Alexandra Quick returns to Charmbridge Academy for eighth grade, angry and in denial. Unwilling to accept the events of the previous year, she is determined to fix what went wrong, no matter what the cost. When her obsession leads her to a fateful choice, it is not only her own life that hangs in the balance, for she will uncover the secret of the Deathly Regiment!
This is the third book in the Alexandra Quick series.
for the past week, my obsession had been to devour your alexandra quick series. and now i've run out of awesome stories to read =(
forgive me for not reviewing until the end, all i wanted to do the second i reach the end of each chapter was to hit the "next" button.
i think i might like this book the best out of the three you've written so far. it's quite bittersweet, and that's how life goes (albeit with much less interesting and safer things in real life for most of us). seeing that alexandra had never truly felt a severe loss, it was totally understandable how she felt guilty and obsessed with bringing Max back to life. in the end, when she finally admitted that she couldn't, but promised never to forget Max... i guess she finally found closure. it was sweet in a sad kind of way.
i read some reviews about questions you left hanging... i think it was for the best that you left the question as to whether Death would give Max back if Alex did give the coin to another. if Alex did choose to sacrifice someone to get Max back... well i think Max will be back the way he haunted her dreams - full of sadness knowing that his sister killed to get him back. and it wouldn't be the Alex we know and love. Troublesome's vexing and a pain and a trial, but she's also kind and has a pure heart, no? (p/s - i really love your poems/rhymes!) this is meant to be an open ended question i think. like how sirius died when he fell behind the veil.
i think max went in peace, though, willingly to save his sister. tell me he found peace, please?
i guess i can actually sympathize with darla. i really didn't like her character... but she really loved her younger sister, no? she was willing to kill, and as a last resort, die for her sister's life. while that doesn't truly justify the bad things she had done, i'm consoled that she isn't truly bad. she's just extremely desperate.
i dislike the confederation more than ever now. human child sacrifice? nothing can justify that act of abomination. while i don't like abraham thorn's method of fighting back (plenty of people who died are innocent) i agree that this should stop.
something tells me that if they can't stop this in seven years, alex is going to do something. she only has seven years to live... hmmmm.
the only little thing bothering me about this whole story is Quimley. what did he do? why wouldn't he return to the upper world? what motivated his most terrible gift?
i sure hope you address that in the future books, if you can =) and can you please do an epilogue after the seventh book so we know if alex survived Death or not?
thanks! as always, i think you're an awesome writer.
keep writing =)
Summary: Rolanda Hooch thought her first year teaching (when she had to control Bellatrix Black) would always be her worst year. But then she'd hadn't met a messy-haired Gryffindor, his equally cocksure friend, and a red-haired witch with a penchant for revenge.
Sometimes she wished she'd never taken the job at Hogwarts.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry for the I Challenge Thee Challenge held in Fiction Junction over at the MNFF beta boards.
I accepted a challenge by Karaley Dargen which was
Write about James I. first flying lesson. It does not go well.
Thank you to Lexi (Harry Rulz) for beta'ing this fic for me.
Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling. If that honestly surprises you then perhaps you should check into the Priory.
the ending was hilarious! =D
Author's Response: Thank you. I had fun writing it. ~Carole~
Summary: A typical day in the lives of Mr and Mrs H J Potter suddenly becomes far from typical when Harry makes a chance discovery.
i've been reading quite a few of your stories, but didn't review since all that comes to mind is "awesome story!". but i guess authors would like reviews, so here's one saying that you're an awesome writer. although i don't really like harry/ginny, ron/hermione fanfics, you write them very very well, and when i have time, i will sit down and read every one of your stories =)
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Thanks for the review. I only write canon. Its JKRs world, and while I tinker around the edges, changing the relationships she established in seven books means changing the characters themselves. While my stories are all interrelated they do (I hope) stand alone. And not all of them are H/G R/Hr, There are several Lavender stories, plus Tales, and a Colin Creevey story.
Summary: After the war, Hermione returns to Hogwarts to complete her seventh year of studies as Head Girl, only to find Draco Malfoy has been appointed Head Boy. Her life is further complicated by the fact that Headmistress McGonagall is strongly encouraging Malfoy and her to attend one of the three wizarding universities in Europe after they graduate from Hogwarts. The story starts HG/RW, but the focus is on the development of HG/DM.
i wanna read more. malfoy is so in character. write write! =D
Author's Response: Thank you! The story is almost done (33 chapters). I'm posting each new chapter just as soon as the moderator approves the last one! I'm thrilled you like the voice of Draco. I found him easier to write than Ron (in real life, I'm a HG/RW shipper, but I'm having so much fun writing HG/DM!). Thanks, Jenny
“…he fell through the ancient doorway and disappeared behind the veil, which fluttered for a moment as though in a high wind and then fell back into place… Sirius must be just behind the curtain…”
Sirius Black didn’t die when he fell through the veil in the Department of Mysteries. He was transported to another world: our world, where Hogwarts doesn’t exist and magic lives only in the fantasy books. As Sirius tries to understand this strange new world and find his way home, he runs into some unlikely old friends. Nothing is the same behind the curtain.
