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08 August 2009 @ 11:06 pm
Recs: Harry Potter  
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Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy

Secrets by Vorabiza
[ 411 200 words ] [ R/NC-17] [ Harry/Draco ] [ post-HBP ]
Beginning with Draco's unexpected arrival at the Dursleys, Harry's summer after sixth year becomes filled with activity and many secrets. As his summer progresses, Harry generates several unexpected allies as he finds himself actively becoming the leader of the Light side.
Cosmic's comments: Probably the longest fic I've ever read. Fantastic take on... pretty much everything. They way the Horcruxes are handled is pretty much better than DH. Though the main characters are a bit too hormonal at times (switching from happy to angry to upset to crying in less than five minutes at times), making them a bit OOC, it feels quite real and is a lovely read.

Paws of Fury by Veritas
[ WIP ] [ NC-17 ] [ Harry/Draco ] [ EWE ]
Yes, it's a Kitten!Harry fic. I know - but it was there and I had to get it out of my system. Give it a chance.
Cosmic's comments: WIP. In my recs so that I can remember to follow it. So far, very good.

* Squibs by kestrelsparhawk
[ 52 000 words ] [ NC-17 ] [ Harry/Draco ] [ epilogue compliant ]
Harry has a respectable life: devoted to his family, teacher to the least-talented of the Wizarding community, retired hero. The Prophet hasn’t caught on to a few things, such as the fact that Harry is gay. He and Ginny want to keep it that way. It’s not a great life, but it’s his – until one day, an old school rival comes by to investigate his class. Suddenly, Harry’s life is no longer predictable.
Cosmic's comments: This is lovely. Fantastic. It has plot, which I always appreciate, it has realistic kids, and it has a fantastic characterization of Harry and Draco. It's also epilogue compliant, which is great. Extremely well-written and a joy to read :)

Small blessings by oldenuf2nb
[ 37 000 words ] [ R ] [ Harry/Draco ] [ EWE ]
After the war, Harry opens an orphanage with the help of a surprising friend. When he adopts an infant left on his doorstep, he has no idea what fate has in store for him.
Cosmic's comments: I love kid!fic. This is a wonderfully warm and adorable one.

Of Hoof Picks, Centaurs, and Flight by blamebrampton
[ 21 000 words ] [ PG ] [ Harry/Draco ] [ EWE for Harry and Draco ]
Harry has promised that he will not do anything to upset the new head of Magical Creatures. Even if it is Draco Malfoy. When three centaur foals appear in Cumbria, far from the Forbidden Forest and all too close to Muggles, Harry’s promise is thoroughly tested. To say nothing of his equestrian skills.
Cosmic's comments: Wonderful dialogue, fun story, and more than enough snarkiness to go 'round. Briliant.

Anything by red_rahl; both her chibis and her other art is fantastic
Fya-shellk's HP gallery (mostly Harry, Draco and Harry/Draco, but there is at least one Harry/Snape as well)

Harry Potter/Severus Snape

Felinated by the_con_cept | more of this author
[ 17 800 words ] [ PG-13 [ Harry/Snape ] [ post-DH epilogue ]
A potions accident leaves Snape as a cat until who-knows-when. Harry’s already got his hands full when a prankster starts sabotaging the rebuilding of Hogwarts. But what if it’s not just a prank?
Cosmic's commments: Witty writing and there's even a plot! A bit OOC in the end, but still great fun.

* Dear Diary... by bethbethbeth
[ 5 600 words ] [ PG-13 ] [ Harry/Snape ] [ alive!Snape post-DH epilogue ]
"It was possible that Harry Potter had done too good a job of rehabilitating the reputation of Severus Snape."
Cosmic's comments: Adorable! Featuring the Potter children and it's just so cute.

Veritas Vos Liberabit by the_con_cept | more of this author
[ oneshot ] [ PG-13 ] [ Harry/Snape ] [ AU!7th year ]
Another of my humorous takes on a ‘cliché’ fic idea. Harry is just about to graduate from Hogwarts, and there are some things that Severus doesn’t want to get off his chest. Unfortunately, he doesn’t get much of a choice.
Cosmic's comments: An honest Snape is a fun Snape ;)

A little death by schemingreader | more of this author
[ oneshot ] [ R ] [ Harry/Snape ] [ EWE ]
A hurt/comfort Snarry fic in Spenserian stanzas.

