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Ginny Weasley: A High Price

December 24, 2010 Leave a comment

“A High Price” is a Harry Potter fanfic starring Ginny Weasley. It’s been written by Ayla Pascal.

This story deals with the lengths Ginny goes to obtain something that is very important to her.

This story doesn’t fit into canon, but do you know what? This mature, dark-ish portrayal of Ginny is totally convincing. The author makes the readers believe that yes, Ginny might have acted the way she does in this fic if Harry Potter wasn’t a book series for children.

Click here to read this HP fic about Ginny Weasley.

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Hermione Granger/Harry Potter: Life

December 24, 2010 Leave a comment

“Life” is a HP fanfic starring Harry Potter and Hermione Granger. The author is Ayla Pascal.

This story deals with Harry’s decision to leave the wizarding world–his wife Hermione follows him–and the consequences of their moving to a Muggle village.

This is my favourite type of shippy fic: it falls midway between gen and het (you can replace “het” by “femmeslash” or “slash” and my statement will remain true, but given the pairing it’s obvious that this is a het fic). The story shows us how the characters are affected both as a couple and as individuals. Although Harry and Hermione’s relationship isn’t the happiest of all, you can rest assured that the author doesn’t indulge in melodramatic scenes nor over-the-top dialogues. Oh, and I love how the ending does justice to Hermione’s cleverness!

Click here to read this fic featuring Harry and Hermione.

Hermione Granger: Mudblood Act

December 24, 2010 Leave a comment

“Mudblood Act” is a Harry Potter fanfic starring Hermione Granger. The author is Ayla Pascal.

In this dystopian story, Voldemort has won the war and life becomes really hard for Mudbloods. The fic shows us this new, darker world through Hermione’s eyes.

I wouldn’t say this is a perfect story. The ending doesn’t give the readers a sense of completion. Besides, the fic contains the tired, unconvincing cliché “he raped me but I couldn’t help an orgasm.” With that being said, I urge you to read this fic if you are looking for a well-written, thoroughly believeable dystopia. The world, the laws, the society described by the author are all fascinating–in a sad, twisted way. The more you read about it, the more you want to know.

The characterisations are all perfect. And I’m glad that Narcissa wasn’t depicted as a villain, but as a rather sympathetic and almost friendly character instead–well, as sympathetic and friendly as the circumstances allowed her to be.

Read this HP dystopian fic featuring Hermione Granger.

Neville Longbottom/Pomona Sprout: Immortal Beloved

November 1, 2010 Leave a comment

“Immortal Beloved” is a Harry Potter drabble featuring Neville and Sprout. The author is ellensmithee.

Months ago I mentioned here that I’m not overly fond of drabbles. This statement was included in a rec for a drabble starring Snape and… Sprout. Talk about nice coincidences! Anyway, if there were more drabbles like “Immortal Beloved” out there, you’d see me flooding this blog with drabble recs. I won’t say more; just go and read this HP fic.

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.

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.

Click here to read this HP fic starring Rita and Severus.

Hermione Granger/Neville Longbottom: Surprisingly Well

January 14, 2010 1 comment

“Surprisingly Well” is a lovely Harry Potter fanfic starring Hermione Granger and Neville Longbottom. It’s been written by darth_gojira.

What’s this story about? Well, the author wrote it as a response to the prompt fem dom, which really was one my requests at [info]saying_yes_2010.

Now, think about a woman who smiles nonstop while reading a fic. That would be me! 🙂 I love Neville, I love Hermione, I love Neville/Hermione as a ship and fem dom is a major kink of mine. The fic has it all; of course I was more than prone to like it. But what made me really happy was that darth_gojira stuck to the “fem dom” prompt all the time, never deviating from it and always showing it in a positive light.

The author did a good job with the characterisations; both Hermione and Neville are easily recognisable. Besides, I liked the way darth_gojira worked several little details from HP canon into the story, making it all the more believable.

Click here now to read this highly enjoyable HP fic featuring Neville and Hermione. Don’t forget to give the author some well-deserved comment love! 😉

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.

Click here to read this fanfic about Severus Snape and Minerva McGonagall.

Charlie Weasley/Nymphadora Tonks: Squeezing Something In Before the Holidays

December 31, 2009 Leave a comment

“Squeezing Something In Before the Holidays” is a HP het fic starring Charlie Weasley and Tonks. It’s been written by florahart.

