|Reviews for Casting Shadows|
| passwordrawr chapter 1 . 2/23
You sneaked into my heart and broke it. Hopefully the repair operation goes smoothly.
| sakurablossom729 chapter 1 . 1/14
awesome story, I could not stop reading it until iot was finished :)
| CuteSherry chapter 18 . 12/11/2013
I actually didn't sleep at night AT ALL in order to read all 18 chapters one after another. I never thought it would take me so long! Needless to say, considering I did such a thing, the goodness of the story can't be denied. It is well written and got me reading, reading and reading it without being able to stop myself!
But after finishing it all, I have mixed feelings, I do not feel like I was totally happy about it, and most particularly, what really bothered me in the end are: Sakura and Syaoran's personalities.
They often didn't feel like they were grown up and acted like their 10 years old selves (feelings and denseness wise I mean), I do not believe Clamp meant for Sakura to be 'dense' forever, not that her denseness went that far to start with even as a child in CCS, she is more sensitive to the feelings of the people surrounding here than you made her seem, by FAR; we can also see how grown up and mature she is in TRC for example, even as only her teenager self, without going as far as taking in considering her mother self, or even her one appearance as CCSSakura near the end of TRC and the way she talked to her other older self.
On the other side of course, this is a FANFIC, for the writers to have the liberty to give life to their favorite characters in different worlds and selves is their privilege and what it is all about! Following the manga/anime original is by no mean a rule I believe, and I rad countless other stories in which SxS personalities were brutally different from what Clamp made them. I can also understand you NEEDED them to be like this to fit with the story.
The problem now, is that in this actual case, it was...unnerving. I was actually genuinely annoyed by Sakura's behavior, which is rare, and same for Syaoran, which is EVEN more rare considering he is my number all time favorite male character, he was excessively hot tempered and plain BAD tempered too often during the story, way out of his original character, he was even plain disagreeable in some scenes and him blowing off at people all the time started to feel almost painful.
The last scene of chapter 18 when he talked with Sakura is actually when I finally 'recognized' him, and finally thought: "aaaahh, this is Syaoran, the one who is brave and direct, who honestly fight for his Sakura without all the melodrama!".
The battle scenes were interesting and I liked how you decided to use the material of movie 1 and show us another POV of it, that was pretty good, my first time seeing this kind of plot.
About Kaito...mmmhhh...I'm actually not sure what to make of him, but my general feeling in the whole is that he was nice, though his forever smiling at first made he feel a bit fake and I wondered for a moment if it wasn't a facade and there might have been more than meet the eyes to him, but he ended but being simply a pretty decent guy. In the whole as said before, my problem is really with SxS not the rest of the characters or story which were good.
Sorry, I am aware this is not the nicest review you got yet, but after spending so many hours reading, I thought I wanted to say sincerely what I felt about it.
| oxjenayxo chapter 18 . 11/22/2013
This has to be one of the most well-written fanfics (not just CCS fanfic, of fanfics in general) that I have read in a long time, and I've read over hundreds. It was a bit frustrating that it was taking Syaoran and Sakura forever to get together, and even though we all know they were going to in the end, you almost made it seem like they wouldn't. And it was disheartening. I wish the ending was a little fluffier, in true CCS-style, especially so we could see more of how happy Syaoran and Sakura would be, but I think the ending you chose with Kaito was elegant. Bravo, and I look forward to reading your future work.
| Noelle chapter 1 . 10/29/2013
I seriously just cried after reading that... What a fantastic story! I absolutely loved it! Sakura x Syaoran forever! Keep up the great work! :)
| SakuSyaoLvr chapter 18 . 10/25/2013
Oh. My. GOSH stop being such a fantastic writer! YAYYYYYYYY SAKURA AND SYAORAN ARE TOGETHER AGAIN! I literally have so much to say i probably wouldn't be able to fit it into 10 reviews XD half way through this chapter i was 99.99% convinced that they wouldn't end up together and that other .01% was hoping for a freaking fantastic miracle which you totally gave! I can't even…i read this in 2 days! It was insanely addicted and i'm sad it's over. Soooo much happened but i'm glad it wasn't too fast. It was the perfect pace and everything was unpredictable. I FREAKIN LOVE THIS! I always saw this story but i always skipped it cause i thought that it would be another boring magic story but boy was i about 1000000% wrong! I think i've praised you and this story enough! Can't wait to read your other works :) you'll definately see around again :)
| SakuSyaoLvr chapter 5 . 10/23/2013
Oh my gosh. Stop. This story is tooooooooo addicting! So insanely good! If i didn't leave a review i would not have been able to stop reading! I need to stop reading this for now :) can't wait to read the rest :)
| TooLazyToLogIn chapter 18 . 10/22/2013
Is it possible to attach a sound file to a review? I'm pretty sure that a tape of my many emotional noises over the course of this fix would be quite entertaining.
Bravo! Brava! Bravissimo! Whatever the blurg else I can add that accentuates your brilliance! You have successfully navigated the Characters Break Up and One Gets a New Partner plotline and come out on top. If only I had a nickel for every sucky story that follows the same guide.
Most people go and bash whatever poor pathetic OC they have created as the placeholder to bits within the first three paragraphs, and the audience, who have no idea how real life works, feels it to be righteous. Kaito, however, I actually liked as a character. You just can't hate him. That's exactly what you need for a realistic story where the people stay IC and the situation is believeable.
So one again, a theaterfull of cheering fans to you! You deserve it!
| Guest chapter 18 . 10/1/2013
It's awesome are you starting a new story soon?
| pnaixrose chapter 18 . 10/1/2013
Ahh this fanfic was such a joy to read! I absolutely love the way you write - not too overly dramatic with long, complicated words, yet not too childish. It truly carried out the true CCS "feeling" of purity for once and it felt as if it could've been a fluid continuation of the series. I love how you didn't have to put absolutely dramatic plot twists or rated M scenes to make it enjoyable to read. Not saying anything bad about those fanfics, but it's been a while since I've read something that has stayed true to the CCS "feel" and has still been captivating to read. Thank you so much for writing such an amazing fanfic! :)
| xXkutsarahXx chapter 1 . 10/1/2013
Great plot, i love it.
| kpopheart02 chapter 18 . 9/30/2013
LOVEE THIS 3
| r0mantic at heart chapter 18 . 9/23/2013
This was a great story. Kaito showing up in China was definitely unexpected but a great part of the story. You really do like Kaito, and I'm glad he will also have a happy ending. Honestly, I didn't really enjoy the eventual confession of love between Syaoran and Sakura. I guess I was just expecting something more, and I felt Sakura's fighting of her feelings was a little awkward, especially since she gives in quite easily. It didn't warm my heart as much as the rest of the story, but I'm glad it was a happy ending. Thanks for the story and I look forward to any new stories you will produce.
| azure blue espeon chapter 18 . 9/22/2013
That was an awesome story! Thank you so much for writing it! I loved it!
| Ifra chapter 18 . 9/22/2013
Wonderful ending. Absolutely wonderful! Can't wait until ur next story is up.