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

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

Ultima Ratio

Teen_RiddleSummary: When Hermione gains allegiance of the Elder Wand in 1998 during a rather gruesome fight, she attempts to break the Unbreakable Wand. This throws her back in time to the 1943, where she meet Tom Riddle while he is still at Hogwarts in his sixth year. As she attempts to gain knowledge of how to get back into her own timeline without effecting the future too much, she ends up in a battle of wits and power with the future Lord Voldemort himself and Grindlewald as well. When Tom takes a liking to Hermione despite his dark nature, she has to decide whether she overcome her past to possibly change the future.

Status: Good

Opinion: This story had a lot of very good points and a lot of good battle action scenes that made sense and actually made it seem like the fights were a challenge. The magical theory that is explored in the story is plausible and fascinating. Hermione’s thought process on this one is very complex and the reader can tell that she is very conflicted. At the same time, there were some points that it seems like the characters weren’t changing all that much. The relationship was hard to understand because it didn’t seem to progress much further than selfish reasons and neither character (Tom or Hermione) seemed to understand their own feelings either, which made their thought processes hard to follow. There was also a distinct need for proofreading and fact checking in this storyline as well; there were a lot of errors in major canon spelling that threw me off throughout the storyline.

Length: 737.648 words

Pairings: Tom Riddle/Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger

Warnings: Child Abuse, Abusive relationship, mild gore, dark, time travel

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/420124/chapters/700131