Of Hearts and Heroes

0c211a03743c41baed2ca9a36d11e9caSummary: When Sirius dies, Harry goes into a deep depression that only the reemergence of his Empath American cousin, Adrianna, can bring him out of. While Adriana takes Harry to Japan for training for the summer without anyone else knowing, Ron and Hermione are starting a new relationship based around Ron’s inability to keep the nightmares away unless Hermione is near. When Adrianna shows up with Harry, all four students (including Ginny) must beginning training and learning what they are best at for the sake of defeating Voldemort.

Status: Meh

Opinion: There was a lot left unexplained in this fanfiction, including details of Adrianna’s Empathy and how her “American” magic works. The story was well-written with wonderful characterization, even of the more minor characters, but the plot was lacking. The storyline just ends with no resolution; the reader does not learn anything about the major plotlines, including how the four students end up defeating Voldemort or how Adrianna’s Empathy relates to the larger picture. The interaction between Ron and Hermione was very good and I enjoyed reading about their insecurities and how they overcame them and their story arc was the only one to have any real resolution.

Length: 404.433 words

Pairings: Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger, Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley, Bill Weasley/Nymphadora Tonks, Charlie Weasley/OC

Warnings: Mild gore

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4670303/chapters/10658006

Harry Potter: Blessed by Fates

heirloom-cradle-kit-LG-748b110Summary: When Harry and the trio go back to school after the fall of Voldemort, he decides to turn a new leaf and become friends with Draco Malfoy. This leads to Harry learning that he is homosexual and has a serious crush on Lucius Malfoy. In the background, Molly Weasley is discovered to be suffering from a major mental illness that she has been stifling with an illegal, highly dangerous potion. It causes her to attack her family, leading to some very difficult situations. When Harry learns that Lucius loves him as well, they must learn what it means to be a family, very quickly. All the while, all of the Gryffindors are discovering what its like to find their Slytherin.

Status: Bad

Opinion: This fanfiction seems to be a compilation of every crack relationship with little to no build up. The writing is inconsistent and often contradicts itself in the middle of a paragraph. The most memorable was that a character withdrew his Ebony wand, and then stated that it was Cherry. There were a lot of name mixups in crucial points that made it hard to follow what was going on. The storyline with Molly was actually well developed, but it needed a little more lead-up as well. The over exaggeration of how pregnancy hormones work as well was very off-putting and honestly seemed a little demeaning. The storyline just seemed to move too fast to make any sense; everyone was getting married and having children far too quickly.

Length: 429.340 words

Pairings: Lucius Malfoy/Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy/Bill Weasley, Hermione Granger/Fred Weasley, Neville Longbottom/Ron Weasley, Remus Lupin/Severus Snape

Warnings: smutty, male pregnancy

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/627847/chapters/