|Reviews for LIONHEART|
| LuckyLenny chapter 1 . 8/20/2013
By far, this is one of my favourite Aria fics ever! Like, your writing is just beyond beautiful
first, I want to say how much I love the underlying exposure of Aria being A - I kind of hope that the show go and run with that idea because she isn't my favourite character but I think by giving her that role, it will give her further depth
my favourite section of the fic has definitely got to be the Jason bit. Aside from the fact that I adore him and the ship, the writing in this is so enchanting - I love it
I love how in this bit, the perception of Aria is more involved and kind of from a completely different angle from the rest. I also really like how we see Aria in a different light compared to with the other guys, we see more sentiment and I feel like their is more emotion within that
Overall, your writing is glorious; the only other thing I can think of is that I wish it was more in depth, so basically longer
(sorry for the delay in review too)
| mereedithh chapter 1 . 4/19/2013
Sorry about not leaving a review earlier- I was supposed to be asleep and was like awkwardly leaning over my ihome lol
This is beyond perfect. You seriously got like every single character absolutely spot on. I loved Aria, because that is just so evil but semi-regretting it ? And alllllll of the boys were perfect to their characters. Just amazing. You're writing is amazing and I really hope you take it farther, because it's pretty much the best writing I've seen on here so far.
| fheiu chapter 1 . 2/1/2013
you are so brilliant! everyone of your stories captivates me!
| anon chapter 1 . 1/13/2013
Holy shit! This is amazing!
| with the monsters chapter 1 . 12/30/2012
HOPE I'M GONNA SCREAM
Okay so I know I'm horrendously late with this review and I'm really, really, honest-to-God sorry. But this, wow, this is the most perfect thing I have ever read and even though I just gave it a re-read it was as stunning this time around as the last four. I mean you know (or I hope you do) by now that I think your writing is easily up among the very best on this site. It's compelling, dramatic without ever going over the top, beautiful (seriously, it reads like poetry, there's such rhythm to it and for me there's nothing better when it comes to prose) but you never overdo your metaphors etc like a lot of people do either. None of it ever feels forced, or jars in the mouth when you read it. It's what all writing should be like - utterly effortless, never forcing you out of the narrative with a sour note in the rhythm. Just completely perfect, and I really enjoy that so much because there are so few people from whom I can read an entire fic without once pulling a face or feeling uncomfortable just because of a word or phrasing choice. But then you include metaphors too without avoiding them, and they flow so perfectly, fitting and enhancing the imagery without distracting from it. Your talent honestly leaves me breathless sometimes. Utterly stupendous, really.
And then wow shall we talk about the characters? Because ARIA holy fucking shit Aria she's just this malicious devious glorious goddess and she's so much more and so exactly the same as she is in the show and there's all this darkness running under her skin but she's so perfect and composed on the outside and holy crap I just love it so much. You walk the line perfectly, describing her without ever passing a judgement on her one way or the other (not pressurising us to sympathise with her or condemning her actions) and naturally I love her because morally ambiguous queens are just my favourite thing in the whole world and just her casual treatment of all the boys is so marvellous and so RIGHT and that's exactly how she would be, how she is, as A and I love that, I love love love it more than I could ever hope to put into words.
And all the boys oh man well basically as usual they're perfect hahaha shoot me now because EZRA and all his naiveté and vulnerability and the way Aria deals with him and then Noel and his brashness and destruction and JASON JASON and his inability to see through to the real her (and I completely adore this running theme, so many boys and yet none of them look at her well enough to SEE her and I think that would be a little bit frustrating? I mean, a delight, that it's so easy. But frustrating too because I think everyone wants just one person who knows who they are, really and properly) and Holden with this picture-perfect image of her in his head and believing her so easily UGH and then WES holy shit okay I give up I ship them 100% and it's not fairrr. But you write him so wonderfully, and Aria with him so wonderfully, and everything hurts but sort of in a good way (or the good bad way I'm nOT MAKING SENSE) and then finally Toby, the only one who gets anywhere close to knowing her truly, and it's going to kill me because YES I was trying to figure out how Aria would end up so scared if she was A (she'd know that was going to happen obvs) but the others ganging up on her is such a genius stroke and I love it. A queen is never better than when everyone around her is crumbling and she's left to stand tall and alone in the wreckage.
