Now, I have read a lot of fanfiction. I have read a lot of novels. A lot. And I honestly thought that nothing would surprise me. No story or plot would ever truly throw me.
I am not naive enough to think that I have encountered every single story that someone could think up. If I had, my life would be very miserable. No, I do not think that. But I think that it had gotten to the point where I would never read something and just stare at the sheer obscureness or strageness of the plot.
I was mistaken.
But please don't think that is a bad thing. Quite the contrary? Because, this?
So. Freaking. Amazing.
I'm serious. This is just so original. And so, so, SO different from anything I have ever read. I don't know how you came up with it. But, wow. Wow, wow, wow. How DID you come up with it?
The whole idea is just so decidedly creepy. I absolutely love it.
From the very first realisation that Hermione was dead, I was absolutely hooked. You have this way of completely surprising the reader. And man, it works. Man, it's intriguing. I only wish there was more to read!
I don't know where this story is going to go. And, frankly, I don't want to know. The unpredictability of it is perfect. I want to be surprised. I want to be kept guessing. I do not want to be given clues about what is happening next. There is something that is just so... dark about this story? I'm not sure if the word 'dark' is what I really mean. But it's just this... feeling that I got while reading it. I don't really know how to describe it. Sort of like a thrill up my spine? I don't know. But whatever it was, I absolutely loved it.
It has been a really long time since I have read something as original as this. Again, I really do not know how you came up with it. But, wow. I am thankful you did!
You mentioned that you were concerned the second chapter may not be as good as the first. Not possible. It just flows on perfectly. And you know what the really interesting thing is? It almost doesn't feel like there WERE two chapters. This is one of those stories where all the chapters blend into one. And when that happens, it obviously means that they flow on beautifullly from one another.
Perhaps my only criticism would be that this does not have a summary! Trust me, if you can come up with a really gripping summary, you will be able to reign in hordes of readers, hordes that you deserve! Because everyone should read this. Yes, it is that good.
This story is shaping up to be something really, really special. And I hope that you have fun writing it! Because I know that I will certainly enjoy reading what you have for us next.
Author's Response: just give me a minute to find the words to express how much i love you right now.
i am so glad i requested a review from you; this review, no lie, is one of the greatest i have ever recieved. it's made me so happy! you've highlighted everything i hoped to achieve with this story and i'm so incredibly glad that you enjoyed it! i'm writing the next chapters right now. and i'm also extremely happy that you thought the second chapter flowed well - i entirely trust your judgement.
the summary! i know! but i really couldn't think of one that didn't give too much away; if you have any suggestions i would love to hear them! i will definitely be working on that.
again, thankyou so incredibly much for this review, you have no idea how fantastic it is. i'm very inspired to go finish another few chapters (yes, writing this is great fun XD) and i'm so happy you took the time to read and review. you rock, i love you like so much.