Summary: After he thought all was lost, Percy was thrown a lifesaver - at a heavy cost.
Written for the Harry Potter Rare Exchange.
oo i really like this. very well-written, you really captured percy in it. i liked reading about the separation from his family from his point of view. and MY favorite part is how it ends: sometimes the best stories don't have happy endings, sometimes the best ending leaves it up to your imagination.
Summary: Harry spends a sleepless night at Ginny's bedside, with nothing but memories to keep him company.
that was BEAUTIFUL. i loved the way you structured it, very unique, and lovely details. you really had me believing that Ginny had some chronic disease, so the ending was fabulous.
Author's Response: I\'m really glad you liked it! I hope you come back to read Black Legacy once I start posting that! Thanks for reviewing!
Summary: It is a snowy Christmas Eve. An old man sits by the fireplace and eats roast chestnuts, not knowing that a woman, whom he has not seen for years, will make one last appearance.
A simple tale of Christmas, by Apollo13 of Slytherin House, for the Winter Tales contest.
wow, that was really good. my favorite line: "a flash of green before death". amazing job.
Summary: A Spooky SPEW for the wonderful and amazing Beth!
James and Lily spend their first Halloween together as a couple. While James endeavors to find out what scares Lily, the couple learns more about each other.
that was a really good story! the end was brilliant, but also a little creepy, because they die on Halloween and the irony is a little too strong for me...but i still loved this!
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?
A wonderful story!! Very believable and creative and well-written... if it were a printed book I would say I could hardly put it down.
I'm really enjoying this story so far, and I got such a laugh out of trying to understand what on earth Hugh is saying. Very creative, and I love the theme it's following -- it's very believable that houses would be even more divided after the war!
Summary: Somehow, the barn was the last place he wanted to face her. And frankly, the goat was definitely not helping matters.
i LOVED this! so original, so playful but deep. and all the Irish touches just brought it over the edge. amazing job.
Author's Response: Thank you! *hugs*
Summary: A young man has no memory. He is lost in a strange world, looking for anything that might bring him back to reality. But when he returns, when he knows who he is and what faces him, will he still want to know who he is?
One DH spoiler (A line by Ron), but mainly Book 7 disregarded. Even when it comes out of AU..
Second Place in the Gauntlet's Fifth Run by BlackHairedWeasley of Slytherin House.
woah that was really cool. i love how you start off not knowing who the main character is, then you're completely confused, and then it all makes sense. and the epilogue conversation with hermione really makes the story. nice work!
Author's Response: The only downside to that is that some people will get confused and give up on the story. That\'s why I have three reviews for chapter one, but you\'re the second I\'ve gotten for the epilogue.
But I\'m glad you enjoyed it. And thanks for the review!
- Jacie the Cat
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.
This story is fantastic. I really enjoyed reading it. I love the originality and depth of the characters, especially Alexandra of course, and I couldn't help but be frustrated along with her all through the beginning of the school year when no one was treating her fairly. It's brilliant how every now and then there are references and tips of the hat to the world of Hogwarts and Harry Potter that we all know so well, but your version of the Wizarding world is clearly Americanized and stands on its own. And the plot -- there's nothing worse than a fanfic from another generation/location that basically rips off what J. K. Rowling already wrote, but your plot was fresh and addictive and creative. I can't wait to read the rest of the series! Thanks for writing.
Seventh grader Alexandra Quick returns to Charmbridge Academy. This year she faces bullies from another wizarding school, a secret Dark Arts club, and the machinations of her father, but her greatest trial yet awaits her in the dangerous Lands Below.
This is the second book in the Alexandra Quick series.
Gahhh so heart-wrenching, but so so good. The blurred line between "good" and "evil" is so intriguing in this story. I continue to be impressed by your originality, and can't wait to find out what Abraham Thorn is up to. Love the hard-headed heroine.
Summary: A series of drabbles written for the Ravenclaw Almost-Gauntlet, this story includes nine scenes from Albus Severus Potter's time at Hogwarts, beginning with his surprise sorting and following him through Quidditch, O.W.L.s, and a very important relationship. It concludes with a touching reflection on so many memories from over the years.
I think you sell yourself short in the summary by calling this a collection of drabbles! It stands by itself as a strong story line. The fact that most of the snapshots simply describe everyday occurrences made me feel like I knew your characters better... After all, not everyone's Hogwarts experience is as tumultuous and eventful as Harry's ;) Great writing, as always.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! Wow, this is an old story. The thing is, it really is a collection of drabbles, since each was written for a specific prompt. I tried very hard to sew them together into a whole, though, so I'm glad it worked! I'm glad you enjoyed the story and my take on some of these next gen characters. Thank you so much for digging up this old story and leaving such a lovely review! ~Gina :)
The locals in a sleepy corner of the Cheviot Hills are surprised to discover that they have new neighbours.
Who are the strangers at Drakeshaugh?
