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Review #1, by academica Happy Halloween, bookworms!

8th March 2014:
Hi Branwen! Here for the Ravenclaw Review Battle :)

This was a cute story. I decided to come check it out because it seemed a tad bit under-loved. I thought your characterization was great and not too over-the-top as Next Gens often are. I also enjoyed the light, brisk pace of this first chapter as Victoire and her friends try to figure out the full depth of what Fred is up to and how to get back at him properly.

The conversation between Lexy and the Ravenclaws was amusing. My first thought, too, was, "Well, that's not so bad, is it? Out of all the pranks he could have pulled?" Especially compared to a dungbomb. Anyway, I liked how the Ravenclaws rallied to their own defense and the two Houses were able to unite in getting back at Fred.

Hopefully you can continue this soon. It would be interesting to see what the next chapters bring!

-Amanda

P.S. Good to have you back around! I've missed you!

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Review #2, by Elf on the TGS shelf Happy Halloween, bookworms!

28th December 2012:
Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas! Well, a few days late. But those presents are always more fun because you aren't expecting them.

I love, love your Victoire. She seems fun, but not out of control. It's incredibly easy to see the parts of Fleur she got - her intelligence, her not wanting to bring her younger sister into this, but then it seems she's also gotten a good deal of her father's humble attitude. I was really impressed with how clear you've made her character in this short one shot.

I've read a handful of your other things before, and love that you seem to keep all the next gen in the same life. If that makes sense. With Dom's love for football and I even believe you've used the same friend that introduced it to her before.

This is marked as a short story collection, right? Which means I'll hopefully be getting to see a handful of awesome pranks!

I also think having Victoire's thoughts about how she's not great at comping up with pranks, but excellent at making sure they are correctly executed. It felt very Ravenclawy.

I have to say, I felt a bit guilt when I was assigned to you for the TGS secret Santa, only because I already know I love your work, but I was still very excited because it gives me an awesome excuse to take some time out of the business of RL and read more of your stories.

Happy almost new year! See you soon ;).

Author's Response: Aw, thank you! I'm kind of debating whether to turn this or Shenanigans and Hi-Jinks into a short story collection about their pranks, but one of them certainly will be. I love writing my Victoire, and I'm glad that you enjoyed her, too! :)

♥ Thank you for the lovely review!


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