Reviewer: MarsyMan Signed
March 16 2017
Chapter 22: Epilog
I’m sad to see this finish. Seriously. This has been one of those special stories that knock it out of the park. One of those that you’ll randomly find scouring the website that you’d binge all the way through. I’ve loved this and a bit gloomy to see it go. I’m going to miss it.
However, I wanted to wait to right my final review on the Epilogue instead oof the fiinal chapter so I could do this:
As a tribute, I wrote a review of the entire story. It’s in third person written as if it was for someone who had never read it, meaning I’m keeping it vague for spoilers. (It’s easier to relay my opinions that way without going too overboard. I actually had to cut stuff out when it went over 700 words and I seemed like I was droning on :P)
I first saw this story on the most recent page around a year ago. Sitting there with its secrets. Waiting for it to be read and unveiled….
Well, it didn’t really have that much of a mystical build up. But, still.
I started reading through it quite casually. Not that engaged but still holding my interest - thinking it was an alright story with some decent characters.
But as I continued to read on, the story revealed itself to be a very well set-up and structured storyline with genuinely interesting characters. Each chapter set up in a way that each of the leads and supporting are developed individually and have them be the focus of their own segment. Comparable to TV shows like Skins - where each episode is from the perspective of a different cast member. In this roster there is:
Kat – A seemingly kind/innocent girl who talks about herself in the third person and has an adoration towards cats. Taking up their mannerisms and appearance.
May – An innocent but clumsy girl whom is the most balanced morally.
Kai – An eccentric and overly uncaring for her own hygiene.
Lily (Or Lilith) – A cruel and unforgiving girl with her own set of seemingly flawed moral code.
And Sophia and Alexis – Two blonde and mysterious identical twins who share their appearance with the uncanny twins from The Shining and seem to be able to exploit everything around them at will.
All of whom attend the same day-care and all share a unique pass-time...
Each girl has their own time to shine and are fleshed out well enough that you begin to understand that they’re all flawed in their own right. Opening up to the main character, and in-turn, the reader.
Speaking of which, what separates Precious Little Demons from those TV shows is that it doesn’t switch perspectives. It’s all tied together and told from the point of view of our main character; Claire. Who may at first may appear to only be a catalyst for the story to ensue, but is shown to have some demons of her own. As she gradually becomes a very interesting character in her own right.
And like I said, you grow to care for the equally (Totally not equally, Kat is my favourite) and know their goals but also their limitations.
I got incredibly enticed and hooked during those first few days of that I even read a few chapters on the train and stayed up some days reading well into the night. Each of the girls never stopped being interesting and I enjoyed it for how it played out.
Sadly though, all things most come to a close. Nothing lasts forever. Although in this story, it’s potentially set up to go on forever. But would I want that? In a way, yes. But ultimately, no. The story is over. I would definitely read short vignettes involving the same characters or a sequel story. But for now. It’s run its course.
And what a good one it’s been…Author's Response:
You made something fly into my eyes. I'm not crying i swear!
Thank you for writing this for me MarsyMan. Whenever someone goes about taking their time, to tell me their thoughts, especially as detailed as you have, i just feel elated. You've been here since the begining, and i'm glad you've seen my work come to a close. I know this story is finished but even so, it makes me happy how it ended. I'm glad people can see the story for what its worth, and not by the amount it holds.
Thank you for reading my story. Thank you for telling me your feelings. It's an honor to read them.