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  1. Public Bookmark 37

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    Draco Malfoy has always known that happily ever after is only true for fairy tales.  When someone threatens to expose his wartime past, he risks his life to protect his secrets, but learns he's not the only one with something to hide.  The sequel to A Thousand Beautiful Things.

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    07 Aug 2018

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    A Thousnd Beautiful Things, by geoviki

  2. Public Bookmark 11

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    TRANSLATION by RaeWhit

    Harry receives a very special gift for his 16th birthday, which quickly comes in handy when things get really bad at Privet Drive this summer. But when he finds refuge at Snape's, everything starts to get complicated...

    No slash, guardian fic

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    05 Aug 2018

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    This is a WIP, but with many, many more chapters than are here on AO3 (440,000 words or so). The up to date translation (there are a few more chapters in the original French, though I think that also is still incomplete) is here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3951530/1/The-Last-Gift

    It appears to have been abandoned, since there’s been no update since about 2012 or 2013, but is still a nice read even if incomplete.

    The Last Gift, by Keira Snape

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    Scorpius has come to visit his best friend, Lily Potter, at her family's summer home. When he goes in search of a drink of water in the middle of the night, everything changes.

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    22 Jul 2018

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    Summer Boys, by Bryoneybrynn

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    In which a group of wizards' rights activists goes on the offensive after a prohibition against love potions, forcing the magical world to confront the horror of magic's role in sexual assault and the murky legal nature of consent. Ron, Hermione, Harry, and Draco are swept together to solve the case, and in the process they're made to confront their own love and lust—with and without potions.

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    21 Jun 2018

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    Mostly I loved this - so well written, smart, witty, great characters with real depth, great dialogue, really thought-provoking and interesting story arc. I didn’t expect to enjoy the different POV approach as much as I did, and especially enjoyed Ron’s - though I was sad to find Hermione’s the weakest. The ending was the weak element for me; I felt the H/D tension and issues were was resolved too abruptly and easily and with what felt to me to be a level of over-emoting and sap that didn’t fit the characters, especially Draco. It was a little disappointing. I also felt the last lines of the story didn’t do justice to such a “meaty” work and left me looking, a little confused, for the “Next Chapter” button. But - mostly I loved and savored this and will definitely re-read.

    Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love, by aibidil

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    03 Jun 2018

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    Some utterly beautiful writing, and unique and lovely characterization. An unusually gifted writer, who can convey amazing amounts with a few inspired images. On the other hand, also some sloppy editing that occasionally detracts, and definitely a bit rough in parts. I thought it lost focus and momentum in the third part and meandered a little; despite the very interesting cast of characters, I think less time devoted to their side stories, and continued tighter focus on the main characters as established in the first two parts, would have prevented this.

    But it is rare to encounter such a unique and unusual voice in fanfiction, and I’ve reread this series a few times now, always stopping to savor the author’s rare and awe-inspiring talent for...not exactly imagery, but metaphor, though it’s more than that: a sort of word synesthesia, using sensory descriptors to capture and convey complex concepts so simply and effectively. Two that spring to mind are the description of Fleur as “murder and gasoline,” and of Snape’s perception of Remus’s eyes as not gold but “the smell of pine and wild honey in the wind.” It makes these stories - especially, I think, the first two - a rare pleasure to read.

    The Secret Language of Plants, by Endrina
    (The Meaning of Mistletoe, The Meaning of Dandelions, The Meaning of Geranium)