Well even if I want to give it a 4 stars the author makes it so that this choice is impossible (not that I wanted to give it 4 stars in the first place)
The writing quality is poetic and flows wonderfully as you read. Character dev is amazing, so with story dev and world back. There really aren't that many flaws in this story. 5 stars
Things based on my opinion -
[This is all from my personal opinion and preference, so they are just things that I feel the author could do to improve reader experience, by all means author doesn't have to follow this as this is my opinion]
- Synposis needs a bit of work imo as the first thing I thought when a read it was NTR (betrayal and love don't go in the same sentence)
- Chapters are just named chapter 1, chapter 2, chapter 3, which is not bad but I would prefer it if they had a title, to get a little bit of info on how the story will flow in the future. (well this is my opinion, and even then I still love the story so it's not really an issue, i get it that the author might be trying to avoid possible spoilers)
- Premium...why start premium at 20 chaps? I know you have an amazing story, but starting premium at only 20 chapters is a massive turn-off for most readers on web novels. By the time they reached 20 chapters they wouldn't have had enough time to fully immerse themselves in the story and thus you might be losing a lot of potential viewers. (This isn't an issue for me because I think your story is really good and I wouldn't mind unlocking it), but yea you should watch out for this.
Elegantly written, well-detailed, and with a great storyline to boot, Anemones is the ultimate read for anyone looking to bite into an astronomical novel. Its characters and world-building are exquisitely blended in with storytelling and no part of this novel feels overly extrapolated. Wonderful. Simply marvelous.
let me tell you honestly. I read only 3-4 chapters and what i like is you story is detailed and decently written. like Fascinating. and the way you described things around them is good.
c'mon fighting author..
When I read the synopsis, I expected the novel to start from the POV of the female MC. The very first chapter gave me a pleasant surprise. It starts with her opponent and beautifully depicts the concepts the author promised you would find here.
The story and plot progress at a steady pace and manages to show new and improved interactions every few chapters. It makes reading the chapters a pleasant experience.
It's a well-written and engaging book. Keep up the good work.
I have nothing but praise for the setting and the writing of the story. The descriptions and the flow of events is terrifyingly well done. It's also interesting that the story is basically framed from the pov of the 'rival'.
If there was anything to critisize it would be the slight predictability of the characters and their motivaiton. Actually, I might have noticed that a little less if it wasn't outlined so outright in the synopsis, but not that I've seen it, I can't avoid thinking how predictable every character's reaction is.
Regardless, an excellent story~! Keep up the good work!
Awesome descriptions check👌
Great use of vocabulary check.
Amazing writing style check.
Chapters not too long check.
I really loved this novel. It is unique and has incredible details to carry it through. Even the descriptions of the characters are on par. Keep it up author, this novel will one day be at the top.
Uniquely interesting story. From The word go, I fell in love with the MC. The story development is steady and captivating. Character design is the reason why I had to put your novel in my library. You are a good writer
This work is very good! I can see the effort on how Author-san describes the details throughout this work. I'm especially fascinated by how relatable the description the work environment is. And so much drooling on the food!
Here's what I honestly think about this book. I love it!
Great writing style.
Captivating contemporary romance plot.
Super realistic and relatable.
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Great job author!
I have read other books written by the same Author and it never failed to amuse me at how good the Author comes up with the concept, storyline, and the best use of words for the better understanding of the readers. Keep up the good work!
The story is great! The plot gets even better as the story progresses. The characters also felt genuine and not too stereotypical. I hope that there would be more chapters in the future! Keep up the good work!
With English being my secondary language, I am really eager in expanding my vocabulary and I really think this novel will help me a lot. I love reading it
Currently reading chapter three. There's something with how the author describes the characters, if felt very real. Keep it up author, love it❤
Hello author!!!! I just wanted to let you know that this is an excellent read! Everything is so well worded and descriptive. The main character does a good job of explaining the world around them. great job!!
This book is highly detailed.
