This is my favorite story of all time - I had it printed, but somehow, several chapters dissapeared, so I have to read up! I like how you make each of the Marauders a different character - and how you show everyone (now at least) in a good light.
Keep writing Stars Apart, you're killing me at that cliffhanger!
nice Charlotte's Web reference.
Good ending. I like the details on what happened to Peter and Severus.
I was kinda disapointed that the letters weren't from Sev. I know this is a Lily James story. However I saw the letters from him as his way of staying in contact with Lily and not totally losing his humanity.
This story took a while for me to get interested. I had problems with Lily using pranks as a way to get back at James. I was able to set it aside, in that it could be a convenient denial while she got close to James. I still don't think she would have participated in the prank against Isaac. Too me that prank bordered on cruel. At least with the stuff she did with James, she could argue that she wanted him to understand what his previous victims felt.
But Isaac was plain nasty and if she could participate in a revenge on him, why then would she be upset if James hexed Sev? What Isaac did was not much different than what Sev did. a minor flaw.
This chapter more than made up for the "flaw" in the last. Excellent depiction of how things can go wrong.
This story is AWESOME! I kinda forgot to leave a review when I actually finished it *guilt* but I am now! I love the fluff towards the end- you can probably tell I like it from my review of Enchanted. Again, the perfect balance!
The tricks and twists along the way were great, as were James and Lily always seeming to get stuck in the broom cupboard together. I love how Lily eventually teamed up with the boys and played tricks with them.
Your story has prompted me to like James/Lily stories a lot more; I never really liked them, but yours are great. I'm reading Stars Apart now, and look forward to every new chapter! Keep writing; you rock at it! *gives another cookie*
Author's Response: Oh thank you so much!! That's high praise...James/Lily is my favorite (obviously) and I'm so excited you like them a little more now :D thanks for reading and reviewing!
It was another perfect and romantic chapter!!!! With a great sense of humor too!!! Especially when it comes to Sirius!!!!! I Just can;t believe how wonderful Lily and James are together...!!!!!!!
Author's Response: I love Sirius. thanks so much!
Oh my god!!! the end of this chapter was so so so romantic!!!! I almost cried when I read it for the first time and I do have the same reaction every time I reread it!!!!
This chapter (9) just made me so happy! I seem to get mixed up when I think about Lily and James Potter during their school years as to whether it was in JK Rowlings book or yours! Wonderfully written and a complete joy to read.
What on earth is Sirius reading?!?!?!?! ;)
I really love this Willow
r for rene
l for luna
s for smith
luna is my REAL middle name !
I really want to know what Sirius was reading!!! Could you give me a hint;)
r for rene
l for luna
s for smith
< In the unlikely event that anyone reading this hasn't read the story in its entirely, then be aware- here be spoilers! >
Wow, Willow. I've just read the whole of Trickster tonight, and, seriously, it's one of the best fanfics I've ever read. You're writing is superb, the plot is fantastic, there's been just the right mix between squee and dramatic moments, and I can't remember the last time I laughed out loud so much at an L/J tale- which is saying something, because I love this pairing so much! I like how you've hinted at Peter's troubled mental state at the end, how you've incorporated so much of the cannon into your story- real character names, for example- and how familiar the wonderful characters of the Marauders, Lily and Snape all seem. You write them so well. I've spent a fantastic few hours devouring your story, savouring all the squee moments between Lily and James, trying not to explode with laughter when Sirius took the love potion-that was inspired!- and gasping with shock and excitement when Lily snogged Sirius. Thanks so much for writing and sharing this. You can tell you had a ball doing so. I look forward to reading the sequel!
Author's Response: i had SO MUCH FUN with the love potion scene, haha...I'm glad you liked it! Thank you so much for your review :) I just put the next chapter of the sequel in queue, so it's moving along nicely!
I really feel bad for Snape. Throughout every book you hate him more and more.But, then after you find out what he was doing for Harry all those years you then like him but at that point it is too late because he is dead and you can not respect any other chapter with him in it, other than A Princes Tale. I hope every one agrees with me.
YES YES YES!I am about to crying right now and this is the hundredth time I have read the kissing scene!
James did keep his promise and gave Sirius his first born!Sorry even i hate it when people write comments like that but i had too ;)
All I can say is.... I am so glad there's a sequel! I loved this story. It was so refreshing - not clichéd, yet fluffy, funny and serious.... it had great harmony :) I was especially impressed by your portrayal of the Marauders: they were all characterized amazingly, especially Peter; it's hard to come by a reasonable Peter, and the I can see how those events... led him away, so to say. Keep writing this story (or I might have to hunt you down). Yes? XD
Author's Response: thank you so much!! and no worries, I'm still going with the sequel....I actually have this story all planned out til the end--including post-hogwarts and baby harry and everyhing--so it should keep going for awhile!
love your style
Author's Response: thanks! i have fun :)
Please please and please get this published. You are an amazing writer and I really think people would buy this book. I love it. I have been reading it over and over again. I just can't stop reading. Everything was perfect, the writing, the way you viewed the characters.The love scenes. You also took some thing that could have been turned into a horrible book and made it into a work of art. It wasn't very annoying ,during the long wait for Lily and Potter,it was just right. Please spread your gift with the world.
Author's Response: haha well, sadly, i think copyright issues are probably going to prevent me from actually getting it published, since most of the characters aren't actually mine...but hopefully i'll have something out there someday! thank you so much for reading and reviewing, I'm glad you enjoyed it. the sequel's actually up now ("Stars Apart"), and is in progress, if you want more of the story!