Reviews for Ivy's Garden
Pink Fantasies chapter 1 . 12/30/2010
This was just beautiful. I can totally imagine Anna being jealous like that. And I love the comparison to ivy plants. You have some real talent there.
SweetieLove chapter 1 . 5/30/2010
my! Your writing style for now is narration! It's quite colorful when you played with the words and the enigmatic literature you used. Next time, try ensnaring the conversation with movements like the mother showing off her face or the girl twisting her. But, overall the darkness and the drama collision was combined to make something with pure passion. Praise to you, Miss Jean Cooper!
The Random Artist chapter 1 . 4/17/2010
Hint of Grary, perhaps? JackxMary? I don't know, but Anna sure is being a...bad person here. Terribly dramatic, but go Mary! :"D I know; very random, huh?
Voice Number Seven chapter 1 . 6/28/2009
one word:


this is one of the best things you've written so far...including My Enemy, My Friend... Plus, I can totally imagine Anna feeling like that. And Mary so wouldn't follow in those footsteps, especially if Gray stuck to her...

P.S.: I saw in your profile the whole rant about Brary and Graire. I totally agree with is one of my faovirte bachellorettes, and Gray is my number one bacherlor. Not only are they perfect for each other, Claire completely fits into the mix. If thsoe guys formed a three-way... Thoughts getting dirty, must stop talking now. Anyway, great story, keep writing, and excuse the horrible typos.
quickcutie chapter 1 . 3/14/2009
Wow that was awsm! i luved it.
Forbidden Blue Rose chapter 1 . 3/6/2009
Wow, very lovely. The symbolism with Anna and the ivy was a very nice touch. I'm glad that Mary escaped it's clutches in the end. :D

Good luck in the contest~
farmermum chapter 1 . 2/15/2009
Well done, a really lovely story. Good luck with the competition.
The Scarlet Sky chapter 1 . 2/14/2009
I, for one, think this is one of those stories that you read and think, "Why didn't I think of that?" Because it's so clever, and so beautifully executed. Mary being the narator and reading about Anna, who embodied the seven sins, is genius, and having it come full circle and try to "ensnare" her daughter's life and happiness was artful.

Entry verified. And you've just made me wonder for the thousandth time who I'm gonna vote for. xD
Lupia chapter 1 . 2/14/2009
That was really beautifully written.

Really. I think you got it just right here. I see Anna could be a bitter character, to be honest. I really love the symbolism in this. Thank you.
HmGirly chapter 1 . 2/13/2009

First, I'M SORRY. I haven't talked to you for ages, but I have my excuses, power was out for a week thanks to the damn bushfires v.v

Second, woah :

Woah. I love everything you write, and this was so damn clever. Luckily we don't have ivy growing on our house anymore, otherwise I'd go out and chop it all down. ANNA was scary. I for one won't be looking at her the same way ever again

Wonderful wonderful,

Hannah xo
high improbability chapter 1 . 2/13/2009
That was just so fabulous! Thanks for writing this~

And Basil jealous of Rod? O.O

Great work!
DragonDamsel chapter 1 . 2/12/2009
I will never look at ivy the same way ever again. Anna's character here really hit home. I always dislike Anna. Not hate, she's not well developed enough for such intense emotion.

From the way she dress (I know, a shallow reason) to the way she talk and act, it's obvious that she's one vain woman. I always thought she has purposefully tell Rod about that flower with bad intention too. FoMT prove that.

Mary's voice is very strong here. I could really hear her pain and dimming hope. The imagery is very vivid, it take no effort at all to see a garden, that might once be beautiful, being strangle by ivy vines. Overgrown to the point of ugliness. I glad that Mary is finally free from that. *fav*
Mage the Observer chapter 1 . 2/12/2009
This story scares me... and I'm not sure if that's good or bad...

Anyway, nice work and good luck in the contest.
XxXTwilight-SinXxX chapter 1 . 2/12/2009
that was...rather chilling. I loved it though. It was a rather interesting look at Anna's character. She does seem like the envious type.
sugarapplesweet chapter 1 . 2/12/2009
This is absolutely wonderful! The emotions concerning the darkness of the ivy's intentions, and the idea of Anna's jealousy stemming from her distain for Lillia really held the story together.

I'm glad, though, that Mary was able to escape the 'ivy's' clutches, but I must say that the ending really surprised me as well. The image of Anna standing inside the library and fuming towards her daughter's happiness was eerie in a way. I honestly imagined her in the darkness while the ivy crawled out from inside because the words were so strong.

You don't really need it with a story this evocative, but good luck in the contest!

~ Peace and Love