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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The Hog’s Head

Hogs HeadSummary: After the defeat of Voldemort, Harry and Ginny rekindle their relationship; quickly discovering that their relationship seems to be going very easily. Ginny goes back to Hogwarts for her last year, while Harry decides that he would like to run the Hog’s Head in Hogsmeade, just to be closer to her. However, running a business isn’t as easy as Harry believes and as Death Eater related vandalism begins to disrupt his life, Harry starts to wonder if he will ever be just normal. As not only Harry, but also Ginny is targeted, Harry finds himself entering the Auror program just to solve the mystery of who is behind the mysterious happenings in Hogsmeade.

Status: Good

Opinion: This story was well laid out with multiple suspense filled moments that made it seem like a mystery novel. The relationship between Harry and Ginny seemed rushed at first, but as the story progressed and the stressors changed, so too did the strength of the relationship. Their high level of connectiveness was also explain rather nicely in the end as well. The idea of Harry running away from anything regarding academics or the Auror program was a good one that lead to a lot of discussions.

Length: 386.745 words

Pairings: Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley, Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom/OC

Warnings: mild mentions of torture

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4215900/chapters/9530346

Harry Potter: Made for Each Other

black bearTitle: Harry Potter: Made for Each Other

Summary: During the Battle for Hogwarts, Lucius Malfoy discovers that he has found his veela soulmate. When no one comes for him, he knows he will die in Azkaban without them, but then he is saved by the most unlikely of people: Harry Potter. The two of them must learn about each other and see behind the masks of what the wizarding world sees, while also adjusting to being veela. In the meantime, Molly and Ginny Weasley are struggling to come to terms with the fact that Harry will not be a Weasley, even going so far as to kidnap him. After dealing with the Weasley women, Harry learns that his life will never be normal and also what it means to have a family.

Status: Good

Opinion: A guilty pleasure fanfiction, this story is actually well handled. There is a lot of explicit sexual contact from three separate couples, as well as a lot of sweet moments as well. The relationship between Harry and Lucius is slightly underdeveloped at the beginning, but expands as the fanfiction evolves. Their explanation is that as soulmates, Harry and Lucius would have less fights and fit together easier. Pregnant Harry was amusing, but perhaps not all accurate as some of the symptoms of pregnancy seemed to be overblown. Overall the story was less about action and drama and more about life after the war itself.

Length: 390.801 words

Pairings: Lucius Malfoy/Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy/Twins, Severus Snape/Remus Lupin/Sirius Black

Warnings: explicit gay sex, veela, mpreg

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/384316/chapters/629175

Never Alone

Ruby-7-1200x915Summary: When the Dursley household is destroyed during the summer, Harry is sent to leave with Severus Snape. He must learn what it means to trust an adult and other people to survive the summer. When Draco Malfoy joins them after his own mother’s death, Harry and him begin to create an unbreakable bond. This is slightly changed when Draco has temporary amnesia after a Death Eater attack. Harry shares all of the information about the Horcruxes with his new found family and even learns the price of self-sacrifice.

Status: Good

Opinion: The story premise was good and well-written, but the story itself was not very memorable. The relationship grew slowly enough to make them realistic, but there were not many moments where the characters were conflicted about anything, which made for a bland story. Ron’s reaction to Harry being friends with Draco and Snape was irrational and sudden, as was his reintroduction to the story. The Horcrux hunting seemed much less dramatic in this story as well, though the added information about Tom Riddle was interesting. There were a several major character deaths that happened that didn’t seem to affect the story all that much as well, which felt anti-climatic with their build-ups.

Length: 397.743 words

Pairings: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter, Remus Lupin/Severus Snape, Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley

Warnings: Suicide mention, gory deaths

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3377003/chapters/7386758

The Price of Valour

Mungos_TraumaSummary: When Harry is struck down by a mysterious magical illness that prevents him from being able to walk and handle magical interference, Draco Malfoy is the one to take over his care. As Harry adjusts to not being able to take care of himself, he must also learn what it means to have someone’s attention solely focused on him. When it comes to light that Ginny Weasley is the one who started the problems, combined with other Dark magic, Harry and Draco must figure out how to resolve the problem and also learn to love each other while under a Healer/patient relationship.