it sounds like an awesome story! can you do more than four please? i really want to know what happened to lily, by the way, please? =)
Author's Response: There will, unfortunately, be only one more chapter (actually, now I'm pondering extending the epilogue and adding it separately) but I can guarantee 100% that you will find out what happened to Lily. :) Peace, Virgil
Summary: It is the night before Petunia Evans' wedding. As she stares at herself in the mirror, she is satisfied with her appearance. The dress is perfect, cleverly cut to give her curves, and she looks like a dream.
Yes, the dress is perfection ... but what of the veil?
She has promised Vernon and his formidable mother that she will wear the Dursley veil. It is an antique. A family heirloom.
It is hideous.
What she needs is a miracle to rid her of the ugly thing ... or perhaps a touch of magic.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry in the Weddings Challenge - prompt Big Weddings - in the Great Hall Challenge over at the MNFF beta boards.
Thank you to Samarie (Hopeful_Song) and Kara (Karaley Dargen) for beta'ing this.
Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling. I doubt anyone is surprised by that.
Holy Moroley and all things Padfoot! This won the QSQ for Best Marauder Era story. Thank you!
nice nice =) i like how you show petunia is really lily's sister! =D they are so unalike in the books and in most other stories, people just go all the way to emphasize the difference and pretty much condemns petunia. i like how you showed that petunia and lily were really close, and then snape came and "stole" lily away and looked down on petunia - so she retaliated by hating everything magic. and i also liked how Edna Dursley came in and changed Petunia to the "clean-freak" and the somewhat bitter character we saw in the books.
awesome. *thumbs up*
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I didn't want Petunia to be totally horrible. I like toi think that if it hadn't been for Snape and later Vernon, her and Lily might have been closer. Of course she was jealous of her sister, but she could have become reconciled to it eventually. I think Vernon and Edna were Petunia's wayof rebelling against her family. Thanks again ~Carole ~
Their marriage was arranged, not based on feelings or their own free will. And yet Orion and Walburga were more similar than they could have dreamt.
However, the way to ultimate happiness is long and not always easy to follow.
I am luinrina of Hufflepuff House, writing for the Weddings Challenge in the Great Hall, prompt one: âThe Big Weddingâ.
nice story. i think you should continue chapters, definitely =) one tiny glitch i found in your story was the word "matriarch" to refer to Orion's father. i think it should be patriarch instead. anyhow good job =)
Author's Response: Oh oops. Haha. Thanks for pointing that mistake out!
Thanks for the review. I'll try to continue with more chapters.
Summary: At age eleven, Dudley's daughter receives a letter he recognizes very well. As Sinead Dursley embarks on her journey of magical education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, she strikes up a strange friendship with Lorcan Scamandar. Soon, Lorcan and Sinead rule over a reign of terror at Hogwarts as they subject their fellow students to cruel and dangerous pranks.
The title of this story comes from the poem "Child" by Sylvia Plath. Also, I would like to thank Royari for being an amazing beta.
i see a lot of promise in this story, and i've already fallen in love with cillian (i have a soft spot for nice protective elder brothers). please write on! i'd be looking forward to the next chapters =D
Author's Response: Thank you! I promise to continue; I have high hopes for this story (it may just be the first one I actually finish!). :D
As a part of his punishment for his part in the war, Draco was sentenced to a year living as a Muggle in the Muggle world. Harry ropes Hermione into serving as Draco's liaison with the Ministry and guide to the Muggle world. Can she open his eyes to the joys of Muggle living or will she Avada him first? Set post-DH, ignores epilogue.
I like your story =) It would actually be fun to see Draco and Hermione argue a little bit more, but I guess even Slytherins have a sense of self-preservation.
Please continue writing =)
Author's Response: There will be lots of arguments over lots of different things as the story continues. And, actually, I think that Slytherins probably have a greater sense of self-preservation than any other house :)
Lily Evans had a lot of thinking to do, and what better time to do it than the crack of dawn on a Saturday? Not a person in sight...usually. That was, however, until she happened upon a certain group of boys, but without their normal mischief.
Follow Lily as she investigates this awkward run-in with James Potter and his friends.
I like this fic =) It's a good way to show Lily how James is not always the over-inflated humongous bighead. =D
Thank you. In my little brain universe, it isn't some monumental thing like being Head Boy and Girl together and James suddenly being responsibe; it's Lily's perspective being retuned to seeing him behind the scenes and what kind of person he is under the puffed-up exterior.
