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Mailice´s Palace of Reviews



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Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:38 pm
MailicedeNamedy says...



I accept requests

Welcome to my palace! I am Mailice and you are a seeker for an answer? Perhaps I can help you.

I love to review and I also like to read a lot of different things. There's really no genre I don't like because in the end it always depends on how it's written. Why did I open this thread? I realise that I would like to learn new things, and also maybe try new styles to improve my reviews.

It usually depends on the text itself, where I then put a focus on something specific and then cling to it. For example, I really like to explore characters and go a little deeper into the background. I also like to observe the writing, descriptions, little details that make the story come alive. I also like to try and review not just the chapter, but the story up to that point. Grammar is a bit more difficult and I reserve the right to be brief.

What am I reviewing?

Novels, scripts and short stories. I prefer to start from the very beginning of a novel, so I can get the hang of the characters and also how the writing style has improved. You can also ask that I read a specific chapter.
Note: I'm not a big fan of nonsensical violence, racism or anything like that. So please be nice. :D

What am I not reviewing?

Poetry. It's not that I don't like poetry, but I don't want to be reminded of my school days and dictatorial teachers who don't allow any other opinion than theirs.
Fanfiction.I only read this extremely (very extremely) rarely because I usually have no idea about a certain subject and I think that with fanfiction it is also important to create a faithful representation of the characters. So I can't help with that. But if it's fanfiction that I know about, I'll take a look at it.
Other. Everything that does not directly fall into the above category is here.

Miscellaneous

I don't know if I'll get many requests or not, so give me a week to write the review. (Changes may come and if there is something that hinders me, I will contact you). If a review has been done I will like the post, if for some reason I give a rejection it will be done as a post without argumentation.

If there is anything in particular that you would like to have in the review, please feel free to write it.
Your post should definitely have a link to your story and also a little background info in case I get into a chapter that isn't the first. Even for the first chapter, please put a brief sentence, what genre it is and what I should expect.

I also like to review older texts that have been around for a few years, but if there are already enough reviews, mine will become shorter because I don't want to repeat what others have already written.

Whether the review is helpful in the end or not is up to you. Since I usually write reviews with my feelings and my opinion, it can sometimes happen that I draw strange comparisons. :D I prefer to live in a story, so there will be some conclusions I will draw.

What do I want in return?

Your first-born child and cookies. :D Oh, and cranberries and cherries!

Here´s a link with an overview of my reviews:
Mailices Reviews

Sincerely,

Mailice
Life isn´t short or long.
It´s happy or unhappy.
So laugh, jump and smile every day.


  








A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
— W.H. Auden