This is pure PWP fun. Charlie and Tonks have sex in an empty classroom and make plans for more encounters.

I can’t believe I had never recommended any fics about Tonks before! I like her so much! Especially when ficwriters portray her like the author of this story did: bold, charming and fun. It’s not that Charlie isn’t an interesting character in his own right, but this fic wouldn’t be nearly as good as it is if his partner wasn’t my dear Nymphadora.

Only one complaint: the couple’s plans for the next day made me so curious that now I want to kill florahart for not having described the execution of said plans. 😛

Click here to read this fanfic featuring Nympahdora Tonks and Charlie Weasley.

Harry Potter/Luna Lovegood, Ginny Weasley: Quixotic

December 26, 2009 Leave a comment

“Quixotic” is a fanfic starring Harry Potter, Luna Lovegood and Ginny Weasley. It’s been written by artemis_sparks.

In this story, Ginny breaks up with Harry and he finds comfort in his friendship—which eventually grows into something else—with Luna.

First of all, I want to thank Ayla Pascal for suggesting that I read this fic. Apparently Ayla has mind-reading powers: I was determined to have my next rec be a Harry/Luna fic, so her message reached me in a most appropriate moment; besides, she guessed exactly the kind of story I’d like to read, and trust me, this is something many people would get totally wrong even after reading about my preferences.

The author did a great job with the characterisations. Harry is his usual selfish, annoying and whiny self; Luna is, well, entirely Luna-esque; Ginny is in character too.

By the way, one thing I must praise artemis_sparks for is the way she dealt with Ginny, both as an individual and as Harry’s love interest. I don’t loathe the ship Harry/Ginny, I just find it utterly lame; while I dislike Harry, I certainly don’t hate Ginny. Yet, this is for the most part a Harry/Luna fic. So it would have been too easy for the writer to engage in some sort of Ginny bashing, and develop the plot so as to lead the readers to believe Luna is the only worthy woman in the world. As I read the fic, I grew more an more concerned, fearing that at any instant the author would fall into such traps. Fortunately, it never happened.

I loved the interactions between Luna and Harry. She helps him see old things with fresh eyes, in a way that is very much hers. I also liked the scenes with baby Teddy. Normally, I’m not too interested in small children, but Teddy’s presence in this fic is important. His reactions to the grown-ups’ actions and the way they behave towards him add a lot to the story.

The ending wasn’t the one I expected and this is precisely one of the strongest points in this fic. I’m going to post spoilers about it below. If you dislike spoilers, you can quit reading this review now and click here to read a very good Harry/Luna (and Ginny) fanfic.

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Lucius Malfoy/Narcissa Malfoy: Mating Games

December 21, 2009 Leave a comment

“Mating Games” is a Harry Potter fanfic featuring Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy and written by snapesgirl_62.

In this story, Narcissa wants to not only get pregnant, but also fulfil her fantasies involving her husband’s long hair.

There’s an old-fashioned flavour to Lucius and Narcissa’s relationship that makes this story strangely charming. They definitely don’t look like a couple from the second half of the 20th century—and if they did, perhaps this fic wouldn’t be so pleasing to the eyes.

The sexy scenes are great. The author proved that kinky stories do not have to be gross to engage the readers.

Click here to read this fic about Narcissa and Lucius Malfoy.

Lucius Malfoy/Hermione Granger: Ten Years

December 17, 2009 4 comments

“Ten Years” is a Lucius Malfoy/Hermione Granger fanfic. Its author is Ayla Pascal.

In this story, Lucius is imprisioned in Azkaban and has to play the domination/submission game set by Hermione. Some passages hint at events which took place ten years before, hence the fic’s title.

From what I’ve gathered out there, this is an atypical LM/HG fic, because here we have dominant!Hermione imposing her will on submissive!Lucius, whereas most fics about this pairing go the opposite route. No wonder I liked this fanfic; I adore femdom/malesub stories. On the other hand, it seems I’ll dislike most fics about this ship, so this will probably remain as my single LM/HG rec for a long time.

I normally despise dub-con/non-con stuff, and this fic does contain non-con elements, both on Lucius’ and on Hermione’s side. Consequently, I should have hated this story. Yet, I didn’t feel disgusted at it, although I admit it’s somewhat disturbing. More power to Ayla, who is competent enough to describe an obviously unhinged relationship in an almost acceptable fashion.

