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2 Reviews Found

Review #1, by propertyoftheHBP 

19th August 2010:
I absolutely love this. I've read a couple of other pieces about Lily returning from the afterlife, but this is the first one where she's not alive and in full conciousness. I loved the question in the beginning, "Was she half-here, or was this only a half-world?" I'd never thought of being called back, despite the huge discussion of the ressurrection stone last month, from the dead person's point of view. I suppose it's a bit of both. And then the line "It was not for the dead to know anything of life, just as it was not for the living to know anything of death," was just perfect. It's as if Lily was an entirely different person, which is true in many ways.

Again, I just loved this. Lily's characterization was spot-on and this was written so originally and well. :]

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Review #2, by witch_in_training 

15th August 2010:
This question posed be Lily is an interesting one; Was she half-here, or was this only a half-world? It's an observation I wouldn't have thought to make, but I suppose re-entering the world after you've died, especially when you're not there in full, must be a slightly strange experience.

Every description of how Lily feels is haunting This sentiment -- It could have been like this every day -- is one I've seen quite a bit in fanfic, but usually in Harry's point of view, not Lily's. It's different hearing it from the one who died and didn't get to be there for any of it. I like that she can feel everything Harry's feeling, and the idea that she and James are always part of each other's presence.

The last line was also a favorite of mine, because it reflects what Sirius said in the book, only instead of someone saying it as reassurance, she's feeling it. She's not afraid, she only feels like she's drifting off, and I can see it in my head without any further description of what it's like.

You're a very talented writer, and it's amazing that you've written so many pieces for the collab! I hope I'll be reading more of them soon. :)

Sami

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