|Review:||Toujours Padfoot says:|
It's refreshing to see an OC whose life doesn't revolve around someone in the Potter/Weasley clan. Dom was a nice change of pace from the usual connection to Rose, James, Albus, Lily, or Scorpius instead. I liked Roxanne's prominence, as well, since she's generally so overlooked.
Wow, what a family! With all of the names, middle names, and nicknames, I had to run pretty quickly to keep up, but I think I've got them sorted. I like how you introduced concepts like adoption, gay relationships, and divorce into a world usually so straitlaced and traditional. In all of HP, I can't remember ever hearing about people who were divorced - and with their longer lifespans, this could mean lifetimes of unhappy marriages. Or maybe it's a world in which people magically never get unhappy with each other. Either way, I'm glad you introduced that dose of realism with having Dom's parents split up. And I think it rings true for celebrities probably - the divorce starts out amicably enough, but then rumors and lies begin to creep in, with photographers and articles and all that, and it turns very nasty very fast.
Amusing narration, great pacing - overall, I enjoyed it! Sophie sounds like such a wonderful friend. Support like that doesn't come often. Thank you for participating in my challenge!
Author's Response: To be completely honest with you, I'm supremely annoyed with more Roses at the moment. She was absolutely out of the question, and I have some things in stock for her afterwards.
Yes, the presentation of characters is a little confusing, but hopefully that clears up as the story moves on... The concepts you've mentioned were all extremely important to me -- magic solves a lot of things, but not an unhappy relationship (or if it does, I really would want to be a witch. It could come in extremely handy in the future!)
Sophie is a wonderful friend :)
Thank you for his review!