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4 Reviews Found

Review #1, by AdinaPuff I've Been Hijacked

30th July 2014:
Hi, Sarah!

Wow, I loved this. It was so dark, and deep. It really amplified Dominique's suffering, and depression. She didn't know what to do with herself, with Damian. It was normal, to her, and she found comfort in routine. I really did enjoy this read, despite the fact it was so dark. At least she left him, though. That's a relief.

Short and sweet review here, sorry. But just wanted to let you know that I think you did a wonderful job on this, and I enjoyed the read!


Author's Response: Hey hon!
Thanks so much for the review!
xoxo Sarah

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Review #2, by Ravenclaw333 I've Been Hijacked

7th July 2014:
House Cup 2014 Review!

I remember reading this story a while ago and I don't know why I didn't review - probably because I'm terrible - but this is an incredible piece - it's dark and painful and so very well done. You handle the theme of domestic abuse with sensitivity and realism - how she stays even though she knows he's destroying her, because she's addicted - the metaphor of nicotine works so well here, and I love how you've linked the words of the song, the reality of the cigarettes and the imagery of addiction and craving. This is honestly such a powerful piece, especially with the ending when she does get out and takes her life back.

Incredible piece, definitely among your best, and really, really well done.

Author's Response: Hey hon!
Thanks so much for the review!
xoxo Sarah

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Review #3, by Infinityx I've Been Hijacked

3rd June 2014:

Hey Sarah! Making my way up through all your new fics.

This was so different from anything I've read of yours. It was heartbreakingly beautiful. I never pictured Dominique this way. With the fics I read about her, I always pictured her as proud, and dominating. Your portrayal of her is sad, but somehow makes sense. It fits into her character. The nicotine, the abusive guy, the way she's addicted to him. It all seems to make her personality in a way that I never thought of before, but can't think of in any other way anymore. (Does that make sense?)

Your use of imagery in this is just amazing. It was all so vivid and descriptive, and I could see the scenes play out in front of my eyes. It flowed marvelously, and I just have to listen to that song now.

I can't believe they pass her bruises off as her being clumsy. A clumsy Dominique? That's so hard to believe. I mean, she is part veela. She should be really graceful. I can't believe her family fell for that.

Yay, she finally stood up for herself! I can imagine how hard that must have been. Maybe now she can get a hold of her life. The way you described her injuries. Wow. That's so horrible. Your writing is awesome though. :D

Amazing one shot, Sarah! I love how you're expanding your writing, getting into the dark stuff. And you're really good at it as well, so don't stop! :)


Author's Response: Hey, Erin! Oh gosh, well I hope you like them! I'm so glad that you liked this one. I was struck with inspiration and this one was definitely something different from what I'm used to writing. I'm so flattered, you're too sweet. Thanks so much hon, I really appreciate and love this review!

xoxo Sarah

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Review #4, by Veritaserum27 I've Been Hijacked

22nd May 2014:
Hi Sarah,

Here for the review swap! Ooo! I get to be the first to review - so excited.

Boy, you weren't kidding with the dark part, huh? This is not your normal work, here. But it is really, really good. It is written very well and fits with the song nicely.

You redeemed the darkness with a positive ending. Too many of these stories end up exactly where they started because of the cycle of abuse. Thank you for taking a different route with this. I really like Dominique as a character and I was rooting for her the whole time to just wake up! However, you gave no hints along the way that it would end like this and that was a great twist! I shudder to think what Louis will do when he finds out the truth (or Bill, Harry or Ron for that matter!) In my mind, they find some interesting new torture techniques...

So I can't leave without commenting on the fantastic descriptions. That seems to be the trademark of your writing, but it should not go unsaid, especially in a story that covers such an important topic. You have successfully managed to convey the emotions (or emotionless) that Dominique is going through and you do it by showing us details about her surroundings. For example, the ashes, the glass and the lock on the door. Great job, as usual!

Thanks again for the review swap!


Author's Response: Hi!

Sorry I'm so late replying to this!

Awe you're the first review! Yes. This story is much darker than I normally do. But, I don't know, it just felt right. It was one of those things where I sat down and wrote and didn't realize until after how it sounded or what direction it took.

Yes! I wanted to show that Dom was not taking that, and that you can get yourself out of that situation. I couldn't end a story like this by repeating the cycle. Louis is definitely a gem, this also kind of sets a bar of how awesome Louis is for other stories!!

I'm so glad you liked my descriptions. I try really hard to throw them in and make them powerful. Thank you so much. This review is lovely.

xoxo Sarah ♥

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