Reviews for Burning Bright
mh21 chapter 1 . 4/13/2014
Wow. Just wow. This story was so incredible! One of my absolute favorites, and I am very picky when it comes to Sirius/Hermione stories as they're my otp. This was so beautifully written - perfect characterization, pacing, romance, plot, dialogue, drama.. Everything flowed naturally. I love the way you wrote their relationship and the reactions people had to it. It was very bittersweet that Harry and Ron never reconciled with them, but sadly I think it was pretty realistic for their characters. Sad though that Harry gave up on her when she had always stuck by his side through the war.

Please write more Sirius/Hermione fics in the future, I think you're one of the top writers for that pairing and I'd love to read more from you.

Adding this to favorites!
TheMoreSmutTheBetter chapter 1 . 4/13/2014
Very well written... I loved all the ups and downs.

Well done - keep up the good work.
dearmaggie chapter 1 . 3/26/2014
I think that I've officially jumped onto the Sirius/Hermione train.

This was a beautifully written one-shot. I thought that your take on what happened after Hogwarts was interesting and new, and I like it just as much (possibly more) than JK Rowling's original epilogue because it's realistic (for the most part) and stays away from over-used clich├ęs.

I have to admit, there are some minor details that I don't particularly like, which I think come from this being a one-shot and not having chapters and chapters to explore all the little moments, but overall, I found this story to be extremely charming and all around wonderful.

And I also found it hilarious to see that atruwriter inspired you because I literally just read her piece before looking at "Burning Bright."

Keep writing,
NessieCullen9 chapter 1 . 1/16/2014
Wow. You almost lost me in the soap opera middle of the story, but I'm glad I finished it. Original, if nothing else, and well written. I'm glad I stumbled across it. Thanks for your work on it. :)
lizndarcy chapter 1 . 12/2/2013
Beautiful story.. I really loved it.
animeaddict13 chapter 1 . 11/27/2013
Aw, that was so sweet! I love the parallels you drew between Hermione and Sirius' personalities and how you highlighted why she could never end up with Ron (I love JK Rowling but idk what she was thinking- Hermione could do so much better!). It was really sad that Harry couldn't accept their relationship, especially given how much Hermione and Sirius have done for him. But besides that, it was such a great story and I'd love to see more Hermione/Sirius stories from you :)
nostalgiakills chapter 1 . 10/16/2013
This was the most wonderful story.
Kandimom chapter 1 . 9/5/2013
Really enjoyed this story - thanks so much for posting!
t.k chapter 1 . 9/3/2013
I love the romance in this fic! Sirius and Hermione were so sweet together. But I hated the whole thing with Harry(I think everything went down in 'Part Six').

Hermione should have never had to apologize to Harry for LOVING anyone. That whole thing about "Harry, we never meant to hurt you," was bullshit. Not everything is about Harry. He consider Sirius his father but he only really met the man a few times before and during the war, right. And didn't Hermione give up her parents to help Harry fight in the war (I only saw the movies and it seemed like she made them forget about her). I be pissed that he had the nerve to turn his back on her over something like that. All I'm saying is that argument would have went down a lot different with me.
Alybethed chapter 1 . 8/27/2013
WillowDream203 chapter 1 . 8/21/2013
This story is brilliant. I don't think there is anything that I can say to accurately describe how much I enjoyed reading this. It stayed true to the books as much as any Sirius/Hermione story can and I absolutely loved it.

Thank you so much for writing this and putting this out there. Really and truly, well done.
KJS X-OVER chapter 1 . 8/12/2013
Perfect. Simply perfect. I love how you convey their depth of feeling, though it caused some uncomfortable twinges in me that causes me to wish to find a love so deep, profound, and all-consuming. I love how Hermione stuck by Sirius, finally choosing to seize what was her. Harry... that was harsh. I truly do love the children's names and thought process behind them. All was brilliant! Thanks for sharing!
Siani6661 chapter 1 . 5/25/2013
Love it! xXx
lifeless120 chapter 1 . 4/11/2013
Not only is this the most beautiful story I have read on this site, it is also superbly written. Love it.
21stseventeen chapter 1 . 2/17/2013
Hello there.
This is, hands down, one of the best pieces of writing I have ever read.
I found it online a while ago, I think it was about a year and a half ago, and I couldn't get it out of my head for quite a long while - couple of months, I think. It even prompted me to write something of my own, and that was the first time I ever wrote HP fic.
The story itself is amazing. Herm/Sirius is probably my OTP for the fandom, those two characters have just the right dose of similarities and contrasts, maturity and spontaneity, and the romance part of this fic is truly amazing.
The plot itself is great, dealing with the "what if" issues most fanfics gloss over, and it's so real in its harshness and beauty, that the story flows with almost no effort at all. Every character is perfectly, well, in character, every move so spontaneous and realistic, I can truly believe this could have actually happened post books (yeah, no accounting for the epilogue here). There is no bashing at all, just normal, believable, character interactions, and this deals with many canon character issues, most of which were left hanging in the books. The twist - the France part, the interesting tidibi about the Ambassy and law regulations, well, those are all things I could have expected Herm from the book to do, so (and I realize I'm repeating myself here) perfectly fitting that reading this story is almost like watching one of those old tapestries, in which the image on it is made of perfectly weaved threads, each one completing the others. So, yeah, wonderful.
That "don't you ever regret", well, it perfectly sums it up.
Well done.

PS: This is the bitchin' & complaining part. Which, in this case, is the: parts that were slightly less-than-perfect, but didn't feel like spoiling the review and writing 'em above: out of all the parts, the last one is the one I liked the least. I'm not a sucker for "big showdown" parts, and having them meet right there at king's cross, with little Alastor showing off his perfect family, feels kind of forced. not that much - it's still a believable, meaningful and symbolic part, that just *had* to be written, but lacks the power of the rest. The spontaneity of it, if you would, with the "this is my brother, and this is my sister, and Herm is not a housewife". I do realize this is still a oneshot, though, and letting facts speak for themselves would have taken up too much space.
Also, yeah, I'm not really a huge fan of lotsofkids! family, especially when involving twinse, because usually all the bunch of kids ends up being underdeveloped and often only used to show that the characters have an happy life with sex in it. Once again, I realize, one shot, but if the number of kids is the only thing I have to complain about, well, it means it's wonderful. If it was a school project, I'd give it a 98.

I hope the second part of the review didn't make it sound as though I'm complaining, because I'm not. It's all completely awesome, amazing, and I wish I knew more words to explain just how much I enjoyed this.
Thank you so much for sharing this masterpiece with the fandom, really.
Stay awesome.

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