|Reviews for The Forest of Seasons|
| PrincessLazyPants chapter 1 . 11/7/2012
If I didn't have so much work to do, I'd be spending the rest of my night reading your wondrous stories. This was another beautiful, well written piece!
| Jo chapter 1 . 11/2/2011
The nature symbolism is beautiful and I love the way everything flows; it's really serene and sweet.
| EchoDeltaNine chapter 1 . 9/3/2011
Well, I'm not sure what I think of this. Don't get me wrong; this was amazing, really. Extremely well written, and I loved every word. It was a strange place to find Rose and Scorpius in their relationship and I rather liked that. I'm just kind of confused about the ending; I guess it's just not clicking like it should...especially those letters. Haha, but this was fantastic, really, and I'm looking forward to reading more of your writing :)
| Lucifer's Garden chapter 1 . 4/6/2010
Wow. Totally captivating, beautiful, believable, and sweet. Well done! Thanks for sharing :).
| iMissHP chapter 1 . 11/20/2009
It is a beatiful one-shot. In a way it remind me about the king cross station scene in DH. I really liked reading your story. I wonder what are the Scorpius' letters.
| over-rehearsed chapter 1 . 9/10/2009
I liked it. Reminded me of magic, something that you don't see much, even in the HP series. True magic doesn't occur often. Thank you for writing.
| Rani chapter 1 . 8/15/2009
| darthluna01 chapter 1 . 7/11/2009
Your descriptions of the strange adventure were so detailed and alive that I could see myself there, observing. Then again, I always love your one-shots.
| shutdown231011 chapter 1 . 7/9/2009
This story was so incredibly unique and I was astounded by, well all of it really. Your description of the forest and their adventure was remarkable and so vivid. I want to visit, I really do, the magic lingering in the air and even the trail of shoes made me want to brave all and just experience it. Your perspective on their personal lives was so radically different from anything else I've seen so far; it was really refreshing. I'm a huge fan of the "Rose and Scorpius meet, banter, bicker, fight, reconcile" plot line, but this is really a gem. You did a wonderful job and I'm a little jealous to be honest.
| the TumTum tree chapter 1 . 7/2/2009
Wow this story is amazing. Really amazing. Your writing style is just... cool. Hah I just wish I could give a better review. I like that you put magic in it as so few HP fanfics have it. I did wonder why Scorpius and Rose didn't apparate out of the forest though. Maybe they were too caught by their indecision, or maybe they just liked the company.
| Paperback28 chapter 1 . 7/2/2009
Wow, that was amazing! I remember reading this on LiveJournal, and thinking, "Fabulous!" So, great job, keep writing! :)
| 123-say-cheese chapter 1 . 7/2/2009
Wow! This is amazing!
Extremely well written! Are you a proffesional writer or something?
Your story was brilliant and your writing was fantastic!
| Skandar-Loves-Redvines chapter 1 . 7/1/2009
*stares with mouth hanging open* Wow. That was... incredible. That's all I have to say. :)
| LilyGinnyBlack chapter 1 . 7/1/2009
This...this is literature. It was stunning, a truly wonderful read. The grammar was good, the spelling impeccable, and the level of vocabulary was high, yet not to the point of confusion. Also, your word choices at certain parts were fascinating to read (such as your use of rain and thunderstorm references when speaking of the truck heading towards Rose; for example the "watery newspaper print" and the way Rose "saw it as a flash, like lightening," both are nice touches.)
You truly captured the essence of each season, and not only in appearance. When they first enter this forest it is Autumn. Neither one knows what is going on or where they are. They are stuck in wonder and mystery, which the Autumn season invokes in us, exemplified by the holiday of Halloween.
Then there was Winter. It was cold, there was snow, but there was also a sense of horror. They were still cold and uncertain towards each other and there were deadened feelings within them. Feelings of the past they couldn't forget and, at that point, didn't want to let go.
After that there was Spring. Emotions between the two become befuddled, they start realizing the potential of romance between them, and magic blossoms in the way that it only can during Spring. Ancient and adventurous. Just as the grass and plants begin to come to life, just as everything starts, the beginning of the end of this metaphysical journey forms.
Finally, there was Summer. The sun is hot and everything is alive and well. Though, at the same time, everything is stuck. In Summer time is warped, twisted, slowed down. People become stagnant in the heat. Just like all of the people (or parts of the people) present in that are. Unable to move or go forward, forever lost, but found within that maze like existence. Rose and Scorpius are sure of their emotions, yet they cannot move forward until they find their way out. They leave behind the parts of themselves connecting them to the past, and then they come back to where they were before. In Spring. Starting anew.
This journey was wonderful and just as powerful and the one that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and even Draco went through. And now, I'll move onto the characters and your portrayals of them. The Trio and Draco were all dead on. That small peek we got of the future, and the Harry that we saw there, I find it highly believable that Harry would offer a hand of friendship to Draco. I find it even more believable that Draco would take that hand and try to reform, he wasn't like his father after all, and sincerely learned his lesson. Ron is Ron. When Rose talks about him, and his views on the Malfoys, I noted how he never said anything great about them, but I didn't notice hate. Hermione, you gave her the personality of a mother (a parent) that expects good grades and good behavior from her children. High expectations, but love was still present. Perfect.
Moving onto Rose and Scorpius, here I can't say whether or not they are in-character, no fan knows enough about them to say whether they are or not. But, I can say that I enjoyed your characterizations. You have them indifferent towards each other, not hateful or too buddy-buddy; two characterizations that, while I like, are highly over used. Neither one resembled their parents (in personality anyway) but they weren't glaringly different either, with the fact that they ended up in the same houses as their parents. They have many things in common, but their personalities differ while complimenting. It's so refreshing to read them like this. They are not their parents, they will undoubtly have different personalities from them, yet so many writers tend to just make them another Hermione and another Draco.
Last, but not least, we have the relationship between the two. I wrote about it a little already, how it progressed with the seasons, but now I want to put it simply. They had an attraction to each other from the beginning, both just unaware of it, they had many things in common, and they had a shared experience: their parents and the legacy that surrounds them (whether good or bad.) These realizations come as the seasons past, and at the end they acknowledge the attraction (and chance of love) between them. You end this one-shot with their relationship at a fitting stage; they aren't madly in love, yet they aren't just aware of their own emotions about the other.
And now I end this long, long review by saying that you did an amazing job on this. I love it! I thank you for writing it and giving me the chance to read it, and I wish you good luck with any future writing.