I am currently loving your new story, Infatuation, so last night, I hopped over to your author page to see what other great stories you had for me to read. And I wasn't disappointed--this is quite possibly one of the best stories I've read in a long time. :)
To go into specifics: I've read the Uglies series by Westerfield, but it's been so long that it was only after you mentioned them in an author's note that I began to see the influence that they've had on your story. I think that all the elements you've used complement the plot completely, and I love, love, love the way you've written Hogwarts in the Next Gen era. Everything is so dystopic and creepy, but it totally works with Al and Cassie's friendship in the beginning.
Probably my favorite part to date is the time at the Wotter camp. It's such a pastoral and earthy set up, and even though Cassie travelled there under false circumstances, it's really easy to see that she belongs there, rather than at Hogwarts. Finding out the truth about the Potters' and Ryan's disappearance made everything seem a lot clearer, which made for a fabulous revelation after you'd given me so many unanswered questions in so many chapters.
At this point, I'm really not sure how I feel about James. He's such a complex human... It's so weird, how all of your characters are so three-dimensional, but it's amazing that you've done this with the story. But about James: I think he's got a bit of a weird fixation on Cassie, the way he's always trying to be there without acting like he wants to be there, and how he offered to go on the trek to hgwarts with her. It's so strange to me, because she likes Al, and I'm kind of shipping Casbus, if you know what I mean, and James is kind of a mean-talking, intense, practical guy. You've managed to put me in a shipping conflict, because really, it was definitely him who got her the sunscreen, or at least I hope it is, because it was one of those things that made me think he actually cares, if only a little. But still, I'm not sure I want to support any Jassie, simply because of Casbus and... ARGGH!!! You've done such an amazing job with your characterization and description and all the emotion that I'd really just like to be there in the story, too.
I know it's probably nothing you haven't heard before, but I really would be super excited if you updated this story soon. Infatuation is really awesome, and so is Seer, but there are things about this story that just really echo and resonate in my mind. I hope that you're not at the place where you've lost inspiration for it or something, because it's too marvelous for me to forget about. If you find the time, pleasepleasepleaseplease post chapter 18. I can't wait to see what's going to happen next.
May your pen never run out of ink!