Status: Good

Opinion: This story has a lot of character development in terms of both Harry and Draco. Their relationship does border on obsessive, which is not quite healthy, but the story acknowledges this. The struggle of Harry’s loss of ability to handle magic definitely showed character struggle on both parties, Healer and patient. The breakdown of Ron and Hermione’s relationship was a little lackluster and honestly could have used more extrapolation, but as Harry barely saw either Ron or Hermione, even when they were staying in the same house, it was understandable. Overall, the story was well written, but I personally was not fond of the relationship as a whole.

Length: 406.814 words

Pairings: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley, Narcissa Malfoy/Kingsley Shacklebolt

Warnings: Healer/patient relationship, mild medical kinks, paralysis

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/903791/chapters/1748088

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Gryphon-black_largeSummary: When Hermione turns herself into a cat in her second year, Snape offers to take her on as his apprentice. Her acceptance of his offer leads to Hermione’s training as a warrior, potioneer, and animagus. She learns quickly that outer appearances do not always what they appear to be as she grows in strength along with Draco and Snape. When Viktor Krum and his band of Durmstrang boys reveal that they are animagi as well, they begin to develop a Pack that is so strong that nothing can tear them apart, even the war with Voldemort. With Severus at the helm of the Pack, they defeat Voldemort from behind the scenes, changing the course of history with as little bloodshed as possible. It is only as “freaks of nature” that they learn what family truly means.

Status: Good

Opinion: The beginning of this story was very well handled and I actually enjoyed the duplicity of Hermione, Snape, and Draco. The minor changes to the storyline made sense and had background for the choices. I enjoyed the minor traits of cat that Hermione retained after her mistake with the Polyjuice potion and the sense of pack that was created with the Durmstrang boys. The relationship between Hermione and Krum was well built and stronger in this universe than in the canon one. The ramifications of Ginny’s time with the diary were explored thoroughly. That being said, the story began to drag on a little near the end, and the “Pack Song” aspect could have been left out without hurting the story. The last chapter was heartbreaking, but the story could have been better had the epilogue regarding Hermione and Viktor’s children been left out. Their story seemed rushed and didn’t add much to the final moments of the story.

Length: 441.879 words

Pairings: Hermione Granger/Viktor Krum

Warnings: mild violence

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3630213/chapters/8016714

Starting Over

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Summary: After the war ends, Harry and the trio are thrown into a media frenzy that takes months for them to get out of. During this entire time, Ginny is waiting to hear from Harry about possibly restarting their relationship while trying to get George to join the living again. When he finally reappears at the Weasley home, he doesn’t seem to know how to handle her, and the disappears again for essentially Auror bootcamp. When he gets back, their relationship seems strained due to Dean Thomas’ reentrance into Ginny’s life and only comes to an understanding after Ginny is taken hostage by Greyback. Even though Harry warns Ginny about the power of the press, she decides to make their relationship public, right before she goes back to Hogwarts

Status: Good

Opinion: This story, while short, introduces the reader to the world right after the fall of Voldemort and also shows how brutal the press could be to the Golden Trio. Every person is struggling to some degree in this story, which makes sense for the time. Ginny and Harry do seem to have a much more strained relationship than I feel was necessary at the time, but Greyback taking Ginny seemed like the last push that they needed to rekindle it.

