I am a huge Harry Potter fan and appreciate the numerous talented people who put their time and effort into writing the wonderful fan fiction stories. I just submitted my first fanfic, "Harry Potter and the Reflection of Darkness". Please read and review if you have the time.
Over 10,000 reads so far! Thank you everyone!
***CHAPTER 10 is up...last chapter!
I'm glad Harry and Ginny are together and it's nice to see Harry so happy.
I know he had to tell them about the prophecy, but I can't help feeling bad for him. I do think it would be a bit out of character for Ginny to collapse though - and for Harry not to help her. I think Ginny's a lot stronger than people give her credit for.
It's okay to have some depressing areas in your story - that's real life and I like that the characters have to go through bad times too. I'm a bit leary of Ginny doing all this crying though - she is starting to remind me of Cho! LOL
About time Hermione and Ron did something about their feelings for each other. Hope your next chapter is up soon.
I thought it was really well done, but I don't really see Ginny acting that way. I'm sure she's probably just doubting that he really likes her because she's afraid of getting hurt, but I hope she gets over it soon. I look forward to the next chapter.
I'm reading this story for the first time and the first chapter was really well written. I love Harry and Ginny together and their nervousness around each other was so palpable and I actually got sweaty palms while reading about their first kiss! I have only two points that bothered me - there are a few typographical errors and also, while the characters refer to Mrs. Weasley as "Mum", she is always referred to as "Mrs. Weasley" when she says something (example: "Goodnight dear," said Mr.s Wealsey, rather than "Goodnight dear," said Mum.). These are really minor issues, but I want to give a completely honest opinion.
Really excellent chapter! I love that both couples have just come together and I can't wait to see how their relationships develop.
Great story so far, but why is Ginny so upset? It just seems like she's a bit bipolar or something.
Happy Christmas in October! I really loved this chapter. My favorite part was when Ginny says “Just because I never talk about it doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen.” It's a good point because so many of us see Ginny as never letting anything fluster her and it really makes her seem a bit more human. My other favorite part was when Harry was putting the necklace on Ginny - I had chills (the good kind).
That Malfoy is a shamelessly evil git, but I have to say that I love to hate him! This chapter seemed short, but I think it's just that I can't wait to read more. Keep up the awesome job!
Author's Response: Yes, it was short. :( My apologies. Gosh, I seem to be apologizing a lot. Oh well. :) I think we all love to hate Malfoy... he's just so evil! Thanks, Czarina!
I think you're being a bit hard on yourself - I thought this was a very good chapter. I didn't really find Ginny out of character and I can completely her keeping secrets for her brothers. I felt so bad for poor Ron, though. Anyway, I hope you post again soon.
I was SO thrilled when I saw that chapter 8 was up! You've done it once again - great story line and flow, excellent dialogue. I adore Harry's inner monologue. The cliff hanger was perfect and I think having Draco discover them is so much better than if it had been Dean - Draco, in his usual evil way can really take advantage of this and I can't wait to see what he's going to do. This is truly one of the best fan fics I've read and I can't wait for more.
Author's Response: Thanks for the truly constructive review, Czarina! I'm glad you like the dialogue and inner thoughts... I do, too. :) I wish I could respond in some other way besides thank you... this review is so wonderful! But, alas, a humble "thank you" will have to suffice. :)
I just discovered your story and the first chapter has me hooked. I feel bad for Dean, but Harry and Ginny are just meant to be. Maybe Dean can hook up with someone else.
Poor Harry! I love how much Ginny is distracting him and I can't wait until they get together. Nice writing.
Oh, the anticipation! You are very good at portraying emotion in your stories.
Great chapter. I love how uncomfortable Harry is with his feelings, especially when he realizes Ginny is in detention with him. This story is great because it's going at a nice pace. Too many fan fics I've read have Harry and Ginny realizing their feelings for each other and then jumping right into bed.
I don't care how long it takes between updates - I always come back because this is a great story. I'd much rather have to wait awhile for a great update than have an author post so quickly that the quality suffers. Anyway, I'll get off my soapbox now. I just wanted you to know how much I like your story. As for this chapter, it was great as always! I love the romantic interactions between the characters, and the awkward moment with Dean was very well done.
No appologies are necessary after writing a chapter as fantastic as that! Even though I think it's a bit OOC for Ginny to keep up the pretense of a relationship with Dean, I still love this story. Good luck with all of your makeup work and the SATs. Can't wait until you post again!
Author's Response: Yes, yes, I know it's a bit OOC... I apologize. I tried so hard at the beginning to keep this IC.. grr. It will all straighten out in due time. But as for the "after writing a chapter as fantastic as that!"... that's what I hoped everyone would say! So I kept trying to make it better! ;) Thanks for reading and reviewing, Czarina!
I am completely in awe of your story! Again, I am so impressed that you are drawing it out and taking time with it. I think that really comes through with the characters and what they are feeling. I love that Ginny didn't just give in and start snogging Harry right away as soon as he confessed his feelings. After five years of loving him and then giving up on him, I think she has a right to deny her love at first.
Author's Response: It's so great to have readers who understand why Ginny couldn't just jump right in. Thank you for such an intelligent review!
Another great chapter. You've really captured the characters so well and I can't wait to read the next chapter.