|Reviews for A Reason|
| Charlotte chapter 18 . 12/30/2019
I can’t believe this wasn’t finished! You had such great development, I love it a lot. Thanks for your story and it’s never too late to keep going xoxoxo
| joy chapter 18 . 2/12/2016
liar! you said, and I quote! "I promise not to abandon this story." have you abandoned it? Yes! what do you have to say for your self! people were counting on you keeping your promise and you let them down! you've let me down!
| deathling chapter 2 . 12/9/2011
Oh my gods.
You started with a great idea, followed with original characteristics and completely ruined it with the lame, lame, LAME betting pool.
Srsly. These are MARAUDERS. They are boys, you know. Dyou REAAAALLY think that the ONLY thing they could come up with for cheering everyone up is a betting pool? Matchmaking? WTH? Shame on ya!
| savingthestars chapter 18 . 10/9/2011
I discovered an extract of this on tumblr (from chapter eighteen), with a link to the rest of the fic. Having read the extract I was already intrigued so I clicked the link and I've read from chapter one to eighteen.
I love it!
I read lots of fics on here about James supporting Lily and the idea of the letters and things like that, but this is by far the best, and the definitely the most interesting.
I love the way the relationships have developed between the characters and all the little sub plots (like alice and frank) etc inside the bigger story. Each character has depth and a personality that shines through your words.
I also adore how each chapter has its own theme. It makes me think, a lot of what you write relates to the real world, not just the magical world of Harry Potter.
You're an incredibly talented writer, and I can't believe I haven't read this before!
I can't wait for an update!
| pimentoplane chapter 18 . 9/30/2011
You've got a really great talent for writing and I think that's fully expressed in this story. You've done a wonderful life bringing characters we know next to nothing about from canon into 3-dimensional, complicated people learning to deal with the stress of a war. I love the identity crisis you've presented: James, knowing exactly who he wants to be-the person who can make every one laugh and fix everyone's problems-but struggling to realize that he can't do it alone, and Lily, who is forced to figure out how to reconcile her childhood with her adulthood by a war that wants to label her and persecute her. I think it's a truly lovely story and I'd love to see where it goes, even though you haven't updated it in a bit. Anyway, cheers on the brilliant work and I hope to hear from you soon.
| Mosesthesecond chapter 18 . 7/18/2011
this story is without a doubt my fav lily/james fanfic ever! it's awesome, i love how you're taking the realistic/slow approach which i have only seen in one other story...too many fanfics centre around lily evans waking up one day to discover she is helplessly in love with james potter which is, in my opinion, far too different from the impression rowling gave us of these two charatcers.
i like how you've given lily the backbone we clearly see she has in the books, although there are times when i think she's crying a bit too often, personally i reeckon her parent's deaths would, as well her giving her grief - obviously, would give her a determination to fight voldermort..but hey, that's just one person's opinion.
haha, i'm also curious if you write this in the early hours of the morning like many fanfic writers do as there are a fair few spelling/grammar mistakes in the story but i don't really care because you can still understand what you're saying and i love the plot too much to let it bother me.
i must say i LOVE your style of writing! what original flair you have! i love how you begin each chapter talking about something completely random only to show us and the end that it's not random at all! it gives the story a flow and sophistication that so many other fanfics lack.
are you seiriously a dude! i can't believe that! i didn't think lily/james interested blokes in the slightest! lol, clearly i was wrong...although, it does explain why this story is so good and not filled with cringing fluff and squee that annoys me so much lol.
thank you thank you THANK YOU for also not filling this with really badly written "action scenes" when one hogwarts student can take on about 5 death eaters and get away with merely a scratch, that is sooo annoying when people do that, so please, i implore you, keep up this standard of writing as it is sooo good.
oh dear! i'm rambling, i'd better stop, i just wanted you to know how much i am enjoying this story with, er, a few words lol ]
ps - don't worry too much about updating quickly, i'd much rather wait for a really good chapter than get a crap one in a hurry ]
| lunerchangeling chapter 1 . 11/7/2010
Hey! Any news on the update front? This is one of the best and most realistic L/J stories out there! Please tell me you'll be updating soon!
| hushpuppy22 chapter 18 . 7/11/2010
Please tell me you're still working on this fabulous story! We need more well written and well characterized J/L fics and this is one. In any event, I loved the chapter and look forward to reading more.
| Anmylica chapter 1 . 6/23/2010
update this soon! I miss getting to read chapters on this fic! It's one of the best, most believable L/J fics out there, and it's so sad to see it hasn't been updated since January.
| Anmylica chapter 16 . 4/25/2010
I think it's past time for an update!
| swishhh chapter 1 . 4/14/2010
Awesome stuff! Well-written and funny too. I liked how the Marauders realised that laughter was what everybody needed, and how their pranks were a public service and all it was a good way to keep James being James, but also less of an idiotic one.
Favourite lines: "Remus didn't often tell James he was right to his face"
""Why did we start The Marauders?" James prompted.
"To have fun and hex Slytherins!" Sirius cried, holding a single arm in a triumphant pose.
"No," James replied.
"Well, yes," James amended and Sirius smiled"
| lunerchangeling chapter 15 . 3/17/2010
Hello! Yes, I am reviewing again, but I had to go back a few chapters because you can't review for the same chapter twice! I wanted to agree with Anmylica's point that you should include more action with the other Marauders. I feel that this chapter, Rule 57, went a long way in influencing Lily's perceptions of not only James and the other Marauders, but of herself too. It helped her define herself better and realize her own flaws. More interaction with the Marauders would be important to that, especially one-on-one.
Remember in Deathly Hallows when Harry finds the letter from his mother to Sirius? That letter proved that they had a strong connection too, as it was Lily who was writing and not just James. I know this is a L/J story eventually, but you are developing the characters of Lily and James. Honestly, you can't define their relationships without considering their friends, especially the Marauders.
Sorry this is so long! Please, Please, Please update soon! This is probably my favorite depiction of Lily and especially James anywhere and I need a new fix!
| ReliableNarcotic chapter 18 . 3/9/2010
Just caught up. I love your story. Though I was hoping Lily would end up staying with James over the summer... But I can't wait to find out how you finally get them together. Keep writing-you have a talent for it.
| ReliableNarcotic chapter 8 . 3/7/2010
I'm only on chapter 8-and normally I wait until I've caught up with a story to review, but some things just can't wait. I love your James! Honestly he is my hero. ) Thanks for putting him into the fanfiction world.