|Review:||Courtney Dark says:|
Before I begin the review I want to apologize for the slightly longer wait than usual. RL has become a right...witch.
I can't believe I only have on more chapter to go after this! I really hope you update quickly, because I won't be able to stand being in suspense for too long, waiting to find out what happens next. I am so curious as to how this magnificent story is going to end, and I can't wait to read about what happens to Brienne through all her years at Hogwarts, up until the final Battle (that is what you're planning on writing, right? Correct me if I'm wrong!)
I loved how you started this chapter in a humorous way. Your characterization of Fred was spot on-not only at the beginning, but all throughout the chapter. I love how true you have been to the original character! I also thought it was very sweet how Brienne's friends insisted that she take a trip to the Hospital Wing. I love the bond that has formed between the four of them, and you write the dynamics between them very well. I think you've managed to give all four characters, even the twins, very separate and unique personalities, which is always important to do to draw the readers interest.
The addition of the bathroom scene-especially those magnificent descriptions was a nice touch. I think a lot of authors wouldn't bother to describe something as seemingly unimportant as a bathroom but the way you have done it really fits, and shows that Brienne is trying to turn her life around. She's realized that she can't go on living in a shell, and causing the people she loves pain. Brienne is honestly such an amazing, well developed character. She feels so human to read about, and her experiences are so real and so relatable. I think you are one of the only authors on this site that has actually made me feel as though Brienne is a real character. That her experiences aren't so fake and perfect that there is no way they could actually happen.
I think I've said this before, but I love how you incorporate events from the original Harry Potter books, such as the Quidditch matches and the victory party, into your story, but told in a completely different and original way. In this chapter especially, I liked the addition of some of the canon characters such as Percy, Wood, Ron and Harry. I think it was especially good that you included the two Weasley brothers because, as they are related to the twins, they are bound to have some interaction with them. I am now find myself wondering who else could make a sudden or unexpected appearance.
It was very sudden how Brienne started hyperventilating, but it definitely happened at exactly the right moment. I'm glad she told her friends the truth about her mother's killer, and I wonder what their reactions will be. Whatever happens, I really hope Brienne doesn't completely close off again.
Author's Response: Hi! Don't worry about the wait, I don't mind at all :) I'll try to update soon, and I think you'll like the next chapter!
Yeah, this is going right up until the end xD
I'm really glad you liked all of the descriptions and characterisations, especially Brienne's. I want to make the story as realistic and relatable as possible. I hope you don't think the bathroom scene was too unnecessary xD
Thank you so much for your review :D