Thanks for reading and reviewing. I thought at first...how random for this story to get a review. But seeing as you've just reviewed All the Time in the World, it made more sense. I'm glad you seem to like my work. Just as a warning, though...you might want to steer clear of anything written before Non Compos Mentis. Yeah...lol.
Take care and happy reading!
Summary: Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. Sparks fly. Dreadfully romantic, wouldnât you agree? Well, that depends on your definition of âsparksâ - or the boy and girl involved. No, Iâm afraid this isnât one of your typical clichĂ©d romances; itâs the other one. So take a seat and get comfortable. Youâre in for quite a ride.
i am on a rampage to read every story you've written- they are so good! I like this story and I am hoping you will expand on it more in the future =D definitely interested in seeing if they can end up together after that rumor thing. the only flaw i can see with the story is that it is improbable that only Yaxley and Voldy knows of Grimmauld Place - but i guess otherwise you can't use the place and Kreacher to make this delightful story. Anyhow, I love the narrator! He/She is incredibly humorous (in other words, you are lol). Are you basing the narrator on a character, or it's just you narrating?
Either way, fantastic ^^
Author's Response: Hehe, I'm glad you like my writing. ^_^ This story is complete. It has three more chapters to go, and I should be updating soon. And the narrator is someone you know, as s/he is retelling Draco's story through his memories (via a Pensieve). What will really blow your mind is to find out to whom the narrator is narrating to! ^_~
As for Voldy knowing of GP, it is doubtful, but you never know. As for Yaxley, it was believed that he knew of its location, which is why the Trio left the house. ^_~
I'm happy you're liking this. Hopefully, you will like the rest of the story too. ^_^ If you must read more chaptered (and completed) stories, you can always read Time for Plan B. Hehe.
Thank you. ^^
Summary: Can an Unforgivable Curse ever be forgiven … even if it is cast by a saviour?
A dark one-shot charting the wizarding world’s reaction when Harry is forced to play Voldemort at his own game to defeat him.
“Harry James Potter, you are charged with casting the three most heinous curses any wizard could perform.”
i hate bagshot =.=" and i agree, he sounds like umbridge, and i hate umbridge too. much more than voldemort, as a matter of fact.
i didn't think that harry would be capable of the cruciatus curse (bellatrix comes to mind: "you've got to mean it baby potter!") but i think the other two were very logical. i think you wrote this out very well, especially the part "I did this to save them!" Life is ridiculously cruel sometimes sighs.
Nice story nonetheless. Keep writing =)
In the Battle of Hogwarts, Tonks has nothing left but promises to keep.
I'll be back. I promise.
this story is very sad. i like it a lot. poor remus and tonks =(
Summary: What if Harry didn't break up with Ginny so stoically? My own version of Harry and Ginny's break-up, from Ginny's POV. One-shot.
By the way, I'm not JK Rowling. No surprises there. The only payment I'm getting is reviews! Speaking of which, all reviews will receive a reply!
the part about forcing harry to have coffee made me laugh. lol.
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing and I'm glad I made you laugh. ~Soraya~
Summary: Not all relationships start out sweet as candy but, like quickly melting chocolate, sometimes they're all the more delectable with time.
this is so cute! =D
Author's Response: Thank you. ^_^
We are all influenced by the actions or inactions of our parents. The same is true of Scorpius Malfoy; he has been raised by an overly protective mother and a father who is still coming to grips with the mess that his own father made of his life. Scorpius knows that he will be judged at Hogwarts by what others know or think they know about his father and grandfather.
At Hogwarts Scorpius will meet:
Albus Potter the middle child of ‘The Great Harry Potter’ and Quidditch star Ginny Weasley Potter. A boy who not only has things to live up to but an older brother ready to remind him of who’s boss.
Rose Weasley, Albus’ surrogate sister/first cousin, struggling in her own way, not her mother’s way, to succeed.
Kaitlin Jones, daughter of Tornados player Owain Jones and favorite niece of Gwenog Jones, who is at home on a broom and lost almost everywhere else.
Jimber Dokes recent immigrant from the West Indies trying to fit his own magical heritage Vardoo with the Western style of magic taught at the school
Thad Vance, the Gryffindor Quidditch captain, his grandfather and all of his uncles and aunts were killed by Death Eaters, maybe Lucius Malfoy
Meanwhile in London, Draco and Astoria Malfoy try to build a new life and legacy by betting all they own on a Potions Shop in Diagon Alley.
Beta Reader - Apurva Patel Chapters 1-3
Carol Paquette Chapter 1
Hogwartsbookworm Chapter 4-15
In memory of my Father Horace McConnell 1934-2010
i like this story! i'll be waiting for the next chapter to come out! i hope it'll be soon! =D
Tom Riddle was always the perfect student, right?
