Somewhere in Time

thSummary: When Harry, Ginny, Draco, and Hermione are sent back in time by some unknown person, they find them stuck in 1945, along with Tom Riddle in his seventh year. They must learn to navigate the different world while attempting to not change the future too much while also trying to find their way back home. When Riddle takes an unusual interest in Hermione, the future is irreparably changed, especially when they find their way back to the year 2000 and then are promptly sent back.

Status: Good

Opinion: The time travel with four individuals worked very well for this story and lent itself to some entertaining and challenging moments. The relationship between Hermione and Tom let both of them stay themselves and in character.  The changes to the future were well meditated and even the charisma that was evidenced in Tom’s interactions as a teenager gave him must more depth without deviating from the original portrayal. The only strange aspect of the story was the introduction of Salazar Slytherin, though it did add some knowledge to the time travel itself.

Length: 345.363 words

Pairings: Hermione Granger/Tom Riddle, Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley

Warnings: Slight non-con, torture, gore

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/419049/chapters/697161

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Paying for His Pedestal

Cho-Chang-promo-pics-ravenclaw-28214458-1919-2560Summary: After the incident in the ministry, suddenly Harry Potter can do no wrong in the eyes of the wizarding world, which he avidly does not enjoy. He decides to do something just because he “shouldn’t” and rapes Cho Chang during the train ride to Hogwarts and continues to do so several times over the next few weeks. After a while, Cho and Harry find common ground and become each other’s sanity. It is only when Harry refuses to acknowledge the growing relationship and begins to date Ginny that it all becomes strained and they must decide who to choose in the end.

Status: Bad

Opinion: While the story was not difficult to follow and was easy to read, everything was highly sensationalized and over-dramatized. The repetition of phrases, words, and interactions made the entire story redundant and almost boring to read. Overall, the relationships were toxic and the sexual interactions were implausible. The decision to make the story focus on Cho Chang’s perception of the relationship rather than injecting some of Harry’s made the story a little flat and one-dimensional.

Length: 355.462 words

Pairings: Harry Potter/Cho Chang, Cho Chang/Cormac McLaggen, Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley

Warnings: non-con, rape, mature rating

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6665278/chapters/15243934