Reviews for Alexandra Quick and the Thorn Circle
Guest chapter 29 . 3/29
Hmm, very interesting and a good read. Really apart from the muggles and quidditch and a few spells, you could have written this as a completely original novel. I look forward to finding out what happens next!
robwar80 chapter 29 . 3/16
Honestly this was such a good story. It is like you took the story structure of the classic HP books and made your own version of the story whilst adding onto the best parts of them. I loved the story and will be looking forward to reading the sequel
BerserkLittleCook chapter 1 . 2/28
Someone asked why Americans aren't calling Muggles NoMajes. Simple, because this book was written long before Fantastic Beasts was even a thing.
JuliusMD chapter 29 . 12/8/2021
Thank you for writing this.
Even if I am a bit sad that she did not attend the Mors Mortis Society, because this kind of spells could be really helpful later on.
JuliusMD chapter 4 . 12/5/2021
Why is Ms Grimm saying Muggles? Isn't the USA using NoMajs?
Hoseoko chapter 26 . 11/9/2021
I’m sobbing oh my god I suspected him but I never thought it would end like that
Hoseoko chapter 19 . 11/8/2021
I think I’d be more inclined to believe that everything that has happened to Alexandra was accidental if it weren’t for the kapa incident. It’s mentioned they don’t reside in the us, so how did one just happen to be in the pond near her house? Or maybe I’m wrong and it truly was incidental, I can’t wait to find out !
Zeriame chapter 29 . 10/27/2021
Just found it some days ago, i loved it.
From the writing style to the script, the characters, everything. I think ill read the entire series rn.
Thank you !
SeaFeudJagger chapter 13 . 9/1/2021
And so the plot thickens with another attempted murder on Alexandra.

I'm starting to suspect Journey here is the one behind the attacks, and that his genuine surprise shown int his chapter has more to do with Alexandra having managed to escape death this time around. He's been present in all three attempts so far. But I can't think of a reason why, or why his attempts are so abysmal.
SeaFeudJagger chapter 12 . 9/1/2021
A mention of the the First and Second Wizarding War in Britain was nice to hear, and some of the ramifications Voldemort's rise as a Dark Lord affected other magical communities like in America. I'm curious at what the Dark Convention actually is.

Also the term Governer-General as the head of the American Magical government confuses me. Does that mean Wizarding America has a military army rather than Aurors?

The political climate between the Dark Convention and the Confederation Congress here does remind me a bit of when Communism was considered a threat during the mid-20th century.
SeaFeudJagger chapter 11 . 9/1/2021
Damn, Dean Grimm is one cold-hearted bitch but her punishment is very fitting for Alexandra. Harsh it may be but I can't think of any other ay for Alexandra to think upon the consequences of her actions if her friends weren't dragged down with her if she does something again.

Nice to see Anna and Alexandra reconcile though. The students trying to get Alexandra and Larry close to each other so they can turn into rats is kinda hilarious, exactly how I expected magical teenagers would have done in that situation.

Ooooh, another attempted murder. I'm getting Snape-Quirrel vibes here. Grimm is obviously Snape in this situation, now who would be Quirrel?
SeaFeudJagger chapter 10 . 9/1/2021
Huh, so Charmbridge has both Quidditch and Quidpot as sports? Neat.

Ah, Alex, you somehow manage to find a way to keep pushing your friends away from you. It's almost a skill, really.

Hmm, Shirtliffe is making a lot of sense here. Even if I do think the rhymes are cool way to use magic, it's difficult to keep relying on it in the long run and can't be used in a pickle or spontaneously unlike an incantation. It should only be used as a last resort or to surprise the enemy.

I don't think Alex is going to be invited into Quidpot this time despite her great flying lol. Oh boy, Dean Grimm is going to raise hell for that stunt.
SeaFeudJagger chapter 9 . 9/1/2021
Troublesome, eh? Quite the fitting nickname for Alexandra. The balls and brashness in this kid knows no bounds.

The sudden change of POV to Albo was a bit jarring, not sure if that was even needed. But I would love to see him and his thugs be put in their place.

The little things about this school like Dean Grimm ahving a portrait be her secretary adds a bit of wonder to Charmsbridge. Though all its staff seems to suck, except for Saltliffe, the Librarian and Journey.

Really interested in the list of names Miss Grinder mentioned. Are they all real people? The amount of research you did for this is impressive. Not to mention that poem. It's no Sorting Hat Song but it's equally fun!
SeaFeudJagger chapter 8 . 9/1/2021
Well that sucks for Alexandra.

Also, warning to any new readers of this fic. Don't look up the reviews for each chapter since plenty of them are on their second or third re-read and just casually spoil stuff to their heart's content. Hopefully I'll be able to forget some of the stuff spoiled to me already after some time away from this.

I'm really curious more about the Confederation Congress's history compared to MaCUSA. Charmbridge sounds more interesting yet stricter than Hogwarts. I'm having a bit of trouble imagining the layout and architecture of the school itself. Is it like the Pentagon?
SeaFeudJagger chapter 7 . 9/1/2021
Well, now we know why the school's called Charmbridge. It doesn't surprise me that the precarious invisible bridge would fail, wizards do tend to have a knack for avoiding any and all safety protocols. And we have the mention of another school in Sedona! I wonder what's its name...

Idk why, but I like Alexandra's way of channeling her magic via rhymes rather than incantations. It's rather creative yet challenging at the same time. The intent is what matters after all.

Ben Journey sounds like a cool dude.
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