|Reviews for A Rose Among the Thorns|
| E. Darkbow chapter 44 . 2/14
This is one of the best fanfiction series I have ever read. I know you must have a good reason for not completing it, but May's story still has a lot of potential and I would gladly read more if you ever update it (and, judging by the amount of reviews this story has, many others would, as well).
| purple-peacock chapter 40 . 12/8/2013
It has been such a joy reading this story. I first read Memories of May years ago (I was in the 10th grade, I think. I'm almost finished with 12th now). I enjoyed the story probably more than I should have. May is such a well-developed OC, and oddly enough, I really admired her. However, what really got me was Barbossa's characterization. He was so in character throughout both stories-and I know how hard it is to keep characters that are not your own in character. And I think you've done the best job of writing Jack that I've seen in fanfiction. He can be a tricky character to write, I know, so cudos to you.
When I first finished Memories of May (I've read both stories multiple times) and saw that you had a sequel up, I was really excited to read it. However, when I saw that A Rose Among Thorns was incomplete and that it had been a long while since you had updated, I was iffy about reading it. But I just couldn't not read it after having read Memories of May and loving it so much. So after I finished reading what you had written of A Rose Among Thorns, I put the story on my watch list, hoping that you would eventually update. You haven't.
I'm not going to go begging for an update, but I will say this: it would be a great shame to have come so far to just stop. All the time and effort you put into this lovely sequel to your equally lovely Memories of May; just to be left half finished, waiting to be completed. What happened on the Black Pearl after Rabara's mutiny? Does Turk ever give Tortuga Lilly a piece of his mind? Do they find the Fountain of Youth? Do May and Barbossa finally get married? Do they settle in Wiltshire or Padstow? Do they have children? Did May's uncle Jed ever kill Barbossa for "bedding his niece?" And what about Jonothan? I hope that one day you will continue this wonderful little story, and that these questions will be answered when/if you do.
I don't usually leave reviews. I know I should, but...well, I just don't. However, I felt like I owed it to you for writing such an amazing story, even though you haven't, and may never, finish the sequel. Memories of May and A Rose Among Thorns are truly great fanfictions, and I thank you for writing and sharing them with us
| Bloodrein chapter 44 . 10/21/2013
I love this story so much! The way it's told and how realistic it is
| lorena123 chapter 44 . 9/5/2013
Amazing! Please update soon! (:
| VictoriaBarbossa chapter 5 . 7/31/2013
I'm screaming. And crying. I don't really know what else to do regarding all this. Somehow, I still find myself loving every word of it. Keep up the great work! :D
| Carma Bain Bentley chapter 44 . 1/14/2013
Im a bit surprised you still havent finished thos yet. Whars been hapening? Be glad to see the next chappy. Ily :-D
| gaarasgrl19 chapter 6 . 7/29/2012
I actually teared up when she had to leave rogue.
| Useless19 chapter 44 . 7/13/2012
I found the first part of this over on the tvtropes fanfic recs list and was still iffy about reading an OC story. I can say now that I'm glad I did. I fell in love with May within the first chapter of Memories of May and then went on a massive archive binge to read through everything that makes up the saga. May is a wonderful character, I think in part because I didn't have to pour over a huge backstory for her right away, I learnt about her with the rest of the characters in the story, just like she (and me) was learning about the other characters in turn.
Thank you for restoring my faith of main character OCs.
You've done a brilliant job of handling the regular characters, Barbossa feels exactly like he should without the pressure we usually see on him (I've also gone through Naught But a Humble Pirate and loved it), and Jack's his wonderful scoundrel self. You've breathed life into your other OCs and really fleshed out the world Pirates of the Caribbean is set in.
Thank you, again, for writing such a masterpiece.
| GrabAllTheyCan chapter 44 . 4/19/2012
This is utterly spellbinding. Such a fantastic story. I know it's rather cheeky to ask for an update but i wouldn't be opposed to one. :) Definitely a favourite of mine. Well done.
| Eternal Outsider chapter 44 . 3/1/2012
You have got to be one of THE best writers here on . I've just recently come to appreciate Barbossa more and after reading your stories about him and your magnificent character, Madeline it just makes it even better. I love your style of writing, I love your character and most of all I love your stories. I do hope you update this soon as I am greatly looking forward to it.
| Consulting Demon chapter 29 . 2/1/2012
I'm rereading this and I don't know how I could have missed this line before:
Jack's expression changed for an instant, becoming something that I swore radiated disappointment, and then it was gone, replaced by a subtle smirk.
But I love it :) Hope to see another chapter soon
| Hectorspirategirl chapter 44 . 1/31/2012
Hey there hope you are doing well & everything going well go you ...again I will tell you you are amazing & I love your stories so much you do so well with them & I love your writing style ... I am just writing to tell you that I am still checking on this story every once in awhile & I really hope you have plans of finishing it because it is to great to not finish & I really want to know how everything turns out. I hope you are doing well & that everything is okay with you smiles & best wishes Hectorspirategirl
| Zenappa chapter 44 . 1/29/2012
First off, let me say what a wonderful story this is. I was so excited when I realized that there was a sequel to the first amazing story. I love Barbossa and May and I always will! I won't be able to picture anyone else now, in a good way of course :)
Secondly, I read this story for almost two weeks now, off and on when I had time. It kept me sane during the intense four weeks of January. I want to thank you for that.
Also, you need to update really soon because you just can't leave us hanging like this! You're so close to being done and I never want it to end! But please, for my sake and for the others as well, please update soon.
I love how Jack and May's relationship works out too. Overall, it's an amazing story with an amazing writer. I love it!
| Guest chapter 1 . 1/25/2012
This story suck -.-
| My Beautiful Ending chapter 44 . 12/22/2011
So i've read most of the stories in this series up to this point, except for the smut, 'cause I don't do smut, and I have to say that it is perhaps the best set of stories in this fandom alltogether. And I hadn't even considered any romantic pairing with Barbossa as something I would ship, but now I totally love him and May together and this story is absolutely BRILLIANT and i need Christmas to come a little sooner so I can see POTC OST again.
And might I make a request, if the timeline and your whims permit, that May could deliver Elizabeth's baby when the time comes, and have everybody there for it (Barbossa, Jack, Rigetti, etc), since poor Will can't be there. and I think it would just make things come completely full circle. Food for thought.
But now please please please update now that I finally see where this cliff scene has come from and I want to see something awesome and amazing happen to recover the Pearl, or deal with the spaniard, or whatever. Something. This story is too perfect to abandon.