|Reviews for A Snake in the Grass|
| Guest 11/15/12 . chapter 1
name on character
| MLCNPublishings 6/23/08 . chapter 1
I love it. A Series of unfortunate events is my favorite series. Keep it up!
| Audra Markwell 4/29/08 . chapter 2
This is wonderful! You've got Lemony Snicket down pat! Great job!
| Illiomaroma 10/15/07 . chapter 1
I know you haven't updated this story in over a year, but it would be greatly appreciated if you posted another chapter. "A Snake In The Grass" is one of those few stories which leave me checking for more, and I beg of you, for my sake and the sake of the Violaf Community, that you please add another chapter.
| theKRITIC 5/28/07 . chapter 2
Good job...poor Violet. Her life pretty much sucks.
| Crystal 10/7/06 . chapter 2
You haven't updated this in a really long time, but I really hope you get around to it. This is GREAT.
| Pirate Inxs 4/5/06 . chapter 2
oh thats soo sad
but i still like it i hope you up date it soon
| Sunny 3/25/06 . chapter 1
OMG are you sure you're not really Lemony Snicket? Your writing alone is awesome! Brilliantly done! Bravo!
| Sacred Dust 3/11/06 . chapter 2
This story was absolutely fantastic. You are one of the best writers I've ever seen on this website. It seriously sounds as if you copied all of it out of one of Lemony Snicket's abandoned versions of Book the Second; and I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't. No offense intended, of course, but it's just that good.
It really is inspiring to read work as polished and practiced as yours seems to be, and I truly can't wait for Violet to get out of Olaf's house and reunite with Klaus...because VioKlaus are one of my favorite pairings.
Superb job, my friend. I usually try to say something critical, but of all the things I've read here so far, this is one of the stories hardest to criticize. Just make sure you keep the story moving along from chapter to chapter, developing the characters just as you're doing now, letting the story tell the story. The only true suggestion I can give you at this point is to put more emphasis and drama on how much Klaus misses his sister; maybe throw in a few memories and some emotions he doesn't quite understand. Him falling in love with her can not be just another smooth, effortless development; for it to be compelling, it must stand out, it must distract, it must confuse, so that the end result actually makes sense.
Good luck with this excellent story. I'll definitely be watching how this one develops.
| Phoebonica 3/11/06 . chapter 2
You updated yay!
Another excellent and well-thought-out chapter. I now have hope that this plotline will not only be done well for once, but done well and _actually finished_.
| Klaus fan 1/7/06 . chapter 1
This was just like reading a bit of a dirty version of the books. You captured my entire attention an affecton with just one chapter. I loved the way you made it sound like you were a slight variation on Snicket while you were writing it, if that made any sort of sense at all to you.
Keep it up.
| YAY 11/22/05 . chapter 1
OH Ooh write more!
very nice mimickry of teh style!
| NumbuhZero 11/11/05 . chapter 1
That was awsome!
Totally Lemony Snicket style!
I loved it alot.
Not so much the actual story, as it was very depressing, but the telling of it.
You get a cookie!
I shall put you on my list, and wait for updates.
-Queen of the Gnomes,
| Moonshiner 10/28/05 . chapter 1
This is amazing! It baffles me as to why on earth there are so few reviews! This is easily one of the best Violaf fics I've ever read - your style of writing is wonderfully descriptive, and stays very accurate to the style of the books.
This is the only fic I've seen that truly keeps the characters in character. Too many show Violet as a powerful, iron-woman figure, which is just to unrealistic - Violet's only a fourteen-year-old girl, and while she will gather the courage to stand up for herself occasionally, it takes an awful lot to do so.
I also like the way how you show Count Olaf being his usual bossy and basically horrible self: ordering Violet to cook, comparing her to a dog and determining when she will eat. Many fics jump straight into the bed scene, without any atmospheric build-up to get the reader absorbed in the story - yours prepares everything perfectly.
Please keep writing! It's too good to stay up in that head of yours, so put it on to paper (or computer P)!
A big 'WELL DONE' to you! D
| Phoebonica 10/11/05 . chapter 1
Ooh, this is good. It's probably the most well thought out "what if Violet married Olaf?" AU I've ever seen. You actually concentrate on the events of the other books and how they would have changed. (And I assume the new narrator is either Kit or Jacques, since Jacques wouldn't necessarily have died.)