Summary: The first war with Lord Voldemort is constantly getting worse; people are dying left and right, dementors are attacking people on the Death Eaters' orders, and nobody knows who is trustworthy anymore. Lily Evans, in her seventh year at Howarts, does not want to be a part of the war -- but some things are unavoidable.
I think it's really clever how you jump POV's like that. Not just because it gives the reader a broader perspective but because, like you mentioned, it distracts from cliffhangers, guaranteeing people will keep reading. Keep it up!
Author's Response: Haha, thank you (: I think you\'re the only person so far to like those POV jumps. I\'m about to write one from Calvin\'s perspective actually o_O