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Review #26, by Eyo The Final Hallow

28th July 2017:
I'm totally lost but without being sure why I'm going to continue this story. Interesting first chapter let's see what you have next! Thank you for the reading

Author's Response: Thanks for giving this story a try, Eyo! :)

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Review #27, by Violet Potter 434 The Witch's Trial

27th June 2017:
more is needed

I want to see what harry wants to talk to them about

and that last bit

anyways its amazing

and you must write quickly

love from me xx

Author's Response: Many thanks, Violet_Potter434! :)

Your reviews always put a smile on my face. Working on the next chapter now!

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Review #28, by MarieBlack The Mistranslation

18th June 2017:
Not going to lie I stumbled upon this story accidentally around 1am when I was decided to go to bed soon, but then I had to stay up til 3am to finish it. AND BOY WAS IT WORTH IT. I think I love stories that have this jumping from a present moment to the past because it leaves you wondering not just how they have come to where they are, in this case James as a Neowald and Amelia in her state, but also in how they will progress past where we see them now. Brilliant. I love the scope of this story and its inclusion of a probably not always expounded on snippet from the HP original series, the Hallows. I'm sticking this in my favorites as I eagerly await another chapter!

Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing, MarieBlack! I hope you were able to sleep in after staying up til 3am reading my story, and I'm terribly flattered by that. :)

I appreciate your comment about the Hallows. I think they are such an interesting, underlying part of the original series. With the new movie series (Fantastic Beasts) in progress, I am so curious to find out more about Grindelwald, and this story is a chance for me to explore how his ideologies haven't completely disappeared.

There will be plenty more past and present moments interwoven with each other, and I hope that you continue to read and enjoy!

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Review #29, by Violet Potter 434 The Mistranslation

17th June 2017:
what was that!?

Amelia hurt


I need the next bit

and omg shes going under cover

i'm so worried for her, what if the goodies catch her and don't believe shes on their side!

so many worries

this was amazing of course and well it was so beautifully written (obvs)

love from me xx

love from me

Author's Response: Thanks for your review, Violet Potter 434!

Yes, Amelia's hurt, the Runes seem to be the culprit, what does it all mean? Hmmm... more will be unfolded soon!

And yes, she's going under cover... She might be at the mercy of the Ministry and/or the NeoWalds... Your worries are definitely valid! ;)

Much love!

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Review #30, by BBHP The Mistranslation

14th June 2017:
Very intense chapter! I'm dying to know what happens next. Your story is so creative and unique, and so so different from all the other next-gen stories. I can't wait to read more.

Author's Response: Thanks, BBHP!

I am having so much fun writing this story, and your reviews are huge words of encouragement. I can't thank you enough! :)

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Review #31, by shewhomustnotbenamed_ The Mistranslation

14th June 2017:
Ok let me just say this story is absolutely brilliant. It's so original and so well written. One of the best stories I've read in a long time. I love the character development. And I think you have done James perfectly. I can't wait to learn more! Please keep writing, it's brillaint.

Author's Response: Thanks for your review, shewhomustnotbenamed_! I appreciate your kind words.

The character development has been a lot of fun to write in this twisty plot. James is one of my favorite characters to write, and I'm excited to see his story unfold!

I'll definitely keep writing (the next chapter is almost finished). Please keep reading! :)

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Review #32, by adorably cute The Mistranslation

13th June 2017:
Ohhh that last part was so intense! This was so good. I'm so curious about how this all weaves together, but it's all so good! Can't wait for next chapter!

Author's Response: Thank you, adorably_cute! There are many more strands of this tapestry that is A Place Not Far From Here. :) I am excited to where this story is headed. Keep on reading and enjoying!

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Review #33, by BBHP Two of a Kind

2nd June 2017:
Something monumental is happening, and the little clues here and there are just fueling my anticipation. I need answers! haha!

There are so many things going on in past and present -- James's betrayal, his and Amelia's argument (about something seemingly small but actually hugely important to Amelia, who's had to live with Slytherin stereotypes for her entire academic career), and their past and present relationship in general. Everything blends together so seamlessly, though, and it's completely sucking me in.

The runes at Hogsmeade are just one of those little clues that I'm dying to know more about. And I have no idea what Amelia's next move will be. Everything is getting so complicated in her life! I can't even imagine how I would react to something like that.

As for the Hogwarts Houses debate, I'm all for the separate houses. It just makes for interesting rivalries and fun friendships.

Author's Response: Thanks for your review, BBHP!

It makes me so happy to hear that you're sucked into how the story is written. I've actually had this story idea for years, and it wasn't until right before I started writing this story that I decided to tell two linear stories about the same people: one past, one present. An interesting challenge is not giving away too many things about the past in the present, and making the past set up the mystery of the present!