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2011 and
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2012
I'm really enjoying this story! I especially like how well I feel like I know Jacqui; we really get inside her head and learn her insecurities and her passions. Very engagingly written! Jacqui is VERY good at picking up on the pieces of the Potters' lives that don't quite make sense, and I'm sure the conference-in-Sweden-in-an-hour comment is not about to go unnoticed...
Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
Jacqui cetainly has her insecurities, but as you say, she's an excellent observer, even though you the reader can make more sense of her observations than she can. The conference is Ginny's latest slip. She should have known better...-N-
Uh oh, things are getting serious! I'm glad you're writing again; I really enjoy this story and was sad that it stopped for awhile. I particularly like how many more magic references the Potters are letting slip (especially James), but Jacqui & family just keep (understandably) ignoring them.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
There were many reasons why I stopped, but now I'm back and hopefully the next chapter will be soon. James is much too young to e able to keep secrets.-N-
Summary: A lonely figure walks down the street, long auburn hair trailing behind her in the blustery wind. She pulls a red wool coat snug around her, gloved hands tucked into pockets as she wanders the sidewalk, glancing up at the shop fronts. She is young, but her face is lined with sadness, as if searching for something she has lost. Her green eyes long for answers.
Across the way a young man stops and stares at the woman in the red coat, hardly daring to believe it might be her. And yet as she turns and walks back up the street, he knows it is, and his heart stops beating for a moment. He blinks, just to see if she will disappear from his life once more, like she did over a year ago.
This is wonderful!! I enjoy most James/Lily fics that I read, but they're all the same on some level because they start with James and Lily fighting and falling in love at Hogwarts, and end with Voldemort tracking them down on Halloween. I love that you concocted a completely original explanation for bridging the gap between their interactions 5th year and their marriage, and that you ended it at a time when they're happy; we know what happens next, after all. Very well-written, and great balance of canon and originality.
Summary: Remus had never really considered the possibility of having a girlfriend. But is there a girl out there who can change his mind, who can crawl under his skin until her existence is what ties him to life?
This story was excellent! I especially loved the way that you mentioned all the facts we know about the Marauders from canon but you didn't dwell on them, thereby making it a fresh and original fic.
Poor Remus :(
Author's Response: Thanks so much for this lovely review! I tried to show a slightly different side of the Marauders to how they're usually presented in fanfic, so I'm glady ou thought it was original! I agree about the poor Remus... a lot of things go wrong for him. Thanks again for reviewing. ~Katrina
Summary: A short poem written for the brother left behind.
I'll throw another interpretation out there, perhaps influenced by all the Marauder fanfics of your I've been reading...
Although they are not true brothers, I feel they wouldn't hesitate to refer to each other this way. I like to think the first half is Remus, mourning James's death in 1981. The second half, nearly 17 years later, is James welcoming Remus to the other side of the veil.
Either way, beautiful poetry!
Author's Response: Ooooh, that's interesting! I had never thought about that but it's a lovely interpretation. I could also see it being about Remus losing James, but then finding Sirius again. I love it! Thanks so much for the review, I really appreciate it! I'm so glad you liked it and pointed out another way of looking at it. Thanks again! ~Gina :)
Summary: Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy attend the Wizarding University of Paris the year after they graduate from Hogwarts. This is a sequel to the Dragon Does the Tickling, where Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy complete their seventh year at Hogwarts after the war.
Thank you for not making me endure Draco&Aceline and Hermione&Tabor for too long :) This story is so addictive, and you do SUCH a good job of thoroughly acknowledging the various difficulties that would come from Hermione and Draco's relationship!
Author's Response: Thank you! I didn't want to torture anybody too long. I'm glad you are enjoying the story. I appreciate the positive feedback! --Jenny
Summary: Neville has got quite enough to be getting on with already, thank you very much, and this... situation with Luna is not making things any easier.
This story is absolutely adorable. And your characterization of Neville and Luna is just perfect. I rarely find any romance fic believable if it didn't already explicitly happen in canon, but you do such justice to J.K. Rowling's characters that it feels right. Can't wait to see where it goes next!
As I finished reading this, I was having trouble deciding which was more hauntingly beautiful, this story or the one I just read about Frank Longbottom. Then I realized they are both by you! You write emotions really well. Maybe I'll go see if you have a happier story, though :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely words--I'm so glad you enjoyed them both :) I do have happier stories, but they are a bit of a rarity--"When The Weather Turns Fine" and "In The Heat Of The Morning" are probably my *most* happy ones, by usual standards, but I'd also put "Dark Was The Night" in there. Anyway thanks for reading--and it makes me so happy that you enjoyed them both enough to read my other stuff as well! Thank you for your review-Alex
Summary: In the closed ward of St Mungo's, Frank sees:
This is based on a 2012 SPEW Lovenotes I wrote for Lily/Padfoot1333, but the lovenote aspect has been somewhat removed.
Wow. That was beautiful. Such a sad reality to imagine... bur you imagine it perfectly, I think.
Author's Response: Thank you. I really appreciate you leaving such a lovely review--I'm flattered. Thanks--Alex