Read this Harry Potter fanfic starring Hermione Granger and Lucius Malfoy.

Ginny Weasley/Voldemort: The Road Less Travelled

December 13, 2009 Leave a comment

“The Road Less Travelled” is a Harry Potter fanfic starring Ginny Weasley and Lord Voldemort. The author’s name hasn’t been revealed yet; as soon as I find it out, I’ll update this post with the info.

In this AU fic, Ginny has never forgotten Tom Riddle, so she ends up joining Voldemort and the Death Eaters.

This is a twisted fairy tale, as you’ll see when you read the first and the final sections. What we have in between these parts is a gripping story, led by a fascinating dark!Ginny.

The author avoided all of the possible saccharine traps that a Ginny-who-still-cares-for-Riddle fanfic might hide. Instead of writing a silly romance, s/he focused on the ongoing war as a way to develop the plot and the characters. This (correct) choice makes the story all the more compelling.

Click here to read this fanfic about a mischievous Ginny and her beloved Voldemort.

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.

Read this Snape/McGonagall fanfic.

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.

Hermione Granger/James Potter II: Detour

December 6, 2009 Leave a comment

“Detour” is a Harry Potter fanfic starring Hermione Granger and Harry’s son, James. The author is jtav. The fic is officially rated R, but it’s NC-17 in my book.

In this story, James Apparates in the wrong place … or maybe in the right place, depending on your view. 😉

My interest in Harry Potter fanfiction about the next generation is quite scarce. Nevertheless, this story contains scenes which are too hot to be ignored. Hermione’s reaction to the situation is intriguing, because it leaves you wondering what’s going on her mind. If she had reacted in a negative manner, this would look like a moralist fic, which isn’t the case. (Not that moralist fanfics are necessarily bad, mind you.)

If you like reading about voyeurism and masturbation, don’t miss this fic.

Read this Harry Potter fanfic about Hermione and James II.

Lily Evans/Horace Slughorn: Something Old, Something New

December 6, 2009 Leave a comment

“Something Old, Something New” is a HP fanfic starring Lily Evans (just about to become Lily Potter) and Professor Horace Slughorn. It’s been written by purplefluffycat and deals with infidelity.

I confess I don’t really like this topic. In other fandoms I rarely ever read fanfics about adultery if I’m warned in advance. However, I’ve realised I’m a bit more tolerant when it comes to infidelity in Harry Potter fanfiction, as long as the unfaithful one is a female character. Still, this doesn’t apply to all HP female characters and depends highly on how well-written (or not) a fanfic is.

This one happens to be a pretty good short story. I’ve never thought about Lily and Slughorn as a potential pairing. I used to think of his feelings towards his student as purely paternal. But this fanfic is truly convincing! It makes you wonder how Lily and Slughorn’s relationship might have been, and you shouldn’t be surprised if you end up cheering for them. 🙂

Read this Harry Potter fanfic featuring Lily Evans and Horace Slughorn.

Percy Weasley/Ginny Weasley: A Galleon and a Good Time

December 5, 2009 Leave a comment

“A Galleon and a Good Time” is a Harry Potter fanfic about incest, featuring Percy and Ginny Weasley. Errrr … well, yeah. No wonder it falls under my “guilty pleasures” category.

This story has been written by thegildedmagpie.

Besides dealing with incest, this Harry Potter fanfic also includes “chan,” i. e., an underaged character engages in activities of a sexual nature. I’m talking about 12-year-old Ginny. Yeah.

Normally I avoid this kind of story. However, I don’t know what happened to me this time, because … well, I caught myself reading and actually enjoying the fic. Percy’s characterisation is excellent, the hot scenes are *hot* indeed and the final paragraph is even dirtier than the rest of the story.

Do not read this Harry Potter fanfic if you don’t feel comfortable with its controversial topics. I’m warning you. On the other hand, if you’re O.K. with incest, chan and the such, you’ll probably love this story.

A pink rose photo by Christine (photogirl7 at Flickr)
Photo by photogirl7

What? Do you want to know what this photo is doing here? Well, my good friend thamy complained about “the lack of pink on this blog.” So I thought I should insert a random yet appropriate photo somewhere just to have her shut up. 😛 And since that Percy/Ginny fanfic does mention the colour pink a few times, I guess said random photo belongs here. 😉

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