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

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Life Agendas

Part 2 of 3 part seriesA-1033BK

Summary: After Harry and Draco find out that they are not only soul mates and Ukatae, but are also Emperors of the Ukatae realm, they must handle taking over the wizarding and the Ukatae realm with as little dissent as possible. They discover that one of their close friends is a goddess and seems content with causing as much romantic chaos, babies, and Ukatae as possible. When virtually everyone close to Harry and Draco have been changed to Ukatae, they decide that it is time to take over the Ukatae realm and stop the violence there. It is during this time that the struggle between master and slave comes to life with unusual results.

Status: Good

Opinion: While the first fanfiction in this series was horribly laid out, this one allowed the readers to immerse themselves into the story. Having the background from the first fanfiction helped with the reading of the second immensely. The character relationships were developed slowly and carefully instead of suddenly and the story progressed at a nice speed. Though the story is long, there are enough mini-climaxes to make the story interesting and it culminates in the final battle very well. The transition in the third story left it so you want to read on further to see what happens to certain characters, but wraps up the rest of the storyline nicely. The reader could stop at this story if they wanted to. That being said, a lot of the interactions seemed out of character even in the current storyline.

Length: 661.990 words

Pairings: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter, Severus Snape/Hermione Granger, Lucius Malfoy/Sirius Black, Ginny Weasley/Blaise Zabini, Pansy Parkinson/Charlie Weasley, Tom Riddle/Luna Lovegood, Dudley Dursley/Neville Longbottom, OC/OC

Warnings: Creature Fic, Dark Harry/Hermione, very gory, ritualistic

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/540774/chapters/961232

 

Life Renovations

Part 1 of 3 part seriesdark_elf_male_by_untitliel

Summary: Snape and Draco find Harry almost at death’s door after a beating from the Dursleys, and he finds himself in a unique situation. Draco and him have a soul mate bond that is turning them into an endangered magical creature. After Harry and Draco (who have realized that they liked each other long before the introduction of the soul mate bond) have gone through their inheritance, they discover that they are magical beings called Ukatae and have four bodyguards following them around to help protect them in their new world. During this entire process, they discover that Dumbledore created Tom Riddle and was the direct cause of the Potters’ deaths, causing an unlikely alliance between the Dark and the Light.

Status: Bad

Opinion: The reader is dumped into the middle of the story without any prelude. The storyline progresses similarly to what I would expect from several chapters in, right from the very beginning. It makes the story very hard to get into and follow. While some of the main questions are answered throughout, we do miss the character development quite a bit. Even when the Ukatae characters are introduced, they are hard to relate to. The thing that made the story harder to read is the fact that most events/emotions are immediately understood by everyone without any confusion, even the changing to the Ukatae was just taken as a given. Some of the relationships were well-developed, but there didn’t seem to be any lead-up.

Length: 288.592 words

Pairings: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter, Severus Snape/Hermione Granger, Lucius Malfoy/Sirius Black, Ginny Weasley/Blaise Zabini, Pansy Parkinson/Charlie Weasley

Warnings: Creature Fic, Dark Harry/Hermione, Very gory, Ritualistic

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/445263/chapters/761491

Phoenix Rising

Part 7 of 17 part series6621f0e6eb5dba1ba5835912c202d7d5

Summary: This part of the story was the culmination of the fight with Voldemort following Dylan’s introduction into the Death Eaters. Snape, Remus, and Blackmore’s goals are to attempt to turn the children of Slytherin away from the “certain” path to the Death Eaters, all while attempting to keep their cover and not alert their parents in the process. Both Snape and Sirius learn to mature and accept each other for who they are, while not becoming friends, they at least don’t hate each other anymore. Dylan struggles with the path that he is now on, especially when Voldemort reveals exactly why he forced his hand in joining the Death Eaters: dark roses that can suck the blood out of a human body at the command of the head of the Rosier family. All the while, Albus recruits some very strong allies in the non-human world and from Snape’s Japanese friends. In the end, Voldemort attacks Hogwarts and forces the decision with the children of the Death Eaters to make their choices: stand with Hogwarts or stand with their parents.

Status: Good

Opinion: I feel like the characterization of the Slytherin children and what their home lives were like was very well done in this story. Their decision in the end to turn away from their parents was not surprising, nor without a clear path to how that decision was made. Some of the students had to make a last minute choice based on little clear thought, but most of them had several key moments in their thinking. The reason why this was not given a higher rating was because a few of the relationship seemed a little arbitrary and throw together at the very end without a lot of build-up. That being said, the relationships still made sense. The one thing that I could not bring myself to like was that, in this alternate universe, the reason that Harry could speak Parseltongue was because Voldemort was his grandfather through rape on Lily’s side! It seemed to be a convoluted way of introducing the Slytherin side, and was very out of character for Voldemort. This threw me off so much in the end, that I felt that the climax didn’t get the full impact that it could have.

Length: 333,231 words

Pairings: Severus Snape/Remus Lupin, the beginning of Ginny/Harry, Sirius Black/Branwen Blackmore, OC/OC

Warnings: Alternate Universe, mild gore, pregnancy sacrifice, mild mention of rape

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3139046/chapters/6805694

Three’s A Crowd (or Summer Vacation II)

Part 4 of 17 part seriesSirius-Black-Wallpaper-sirius-black-32913977-1024-768

Summary: After Goblet of Fire, Sirius, Lupin, and Snape all end up living in Lupin’s home for the summer vacation, causing some interesting arguments between Sirius and Snape. The three of them have to work around how to live together civilly while also dealing with the fact that their relationships with each other have changed. All the while, Snape goes back to Voldemort, getting tortured in the process. Their memories turn to Professor Blackmore’s last few weeks before she disappeared.

Status: Fantastic

Opinion: I liked this chapter as well because it shows how relationships can change over time or with the addition of new people. Lupin no longer needed Sirius because of Snape, but Sirius still wanted to be a part of his pack. Over the course of the chapter, Sirius begins to realize how much Snape truly does care for Lupin, especially after he comes back from Voldemort and needs comfort. I enjoyed the discussion that they had about Professor Blackmore as it showed that they all had a common ally who they didn’t completely understand, but respected all the same. For such a short chapter, it had a lot of content.

Length: 15,192

Pairings: Severus Snape/Remus Lupin

Warnings: Alternative Universe, very smutty chapter

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3121307