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For Bitter or for Worse by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years •

All is not well.

George uses work and Firewhisky to cope with Fred's death until a drink with a friend leads to something that dulls pain better than alcohol. Emotionally torn by grief, he struggles to allow Alicia into his life...and then comes baby....

*Winner of the 2008 Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Dark/Angsty Story*

Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 07/15/08 Title: Chapter 40: Baby Love

Great story, beautifully written.
Thank you so much for all the pleasure it has given me.
Keep on writing, you have a great talent.

Author's Response: Thank you for the encouragement! I'm gearing up to do NaNoWriMo this year, and you've helped to spur me on!

Dursleys, Meet The Wizarding World by Ghoul In Pajamas

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: The Dursleys have left Privet Drive and are in hiding with Hestia Jones and Dedalus Diggle. Hestia and Mr. Dursley are constantly fighting, Petunia is avoiding the wizards at all costs, and Dedalus is trying to make them all the best of friends. Meanwhile, Dudley discovers he has an interest in Harry's world, but his parents are less than pleased when they find out.
Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 10/27/08 Title: Chapter 7: Tabooed

This is really great. Thank you for putting so much thought into it.
It's good to see how Petunia's love for Dudley is helping her to rethink her relationship with lily.

A Fresh Start by Hypatia

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Scorpius Malfoy was brought up in the knowledge that he came from an old pure-blood family. Hogwarts is going to teach him a great deal more. Will he be able to rise above his family’s tainted past, or will history repeat itself?

First place in the 2007 Autumn Challenge’s New Beginnings prompt.

Nominated for Best History/Mystery in the 2008 QSQs!

Canon compliant with all seven books, however, not compliant with all interviews given by JKR.
Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 01/16/09 Title: Chapter 18: Full Circle

That was great! Thanks!
Glad that Scorpious got the map, neat ending. Hope you will write more about them.

Long-Distance Extendable Ears by Schmerg_The_Impaler

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: Fred is dead.

But that's just the beginning! Because one of George's ears is up in heaven, and the other is down on earth...

Oh, the possibilities!

Written for the Next Great Adventure challenge on the MNFF beta boards. I am Schmerg_The_Impaler of Hufflepuff House.
Twice nominated for Best Post-Hogwarts Story in the 2008 Quicksilver Quills Awards!
Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 11/27/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One and Only

Thanks for a wonderful story.
It really adds to DH and says some profound things about "life, death and the universe"!
You have made my day.
Keep writing, you have a great future ahead of you.

Author's Response: Thank you so much-- this REVIEW has made my day! I had a fantastic time writing it.

Harry Potter and the Next Great Battle by pokecharm

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: After fighting the biggest battle of his life, Harry Potter finds himself in new, uncharted territory. Beginning a week after the final battle at Hogwarts, Harry finds himself with many choices before him. He spent the summer trying to sort out his future with Ginny and the Ministry, but now must find a way to balance both. Ginny has left for Hogwarts to complete her final year, with Hermione, and Harry is starting work as a full-fledged Auror. They both must find a way to make their long-distance relationship work. Ginny hopes to find peace at school and Harry hopes to build his life around the expectation that Ginny will be with him forever. Despite all of this, there is more to the work that Harry is doing with the Ministry then he realises. Will Gaunt prove trustworthy in these new endeavours? Will Ginny and Hermione have a horror-free year at Hogwarts?
Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 01/16/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Back to the Beginning

Gosh that was an exciting chapter,!Didn't expect to see Dementors again.
Love the story, please keep writing.

Author's Response: glad you enjoyed it! I have many more chapters to go, just don't know how many I'll ever be able to get up here!

Hogwarts Houses Divided by Inverarity

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story

Teddy Lupin's first year at Hogwarts. Canon-compliant. Nominated for a 2008 QSQ for best Post-Hogwarts story.

The war is over, and all is well, they say, but the wounds remain unhealed. Bitterness divides the Houses of Hogwarts. Can the first children born since the war's end begin a new era, or will the enmities of their parents be their permanent legacy?

Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 07/04/08 Title: Chapter 13: The Zero Toleration Policy

This gets more and more exciting!
Will Teddy get expelled or is this part of the plan to catch the wand thief?
You have me on the edge of my seat.
Thanks for a great read.

Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 07/15/08 Title: Chapter 15: Slipfang

Another great chapter, you are good at coming up with new unexpected turns in the plot.
Slipfang does sound like a goblin's name
so it probably isn't!

Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 07/08/08 Title: Chapter 14: Ophilia's Lesson

Poor Teddy where will it all end?
I'm on the ege of my seat.
Well done, keep up the good work.
Thanks for all your hard work.

Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 07/08/08 Title: Chapter 14: Ophilia's Lesson

Poor Teddy where will it all end?
I'm on the edge of my seat.
Well done, keep up the good work.
Thanks for all your hard work.

Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 07/08/08 Title: Chapter 14: Ophilia's Lesson

Poor Teddy where will it all end?
I'm on the edge of my seat.
Well done, keep up the good work.
Thanks for all your hard work.

