|Reviews for Sakura and the Scottish School of Magic|
| Balthanon chapter 13 . 9/28
An enjoyable story all around- I rather like the way it revolves around the Harry Potter story rather than being a direct influence upon it. I've thought of doing the same with other Harry Potter characters myself. I've actually been intending to read this for a long time now and I'm glad I did.
One thing that I did notice as I was going through though was the Skiving Snackboxes. George and Fred didn't start their line of products until Harry's 5th year so they are really early here. I did note a couple other items as I went through, but I would probably need to skim through again to recall them so they obviously didn't stick out as much.
| Fi Suki Saki chapter 13 . 5/27
what is brothers thereof and God Mode Sues...? *search at Google*
Anyway, this fic is really really Awesome !
I mostly doesn't like too much OCs as the protagonist friends. Because most people would love to make them so special that makes me annoyed with them. I Love Good Canon after all. If Canon is bad, then I love Good AU. *shrugged*
But this OCs of Sakura's new friends was fun. Not perfect, and wasn't annoying either. Normal with how kids act and good friends. Nice !
Probably going to read the sequel now. ;)
| SonicAnime2010 chapter 13 . 12/2/2014
Overall, the story was great to read and had an interesting concept of the crossover behind it. That being said, I still felt a little let down. For all of the climatic scenes and such that involved the Sakura cards, the effect they had on Hogwarts was anti-climatic compared to the grand scheme of things. Other than that, it was interesting. and I honestly expected a little more interaction between Sakura and some of the more prominent book cast. I'd say for an improvement, try to encourage more of the interaction instead of just Sakura being kept so ignorant of the backstory behind Hogwarts and prior to year 1. No one had identified He-who-must-still-be-mentioned-with-hyphens to her and was always just You-know-Who or You-Don't-know-him? Understandable somewhat as Sakura, living in Japan, was unaware of Voldybutt's actions in England, but the pretext there was that everyone thought she would know.. There wasn't much elaboration on it; and to me, that disconnects a bit from the canon story. At any rate, I'll take a glance at the sequel
| HoshiNoTsuya chapter 13 . 5/25/2014
Maybe if you had posted your rules in the first chapter, I wouldn't have read this. I expected Sakura to interact more with Harry :( I finished this nonetheless... I really like the idea of the crossover, and I totally get the point of keeping Harry as the hero (I support it), yet I wanted them to become friends :(
Sakura's adventure was small (she's not saving the world this time); I was expecting something a bit more elaborated. However, this was easy to read so I don't really have any complains xD.
Still, many questions remain unanswered. Why can Sakura see the thestrals? Why does Snape dot on her? Will Charms always be difficult for her? Will she ever get used to her wand? Are the other students able to see the magical patterns when casting a spell?
It was a very nice story, thanks for writing it :)
| Macilnar chapter 12 . 1/31/2014
Wait, how did Wayne get in the girls' dormitory? I thought boys couldn't enter them.
| I love you bro chapter 13 . 12/17/2013
What an outstanding story! I read all the chapters in one sitting. Good equivocal balance between the two series. And I'd be sure to read the sequel.
| Guest chapter 13 . 10/14/2013
I loved the story although I'd have liked it if it contained more interaction with HP characters.
Likes the Touyax Yukito ... Kinda wishes for more ... Yaoi-Fangasm.
If you've read Tsubasa and xxxHolic youd know clow and sakuraxcoupd kick all dumboldor and voldemots butts. I bet even Voldemort and Dumble and all death eaters combined doesn't haven enough power like the "Earth" card when it went rampant in season one before Yue judged Sakura
| chaosglory626 chapter 13 . 10/11/2013
This is an interesting story. I notice your effort at not intruding on canon, but I hope you won't be too strict on that in the later stories. If Sakura never interferes with the canon issues then that will eventually lead to a large amount of out of character moments with her not helping when she can. It isn't even an issue of her overpowering the HP series, at least not compared to some of the other Magical Girl series I can think of. Imagine Nanoha or Sailor Moon with their insanely high end energy output, or Homura from Madoka Magica with time manipulation and her army's worth of guns and explosives. Sakura could try her best right along side Harry and wouldn't be able to solve all his problems. This is even more true with you having wands and cards mixing like bleach and ammonia. I'm going to start reading the next one now, and as long as Sakura befriends Luna Lovegood or at least stops her from being bullied then I won't even care if she ignores the basilisk. The thing about putting a protagonist in a different series is that it is difficult for readers to see them on the sidelines when we know they can be right in the middle. It is a testament to your writing skill that you managed that without it getting boring, but that can only last so long. Anyway, as I said before, I'm on to the next one.
