|Reviews for Eight|
| kingsholto chapter 21 . 3/13
Oh right in the feels. such a tear jerker. But I like it anyway. I think it couldhave udse an epilogue tho.
| Xander K chapter 1 . 3/2
I'm glad I found your story again! I have already read it three or four times but always forgot to bookmark it .
Well, what to say? I really enjoy your writing. Sometimes it's a bit of purple prose but I think the story really justifies that and I think it's fitting for the setting and atmosphere.
Also, I love that you use two diferent point of views and make it work, even though both are written in the first person (which, IMHO, is hard to pull off!) and how you make the readers see a scene in two completely opposite ways, depending on which character is describing it.
Since this is an old and completed story I won't go into anymore detail. I really doubt you are going to read this review anyway, but I still wanted to at least leave something because I know that having support is important for authors and keeps them motivated xD
| naru894 chapter 21 . 1/23
Nice story, I think an epilogue could be a good idea, because the story as is it now feels unfinished.
| k9mark4 chapter 21 . 1/21
Wow! This story was so so so well written. I think you did an absolutely marvellous job. :)
| Allen's Matchmaker chapter 21 . 1/5
Good luck on being a real author! An epilogue would sorely be satiable
| littlemsstrawberry chapter 21 . 11/9/2013
| Emma chapter 21 . 10/7/2013
You are an incredible writer. I really enjoyed this story. Please don't stop writing!
| missgsmith51 chapter 21 . 8/9/2013
I really enjoyed reading Eight. At first I found switching from Harry to Snape, both in the first person point of view, a little awkward; however, it became easier after a couple of chapters, and I found I appreciated the two different takes on the same scene.
I do wish you would write a sequel. I think it would be interesting to see how an underaged Harry handles living at Hogwarts and having to share his newfound godfather ... especially if he comes into contact with underage Draco. I particularly like that your Snape is not gooey and cloying, as some fanfics insist on making him. Your Snape seems much closer to the original as Jo created him ... and as he might have been had his Hogwarts years turned out differently.
I will be checking out some of your other stories. Thank you again for an enjoyable afternoon and, once again, please reconsider and write a sequel.
| chidichima chapter 21 . 8/1/2013
Well, I have to say it at last, I have strong affectionate feelings for this particular story - it was the first story I've read when I decided to learn English (as it isn't my first language) by reading fanfiction ;) (well, I was learning English in school too, but it wasn't as much effective...) Of course, I picked the story more or less at random, because I couldn't understand a lot at the beginning, and in hindsight I can see it was terrible choice for starter like me, for this story has way too sophisticated language and vocabulary for someone barely grasping the basics of english language :) I remember vividly how I sat with first chapters of your story printed out, pencil and dictionary at hand, writing out the meaning of more disturbing words between the lines and on margins... And let just say that there were A LOT of more disturbing words in the beginning :D But after all, I'm learning rather quickly, and althought it took me some time to truly appreciate the beuty of this story, I've loved it from a very beginning :)
I really like how you've built those characters, giving them some really interesting personalities, and of course I just love the plot - how Severus come to realize Harry is not what he imagined him to be, how Harry learns to trust him, even if just a little, how the two of them togeter start this little family, maybe a bit dysfunctional, but maybe also happy. And I enjoyed the composition of the story, with both Harry and Snape being given voices so that they can tell their story from such a different points of view.
I just had to tell you this after all that time :)
| Anne Squires chapter 21 . 7/30/2013
I really enjoyed this story. Once again, thank you for writing and sharing. Good luck with your novel.
| Anne Squires chapter 14 . 7/30/2013
McGonagall is stern and strict; but, that doesn't mean that she is a child abuser. This is extremely out of character. She is consistently described as "fair" throughout cannon and her actions bear this out. She would never, and I do mean absolutely never, cane a child. This is the lady who became extremely incensed when fake Moody used transfiguration to punish Draco Malfoy in GoF.
The way you have written about the Dursleys' punishment is very confusing. "The whole lot of them was obliviated after the adults were administered spell reversal potion. Upon being taken into magical custody all what I'd done would never have happened. Our lovely ministry officials could accuse me of nought. (Should be spelled 'naught'.) What does that even mean? It seems that you are saying that Snape punished them then immediately reversed the punishment with a potion? That means the punishment was less than an hour long. I don't think that is what you mean to convey; but, that's what you wrote. The whole incident is extremely confusing and convoluted. You do not explain very well.
"When Harry was ready to testify, their real imprisonment could begin.
Until then, we were already free" ? What does that mean? Does it mean that their Snape punishments will somehow be triggered magically when Harry testifies against them? Does it mean that until then the Dursleys will continue as though nothing is wrong? It is not clear what you mean. In addition, you had just written that, "Upon being taken into magical custody all what I'd done would never have happened." This seems so say that after they are in custody there will be no trace of a magical punishment imposed by Snape. This is a major contradiction. Harry's testimony triggers the punishments, yet there will be no trace of any punishment once they are taken into custody. What?
Or does the spell reversal potion kick in when the Dursleys are taken into custody? If that is what you mean, then you should should say so, otherwise it is very, very confusing.
| Anne Squires chapter 13 . 7/30/2013
Jut found this fic today. I am thoroughly enjoying it. Thank you for sharing your imagination and your talents. :)
| Team Major Whitlock chapter 21 . 7/24/2013
I loved this story it was AMAZING xx
| debbie chapter 21 . 7/9/2013
enjoyed your story very much I hope to read more of this storyline one day. I know you will write a great book, Chocolate Frogs to you too.
| Debbie chapter 13 . 7/9/2013
I am enjoy this story. will write more as I read it.