Great Expectations by Cassandras Cross

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: A weekend trip to the mysterious Rose Cottage leads to Ginny's second pregnancy and Hermione's first. The Potters and Weasleys take on “The Next Great Adventure” as they anticipate the births of Albus Potter and Rose Weasley.


Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 06/07/08 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter 23: Albus

Wonderful chapter, really movng

Author's Response: Thanks so much!

Alexandra Quick and the Thorn Circle by Inverarity

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • Past Featured Story

Winner of the 2008 Quick Silver Quills Award for Best General Story.

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?

This story is canon-compliant with the Harry Potter universe, but the characters and settings are all original. I've put a lot of work into envisioning a world as detailed as the original series; I hope you enjoy it.

Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 07/08/08 Title: Chapter 28: Governor-General Hucksteen

Great story, never know what is going to happen next.
is charlie perhaps more thn just a raven?

Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 06/26/08 Title: Chapter 26: Murder in the Woods

This is so exciting.
Well done! I didn't see Ben as a "baddie".
You had me completely fooled.
Can't wait to see what happens.

Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 07/15/08 Title: Chapter 29: The Raven

Thanks, that was a great story.
Looking forward to hearing more about Alexandra in the future.

Albus Potter and the Resurrection Sword by gallopingurl

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: It's Albus Potter's first year at Hogwarts. He makes friends, pulls pranks, and discovers the truth behind his father's horrible past.
But Albus Potter's first year of school is not to be completely peaceful. No, he, like his father, must rise to conquer a new enemy amongst his peers, and keep the peace in the wizarding world that his father worked so hard to bring.
Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 08/02/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 ~ Journey To Hogwarts

Great start to the story, definately left me wanting more.
Liked the way you started with actual bits of the Epilogue but put your own slant on it. Keep it up!

The Secret Life of Hugo Weasley by Phoenix13

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Hugo Weasley is a great kid. He is a master at Quidditch, chess, maths, and books. He can't wait until his first year of Hogwarts like all his cousins and his perfect older sister, Rose.

That's why he's devastated when it doesn't come.

Hugo and his family must now figure out how to cope with this new situation. Will Hugo attend a Muggle school, befriend non-magical children, and somehow remain Ultimate Master of Chess through it all?

Find out through the eyes of an eleven year old boy in his journal.
Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 08/17/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Great start, poor Hugo realy looking forward to the next chapter.

The Eternal Darkness of Sirius Black's Mind by eternalangel

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Sirius has spent ten years of his life locked up for crimes he had not committed. Hopelessness and despair seemed to be the only way out for Black, who has to face his worst memories everyday. Azkaban would have destroyed Sirius if it hadn’t been for James. See what comes of a person who survives Azkaban, and finds a measure of peace along the way.
Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 01/19/09 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 4 Finding Padfoot and Meeting Cornelius

This is a great story. Thanks! I am really enjoying it.
Good to hear about different part of Sirius' life.

Author's Response: Thank you very much for the review. I'm really glad that you like the story!

The Lions of Gryffindor by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: It is June 1976 and The Marauders are at the top of their game. From the outside they look to have everything.But appearances, as the saying goes, can be deceptive.

James is discovering that not everything in life is his for the taking. Sirius knows he will have to defy his formidable family. Remus lives in constant fear of his life beyond Hogwarts. As for Peter... Well, Peter is struggling to live up to his friends.

The ties of friendship are strong, but war is raging and with a dark power rising those ties will inevitably fray.

Added to the mix is an adversary called Severus Snape, some lost House Points, a prank or two and a whole lot of Lily.

This is a Marauder tale.

This is a story of what made them special.

This is a story of why it started to go wrong for The Lions of Gryffindor.

OH MY GOOD GODRIC! Lions of Gryffindor won the 2009 QSQ for Best Marauders' Era Story. Amazed and incredibly grateful to those who nominated, judged and have beta'd this fic. THANK YOU.

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Trick or Treat!
3. She clicks on her mouse and swipes her wand;
Some stories go up, and some stories are gone.
Stories of her own? Why, she has plenty!
Fewer than one-hundred, but far more than twenty.

Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 01/30/09 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7 - Treacle Tart and Quidditch.

Great story! I have only just found it and couldn't stop till I had read right through.
Looking forward to finding out what happens next.
Your characters are really believable.
Well done.

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so pleased you're enjoying it and find the characters believable. Next chapter is on its way and things are about to get a bit more...interesting for Lily. Carole xxx

The Missing Chapter by suswoman

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: I always felt there was a chapter missing from Deathly Hallows between the final chapter and the Epilogue. I needed a chance to wind down from all of the action, mourn the dead, and tie up some loose ends before being thrown 19 years into the future. This is my version of that missing chapter. Hope you enjoy it!
Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 10/25/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That was great. Thanks so much for writing it so well.

Author's Response: Thanks a lot for the review--I really appreciate it!

Christmas in Amber by Inverarity

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •

A tale of Tom Riddle at Hogwarts. Like Harry Potter, Riddle never went home for Christmas. Instead, he spent his holidays looking for secrets hidden in the castle. What he found would cause death and sorrow for years to come.

Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 01/19/09 Title: Chapter 1: Christmas in Amber

Great story, really showed how Tom's character was evolving while at Hogwarts.