Reading Reviews for The Lark and the Nightingale
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Review #1, by Babbitty Rabbitty Chiara Nightingale

2nd April 2015:
I was very excited to see a story set in my time period. Most people these days seem to be interested in what is happening in the 21st century, but that's not my cup of tea. I recognize older stuff much better. The 1500s especially, since that was when life was more like it was during my lifetime.

I was not expecting the Italian, but it makes sense for the setting. The Romeo-is-a-werewolf twist was unexpected. (But what can you expect when you have Muggles telling the story over and over and over again, up until that Shakespeare guy.) Plus a curse. I do love a good curse, or at least the threat of one. I used it to my advantage once, as you probably know, to threaten some Muggles (hehe). Bet it made them think twice for a while, but the problem is people tend to forget things as time goes on.

I expect we will see a budding relationship between this Chiara girl and Remus Lupin. Yep, yep. (Did you know his friends were animagi? Just like me! hehe)

Yours truly,

Babbitty Rabbitty

Author's Response: Hello Babbity!
I'm very happy you decided to stop by this story.

I think the 1500s were a fascinating period. I'm not exactly a history expert, but I liked the idea of giving the backstory an ancient setting. Hope you found I did a good job with it, since that was your time period.

Italian is my mother language so it just felt right to use it, since the story was set in Italy. Hope it didn't turn out too weird...

Ah, Muggles... They always have to make everything fit in what they can understand, haven't they? But I must admit that I love Shakespeare's version.

A good curse always makes things interesting...
Ahahah! I remember... Poor Muggle king... You were very clever :)

Oh, something might happen between Chiara and Remus Lupin... Only time can tell... We'll see...

Really, were they? Curious... Because I checked the Ministry register and I didn't find their names...

Thank you so much for the lovely review.

With love,

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Review #2, by B The Mark

8th October 2014:
Such a wonderful insight into Peter's psychology. Can't wait to read what's up next!

Author's Response: Thank you so much!
I'm glad you liked the way I portrayed Peter!
I'll try to update soon!

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Review #3, by Unicorn_Charm Feathers and moonlight

7th September 2014:
Hey there!

Sorry I've been kind of M.I.A. with my reviews for a bit. But, I'm back! Ok, now time for my freak out.

WHAT!? Oh my goodness! So she turns into a lark? And the only time she is human is at night?! When - during the full moon - she, obviously, would never be able to go near Lupin. Oh. My. God! Lupin better read that book again and figure out some way to make this right! What a horribly awful curse. She needs to go to the castle, right now, and tell Dumbledore what's going on!

I loved her thoughts on the Marauders haha. And how they "vanished into thin air." More like, transformed. ;) But, of course, she doesn't know that. No one does.

Eek! Loved it! I love every last word you have written so far! Keep up the good work, this is so fantastic! *hugs*

xoxo Meg ♥

Author's Response: Hi Meg!
It's just so great to hear from you again! I'm in love with your reviews!!!
Yes, the curse is pretty awful. After all, Lady Capulets' purpose was exactly keeping them apart.
I'm not going to spoiler anything, so you'll have to keep reading to find out if Remus is going to figure out a solution...
I'm just so happy you're enjoying this so far! Can't wait to hear from you again!
Thanks so much!

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Review #4, by Unicorn_Charm The Capulets's curse

3rd August 2014:
What?! What happened to Chiara?? Where is she?? And Remus loves her! Wow there's a lot to take in with this chapter. That's so crazy. I figured she must have been a descendant of Juliet, but I didn't see anything like this curse coming. Total shock. Oh I hope she's alright! And I hope that she and Remus can end up together, and this doesn't end as tragically as Romeo and Juliet. I guess I must continue on to find out. :)

Another amazing chapter! This is by far one of the best stories I've read on here. Excellent job! Have fun on your vacation!!

xoxo Meg ♥

Author's Response: Hi Meg!
Thank you so so so much again, your reviews are always delightful!!! :)
You'll find out what happened to Chiara in a few chapters. It's nothing that tragic, I promise, but obviously I can't tell you more... ;)
One of the best stories you've read on here?!? Oh, my... This is too much... But I'm really glad to hear that you liked it so far, and I really hope that you won't be disappointed with what comes next!
Hope to hear from you again soon!
Lots of love,

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Review #5, by Unicorn_Charm Help from Padfoot

3rd August 2014:
Eek!! Yay! They kissed!! XD Those sly dogs, Lily and Sirius, for setting that all up haha. That was fantastic. It was so fun seeing Lily work with those mischief makers. I'm just afraid of what's going to happen next. I can totally see Remus freaking out and saying he can't do this. It's so sad seeing how much he despises himself when he's so amazing. I guess I will just have to continue on to see if I'm right, or if he'll allow himself a bit of happiness.

