|Reviews for A Wither'd Bloom|
| AntagonistXI 4/3/12 . chapter 1
Wow. It wasn't a feel-good story in the slightest. To be honest, a good portion of it made me feel sick - or at best, numb.
And that's what's so great about it.
You were brave enough as an author to tackle really difficult, gritty subject matter - and NOT romanticize it! (vs. what almost everyone else does, intentionally or by mistake)
This made me realize what a marriage law would realistically look like between Snape and Hermione - and it's not pretty.
| yay 1/8/12 . chapter 1
I like this fic. I really do. It's different than most "Now that we got married we're in LOVE" fics.
| Radon65 9/17/11 . chapter 1
Snape was quite mean in this fic! Good job on making him an unattractive jerk. Hermione's emotions were excellent, her detachment and calm, and ruthlessness. Very well written, as usual.
| Beth 8/21/11 . chapter 1
LMAO, loved it!
| mudpuddledemon 3/23/11 . chapter 1
Smart and well constructed, even if it's not filled with peaches and cream I quite liked it.
| BarbaraKaterina 3/4/11 . chapter 1
Ha! Yes, I thought of RachelW's story - when you mentioned Kingley's demand fro kids, actually - and I thought, what a chance...turns out it was no chance at all. :D
I must say I probably like your take on the end of things better than hers, and this is what I think would be rather likely to happen if the marriage law situation actually existed. Not because Severus is such a hateful person, but because he probably would be in a forced - more or less - marriage...I mean, knowing the woman is not with him out of love, but because she had no better choice...that would probably make him even more bitter.
Anyway, this is a great story - I seem to have a soft spot for "marriage trouble stories", particularly the ones that don't end happily (says something about me). I loved how strong and confident Hermione is here, and how determined.
| Varity Sinning 8/22/09 . chapter 1
| Lotiolentus 11/22/08 . chapter 1
OMG, this was brilliant. Very in character. WHOA!
| HinataMorningstar 8/30/08 . chapter 1
it was very good. very sad in the way she dose it. but good
| gracie5412 6/16/08 . chapter 1
this is great
nice to see a different take on a well used idea
| Fern 12/26/07 . chapter 1
Interesting take on the marriage law. I like the way you write. The story is well constructed.
Thank you for writing.
| Beth 11/25/07 . chapter 1
yeah Hermione! Take your life back! You Go Girl! Can't wait to find out what happens next. Poor Snape...NOT! Hopefully the next chapter comes out soon. Keep up the good work, and as always...God Bless!
| Birdie num num 6/21/07 . chapter 1
I was under the impression that Heloise and Abelard were an actual couple in history. *shrug* Maybe the poem was based on them?
Anyway, good story and really well written parts of Hermione and Snape! :)
| Celestial Moonwalker 5/31/07 . chapter 1
It's bloody brilliant! Favorite's list I'd say.. Hmm? *smirk*
| Sympathy for the Snape 5/7/07 . chapter 1
I do appreciate and love the irony of the title and potion's name. I enjoy a variety of marriage law fics, but I have a spot in my heart for ones as dark and unrelenting as this one. Much as I love the Potions Master and his various fanon forms...this is more to canon than most others. I enjoyed this story very much.