OMGosh, KITTY!!! Hey, it's Deana!! IDK if you remember me or not, but we used to talk, like, ALL the time back when I first joined the forums... SO glad to see you back again hun, and very excited that you are back to posting your stories again!! I feel like, since you're starting over here, now I will definitely be able to keep up a lot more, lol! I don't think I made it any farther than chapter 3 or 4 of this the last time, but I don't remember much of it either way. So this is god. A fresh start!! =D
Ok, so for starters, this is a very interesting take on Hermione's home life. I don't think I've ever read anything to where her Muggle-family-life was anything less than a happy one, so I can't wait to see where you take this. I'm sure the new twist will make things more interesting as the story moves on. It's believable and I like how it gives us some background as to how Hermione became such a bookworm... It is weird tho that not a single one of her friends wrote to her over the summer. To me, that part of it was a tad more on the unbelievable side, so I hope you will elaborate more on that in the chapters to come. Maybe her parents are holding all of her letters because they think her friends will distract her or something? I don't know, but that would be my guess, lol. ;)
I like the concept of this new book she bought, ans I like how you are giving us excerpts from it. I can definitely see why Hermione relates to it so much now. I really hope she doesn't start taking lessons from this Cremella chick tho, lol... Hermione's first reaction has me wondering about some things, but I feel like it's too early to start making any solid predictions tho. But I will say that I get the feeling this book is dangerous. There's got to be a reason that someone just dropped off such an old, and seemingly rare book, and then the store keeper left it off to the side all by itself. I think Hermione is right; it is a special book, just maybe not so much in a good way... Like I said, I am a tad worried for her now. =/
Now, normally I do not like the Harry/Hermione ship because I simply cannot see them as anything more than friends. To me, Harry & Hermione are more like brother and sister in a way, so I can't really offer you much on their relationship. I do see that this is marked as a Harry/Ginny & Draco/Hermione ship story tho, so at least that is a bit better, lol. I don't usually care for Dramione either, unless it's really well done, but I already KNOW that your story is good from the last time you had it posted! So no worries there hun, I WILL keep reading on, I promise! :)
Speaking of reading on tho, I know that you have WAAY more chapters of this that are already written... Wasn't this story in clear up in the 100's the first time it was up here? If so, then why haven't you updated yet? I wants MORE already, haha!! Keep up the great work hun, and again; it is SOO good to see that you are back!! (((HUGS)))
Author's Response: Hiii lol It's so good to see you too :D I'm getting back into the swing of things and it's so great to see you again!
Ah yes, this story was in the 100's and I did a lot of rewriting on the later chapters. It's good you get to start from the beginning.
Yes, I know that this story is long but I'm sure you will get through it and I'll try to start updating more of it soon.
The story has it's good, bad and wtf moments but if you can get through all that (and I know you can) then you will make it all the way to the end.
I really really appreciate you reading and reviewing this story. The first chapter is always a bit hard to interpret but as the story moves on you will see!!!
Thanks again for reviewing and reading and sooo happy to see you :D