style, I've never really read many stories that take such an interesting narration before and I really enjoyed it. The beginning left me really curious on what was happening and the fact that you opened this on such a dark note was really bold and very nicely done, it made the rest of the chapter flow so nicely as I tried to piece together what had happened and why there was so much tension. I think you have a great way of describing your characters, their actions and the subtle hints of hatred that are thrown around. I haven't read many stories that feature the Black family in this way but I really love this, I can picture them all, in varying degrees.
There were so many characters and relationships but I was able to follow them very well and I really enjoyed the tension and dislike that some of them have for each other.
I can't help but be a bit wary at that ending though...A murder is one thing but changing the will and keeping vital things from the family is another and you've got my curiosity going now! I really can't help but wonder who plotted the murder and how things will go on, now that there are so many secrets over their heads.
Loved the little mention of Andromeda too, I think that I was able to have some empathy for her family. They would see what she did as a betrayal and nothing more but I can't help but wonder what might tear them apart again!
Sirius was so silently powerful too, by the way. I really liked that you didn't have him speaking or acting so revolted by the others, his silence said it all and made him all that more interesting.
Thanks for the read!
Author's Response: Hi there - thanks so much for dropping by, and thanks for the review swap! :)
Gah, thank you so so much! I'm so glad you like the beginning, since I rewrote it a couple of times because I wasn't happy with it before settling on this one.
I'm so happy you like the characters, as well! They're such an interesting bunch of people to explore - since we know very little about them other than generalisations and little bits here and there on some of them, it makes it so much fun and leaves so much room to add things in and expand on it. There's definitely quite a lot of them, though! One of the hardest things about this, but thankfully since it's a murder mystery, that number goes down a bit :P
I'm happy you like it - I wasn't sure about including it since it's a little dry, I think, compared to some of the other stuff in it, but it is pretty important part of the story. And yeah, haha, murder v fraud - always a tough call! ;)
I know! I've always thought it must have been such a hard thing to deal with, you know, since they're losing one of their own, and for reasons they just don't understand. Which is tough, tbh. I'm glad you liked it! :)
Sirius was so much fun to write - there'll be a lot more of him in the future ;)
Thank you so much for the lovely review and the review swap - both were really great to do and receive! :)