Clovenly

Clover/Clove, 20, demipan and okay with any pronouns, neurodivergent writer and illustrator.

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Wonderful Read

What stood out to me the most while reading this was the creative takes on dialogue, thought, and things such as tense switches. It was like reading a story told through the rules of writing poetry. I highly recommend giving it a read, especially if you're into more experimental, new adult style works. Thank you for the great read!

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Compelling read!

As someone who is generally fast at reading, I found myself needing to look back and ask myself, "Did I read that right?" as there was reveal after reveal. It felt like things were moving too fast and too slow all at the same time. I believe this was intended, as that's how it feels when first hearing of some heinous crime, as if you have little control over what may play out over the course of the investigation. I enjoyed the dialogue--especially as someone who favors profanity being used naturally in novels--and especially enjoyed the character dynamics. There were some parallels that I did not mention in my comments between the Oculus and the Zodiac, and many times was curious if there was a real-life case used as inspiration. Though, unlike the tone of the story I believe this was just my own personal perception. Overall I thought the story was an enthralling read, and left on a bit of a cliffhanger. My one gripe is that there was a lack of necessary exposition in certain key places. I highly recommend this!

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I'm Invested!

I think this has a ton of potential. It has an interesting premise, a good cast and a sense of mystery regarding the past. Writing wise it does have a plethora of errors, some that can break the immersion due to confusion, and others that don't really do anything to hinder the reading experience. Personally, I don't mind it. I was an avid Wattpad reader and got my start reading and writing there, and the place has a lot of newbie writers. To me, what matters most is wealth of storytelling ability, which you have down to a T! Eventually I stopped noticing the small errors and focused in on the story, because that is what's most engaging to me, good prose comes second to that. Everything about the story in this is perfect. It has loose ends to be tied up later on, and an overarching sense of a storm brewing, both metaphorically and literally, as well as water being a present theme. I really recommend this to anyone who enjoys YA romance, which is my primary genre, as it has all the elements readers might crave in regards to that.

To the lovely author, I understand where you're at. I have disabilities and am a person with ASD and had to work a lot at making my writing better, and I know how frustrating it can get. Please keep it going and don't feel pressured to perfect everything, just get your ideas down because they're wonderful and speak for themselves. I really look forward to future chapters of this, and other works of yours I might be interested in.

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Fun read!

I had a good time reading through this. It’s definitely within my favorite genre categoryβ€”as romance is involvedβ€”but I often felt a bit lost. The pacing is kind of what threw me off. Some things were resolved too quickly, others weren’t resolved, and I began to lose track of where I was in the plot. There are definitely some grammatical issues and tense switches, but I don’t really mind that kind of thing if the characters and/or plot are good. I did enjoy it overall and I hope you continue to write! Let me know when you have any new works and I’ll drop a like and review. Thank you for sharing!

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