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Review:notreallyblonde44 says:
So I've already favorited this story awhile back when it first came out...and I was ashamed that I never left a review til now. I have to admit that this is the first story of yours that I've read in-full so far and I think that's because of the character selection :) (The gorgeous banner and summary helped sway me too lol). I really like the emphasis and choice of characters that you have here, with Lucy and Roxanne at the forefront. You have the standard Next-Gen bunch, but you've made them your own and they seem as close to canon as you can get without being J.K. Rowling :P

So far I can't really put my finger on why I love this series so much. The writing is excellent and crisp. Not over-bearing in the least, but simple and precise. You get your points across with an ease that only experience/well-versed writers have. You set up the dynamics and characters so well that I feel like I've known these people my whole life. They could be my friends haha. But, seriously. They could and I think that's why I like this fic a lot. You have an assortment of characters that are realistic and fun to read about. They all aren't super genius folk, they can be simple and smart and well-rounded and good natured people too.

But there's some drama brewing too. But it's really not like pre-teen adolescent boo-hoo story. It's a mature read, with real characters (how repetitive is this fan-girl review? haha), and I just adore it!

I cannot wait to see what becomes of Roxanne, Hilarion, Lucy and Perry! I wish this review could say more, but I'm in a rush and just wanted to gush about how epic it is/will be!


Author's Response: Isn't that banner fabulous? I just love it. TDA has some super talented artists, and I've been very lucky in getting banners from them. It makes me happy just to scroll down my author page and see the pretties lol.

I am a canon freak (known for it by this point, I think) so I do try to stay canon, but I take a lot more liberties in Next Gen. So little is known of any of them in canon - basically just names - that you can really go any way with the characters. But I do try to keep them in keeping with the way JKR writes characters, if that makes sense.

I do tend to write in a simple kind of way, but I prefer that style. "Crisp" and clean is definitely what I like, so I try to write that way :) I'm glad you like it! Nobody here is a super genius - Roxanne and Perry are quick-witted, in that Algonquin Round Table kind of way - and Hilarion's just sort of a regular guy. I think of Lucy that way too. She's quicker than Hilarion, but she prefers nice over the cutting sort of wit that Roxanne and Molly use.

It is drama, but they're all in their late 20s so there won't be teenage kind of stuff. Thank you so very much for the review! I'm really glad you're enjoying the story so far. I hope you keep reading and reviewing! :)

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