| Guest chapter 10 . 9/22/2013
Why doesn't she just use The Erase to erase their memories...?
| Arachnophobia chapter 13 . 9/18/2013
Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I really liked your story. The characters from both universes remained in character, and the OC's seemed to be well thought out. I did however have a thought on the points you were bringing up for where you want this story to go. I think you've done an excellent job balancing both universes and keeping one from overshadowing the other, especially on the raw power scale. (I am so sick of Harry Potter crossovers where the other characters come in and curbstomp every antagonist) I also kinda like the idea of Sakura's story being more of a Side Story for HP cannon. However, if this continues past book 3... I just can't see that being feasible. Sakura doesn't strike me as the sort of person to sit out of a fight, and somehow I doubt that Voldemort would miss the clow cards forever. If you don't want to bring the two storylines together, that's up to you... But as a reader, I can see some really fun opportunities for interactions between the main HP cast and the CCS cast. I'm awfully tired right now, and I don't know how much sense I'm making... And I'm certainly not trying to tell you how to write your story! Just trying to give you some helpful advice. I should probably go to bed right now, but I'm gonna move on the sequel instead ;) I hope what I had to say was helpful
| dragonmunchies chapter 13 . 9/14/2013
while i was a slightly disappointed that harry and his posse didn't show up more in the story, i still greatly enjoyed reading your story. you did a great job. also, i agree with your base rules for cross-overs, and while i do like a little more interaction between the canon main characters of both worlds, i understand that it can be hard to pull off successfully without breaking all the other rules.
also also, here's my speculation on why snape was treating sakura differently than everyone else. she had the balls to drink her maybe-maybe-not-poisonous boils cure, and came out with nothing happening to her so her potion was obviously a success. that "barest hint of something else" in snape's voice was probably respect.
| kopycat101 chapter 13 . 9/7/2013
I really enjoyed this story! Over time, it improved- but as you've noted it at the end of the chapter, and the fact that you edited this story, it's a given.
I really liked the integration of Sakura in to the Harry Potter plot without major character and story-changing things happening...At first, I thought that Sakura was going to use the Sakura Cards to help Harry at some point. But this was before I really got far into the story, and realized that you were keeping this fresh and new in the sense that you weren't going to make Sakura god-mode and solve all the problems.
You've meshed both worlds together so well, that I found it a breath of fresh air. I commend you for sticking to the books (literally), and making things interesting through Sakura's own trails and tribulations in Hogwarts, with new characters and minor ones stepping in the spotlight. Both that, and the struggle of Sakura trying to balance both types of magic despite them being very different, made this a great read! It's rare to see good crossover stories like these, and I commend you!
Now, I'm off to read the sequel! I'm sorry that I didn't review the previous chapters, but I was honestly unsure how successful and legit original this was even going to be...Plus the fact that the story seemed to have gone through many revisions and jumps of writing quality because of that, made me a bit tentative to review...And you had a sequel up, so I was fairly sure that you knew what you were doing, and didn't need any feedback on improving things and writing quality etc. Either way, I really enjoyed the story!
| Guest chapter 13 . 8/7/2013
I loved this story and will continue following Sakura's adventure from here on! D Also, something I noticed about this chapter is the mention of the name Voldemort, but no-one ever told Sakura his name other than as 'You-know-who'.
| Lone Triarii chapter 13 . 7/31/2013
This is a very nice story that I enjoyed a lot. I thought that Sakura was well written and I liked that it was focused on Sakura attending Hogwarts. I also liked how the story ran parallel to the original plot.
I first read this story a while ago and just now noticed the sequel which I’m very happy about, so I hope you continue to keep up the good work. :)
| Lucyole chapter 13 . 7/3/2013
the good thinig you have completed your story even when it took you yeard i hate it when
lots of storys arent updated for years it makes me go mad.
your story was really very interesting and exciting,sakura resues somehow the day in her own way
like always thats good and hse find some good friends to.
one question why was snape so nice to her or didnt reprimand her when she had done something wrong in class? and dumbles know somehow whats going on i think he used leglimence(dont now hwo to write it sorry) but he si dumbledore so he knows everything . i really liked your story it was very good.*cookies for your hard work*