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.
In this story, an empoverished Draco agrees to help Harry in an unusual project. Soon Malfoy finds out that he is going to need help as well.
Not-a-shipper alert: Considering the popularity of the pairing Draco/Harry (or Harry/Draco, I don’t care), I think a fair warning is in order here. I’m not a Drarry shipper. If you’re looking for the kind of review which reinforces the idea that these characters are cute/hot/perfect together, I’m sorry but you won’t find it here. And no, this fic hasn’t “converted me.” Ships aren’t a religion!
Now, onto the actual review:
This fic made me laugh out loud! There’s so much irony and wit in it. The dialogues are a delight to read.
The worldbuilding has been carefully done. I must highlight the potion brewing process, for it feels quite realistic.
Harry is by far the least interesting character in this fic. If he disappeared, I wouldn’t miss him at all. On the other hand, Draco is incredibly likeable here. It’s hard not to care and cheer for him–and this is saying something, as Draco belongs to my “least favourite HP characters” list. Pansy is amazing as well; I love her scenes with Draco. There are still other characters whose names I won’t mention because I want to avoid spoilers, but I can tell you that I loved their participation in this story!
“Learning Curves” is a Harry Potter fanfic featuring Lavender and Cho. It’s been written by ragdoll.
What happens in this story? Lavender has been taking private tutoring sessions with Cho, because she wants to learn all about Quidditch to impress her dear Won Won. However, the particular tutoring session we see in this fic ends up including other topics.
Lavender is often taken for granted by Harry Potter fans—I freely admit I’m guilty of this myself. One of the best things about this story is the author’s ability to make us sympathise with her and try to view things from her perspective. This story made me want to read more (good) fics about (fleshed out) Lavender, and for this I’m deeply grateful to ragdoll. She also did a good job with Cho, portraying her as a seductive and confident girl instead of reducing her to a whiny weak character, like many ficwriters would do.
The sex scenes are most definitely hot! Don’t you like the ship Lavender/Cho? No problem; give this fic a try solely for the erotic scenes.
Even if dub-con is among your squicks (it’s certainly among mine), there are no reasons for you to avoid this story, despite its warnings. Trust me: there are no signs of violence, humiliation, blackmailing or borderline non-con in this fic.
“Remedial Healing” is a Harry Potter fanfic featuring Madam Pomfrey and Hermione Granger. It’s been written by Hijja.
In this story, Madam Pomfrey shows Hermione that witches have their own ways to deal with period cramps.
This is certainly not a perfect fic. There are some parts that don’t seem to belong in the story, such as the section about Susan Bones. And Pomfrey eventually does one thing that I found a bit untasteful (no spoilers this time), but that’s just me; maybe other readers will find it exciting. The fact that Hermione is still underage might scare some (many?) people away too.
If you ignore it all though, you may enjoy the fic for what it really is: a quite hot piece of HP femmeslash. As far as erotic scenes go, the author did a good job here.
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. 😛
“Greeting the Moon” is a Harry Potter fanfic starring Luna Lovegood and a mystery lover. The author is kabal42.
This story reveals some of Luna’s rituals and how they connect with her love/sex life. It’s told from her lover’s POV.
Luna is perfectly in character here: adorable, fascinating and eccentric. 🙂
The best word I can use to define the fic’s atmosphere is “gentle.” Luna and her partner obviously live a peaceful life. No matter if they’re making love or decorating a Christmas tree, you can tell they’re happy together.
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.
If you dislike incest, you’d better stay away from this fanfic. Anyway, it should be noted that this story features not only erotic moments, but also family drama.
The scenes between Bellatrix and Narcissa are very hot. The author added some voyeurism to the mix, making the scenes even stronger. The initial and the final sections focus on family issues, and in both cases noeon did very well too, proving that you don’t need to be wordy to explain the situation your characters are in.
“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.
This fic reveals a hidden world inside the Wizarding World; we get to know it through the eyes of both Minerva and Rita.
It’s a most enthralling story. It reads much like an invitation to a secret club, and of course, once you get in you can’t stop until you’ve fully explored every single bit of it.
The characterisations are entirely convincing. You’ll never have a doubt you’re reading a story about McGonagall and Skeeter.
There are a few OFCs (original female characters) in this fic. Fortunately, they aren’t there to overshadow the canonical ladies, but rather to serve the plot’s purposes, as it should always be. More power to Kelly for that.
“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.
If you don’t like reading about virgin!Hermione, you may want to avoid this fanfic, but know you’d miss a quite cool story. I’m not overly fond of virgin!Hermione myself, and yet I had lots of fun with this fic.
The only downside to it is the way the author explains Hermione’s sexual orientation. The character realises she’s a lesbian, but she does so too quickly and in an excessively simple manner. A few additional sentences might have fixed the problem and made the whole oh-Hermione-is-really-a-lesbian issue much more realistic.
If you couldn’t care less for character development and just want to know about the fanfic’s hot parts, be happy: this story won’t disappoint you at all. 😉 Luna and Hermione’s scenes are delightful.
This fanfic is also very funny. Luna’s explanations and announcements are all didactic, as if she was a teacher (and in a way, she certainly is). Didactic moments often make a story look awkward or plain boring, but the author doesn’t fall into this trap. In fact, she successfully uses Luna’s “lessons” to enhance the fic’s fun atmosphere.
“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.
“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.
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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