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6 Reviews Found

Review #1, by nott theodore Chapter 1

1st April 2017:
CTF Review

Hi Meg! It's been way too long since I read any of your stories, but I couldn't resist a Marauders adventure!

You know, after all the Marauders stories that I've read, I think I can only remember reading about the time that Sirius told Snape about Remus's secret once or twice, so I'm looking forward to seeing how it plays out in this story. The opening few lines feel like they could fit a lot of things I can imagine the Marauders doing, to be honest, but especially for this one.

I loved your description here, particularly at the start of the chapter, with the phrases like 'Siriusí blood danced through his veins' - that evokes such a vivid and beautiful image of Sirius's excitement about being with his friends and planning their adventures together. His happiness at feeling like the boys have truly become his brothers since they became Animagi and started going out on these nights with Remus is so authentic and believable. I feel like he would really be grateful for them after having such a difficult time with his own family (and though I believe he and Regulus did get on sometimes, it would have been tense between them because of their parents regardless of that). I think knowing that he's going to upset Remus so much by telling his secret makes it even harder to think about.

It seems very like Sirius to try and convince the others to go back into Hogsmeade in spite of what happened last time. I'm so glad we got to see the disaster that was the last trip, though, because it shows just how dangerous Remus can really be, and what danger the Hogsmeade shopkeeper was actually in. It's so easy to imagine them just having fun as friends, but when he transforms Remus can actually be dangerous to people. He's such a gentle character in the books that it's easy to forget how much he can change. I'm glad that James and Sirius were able to prevent him from hurting the woman on that occasion, but seeing that also reinforces how stupid it would be for them to go into Hogsmeade again...

I wonder how much Snape heard! It makes a lot more sense that he would become involved in some way, but I suspect that I'm actually going to end up feeling more sympathy for Snape in this story - partly because I know you're a big fan of his and a great writer, but also because it's a really awful trick for Sirius to play...

Sian :)

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Review #2, by Sushmita Chapter 3

8th February 2017:
This story is so well written I can't wait to read how u end it, please don't abandon it. I absolutely loved your characterizations of the marauders and Snape. You are a really great writer and have this innate flow of words that gets the reader totally hooked!

Author's Response: Omg this review! *super hugs* I'm literally smiling ear to ear from this. I promise I'm not abandoning it! I have about half of the final chapter written. I just haven't had the time to get back to it to finish lately. But I'm going to try to bang out the rest of the last chapter by the end of the month. :)

Thank you for the totally awesome review!! ♥

xoxo Meg


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Review #3, by Pikachu Chapter 2

16th July 2016:
Pi...ka...CHU!

Pikapika :)

Pikachu kachu, pika chu chu ka pikapi!

Pikakapi pipi-kachu pi-ka Pikachu? Pipi-chu!

♥ Pikachu

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Review #4, by dreamgazer220 Chapter 1

27th May 2016:
Hi, Meg! Here with your requested review, sorry about the delay ♥

First things first: Your opening paragraph?? A+. I absolutely loved it and it totally hooked me right in, eager to know what the story was going to be about and what the boys were going to regret.

I also loved the style you chose to write this. I loved the inclusion of the flashback to the night they went through Hogsmeade village, and you have such a way with details where it wasn't overwhelming, but still enough to paint a picture in my mind.

And your humor was great too! I found myself chuckling at Peter's hesitations about going into the forest because of wolves, despite the fact that he runs around freely with one on a monthly basis. You also did a really amazing job of showing the boys' loyalty to one another- well, James, Remus, and Sirius, at least. The fact that Sirius was willing to fight if it was necessary really rung true to his character for me.

Now, I'm sorry because I can't remember what you wanted me specifically to look at, but THAT ENDING MEG. Of course Snape would be listening in on their conversations, the slimy git. I'm so curious to see where you take this and what the boys end up doing now that they have Snivellus in their hands.

Excellent chapter!
♥Jill

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Review #5, by pointless_proclamations Chapter 1

22nd May 2016:
I was totally going to send some trifle, but the post office lady advised against it, so here we go:

Dearest hpffbffsoulsisterbraintwinfrandfellowsnake,

Firstly, I adore your hook; that first paragraph is a sure way to capture the attention of readers as well as set a tone for the story, but that's just where the Meg-standard awesomeness begins because you then follow with this genius phrase: 'intoxicated by their own cleverness.' Then, what starts of as pure glee and mischief, touches upon a deeper, more emotional aspect of the story: that what used to be a source of much pain and anguish for Remus is made into something more fun by his friends--[sobs] I love them so much. We've got that, then we move back into mischief before you hit us with something much darker. That episode brings into light how intense things can potentially come to be. It's laughed off, but it has made the friends much more cautious.

MEG, WHAT IN THE WORLD? "You can't be serious-" 'Because you are," I ADORE YOU SO MUCH! ♥ Who needs exercise, when there is your kind of comedy? It's wonderfully cheesy. ♥ This story just reinforces your mastery of the Marauder's Era. You're the best.

AND WHAT KIND OF ENDING WAS THAT, HUH?! WHAT?! This chapter plays with my feelings; what is this? Excitement to heart-warming to heart-sinking to gleeful to shock. You're cruel and manipulative, but that's part of the reason I adore you.

Bah [penguin tackle hugs, panda tackle hugs, puppies, cats, trifle, a peach mojito, and many more hugs],
Em

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Review #6, by alicia and anne Chapter 1

22nd May 2016:
I love how you called the other marauders Sirius' partners in crime, because that's what they are. :D

I must say that I love how you said they were intoxicated by their own cleverness, that is a brilliant line for them, it fits them so well!

You've described Sirius so well, and have done a fantastic job at writing him. He's exactly how I imagined him, and the way that he acts around other people. And the way that you've written the other characters is on point. :D

I love how they all work together when they're in their animagus forms to get the sweets and chocolate. Can they bring me some? :P

My heart was literally in my throat at the fact that Remus had caught her scent. I'm so glad that the others were there to prevent Remus from doing anything, and that the woman managed to get under the trap door. She must have ben so terrified!

Hahahah I love that Peter is scared of being in the forest because of werewolves! I can't stop laughing at that.

Eurgh! Snape! I wasn't expecting him to be hiding! and I can't believe that he knows all about it :( That makes me sad and I desperately want to know what happens next!

Such a wonderful one shot! Very well written and full of edge of the seat stuff! and of course Sirius :P my favourite things!

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