Reviews for Substance Clad in Shadows
alemorganx chapter 1 . 4/13
Beautiful writing. Amazing Story
10Stargazer01 chapter 28 . 3/22
This was a very interesting story, very different from the typical Twilight fanfiction. Never seen Bella treated like a psychopath before (or referred to as Isabella, nice touch), but I must say I like it. I wouldn't think her able to settle down like she does in the epilogue, but either way I enjoyed reading your story. I'm blown away by your imagery and your writing style really fascinates me.
Guest chapter 28 . 3/7
Just read this again, really interesting. Thanks!
PINKSAPPHYR chapter 28 . 1/25
...*speechless*... I don't know what to say or to think! This is undoubtedly one of the most painfully captivating stories I have EVER read (and I read a lot!) The constant struggles, both internal and external, were exhaustingly addictive. No matter how painful or difficult it was, I kept reading, because I just couldn't stop!...
Bella's neurosis (she's definitely not 100% sane there lol) took me on a rollercoaster of emotions, where I went from absolute elation to complete despair, while rubbing shoulders with fiery passion, destructive rage and devastating pain...
You have an amazing way with words. Your knowledge about mythology made my inner nerd jump with joy. And your blunt depiction of power and its consequences on people was staggering.
But man, do I need a break now... I read the 28 chapters in one go, and I feel drained... As if I left something in all these pages (I don't even want to think about what writing this story did to you...).
So thank you for sharing your words with us, they were greatly appreciated. I'll go check if you've written something else, but I'll definitely wait a little bit before starting anything new... I need to digest everything I think ;) Cheers, Cecile
Thirlestane chapter 28 . 7/26/2014
Dear Hollelujah,
Thank you so much for sharing this with us...I found a rec' for it some time ago, and noted it down, and here I am at last with time to read...and I'm so glad i did.
This a wonderful story on so many levels...I love your take on power play and politics, and also particularly love that you do not trivialise the thoughts, observations or actions of children...I know that I have been who I am as a person since I was about 10 or so...yes I have learned and changed consciously since then, but I am very much still the same person, even as I am reaching for 50.
I like that you can have passion and sex in your characters and even violence without letting it become tacky or styilised. I like that you can describe wealth and the wealthy without adding price tags or idolising or deriding it...it is what it is to these characters, and you allow them to inhabit their world almost in spite of it.
Well done, great writing, and again, thanks for sharing it with us.
I'll look forward to reading more of your work.
xxxx T
LolaTheSa chapter 28 . 5/18/2014
I am confused here... i know it says no where they had kids but i am dam sure that it said she theyt were close to forty... or did i misread..

And on the part where she ssaid something about age, what was going there? Please don't tell me she cheats? Or is it she fells proud that young men still go after her... well not after but are attracted to her. And that part with edward's jealously over he dancing with other men... WTF! You have confused me more then set me at ease with this ending.
LolaTheSa chapter 27 . 5/18/2014
Greaat story but this bella honestly needed a good fucking as kicking, not a good fuck. She disgusts me, well i like her sass obviously. LUCKILY other aspects of this story made me happy. ALOT actually.
LolaTheSa chapter 13 . 5/18/2014
Bella is a psyco plain and simple and needs a reality check. I mean i like the honest part, i do that sometimes, i am a smart ass like her. But the other shit, she can go fucking die.
Guest chapter 28 . 4/30/2014
Thank you for this. I needed a little something and have lived in your story for the past few days. Such terrible beauty. Gorgeous dialogue. I've been rehearsing it in my mind all day in between meetings and general life ridiculousness. I hope you're out there writing still. xxx
CandyCentric chapter 28 . 4/29/2014
I am absolutely mind boggled as to how you can have so few reviews. You are an absolutely amazing story teller and have an incredible grasp on how to use the English language so eloquently. This piece of literature is so much more than a fanfiction and it will surely stay with me a long time. Thank you so much for sharing. Bravo.
dianscot chapter 28 . 4/25/2014
Soooo satisfying and meaty. Thank you! Will re read in a few days!
dianscot chapter 27 . 4/25/2014
Thank God you've got an epilogue!
dianscot chapter 25 . 4/25/2014
Again, always, heart racing. Just want her to be rejected, she deserves it, so much. but still so painful to watch.
dianscot chapter 24 . 4/25/2014
A lonely, introverted genius. Inheriting dually extreme power hunger. Neglected by her parents. But raised and loved by Ilse. Some weeks of trauma, when her father leaves. But returns. Is this enough to cause this? Or is it only with psychopathic and narcissistic traits that B has become this way?
dianscot chapter 23 . 4/25/2014
Very intrigued by Laurent. He's as sharp as anyone, and knows how to play B. But what's he really thinking?
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