I love this so much!! I'm sorry for review bombing you haha. I can't help it, this story is just fantastic!

Until the next chapter,

Meg ♥

Author's Response: Hi again, Meg!
Haha! It's totally fine! Hope you don't mind if I answer just once, though...
I love your reviews, you're awesome!
It's great to hear that you're liking the story so far!
I'm really happy to hear that you liked the idea of them performing a play and that you found it original! :)
I'm happy that you're liking Chiara and Remus, too. I love writing Remus in love, I find him so cute, with his fear of binding to someone because he's scared of hurting them.
"I love you too." Yeah, that was definitely awkward!
And the dragon flu bit. I really had fun writing it, and I'm glad you found it amusing!
Yes, Lily working with the Marauders. Who would've told it? But I suppose that for helping a friend she would do anything!
Yes, they kissed. And it's going to have consequences, but you'll find out in the next chapter...
I'm leaving on vacation for a few weeks, too, so I probably won't update and answer reviews for a bit...
Can't wait to hear from you again and to read your new chapter! ;)

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Review #6, by Unicorn_Charm Wherefore art thou, Remus?

3rd August 2014:
Me again!

Haha "I love you too." How horribly awkward. I love it! Oh I'm hoping that she sneaks off to the hospital wing to see him.

Of course Sirius would be Mercutio. Perfect. And she was probably right. I'm sure James and Sirius have had that conversation before, many times, regarding Lily. I loved how quickly they told her "No" when she wanted to go visit Remus. That, and their totally fake sounding illness, made me giggle. :)

Once again, wonderful chapter. I cannot wait to continue!

xoxo Meg

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Review #7, by Unicorn_Charm The Muggle Studies project

3rd August 2014:
Hi again! :)

Brilliant! I am in love with the idea of them performing a play, like a Muggle high school. I've never read a fic where that happens before. I'm so excited to see how that turns out!

Chiara and Lupin! Oh my! I am, already, loving the chemistry between them. Their audition was something. :) Oh I so can't wait to see what happens between them!
Eek! I'm loving this!!

Really, really excellent story so far! ♥

xoxo Meg

P.S. I'm almost finished with my rewrite of chapter 20. My original draft was complete garbage. I started over. It may be another week or so. I'm leaving for the beach in two days, so I'm hopeful that when I come back I can finish and post. :)

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Review #8, by Unicorn_Charm Chiara Nightingale

2nd August 2014:
Hi there!!

So I thought I'd stop by and take a peek at this story and I'm really happy I did. :) You're a wonderful writer! And do you, yourself, speak Italian? That was really cool seeing it all translated like that. I loved it.

The opening. Wow. That opening was amazing. It just felt so dark and truly sucked me right in. I loved that interpretation of Romeo and Juliet. It almost makes it like that was the real story and the story we all know was the romanticized version that didn't happen haha.

I have to admit, I like grumpy, sassy Lily. Your OC, Chiara, is really good. She seems kinda dry and the type of girl who does not take crap. So I cannot wait to see her with the Marauders. ;) I'm enjoying her quite a bit!

Really great first chapter! I can't wait to read on. ♥

xoxo Meg

Author's Response: Hi Meg!
So happy to hear from you again, and to know that you liked this first chapter (I really hope you're going to like the continuing too...)
Actually, I am Italian. I liked the idea of putting a bit of my native language in this, and I thought that it could be right to make italian characters actually speak italian...
I was afraid it could result a bit weird, so I'm glad you appreciated it!
Thank you so, so, so much for giving this a try and for leaving such a lovely review! You are way too sweet!!!
I really hope to hear from you again soon, so leave me some other reviews, if you feel like it!
Lots of love,

PS Not to pressure you, but... What about chapter 20 of To prevent an unfortunate series of events?!?

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Review #9, by Hhh So sorry, Sev.

3rd July 2014:
Update plz! Love this story/theme! Please keep writing

Author's Response: Oh, wow! Thank you!
It's always delightful to know that someone is appreciating my stories! :-)
I'll try to update ASAP, I promise!!!
Thanks again for your lovely review, it made my day!

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