The Runes will be explained more within the next couple chapters, and they might make reappearances in future updates, too. For now, I hope you continue to enjoy catching the little clues here and there in order to piece together all of the mystery! :)

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Review #34, by adorably cute Two of a Kind

28th May 2017:
Hogwarts Amelia and James are my fave! Their fight about houses had me laughing a little, it just seemed so them! Can't wait for more!

Author's Response: Thanks for your review, adorably cute! :D

I'm glad you are amused at their fight. I would say that Amelia is rather a nerd, and that she brings out that part in James, though he would be the last one to admit it. And James keeps Amelia on her toes with his perspective on things and his (mostly bad) jokes!

Currently writing the next update. I hope to have it up soon!

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Review #35, by Violet Potter 434 Two of a Kind

26th May 2017:
in my opinion there should be houses but I don't like all the prejudice

just my opinion

this chapter was a bit sad to be honest

good but I don't like to see them fight like that

I just want James to be a good guy who's like a double agent or something

please? please don't make him bad?

anyways I need to go so

I loved this

please write me an update quickly

from me xxx

Author's Response: Thanks for another great review, Violet Potter434! :)

And thanks for stating your opinion about the Houses. It would be interesting to see Hogwarts without the Houses, but at the end of the day, I would probably want them back (without the prejudices)!

James and Amelia are discovering that they're different people with different opinions and flaws, so they'll need some time to fight. But I'm sure they'll make up somehow (at least, for their past selves. Not sure about present-day)!

As for present-day James, I cannot reveal yet if he is a good guy or a bad guy. It will be uncovered eventually. :)

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Review #36, by Dia Two of a Kind

25th May 2017:
Is it weird that what I loved the most about this chapter was the Hogwarts houses debate? Not because it was engaging and addresses stereotypes, but because of how it addresses the dynamic between James and Amelia. I like that they're the kind of couple who have been united by a mystery, able to actually *talk* to each other about interesting topics, and that they don't lose their individuality just because they start dating. (Also was it just me who sensed a very subtle sexual tension in that argument? I'm glad they didn't just end it by snogging though - hate how unrealistic that is) and Skeeter's article was infuriatingly amusing! Great chapter :)

Author's Response: Thanks for your review, Dia! :)

It isn't weird at all that you loved the debate. You caught onto part of what I was going for with this argument. First, I think that James and Amelia as a couple works for both of them beyond "s/he is good looking." James needs constant stimulation (which is partly why he's so into sports, since he can always be moving), and Amelia's intellect provides that for him. Amelia needs a confidant, especially since she's dealing with abandonment issues, and James has a way to gain her trust, no matter how uncomfortable it makes her feel at the time. Also, James and Amelia are individuals, and they are now really discovering that about each other. Good catch with the sexual tension, too. While their individuality is a cause to their fight, they are both still curiously attracted to the other individual. They are definitely learning that they're separate people, and deep down, they still really like each other... for now. ;)

Anyway, thanks for such a good review and great observations!

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Review #37, by byandie The Headline

14th May 2017:
Ok so after binge reading all the chapters so far, I have to say that this story has me on edge. I'm so excited about what's to come and to learn more about "The Cause" and James' connection to them in the present. I really love your writing style and I can't wait to see what happens next :)

Author's Response: Thanks for your review and for the binge read, byandie! :)

The Cause and James' role is going to be so much fun to write! I hope you have as much fun reading about it in the future.

Thanks for your kind words and I hope you continue to enjoy the story!

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Review #38, by Violet Potter 434 The Headline

13th May 2017:
I gtg right now
but oh my gosh
the cliff hangers have to stop

that's a definite
this was outstanding as usual
I loved it of course

cant wait to see what the runes were and what will be in the article

love from me xx

Author's Response: Thanks for another great review, Violet Potter 434!

The cliffhangers should probably stop, but they most likely won't. ;)

The next chapter is up, so your questions might be answered!

Much love!!

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Review #39, by Giu9_RedandGold The Headline

13th May 2017:
So apparently the lighthearted Hogwarts moments are over...but I'm ready for more drama!

I hate Rita Skeeter. Hopefully it won't matter what she writes, because whatever it is I doubt Harry will believe her. Others I don't know, but I for some reason at the moment I only care about what Harry thinks of Amelia and that he trusts her.

Also, poor Ollivander :( I hope Amelia accepts his offer! I've always thought about wandmaking as such an important thing. It would be great for her, besides the fact that it wouldn't be just a temporary thing and her aunt would stop complaining.


Author's Response: Yes, the lighthearted Hogwarts are over, for now! :)

Rita Skeeter is such a pest! I have enjoyed writing her, but I would definitely not want to meet her in real life! As for Harry believing the article, that may be unfolded in due course! I think Amelia feels similarly to you, that she wants Harry to trust her, but something happened in the past that makes her feel hopeless in that regard...