Length: 60.878 words

Pairings: Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley, Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger

Warnings: Mild tones of depression

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/571142/chapters/1023212

Fate is a Four Letter Word

captureSummary: When Ginny Potter is brutally murdered while in bed with her lover, Draco Malfoy, a now middle aged Harry must go back in the public eye to find out who her murderer was. When it turns out that Malfoy is completely innocent, Harry himself is put up for the murder charge. It is up to him, Severus Snape, Kingsley Shacklebolt, and the Weasleys to discover how deep the murder goes and navigate the legal system all the while. During a Ministry attack and from a surprisingly reliable spy, it comes to light that the person behind the attacks is none other than the head of the MLE, now they must find enough proof to convict her and her accomplices. While all this is going on, Harry must learn what it means to be in a loving relationship after the dissolution of his own relationship with Ginny.

Status: Good

Opinion: The legal aspects of this story was very well handled and showed the many flaws that the British Wizarding World had to face. There was very good dialogue about creature rights and magical theory throughout the story as well. The relationship between Harry, Severus, and Kingsley I wish had a little more build up on the latter twos’ parts, but the relationship was well taken care of. The one downside of this story was that there were a lot of subplots that muddled the storyline and occasionally made it difficult to follow along. It did have a good balance of high and slow paced action, and it was fascinating to watch the author’s perspective on what Harry’s relationship with his children would be like.

Length: 525.304 words

Pairings: Harry Potter/Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt, Draco Malfoy/Ginny Weasley, Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger, Lucius Malfoy/OC

Warnings: Mild Gore, Age-Gap relationships

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4267422/chapters/9661617

Teaching Miss Granger

x354-q80Summary: After Professor Snape finds Hermione in a sexual embrace with one of his most “experienced” Slytherins after curfew, he takes into himself to punish her by spanking her. To her chagrin, she finds out that she enjoys the discipline and tries to find other people to satisfy her needs. Only when Hermione can’t, does she return to Snape’s arms. As Snape introduces Hermione to the world of BDSM and a club called Eros, they discover that they meet each other’s
needs well, but now they have to deal with the reaction of the rest of the Wizarding World.

Status: Good

Opinion: This story actually had a lot of character development and relationship building, both between Snape and Hermione, but Hermione and Draco Malfoy as well. The sexual scenes are slightly unrealistic because most women cannot orgasm that many times in one night, but they also made her exhaustion match it. There isn’t much of an external plot other than the relationship building, but the scenes within the story were so varied that it never seemed dull or boring. I wish that there was more information on how Hermione was handling her other relationship (Harry and Ron) outside of Snape’s quarters, but it wasn’t handled poorly either.

Length: 472.808 words

Pairings: Severus Snape/Hermione Granger, Severus Snape/Hermione Granger/Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger/OC

Warnings: Teacher/Student relationship, BDSM, Explicit

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5837464/chapters/13453234

A Big Happy Weasley Family

WeasleysSummary: Long ago, the Weasley Family was cursed to never be able to sexually satisfy their wives and the Peverell line would be the ones to do so. When Arthur discovers Harry and Ginny together, he begins to fantasize about Harry and Molly together. Ginny, being unable to keep up with Harry’s appetites, agrees. This begins a long montage of Weasley men coming to Harry to satisfy their women as they watch. All the while, Harry is slowly losing himself to the Elder Wand’s powers, his need for power and bloodlust and lack of emotions begins to bother him. He finds himself struggling to overcome it and discover how to control the Elder Wand now that he has began to use it, or he has the possibility of losing everything he loves.

Status: Good

Opinion: This fanfiction is mostly porn; it went above and beyond smut. Every chapter has Harry having sex with at least one of the Weasley significant others, Gabrielle Delacour, or even random girls in Gryffindor. That being said, the plot with the Deathly Hallows slowly taking over Harry was very well developed and handled well. The sex scenes, while seemingly unrealistic, were explained by the curse and the magic of the Elder Wand. The resolution was satisfying and the theory sound, both with his relationship with the girls and with the Hallows.

Length: 110.073 words.

Pairings: Harry Potter/Hermione Granger/Ginny Weasley/Molly Weasley/Audrey Weasley/Fleur Weasley/Gabrielle Delacour/OC

Warnings: Very very explicit, Harem fic

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4413323/chapters/10023830