Basically this whole thing is entirely, completely perfect and I couldn't have asked for a better fic at all and I love you so so os so mCUH THANK YOU THaNK YO UTHANK YO UTAHNk YOU
| lydiamaartin chapter 1 . 12/28/2012
hi so i meant to read this fic a while ago when it showed up in my alerts but i forgot and then tonight i was profile-hopping and remembered it and realized hey it's you and your writing which i love and pretty little liars which i also love (also i have been in an aria mood recently) so of course it's going to be amazing and it was and it is let me go through it step by step
okay so ezra first of all brilliant writing as always i don't know how you do it but it's just the little things that strike me with your writing like "coffee and cake and kisses" i don't even know i just loved that bit and also i love the way i can go back and reread and find things that i missed like the "pure epitome of peace" (imho it's probably because he kind of looks and acts like he's a twelve-year-old boy but) and aria using his typewriter and just yes i love it and okay i won't comment on the ship because i tried to ship it and i failed miserably because they bore me to tears but wow your writing is still top-notch
and then noel oh i always forget about noel i mean he's pretty but kind of irrelevant recently and i never could ship him with aria for some reason but i do still love his dynamic with the girls which is mostly limited to aria i suppose (but also spencer oh wow noel/spencer i've been daydreaming a fic about them for ages ahem anyway) because he's just so cheeky and arrogant and i love how you had aria deal with him i really do it was perfect
and jason okay let me just say this was by far my favorite section and not even because i love jason/aria (okay that had a lot to do with it but so did your writing i promise) but just the way you wrote her perception on him it was just so hauntingly beautiful and i loved how it had such a different tone from the rest of them because the others were all her playing the boys and with jason you could see how much he cared about her and how that sort of i dunno softened her a bit? not a lot but i just got the impression that she was genuinely fond of him i don't know it might just be my jason/aria shipper heart but i really did love it and also i just love the ending sentence so so much you have no idea it was just gorgeous "the city of lies and betrayal with a throne only you truly deserve" sigh your writing is lovely hope it really is
and holden oh holden i love him i really do his crush on aria is so endearing and i think you captured it perfectly because it's not like a normal "i'm hopelessly in love with you" kind of crush that most tv shows/books/writers in general write these days it's more just a "wow you're amazing and i'm head over heels" and it's subtle because holden is smart but it's great and i just love it and i also love how he knows her so well and how aria should be worried and also can i just "crayons and dolls and toy trains beneath the sunset" i think i am legitimately in love with your writing?
wes oh wes i love wes (it might have to do with gregg sulkin) and i was hoping for wes/aria since i heard ezra's brother was going to be a character (that definitely had to do with gregg sulkin) and unfortunately the show refuses to really go there but wow i am so glad you did because it is glorious and a wes/aria romance would just be really fun and scandalous i think? i don't know but i love how you wrote it and wow i wish the show would take some pointers from you because that would be great and also "he tastes like peppermint and lazy summer mornings" hope how do you do this i mean seriously it's not fair
and then toby sigh i am mildly disappointed that there was no sex and just texts but that's okay i kind of love the idea of them sneaking around and being all A-y and creepy together and texting behind spencer's back and i love this weird kind of friendship you've set up for these two it's really nice even if they are both psychopaths
oh and i forgot to mention i really do love the whole aria is a thing i think it's glorious (i just don't have any hope for it b/c marlene king panders to the ezria fangirls too much) also i think lucy hale (sigh i love her she is pretty much the entire reason i like aria even when she's being really annoying) would knock it out of the park
anyway your writing is so lovely as always and i'm really glad you're writing more! i hope you find more pretty little liars inspiration soon (how much would i pay for a wren/aria now that i've seen you write her with all these other boys? well quite a lot, let me tell you - and actually i'm surprised there was no mike/aria because i know you like incest and i have had a mike/aria tag for ages (admittedly it's only got one post) and let me tell you those two are just gorgeous like wow although maybe that's just me loving mike) oh i think i lost my train of thought.
basically, amazing job on this and i do hope you keep writing stories because you're brilliant at it :)
| Guest chapter 1 . 12/18/2012
Please add another chapter, its A.M.A.Z.I.N.G
| mrs-cavanaugh chapter 1 . 12/17/2012
This is pure genius. It's actually brilliant.
| Guest chapter 1 . 12/17/2012
THIS WAS GENIUS. AFTER I READ THE FIRST TWO BOYS NAMES, I WAS TRYING TO GUESS WHO ELSE. I GUESSED JASON RIGHT BUT THAT WAS IT. I WAS LIKE WHO ELSE WAS INVOLVED WITH ARIA? AND THEN YOU COYLY ANSWERED THAT QUESTION. HAHA. I LOVE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE STORY WITH YOU REVEALING ARIA IS A WITHOUT SAYING IT. IT WAS GENIUS I TELL YA PURE GENIUS. ALSO, I LOVE THE AVATAR OF ARIA IN THE SWAN'S DRESS. MARLENE DID SAY ARIA'S OUTFIT WAS A CLUE. SO THAT MAKE THIS STORY SHINE SO WONDERFULLY. I'M SO SADDDD IT'S A ONE SHOT THOUGH BECAUSE I'M HOOKED AND WISH FOR MORE. OH WELL. I STILL ENJOYED IT IMMENSELY. PLEASE KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK. I LOVE YOUR WRITING A LOT SO YOU'VE FOUND A NEW READER IN ME.