I love Harry Potter and began reading the books when I was in 2nd grade.
My favorite characters are Bellatrix Lestrange and Remus Lupin.
The Marauder era is my favorite.
I've been working on a story of my own since approximately mid- to end-July 2007, though I know it is far from posting.
Absolutely fantastic! Read the whole thing in 2 days and loved every minute of it.
I was also reading it while my sister was around, and let me tell you, i got looked at strangely plenty of times for my laughing fits. This story is beautifully written, keep it coming!
Author's Response: Aww thank you! Gosh 2 days! Did you not sleep? lol! Kudos to you for reading so much in so little time! Hehe, I get told quite a lot that I get people funny looks *is proud* and I\'m glad that you found it funny :D. \r\n\r\nThank you so much! I can\'t tell you how much you\'ve made my day! I\'m having a bit of trouble with my imagination as of late (again!) and I think your review may be just what I need to motivate me into action! Part Two of this chapter is in the queue and should be validated within the next few days unless there are any problems!\r\n\r\nThanks again! xx
Summary: Isla was born into a well-known and respected family: the Blacks. She grew up with their traditions and was proud to be who she was – until she met someone who showed her that what she knew was not the only world.
Follow a young witch through her teenage years and discover how a traditional one will change and rebel against what she believed was the only truth.
I just absolutely love this story. I've read it thrice over (though only once in it's entirety), and even when I take breaks from reading stories on MNFF I always end up coming back to search for this one because of how brilliantly it's written. I really like the characterization and how fluidly you move over large spans of time within the story. That said, I do find some of the conversational dialogue and expression used a bit informal for the 19th century, although conversely I do realize that too much formal language could make for a story's downfall. I really enjoy the creative thought behind a lot of aspects of this story, and how well you've developed the relationships between all of the characters. Keep plugging along! :)
Author's Response: Thank you so very much for that wonderful review! It's been making my day start brilliantly. And although I haven't written anything of value for this story in weeks again, I still love this story to pieces. I will finish it, one day. Just keep your fingers crossed that my muse will cooperate with me here. Therefore, thanks again for the review. It's such words that keep me going and wanting to finish it, knowing that there are readers out there who want to see the end of Isla's tale.
Summary: This is an AU take on Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts, during the summer holidays Harry is having difficulty getting over Cedric dying just before the summer. He is back at the Dursley’s, but this time events will be altered as he stumbles upon a mysterious primeval Book Of Shadows. Without thinking of the consequences, Harry reads an incantation from it aloud, soon after he reads it everything changes. For better or for worse no one knows, but he has awakened a different sort of magic no one alive in the Wizarding world has ever seen before.
I like this a lot already. The whole thing seemed to flow sinously, and seemed to have just the right amount of description. I liked the name 'The Book of Shadows' also, it was very inventive but did not sound out of place. Good job!
Author's Response: Thanks so much for your review. I am really happy that someone likes my story. It took me a while to put the chapter together as a load of research went into it. And I am glad that The Book Of Shadows does not sound out of place, as it will have a lot to do with the plot.