Which leads me to your last point. It would be such a great opportunity for Amelia to learn wandmaking! But I don't think she's that into it or into any sort of career, for reasons that will be known in the future!

Thanks for such a great review! :)

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Review #40, by Giu9_RedandGold Exchanges of Words

9th May 2017:
I really like the cute/awkward teenage love story and I absolutely love the drama and the mistery. How could James end up on their side? And why did everyone think he was dead? I need answers! How could it happen?

Also thanks for answering to my review and for clarifying that there is a difference in the tenses between the present day and the past. English is not my first language, so I almost never pay attention to that!

Update soon!! X

Author's Response: Thank you! :D

You ask some very good questions, which will unfold throughout the course of the story! What is James exactly up to?? For now, please keep reading. ;)

And you're very welcome. I'm happy to clarify anything to my wonderful readers. I give you so much credit for reading stories in English!

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Review #41, by HomeAtHogwarts Exchanges of Words

8th May 2017:
I'm really enjoying this, it's one of the few joys I have during exams! I like the contrast between past Amelia and present and am really curious to see how she ended up where she is now. I think it's good how you've left it so present Amelia is still trying to work things out. The characters seem very filled out (in a good way) also your grammar and writing tone makes for pleasant reading-Congrats!

Author's Response: Thanks for a great review, HomeAtHogwarts!

It brings a smile to my face knowing that my story gives you some happiness during your exams!

The interwoven past and present stories is such a thrilling challenge to write! I'm happy to hear that you think I'm doing this stylistic choice some justice.

Best of luck on your exams! :)

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Review #42, by Violet Potter 434 Exchanges of Words

8th May 2017:
those letters were great, I loved seeing all those thoughts on the hallows

and the present bit was amazing too

I mean of course it was

please write a quickly as possible- although I understand your probs really busy with real life

-I'm not
I do nothing
I need a new hobby

but yeah

love from me xx

Author's Response: Thank you for reading and reviewing!

I'm happy to hear that you liked the letters. They were so much fun to write! It's been an interesting challenge to write a mystery surrounding the Hallows when the reader already knows about them while the characters (James and Amelia) do not.

Keep reading! It's an excellent hobby! :)

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Review #43, by BBHP Exchanges of Words

8th May 2017:
As far as my comment on the previous chapter, I have no idea why I thought James had been missing for years! Silly me! It makes much more sense that he's only been missing for what, seven months?

I absolutely love the teenage awkwardness in this chapter. And I laughed out loud when I read how Albus directly asked Amelia what she saw in James! That's totally something a little brother would do (at least, that's what my little brother would do!).

James and Amelia's little "defining the relationship" conversation was just too perfect. So awkward and real-life. Every teenager needs to have the awkward DTR! I love that James was so sure and then slightly embarrassed. "I thought you were my girlfriend." With all the drama and danger happening in Amelia's present, it's easy to forget that she and James were once just a couple of awkward teenagers, and this chapter really brought that to life. I loved it. And then their letters to each other were just adorable. Behind trading information about the Hallows, I feel like there is also a shift in how they write. Like at first it's a little more formal (signing the letters with just their names), and as they get more comfortable with each other they start saying things like "I've had a change of heart about snogging" and "scandalously yours". It was sweet to see their relationship develop in their words, and a great way to sum up their summer.

I think Amelia's reaction to seeing James at Diagon Alley was spot on. Of course she would be panicking and sickened by what she saw and what she thought. It was all very realistic. I love when an author can draw from their own life experiences and turn it into something beautiful. You did a really good job of conveying Amelia's guilt and sadness over losing James, and how she's still in love with him despite it all.

Harry and Ginny's reactions were heartbreaking. I'm sure Ginny is feeling the need to blame somebody, anybody, for what happened to James, and it looks like she's placing some of that blame on Harry. Auror and father, unable to find and protect his own son. So sad and again, very realistic.

I'm looking forward to finding out (eventually) how James got from researching student to front-man for The Cause. I'm loving this story, and this chapter was excellent. (And sorry for the extra-long review! I have a lot of thoughts in my head.)

Author's Response: Hello, BBHP!

Thank you for this awesome review! :D

The teenage awkwardness and the "defining the relationship" has been loads of fun to write. It's a nice break from the grim matters surrounding Amelia and James. I'm glad you caught onto how James and Amelia change the way they address each other over the summer. As their relationship develops, I want them to also explore their sexuality as they learn to trust each other fully (if they can, hmmm...). And I aim to make it not only a little awkward and uncomfortable but also empowering!

Thank you for your kind comment regarding Amelia's guilt and sadness. :)

Poor Harry and Ginny! I'm rooting for them... but the plot of the story may not be. :O

Keep reading for how James has ended up where he in the present story. And I don't mind the extra long review! I'm thrilled that you've been able to pick up on some of my "between the lines" contexts of this story!

