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Review #1, by Trundlebug Spinster For Life

12th August 2013:
This story needed some review love. I was about to post when I saw that Academica already had. Oh well, I'll write it anyway.

This is an interesting take on Victoire, and I gotta say that I can see a lot of fun in using her this way. My novel is going to include her and Teddy, so I may have steal some attitude from you.

It's well-written and the style is unique. My only problem with it is that it feels like the start of something bigger and you don't have anymore. What's good for you here is that you've got a good start if you want to pursue this, or if you just leave it alone the closing makes it stand up pretty well as a one-shot. I like it either way.

Grammer seems fine, but I'm not a hall monitor about those sort of things (I'd rather read a flawed and awesome story than a dull piece of perfection any day) and the characterization of Victoire is splendidly mean (I've a cousin just like her). It's interesting, it's fresh and it got the job done.

I really hope you decide to continue with it, or use this Victoire in a future story.

Good read

Ken

Author's Response: Google Chrome was acting up on me before so I'm writing this again.

I'm having a lot of fun writing her this way as well. And you may use as much attitude as you need for your Victoire.

I do plan to pursue this and though I don't have much planned for the next chapter, I'm positive that inspiration will strike at some point and I'll get something out.

I'm happy to hear that my grammar is fine, I often have trouble with it because I miss things so this is good news.

I am indeed going to continue this and I will most likely use this version of Victoire in future stories, she's too much fun to give up.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!


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Review #2, by LittleLionGirl Spinster For Life

23rd July 2013:
Wow. This was a really good start to a story. There are a lot of stories about Vic: just not a ton with her like this. I enjoy the fact that she is sassy. My health teacher actually said something similar once so the comment made me laugh all the more. I hope to see more of her attitude because the snark is something that similar to my own when I hear dumb answers ^ like to the question above haha
Hoping to see more!
XOXOXOX,
LLG

Author's Response: Why thank you, I wanted to write her a little differently to how she's usually portrayed. I can already tell that I would like your health teacher. There will definitely be more attitude as the story goes on! Glad that you liked it and thanks for reviewing!

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Review #3, by TenthWeasley Spinster For Life

7th June 2013:
Here for the review battle! I was just browsing the filled requests at TDA (which is something odd I like doing) and I recognized your banner, so I thought I might as well give the story a shot while I was here. :)

I can honestly say that I've never read the story with a premise like this, but speaking as someone who's only ever had a handful of dates and no proper boyfriend, I can somewhat empathize with the idea of a spinster! You're right, too, that there aren't very many stories centered around Victoire, and even fewer that don't have a Teddy Lupin element to them. That's not a bad thing, of course, but as someone who doesn't generally choose to read a lot of next gen in the first place, it's nice to have something more refreshing.

I liked the way you styled this first chapter, as sort of introduction to Victoire from the perspective of an omniscient narrator. I've read a lot of stories where the narrator speaks directly to the reader, and sometimes that's difficult to pull off, but I didn't see a problem with it here. :) She seems really spunky and lively, if perhaps a touch obnoxious -- but that's not a slight against your writing. You're working with an understandably obnoxious characterization!

That IQ line is brilliant, too -- I love Sherlock and that was a nice reference. It'll be neat to read more of her voice, too, as that'll really pave the way for her personality and your writing to shine! This was a fairly short introduction, but I don't think it needed to be any longer. And now your readers are all geared up to hear more from your characters!

I enjoyed this -- isn't it nice how things work out sometimes, my seeing this banner on TDA only an hour earlier? Always glad to leave a review!

Author's Response: I can't believe I'm responding to this so late but hello! I like to browse the completed requests as well, I have nothing to do sometimes so I go and look at the pretty stuff that everyone else makes.

The idea of ending up as a spinster is very closely related to me as well. I have yet to go on an actual date with someone. I think I scare away all of the males because I'm a blunt sort of person who's not a pushover. That and the fact that my personality isn't exactly top notch and I'm not the prettiest flower out there probably contributes to the fact that I will mostly live with lots of cats. But enough of my waffling.

I never knew how much fun it would be to write crabby characters who practically spit fire. I am proud to say that I am contributing to the Victoire Weasley stories where there's no Teddy.

I've always found stories where the narrator is speaking directly to the reader really fun to read. I wanted to try writing this way and it means a lot to me that I've managed to pull it off.

Anyway, I'm glad that you enjoyed the first chapter and thank you for the feedback and for reviewing!


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