There was one spell he never could get right
A spell that required the one thing he couldnât have
A happy memory
Itâs hard to be the best when what you need is just out of reach
i think your story is very nice =) i think you encapsulate riddle nicely. he's not yet so powerful that he thinks himself invincible, yet he entertains such notions. like every other overachiever, he takes failure very hard. and him, disguising his patronus, was totally in character. (weird that his prof didn't notice it though) his insecurity when he could not produce a corporeal patronus was very real - though i wonder why the prof expected them to do it at first try, expecto patronum is supposed to be a really hard spell. anyway i think the way you like riddle's past, present and future to explain when he started plotting the chamber of secrets, and the ever elusive story of cruelty to the kids, was simply awesome. i like it a lot.
still, i think that voldemort didn't seem as mean as i would think he would be in the cave. not mean enough to scare that two kids into silence forever. it would have been nice if you have included the snakes in that scene -he's a bit cruel, he might just call the snakes there and terrorize them - scare them into silence.
nonetheless, i think this is a really good story and a good insight into tom riddle's mind. =) love it.
Thanks for the lovely review!
"i think that voldemort didn't seem as mean as i would think he would be in the cave"
Honestly I didn't want him to be too mean becuase it isn't too hard to scare little kids (not that i have experience lol) and i think he was just trying to scare them a little but because of tom's history, the children were also remembering everything else he had ever done to them and then imagining what he could do if he got madder. I don't know if that really came across though.
"it would have been nice if you have included the snakes in that scene"
oops. I should've thought of that lol.
I kinda wrote this story in two halves and in the wrong order so now that i look abck, some of the links aren't as strong as i wanted them to be.
I'm glad you enjoyed my writing :)
Summary: Since she left Hogwarts a year ago, Verity Maddox has had four jobs. Now, nearly destitute, a month behind on rent, and able to afford only minimal food, she is desperate for a job.
Everything changes when she takes a job working for the Weasley twins. Not only can she live without fear of starving or being evicted; Verity herself is changing.
i wanted to hit the "next" button badly, but i couldn't find it =( i love the story and couldn't wait to read more!
All Teddy Lupin had ever wanted was to be the kind of man his godfather was. He even followed in Harry's footsteps and became an Auror.
Harry wanted nothing more than to be the father that Teddy would never have, but work and obligations always seemed to get in the way. Before he knew it, Teddy was all grown up. How had he missed all those precious moments? He knew he had to make up for it somehow.
After all, they had all the time in the world, right?
This fic WON a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Post-Hogwarts Story
I think this story is very evocative. It brings out raw emotions, and for that I love the story. The scene of Teddy's death was very well written. I can totally feel Harry's pain.
That said, I think that the scene where Harry got caught was a little weird, since he is the Head Auror. It seems like he barely fought back at all =/ The two were bumbling idiots if they believed Teddy's lie so easily. (Teddy's disguise was an awesome touch, btw, love it.) Even if he does get death threats frequently, he should be slightly more on his feet, no?
Maybe this is because I didn't really read your other stories... but why didn't Harry suspect Draco (as the mastermind) when they met?
Awesome story nonetheless. The emotions were as raw as open wounds, perfect for this! I'll hopefully find time to check out your other stories, you are a good author =)
Thank you, and I'm glad you appreciate the emotions of the story. It was meant to be a commentary on putting important things off and that we should live for now, because who knows when someone is going to pop out of the shadows and take everything away.
Harry got caught because he was meant to be caught. He wasn't taking this threat seriously, and under the cover of the darkness powder, he couldn't have any idea whether he was attacking his assailant or a hapless victim. Plus, they clobbered him over the head. That tends to make capture victims a bit more acquiescent. The reason why Teddy's disguise works so well is that I could imagine him wanting to be like Harry so much that he had experimented with his abilities as a youth to actually turn into Harry's double.
Harry didn't suspect Draco because Draco has no reason to attack him. It was Harry who kept him and Narcissa out of Azkaban. It would not be in his best interest to distress that goodwill by trying to kill the Head Auror. If he had been caught, that would have ended very bad for him. Very bad.
I'm really glad that the need for inference worked for the bits between scenes. Of course, I couldn't make a written history of all Harry and Teddy's time together or lack thereof. For the most part, it's not hard to figure out where each piece went and the next picked up.
Thank you so much for your review. Have a great night!
Summary: Robert Henson was one of the few to notice Hermione Granger’s strange disappearance at the end of primary school. It is ten years since then and he has given up on solving her mystery, when he stumbles across the truth by accident...
that's a nice story! though, how about the Statute of Secrecy?
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing. The reason Mandy hadn't told Rob about her magic for a couple of years (since they started dating) was because of the Statute of Secrecy - I assumed that at some point people must be allowed to tell someone whom they're in a close relationship with. I probably should have put more focus on Mandy telling Rob that he couldn't tell anyone about her magic though, so thanks for pointing that out, I might add something in there. Thanks for the advice!