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Review:slytherinchica08 says:
OH! This story just completely captured me and sucked me in! I loved absolutley everything about this story from your word usage to the images you painted for us. Everything flowed so well from one thing to the next and I'm loving the very different characters that you have protrayed from Rose who doesn't want to marry at all to Lily who seems to be so enraptured in the whole idea. I've always had a harder time with the classics in that the language they use is so different, I just can't get past it but here you do a wonderful job taking a classic and put a great Harry Potter spin to it and still allow me to completely understand everything that is going on around your main character.

I came here to read just the one chapter for the review tag but I have found myself so much into this story that I will be reading and reviewing the rest of the chapters as soon as I can. I can't wait to see what happens with Rose and Lily when they go to London for the ball and to see if she does manage to catch the eye of a wizard. Great Job! I really enjoyed your first chapter to this story!

~Slythernichica08~

Author's Response: Wow, this is great! It's honey to an author's ears to hear that the story drew you in so quickly, especially when it's about a story I have so much fun writing. :D

I was actually worried about my use of language in this story because I try to take on a sort of Austen-esque, nineteenth-century style - more formal, touched by irony - and I wasn't sure whether that would alienate readers or not. As an English lit teacher, I've heard that complaint about the classics often, so it becomes a hard line to walk when rewriting a classic. It's very good to hear that this story is accessible and understandable - I've evidently found the right balance, and it's something I can stick with throughout the rest of the story. :) The best part of writing this story, though, is adding all of the Potterverse flair to the Regency world of this story - it gets very complicated in my head at times, but that's what makes it a fun challenge to write, trying to fit the two histories together and have them still make sense.

Rose and Lily make the perfect set of leading ladies to write about because they're different, yet the same. They believe in different ideals, yet they're still from the same roots and can't escape their shared history. Lily wants to be the perfect girl of the period, a proper lady who gets married and lives well - she's almost the more rebellious one for this because her parents are liberal-minded and modern. Rose, on the other hand, is the revolutionary, fighting for her place to earn respect and equality, yet circumstances are forcing her into the role of a lady. It would have been better if she was the Potter and Lily was the Weasley. :P

Anyway, before I ramble forever, I'll thank you again for the amazing reviews you left for this story. I really appreciate them!


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