|Reviews for New Leaves|
| Guest chapter 1 . 3/17/2013
It is a play with the act and all. That's so cool... back to the review now...This story is connected to Rainbow, right? I'm not going mad and Exceeds Exceptions' "fear is only a verb if you let it be, don't dare let go of my hand". I got that because of the Dom and James mention. And I got the connection from Rainbow with Albus and drugs. Albus throwing himself of the Astronomy tower... doesn't that come from DobbyLovesSocks' Lost Innocence? I'm sorry if these are all original ideas and I'm connecting the wrong thing. I have been known to connect things unconnectable. I don't ship Roxanne/Lily, I really don't ship anything, but for some reason you made this relationship shipable (if that is even a word). I'm so touched. I'm almost crying and dying. Oh! This story is so sad, but good. Oh so very very good. I mean...THIS WRITING IS AMAZING! NO, IT IS BEYOND AMAZING IT IS SPECTACULAR! Like a circus.
| AnneNevilleReviews chapter 1 . 2/25/2013
The way that you weave imagery throughout this story is lovely: the crunching leaves, the fire-engine red blood, hair, nail-polish, etc, and the way you draw parallels between these colors and your protagonists. I also like the way you utilize the seasons. Perhaps the most interesting part of New Leaves, for me, at least, is that you have explored the possibilities of the Potter-Weasley clan being quite messed up. It always has seemed to me that writers assume that the next generation is going to have a perfectly happy life. However, considering the damage that war does to those who participate in it, it is hard to imagine that Harry's cohort would come out unscathed. Although you take this concept to the extreme, I find the way you explore the damage of the war on Harry/Fleur/George/Ginny's children compelling. I've never read cousincest before this competition, and I must admit that I struggle with it, but even so, I appreciate New Leaves. There are always those who need saving, and those who compulsively try to save others. You've done a good job portraying these tendencies. The bitter-sweet ending is striking—I'm glad that you resist tying up everything in a neat little bow. Thank you.
| autumn midnights chapter 1 . 2/23/2013
This was wonderful! I ship these two so hard anyway, and reading your fic really made me remember why I love them so much. The angst here is absolutely beautiful, and I really like how it isn't perfect and fluffy, and they have lots of ups and downs but they do, at least, end up together. I was glad to see that there was a somewhat-happy ending, at least, and I really like how even though they were together, there was still problems like Al's death and Roxanne wanting to save everybody.
I really like that it isn't just focused completely on LilyRoxanne, either. You definitely incorporate Al's descent and eventual suicide into the fic, as well as JamesDominique and James's problems, very well, and I really enjoyed how you added things like that. It's always interesting to read about the next generation being so screwed up, since a lot of people see everything as completely perfect. I really loved this fic, it was amazing! Great work!
| lowi chapter 1 . 2/21/2013
Wow, Cass, this was absolutely beautiful. Really, I'm blown away.
I really liked this canon you've created for the next generation, I mean, it was terribly angsty and heartbreaking and sad - but so well developed and beautifully written and just /wow/.
I also think you wrote Roxanne and Lily wonderfully, and I loved the leaves/autumn theme you had. Fantastic work, really!
| articcat621 chapter 1 . 2/20/2013
OUHHH. THAT WAS AMAZING. really, I loved it! You put so much emotion into the words that I couldn't help but be sucked completely in. It was filled with love, heartbreak, fluff, and angst, all wrapped into one. I also loved how you portrayed the Weasley and Potter families. It was perfect! Well done!
| PSdancer54 chapter 1 . 2/17/2013
This was so, so, so good!
| Being A Wallflower chapter 1 . 2/15/2013
Cass, my dear, how can you be so PERFECT? This is one of the best pieces of fanfiction that I've ever read, seriously. Well, along with everything you write, and everything Ella writes ... but that's because you are a FLWALESS HUMAN BEING, and this is a FLAWLESS PIECE OF WRITING. I love you.
Umm ... now you've been creeped out by me ... I see Sherlock reference. Accidental or on purpose? Either way, I like it, dear. '"He was a great man," Lily said sadly, ... "He might've even been a good one."'
*Favourite Author, Favourite Story, Follow Author*
| Lillia-Lillia chapter 1 . 2/12/2013
The thing that struck me most about this fic was your writing style. It's very unconventional and very poetic in a way that I don't come across often on this site. Makes for a higher level of reading and I enjoyed it. Next, I appreciate reading a little something about Roxanne. Although I'm not hugely into Next Gen, I know I rarely see a good Roxanne fic, so this was a refreshing change. Also, I'm not a huge femmeslash fan, and cousincest can be hard for me to stomach, though you wrote this very tastefully and believably. Good characterization and nice job!
| HedwigBlack chapter 1 . 2/10/2013
This was fantastic. I love how you explained what the family was like post War and dysfunctional they were because I have a hard time believing that everything was somehow okay in the end. And I love Roxanne/Lily so it's fun to see how you characterize them. The theme of leaves and being too old or too young was just wonderful.
Roxanne being an artist and going off to do her own thing was so great. I love that characterization of her. And your description of her life at home was so tragic. George... *sniff* I love him. The thought of him locking himself in the joke shop kills me.
And Lily's brothers and all they went through was also really heartwrenching. I think what made this great was that this isn't just about Lily and Roxanne. It's about the entire family and how screwed up it is and how the two of them turn to each other to cope.
I loved the ending. I really did. It was hopeful and real and tied everything together. Loved it.
| Quill Scribblings chapter 1 . 2/6/2013
"Or I could tell you the truth; that they were happy. I could tell you that maybe, just maybe, Lily and Roxanne were meant to be."
That line... Those last few words: meant to be. They're perfect. They are what it means to live in this world, what with its rules and expectations of society and generally misunderstood ways. Others see them for what they see, but together, they are who they are. And being together was just what was meant to happen, regardless of what other people think. It means so much to me.
The imagery created, Lily being a cartwheel and Roxanne being a firework, and how they become a part pf autumn by their hair colour is entrancing. I indulged in every sentance. Each word is so rich and melodic.
Incredible work QSx
| Fire The Canon chapter 1 . 2/6/2013
Ooooh... angsty. I'm not going to lie: I'm really not a fan of next-gen angst. I see it way too much and if I'm being honest, most of the time, I find it unbelievable. Sure, it would take them all a time to get over the war and that, but as we saw in the epilogue 'all was well'. They all seemed relatively happy and family oriented. I was actually saying to someone the other day when I reviewed one of their fics that, for once, it was great to see a Harry and Ginny that DIDN'T neglect their kids or whatever. I dunno why people write like that. Neither of them are in character when they do that.
Anyway, enough of my off topic rambling. I thought you wrote this quite well. I really enjoyed the... flowiness (I know that's not a word) of it. It was rather elegant. I liked the way you told the story too. It was really pretty.
Over all, a well-written piece.
| Floatfoot chapter 1 . 1/29/2013
| memingers chapter 1 . 1/17/2013
ohmygodohmygod cassidy i can't omg this is just too much and the format like a play i'm not even overreacting this is how i felt at the end of this i can't even
| dimitrisgirl18 chapter 1 . 1/12/2013
I don't even necessarily ship this ship but holy kittens I got shivers and I think I might have cried once or twice. That was brilliant, truly brilliant, and I love it.
Twenty rounds of applause for you, Cassie.
| Guest chapter 1 . 1/12/2013
Wow. Beautiful, sad, broken family. Love it.