Learning the landscape by bethbethbeth
[ 21 000 words ] [ R/NC-17 ] [ Harry/Snape ] [ AU ]
Second generation celebrity, pop sensation, rising movie star: Harry Potter is looking for something more meaningful in his life than mere fame. However, when he inexplicably decides to make ex-con Steven Snape part of that "something more meaningful," well...it's too much to expect the press to ignore it forever.
Cosmic's comments: I'm not too fond of this type of AU, but I've fallen in love with bethbethbeth's stories and this one is fantastic. In character, as far as they can be when there's no inherent animosity from Snape concerning Harry's father.

Truth by thisveryinstant
[ 12 000 words ] [ NC-17 ] [ Harry/Snape ] [ 6th year ] [ warning: underage ]
Harry's 6th year potions class brews a weak truth serum. Harry gets high. Snape loses it. Mayhem ensues.
Cosmic's comments: Quite dark, but delicious.

All things but love by isiscolo | more of this author
[ 1 750 words ] [ PG ] [ Harry/Snape ] [ post-Hogwarts ]
Harry looks for the love he ran from fifteen years earlier.
Cosmic's comments: I wish this was longer...

Nine-tenths of the law by Aucta Sinistra | more of this author
[ 24 800 words ] [ NC-17 ] [ Harry/Snape ] [ EWE ]
Snape leaves Harry something not even Hermione can identify.
Cosmic's commments: A little bit on the darker side in parts, but still quite sweet.

Severus and the Crup by Josan
[ 36 500 words ] [ NC-17 ] [ Harry/Snape ] [ AU ]
What happens when a man meets a dog.
Cosmic's comments: Posted in 2003, so it's quite old and doesn't have a whole lot to do with today's canon. Still, the idea is interesting. Starts out in once place, ends up in another - the plot of the first third of the story doesn't seem to completely go with where it turns to after that. But good stuff.

Harry Potter and the 4,149-Page Breakup by VAC
[ 7 000 words ] [ PG-13 ] [ Harry/Snape (previous Harry/Tom, mentioned Tom/Draco) ] [ parody, AU ]
Harry’s decides to deal creatively with his most recent breakup.
Cosmic's comments: Hilarious, absolutely hilarious.
Quote: "Ron didn’t say anything for a few moments; Harry began to wonder if the ending of his second novel wasn’t any good. “So let me get this straight,” Ron began. “You go down into the Chamber of Secrets looking for a
giant snake. Then you plunge your massive sword into its open, sucking mouth. Then you take the long, thick fang and plunge that into Tom’s secret diary. That about right?”"

On his terms by ?
[ 8 661 words ] [ PG-13 ] [ Harry/Snape ]
Severus grows disgusted with Dumbledore's and Voldemort's willingness to use children to wage war.
Cosmic's comments: Changing just one thing in canon and bringing about a whole different world.

Severus Snape/Hermione Granger

The Fire and the Rose by Abby & Domina
[ 130 000 words ] [ NC-17 ] [ Snape/Hermione ] [ 7th year AU ]
A potions accident leads to an unexpected meeting of minds.
Cosmic's comments: Long time since I read it, but I enjoyed it. They switch bodies. I think I found it freaky dark in places, but mostly it was great.

* Chocolate Enchantment by Vivian B
[ 196 000 words ] [ PG-13 ] [ Snape/Hermione ] [ post-HBP ]
When the Weasley twins decide Hogwarts could use a little love in times of war, Hermione Granger and Severus Snape get caught in the crossfire—finding themselves pulled together by true love chocolates. As Severus Snape is pushed to fulfill his Unbreakable Vow, the two of them must work together to help the Order and Harry prepare for the final battle.
Cosmic's comments: I *adore* this. The intricate plot (a better plot than DH, to be honest, as far as the Horcruxes are concerned), the relationships - not only the SS/HG relationship, but her friendships with Harry, Ron, and all the others - and the writing in general. Fabulous!

Boardwalk or Bust 03 - Droxy's tale by Ladyofthemasque
Hermione overhears something nasty. So does Severus. But why would he do something about it?
[ oneshot ] [ NC-17 ] [ Snape/Hermione ]
Cosmic's comments: Pretty much a PWP, but with plot. I like it ^^ Link goes to the Restritcted Section; password needed.