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Review #1, by ScorpiusRose17 Embers

21st August 2012:
Hi there!

Here with a review for you! =)

I really liked this story. It was different and something I have never read before. I thought that the flow of this was well done. It transitioned nice and smooth. I also like the style of your story. You always do such a brilliant job with taking the story and bringing it around full circle. This was different then that and I really enjoyed that.

As for the chemistry between James and Sirius... I see it there. I mean who wouldn't be able to picture two best friends that were up late because they were helping another friend. I think the lack of sleep and them feeling exhausted allowed them to explore their feelings that have probably been pent up. It is really well done, convincing, and something that I could totally see them doing.

Keep up the great writing! =)


Author's Response: Hey! Apologies for taking so long to respond. RL has been horrible.

I'm so glad you didn't hate this, lol, and that you liked the flow and style. And bringing a story around full circle is something I wanted to try because it seemed clever, haha, so I'm glad you liked it.

And YAY to there being chemistry between James and Sirius! Seriously, that means a lot. I do think the scenario is fairly plausible for the reasons you said. And it makes sense that their feelings -- which they probably were completely unaware of -- only came out when they were tired etc.

Thank you for the lovely review, as always. :)


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Review #2, by BoOkWoRm24 Embers

21st August 2012:
Hey there here with your requested review (finally)

Sorry about the long turn around time. I've been away so this was the soonest I could get to this.

Anywho I don't really see why you were so worried about this. I thought that you pulled off the believability of it pretty well. There was chemistry between James and Sirius, and at the same time I feel like they were in character which sort of suprised me (being that I generally don't associate slash fics with either of them). But I did see the fun loving guys come out in both of them and at the same time the more serious parts of them.

Flow and pacing were good. You transitioned nicely from them entering to Peter exiting to them healing James to the kiss to the end. Everything was smooth and didn't feel rushed in any way.

I actually don't even have any concrit for your story, not even a spelling error that I could point out. It was a rather well written. So good job.

Keep up the good work


Author's Response: Eeeep, sorry for taking long to respond! RL and family crap have both really been getting on top of me lately. >.<

I'm glad you liked the story :) And yay to there being chemistry between James and Sirius! Haha, my favourite Marauder slash pairings are James/Remus, James/Sirius and Remus/Sirius (in that order), so I definitely associate slash fics to both characters. I can see why you wouldn't, though, especially James, considering he was with Lily and everything.

It's great to know you liked the flow and pacing -- I do think this was a bit rushed and needs a tidy-up, so it means a lot that you thought it was well-done.

Thank you for the lovely review!


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Review #3, by AlAndAl Embers

20th August 2012:
I can honestly say that I don't read too much slash. I find it weird to imagine two character suddenly change their sexuality. I did like this, though, because it was playful. It was James and Sirius' relationship in a nutshell. Their connection to each other is very unique and I feel as though this would be natural to them.
This whole experience with reviewing has opened me to a whole new world of eras and ships that I probably would have never read on my own terms. This is a great story & I am truly impressed! Good job!

Author's Response: Haha, SSP is addictive :D I first found it strange to imagine two characters changing their sexualities, but James and Sirius together can be very hot, lol.

I'm glad you liked the playfulness :) and that you thought it was natural, so thank you very much for teh review, especially because you probably would not have read this otherwise :)


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Review #4, by EverDiggory Embers

18th August 2012:
I love, love, love this! I am officially hooked on this ship! And I have you to thank! Do you have anymore?

Anywho, I'm here with your review!:D

First off, in your chapters summary please, please don't downgrade your writing! I like your writing a lot and you don't need to diss yourself!

I loved the chemistry between them! They were in character and you still pulled this off! It was very convincing and I thought it was lovely!

I want to know so much!

Okay, so let me try and stop the rambling!

Flow: The flow was perfect! There wasn't any jumps or anything, so this was a nice, smooth read!

Imagery: There was just the perfect amount! The only thing I would have liked to see a little bit more of was describing James and Sirius' appearance, besides the cuts and whatnot. Their hair, eyes, anything. I liked the stubble part, I think that added even the tiniest of details, but details like that really bring a story to life. The Gryffindor common room was very real, I could practically feel the warmth coming from the fire! Your descriptions were wonderful, especially during their kiss!

Grammar/Spelling: I didn't see anything, but I was slightly absorbed into the story to pay too much attention to spelling and grammar(; But after a quick scan, it looks fine!

Characterization: I loved this! It was subtle yet I felt like I knew the characters!

Ultimately, I really, really liked this! I was very thoroughly impressed! Great job, I anxiously await reading more of your pieced! Please do rerequest!



Author's Response: Hey! Sorryfor the epically late response -- I just got my results today and have been angsting about them for ages, lol, so apologies.

I am so glad you liked this ship :D I am a huge fan of Jirius, but I haven't written any more, barring another drabble that I do want to post here (but I need to polish that one up big time, lol, so it'll take a while). If you want recs, though, I can give you some excellent ones via PM if you like.

Haha, I always downgrade my writing. That way, if someone doesn't like it, well, they can't say I didn't warn them, lol. I'm really glad you thought they were in character and that the flow was good. And I usually suck at imagery, so YAY to you liking that, although you're totally right in that I needed more description in respect to James and Sirius's appearances.

I'm a grammar Nazi, so *most* SPaG errors don't slip by my radar, ha. Thank you for that.

I'm really pleased you enjoyed this -- I do think it needs to be polished somewhat, and I do plan on getting a beta for it. It's lovely to know you liked it nevertheless. :)


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Review #5, by Jchrissy Embers

7th August 2012:
Okay. I'm not huge on this pairing, but I do think this was written very well. You did a great job moving the emotions along, and really making me wander what was wrong at first.

I like the point you started this out, it's already a very tense time after this kind of physical strain, and it really feel natural how the characters move along.

I do think more description of their surroundings, of the wound, those kinds of thing would have been beneficial to really intensify everything.

Your writing was smooth and very easy to read, it definitively put me in the state of mind you would want you reader on.

Honestly, as out of my territory this story is, I do think it was beautifully done. I'm sorry I can't offer more helpful feedback on this, I guess I'm just out of my territory. But I did like the story a lot, though!


Author's Response: hey :)

Sorry for the late reply. RL has been hectic. D: Anyway, I'm glad you liked it :) I do think this story needs a lot of tidying up before I'm happy with it, so when I do so, I will definitely bear in mind the description thing with the surroundings and everything. I'm glad, at least, that you liked the emotions and that the style was easy to read.

I'm pleased you liked it despite being out of your territory :D Thank you for the review!


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