Title: Alexandra Quick and the Thorn Circle
Category: General Fics
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Ratings: 1st-2nd Years
Chaptered/One-Shot: Chaptered (29)
Summary: The first book in the Alexandra Quick series. The war against Voldemort never reached America, but all is not well there. When 11-year-old Alexandra Quick learns she is a witch, she is plunged into a world of prejudices, intrigue, and danger. Who wants Alexandra dead, and why?
Link: Alexandra Quick and the Thorn Circle
Why This Fiction Should be Chosen: This story is canon-compliant with the Harry Potter universe, but the characters and settings are all original. Also, Inverarity's writing grabs the reader by the throat and drags them into her world from the start. Though this is not specifically in Potterverse, this story is a wonderful specimen of fanfiction. And on top of that, it won Best General Story in the QSQ awards this year!