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Review #44, by leannadrobis The Heir of Ignotus

5th May 2017:
I love this chapter as well! God this story is so dark it gives me chills sometimes. Update Soon!

Author's Response: Thank you for your great review! I fear this story will only get darker... Stay tuned! :D

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Review #45, by BBHP The Heir of Ignotus

5th May 2017:
Poor Ollivander! He was already super old when Harry was at Hogwarts, so he must be absolutely ancient now. I wonder what will happen to him. Obviously he's getting too old to be making wands still, but someone will have to take his place. Diagon Alley without a wand shop is hard to imagine.

Amelia finds out about the Invisibility Cloak AND gets kissed! My heart leapt when I read that part. It was perfect and had just the right amount of tension and build-up and I was just begging for it to happen. I just loved it.

Well, until that happened. James is freaking with those fanatics!? How is that even possible!? First he's all, "oh I wasn't sure I could trust you with my invisibility cloak and hallows stuff" and now he's blowing up Diagon Alley AND Muggle London! My brain can't even process this. And making everyone believe he's dead is just so selfish! I mean, Harry thought his SON was dead. And then he sees him for the first time in YEARS and he's being a terrorist. I'm anxious to find out more about his disappearance and how he made his way into the NeoWalds. Does he have an ulterior motive for everything? Is he trying to protect someone?

And with all of this it's STILL an excellent story that has me begging for more.

I'm hoping for some answers in the next chapter!

Author's Response: Thanks, BBHP!

Ollivander is really getting on in his years. I've always wondered what would happen to his shop, and I fear I may be dabbling in that reality!

As for Amelia getting kiss, I'm sure she would argue that she didn't just get kissed but that she also did a lot of kissing James herself! ;)

Ah, James... something is definitely up! I think Amelia is having a hard time drawing connections, too. Also, it hasn't been years since Harry last saw James. James has only been missing for about seven months. However, if James has been willfully withholding his whereabouts from his friends and family, that is most definitely selfish! I wonder if there is an ulterior motive or if he is protecting someone... Time will unfold it all!

Writing the next chapter now... I'm not sure if there are answers that you're looking for or even more questions! ;)

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Review #46, by adorably cute The Heir of Ignotus

4th May 2017:
Dying to know what's next! This was excellent, cant wait for next update!

Author's Response: Thanks, adorably cute! I'm dying to write what's next! :D

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Review #47, by Violet Potter 434 The Heir of Ignotus

4th May 2017:
well of course I'll stay amazing, I'm always amazing, its one of my main skills

and I can safely say that I think this story will stay amazing too

you know how much I love it

and I can not wait for more

it honestly gets more and more interesting and more-ish - yeah I forgot the real word for that but I'm sure you get me

love from me xx

Author's Response: Thanks for your amazing review! I am so thrilled that you love this story. Writing more as I type this. Stay tuned for more soon! :)

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Review #48, by Lizard The Heir of Ignotus

4th May 2017:
Oh no, not James! I hope he's somehow doing it against his will, I can't believe he'd turn to the NeoGrindelwalds, not the James you've written... But he was still in school then so he could've changed. But I don't want to believe it!
One good thing to come out of this attack is that the Aurors could see that Amelia wasn't involved... But James! Something is off about this and I hope it's that James has not joined the dark side voluntarily.

But YAY for Amelia and James kissing, and James trusting Amelia enough to tell her about the Hollows (which is also suspicious, James knows where the Hollows is, so why wouldn't he tell him new friends that if he's really joined them, hmm?)

I totally read all of the chapters in this story today, I can't believe I've missed it, it's so good! And I like the back-and-forth between the present and the past, it brings suspense to the story :)

Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing, Lizard!

I'm glad to hear that you like the back-and-forth between the present and the past. Amelia does a lot of reflection on what's happened to her, and it helps drive her in the present time.

As for James, well, I think we all need some more information! Whatever he's been up to, it probably hasn't been very easy on him.

I'm happy that they've finally kissed in this chapter! However, at this point in time, James only knows where the Cloak is (since he's the owner). He doesn't know much about the wand and even less about the stone. He shows Amelia because he's ready to trust her and he wants her to believe in the Hallows like he does. Who knows what those two have discovered since their first kiss to the point where they meet as enemies in this chapter? ;)

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Review #49, by Ash The Heir of Ignotus

4th May 2017:
What a great chapter!!

I can't believe James is one of them. He's not right?!?! There has to be some sort of misunderstanding!

You're doing a great job with this story :)

Author's Response: Thank you for reading and reviewing, Ash!

I'm not sure if there is a misunderstanding, but more information is definitely needed! ;)

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Review #50, by Ash Duelling Practice

4th May 2017:
Fantastic story!

I can't wait to read more

Author's Response: Thank you, Ash! I can't wait to write more! :)

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