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Hermione Granger/Severus Snape: Some Bind of Wonderful

September 8, 2010 Leave a comment

“Some Bind of Wonderful” is a Harry Potter fanfic featuring Hermione Granger and Severus Snape. It’s been written by cathedral carver.

In this AU story, Hermione and Snape are in love with each other, but they just won’t touch. Until the day comes when she must set him free.

This was my first time reading this super popular pairing (in a complete fic anyway; I’d previously read an incomplete, not-ready-for-publication fic draft). I confess I would have liked to see more of their background story; after all, their relationship in canon is far from friendly, but here they’re already “head over heels in love with one another” when we first see them. Not that you should take my complaint too seriously in this particular case, for this fic is a pleasure to read.

I really like the way the author describes Severus and Hermione’s feelings, behaviour and habits. It was a great idea to have Snape’s (excessive, perhaps?) self-restraint work against him, and then also have it be the best thing that could happen to him and Hermione. By the way, I love it that she takes the lead and rescues him. Oh, and don’t let the low rating fool you: this fic contains BDSM! Well-written, cleverly done BDSM.

Click here and enjoy this Harry Potter fic about Snape and Hermione.

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Rita Skeeter/Severus Snape: You Are Not Her

August 30, 2010 Leave a comment

“You Are Not Her” is a Harry Potter fanfic featuring Rita Skeeter and Severus Snape. The author is featherxquill.

In this story, Rita seduces Snape. But she will not be exactly happy with the results.

Chances are this fic will make you fall in love with featherxquill‘s writing style. It’s sharp and sophisticated. The story is short, but this is not an issue: the author only needs a few sentences to tell us a lot about the characters and their relationship. Her characterisation of Rita is excellent.

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Severus Snape/Minerva McGonagall: Threshold

January 3, 2010 Leave a comment

“Threshold” is a Harry Potter ficlet featuring Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape. The author is Kelly Chambliss.

This story deals with a certain Hogmanay routine that the characters develop over the years.

I have more than a soft spot for Minerva/Severus fics and this one is highly satisfying. You can feel the intimacy between the professors; it’s easy to see they understand each other. It takes Kelly only a few paragraphs to convey all we need to know about Severus and Minerva’s relationship, while keeping them strictly in character.

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Severus Snape: Hansel and Gretel

December 13, 2009 Leave a comment

“Hansel and Gretel” is a Harry Potter ficlet starring Severus Snape. The author is Janus, who’s also written previously recommended Parody Denied.

The story shows how Snape, still a child in a Muggle school, reacts to a famous fairy tale.

That may look like a quite ordinary plot, but the way Janus plays with it makes the fic charming and funny. As you read it, you’ll realise that if you were in Snape’s place, chances are you’d behave in a similar fashion.

Read this ficlet about Severus Snape’s childhood.

Minerva McGonagall/Severus Snape: The Scot and the Snake

December 12, 2009 2 comments

“The Scot and the Snake” is a Harry Potter fanfic starring Severus Snape and Minerva McGonagall. Albus Dumbledore is seen in the fic’s first section as well. The story has been written by joanwilder aka RaeWhit.

The fanfic starts with an argument between Snape and McGonagall, witnessed by Dumbledore, who tries to tame the teachers. Then we have a second scene.

I’m not overly fond of this bickering-followed-by-sex scheme that so many people out there find “hot” (I usually find it ridiculous). Nonetheless, I have to admit this story is witty and engaging enough to make me appreciate the usage of that cliché. Of course, the fact that my friend thamy made me fall for the pairing McGonagall/Snape only adds to my good-will. 😉

The inclusion of feline!McGonagall in the fic makes its sexy parts even sexier. The author plays skilfully with Minerva’s animagus powers. Pity the story isn’t longer.

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Hagrid, McGonagall, Dumbledore, Snape: This Christmas

December 8, 2009 Leave a comment

“This Christmas” is a Harry Potter fanfic featuring Rubeus Hagrid, Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape. The author is strav.

The fic is divided into four sections, each of them dealing solely with one of the aforementioned characters. I found Minerva’s part to be the weakest of all, mainly because it’s too vague. The author might argue this was intentional. However, McGonagall has never been a particularly sentimental character; her rather dramatic portrayal in this fic makes her look a bit OOC, which is why I believe a deeper explanation on her feelings was necessary.

Hagrid’s section is O.K. It could be better. It lacks something. More emotion, perhaps.

By now you must be wondering why I’m recommending this fic anyway.

Remember, this story has four sections. The first half may not be as good as it could have been, but the second one is engaging enough to win a reader’s heart. I won’t tell you much about it; I’ll let you see for yourselves. All I’ll say is that Albus’ section is lovely and amusing, and that the author saved the best for last by making Severus’ section the final one.

Read this Harry Potter fanfic about Hagrid, McGonagall, Dumbledore and Snape.

Severus Snape/Pomona Sprout: Trapped

December 7, 2009 Leave a comment

“Trapped” is a Harry Potter drabble starring Severus Snape and Pomona Sprout. The author is Celandine Brandybuck.

I’m not overly fond of drabbles, but this one is quite amusing. Celandine successfully gets her message across in a few words, as she manages to put both Snape and Professor Sprout to good use. In the end, I was left wanting to read a bit more on this involuntary (on Snape’s side) pairing.

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