|Reviews for Alexandra Quick and the Thorn Circle|
| psyjak chapter 13 . 9/19
In all fairness to Larry, despite being a teenager spouting racist slurs, it was pretty heroic of him to jump into the pit like that.
It takes great courage to stand up for your friends, but it takes even greater courage to stand up for your enemies.
| Guest chapter 29 . 9/11
Honestly it would have gone better if you used a canon American school like illvermory
| Piletorn chapter 29 . 6/11
This was such a great story. Thank you so much for sharing it!
| Arumia chapter 2 . 3/7
Wow I’m so surprised that being stupid would get someone killed, can’t wait for her to either not learn anything or be depressed for ages, great story but out main characters want to break the rules and laws and drag a child many years younger then her to a place she was attacked and almost killed well I can’t imagine it will go over well with anyone
| Looney3good chapter 29 . 2/11
Loved it and can’t wait to read the next one! It was frustrating to watch her struggle through her first year. I will say, there is one inconsistency between this and your book about Teddy Lupin. In the Lupin book, crutches are only for muggles, but in AQ, she uses them. Can’t wait to read the rest!
| coldwinter122 chapter 10 . 11/6/2022
I want to like this story but I don't. My first complaint is that the story doesn't feel magical. the school doesn't feel magical. With the Harry Potter series I wanted to wake up one morning and be a wizard and attend Hogwarts. I don't want to be a Wizard in this stories setting. Harry and Quick both grew up muggles and yet I only felt the wonder of magic with Harrys character. Quick almost feels bored by magic, like its old news to her. My biggest complaint is through 10 chapters I don't like any of the characters. through the first 10 chapters of HP I liked Harry, Dumbledore, Hagrid, McGonagall, the Weasleys, etc. Quick is a stubborn, annoying, angry brat. David is a hot-headed tosser, The professors are all unlikeable, especially the Head Dean who's an angry dictator. Who am I supposed to be rooting for in these first 10 chapters? I don't understand the rave reviews.
| mathdump chapter 6 . 10/12/2022
I loved this chapter and the worldbuilding in it. Unlike Rowling, you explored the intersectionality between the muggle and magical worlds and how it might come into conflict. David's indignance over perceived racial profiling is a very realistic reaction to what was possibly an innocent faux pas (assuming that Gwen was merely trying to explain how theft is much rarer in the Wizarding World due to antitheft spells) or worse (if Gwen really was racist).
| mathdump chapter 2 . 10/11/2022
You've done a good job characterizing Alexandra. She's mischievous, reckless and the type to drag bystanders into her misdeeds. But she's also a child crying for help, a child that has never been properly parented or been adequately loved and I can pity, if not sympathize with her. Looking at the summaries for you other stories, I can predict that she will likely spiral in a self-destructive manner and I am torn as to whether or not I wish to follow the trainwreck or get off, but it is great writing nonetheless
| Eleitheiya chapter 3 . 8/5/2022
OMG, I have never seen an OC-centric fic done so well. I literally just found this fifteen years after it was published, and the way magic is so conscious and deliberately incorporated into her life is so refreshing! Her little rhymes and epithets working like actual spells, and her interactions with things like Grindylows (I'm assuming it was a grindylow) and the Red Caps made my heart leap. It's rare to see original characters so well-conceived.
| BlackMoth405 chapter 1 . 7/26/2022
Alexandrarefuses to conform to the expectations of girls/women in American society*
Readers: She’s a b!tch
| Guest chapter 15 . 5/23/2022
I understand that she is 11 yrs old but she is the most self-centered and selfish character I read about and her parents did something very wrong. Hopefully she starts learning from here many mistakes before I get bored
| Guest chapter 29 . 3/29/2022
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 . 3/16/2022
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 . 2/28/2022
Someone asked why Americans aren't calling Muggles NoMajes. Simple, because this book was written long before Fantastic Beasts was even a thing.
| JuliusCorvinus 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.