The dinner is described down to the parsley. Micheal's emotion are insecurities are felt long before they are stated and before he begins recalling previous events.
Even the female lead's cold personality was felt in the way she accepted the drink on her first day in the office.
If you are looking for a slow paced love story that will tingle your fingertips, this is a great one.
Also, the weird name was explained early, which was a plus.
What an awesome story! And a great story to start a day, as I do the chores, this story keeps me wondering what would happen next! It made me finish all the chores quickly, so I can read again and know what will happen. I love this story! a very well-written one, and a highly recommend one! Keep up the good work, Author![img=recommend]
Cool storyyy, and the lead character is so fascinating awells, makes me want to be cool like them. And the plot is so amazing, everything about the story, it makes me chilly, might read again. And dear author! your writing is so good, want to be just like you~
The book is written so beautifully with a very interesting plotline. I loved that the development of the story is slow and it's detailed because it gives you proper background and broad area to picturize in your mind. Loved the book so far. Fantabulous job!
Great concept by the author. To be honest the cover art is the thing that made me get into the book. The concept of Male vs Female and equality is a complex concept and argument keeps on going in the real world to paste it in writing in such a great way is very smart.
@Jo_J Please remember that all critiques are done with love❤️ It is all personal opinion, and completely up to you to decide what to do with. Ignore it, or use it: it’s up to you.
Synopsis: Personally, I find it a bit lacking. I like that it explains what type of story you’re about to read, but it has no real details about the book’s plot(names, characters’ connections, etc..). I do like that it tells you that it pertains to the editorial world of a male magazine business, but having ‘betrayal’ on there twice is a bit redundant. I would switch one of them out with either ‘deception’, or ‘treachery’.(my thesaurus is my best friend😂)
Story Plot: it’s hard to comment on because I only read the first three chapters, but what I gleaned from them is that the narcissistic editor had invited the new chief editor over for dinner. He has the flashback of their first meeting, but that was it. So far so good, but I would also introduce/tease the forementioned betrayal. Something like: ‘the dinner was just the first step to his intricate plot..’ Just as a hook at the end of the first chapter.
World building: You are doing very well with this so far. The food descriptions, clothes, etc.. Are all described very well. I would suggest adding room descriptions, but that usually depends on the amount of time that the characters will be spending in each room, per scene. If they’re going to be spending a lot of time at his place or the office, describe things like window sizes, wall and/or color/texture, table arrangements, amount of light in the room, etc.. This will help the readers better picture the scenes in their mind’s eye.
Technicals: I didn’t see any misspellings, but there are a lot of sentence structure errors like running sentences, punctuation errors, and past/present mixups. What helps me is to read the sentence out loud. If you have to take a breath while saying the sentence, then there should be a comma, semicolon, or a colon. Depending on the length of the pause or emphasis you want within the sentence, or if there is a specific point being made within the sentence. Also, be careful about your wordage. I had left a comment about using ‘vast’ instead of ‘enormous’, but here’s another example:
In(I think) chapter two you had called the FM’s skin ‘silky’ when they had first met. You need to say ‘silky-looking’ since he hadn’t actually touched her yet.
Overall: It’s an interesting story, but it needs a hook to carry the reader into the next chapter. There were also unnecessary things at the start of some sentences like ‘besides’. Starting sentences like that is meant to connect/extend large thoughts or details together. Overall I think your book has great potential, especially here on Webnovel(once some editing is done). I hope you found this helpful. I apologize if anything sounded mean; I swear it wasn’t meant to😅 It’s difficult to be delicate online😅
[img=recommend][img=recommend] The writing quality is so great, and it's detailed that I can picture what is happening in the novel. [img=update][img=update] The novel is very interesting and I will definitely keep it in my library! Nice characters btw. 😊😊[img=recommend]
This is actually pretty great
Totally worthy of five stars. I haven't seen a lot of good female lead novels these days but this one is actually good.
Just the development of the M.C made it top notch, with the addition of the greatly put together plot, I can safely say this is one of the hidden gems.
Awesome work, Author-San!