Reviews for The Changeling
IrisCherieHathaway chapter 2 . 7/21
I was a little hesitant with this story just because of the idea of Ginny in Slytherin but oh my goodness i cannot stop reading. This chapter was amazing. and I love the inner workings of Ginny's mind all the characters really including your own!
IrisCherieHathaway chapter 1 . 7/21
You have truly captured the essence of Rowling's characters. They have true to themselves but completely yours in a way. I am absolutely hooked.
ALeighS chapter 5 . 7/14
I had to pause my binge reading to say how much I ADORE your characterization of Ginny! Because it's not so different than cannon Ginny...I can easily picture the "blazing look" on her face that JK referred to so often, but getting to peer behind the curtain and see the vulnerable girl behind it all, the girl who can't see how intense and frightening she can be- it's pure perfection. And the small changes- how she controls her temper, how she distinguishes between right and legal, the perfect way you've woven Slytherin sensibility into her patterns of thought- I just can't get over it! I appreciate the subtly you've given the Slytherins, because even a lot of Slyth-centric fics seem to either overpower or demonize them. I love the way you didn't take the easy way out and have Ginny be friends with Draco and crew. And the actual writing quality is amazing. You have a great way of stating something succinctly, of implying nuanced feelings and scenarios with just a few lines. It doesn't feel like we're getting a boring retread of each book, even though Harry's story has hardly changed. At the same time, you tell us just enough that we're not scratching our heads, trying to remember what is going on with Harry/Voldemort. And the way you have built up Harry and Ginny's relationship is amazing
So rooted in reality- of course he's seeking her out to ask about Malfoy! But also, he just kind of likes to talk to her. I love it. The line about Ginny being his secret keeper, Ginny walking in on Draco crying, Ginny quietly using her heir of slytherin mystique to find a place in Slytherin, the TATTOO, Arthur telling her the story of badass Molly Prewett...it's TOO GOOD. I can't wait to read the rest.
xxxLeanniexxx chapter 11 . 7/4
Absolutely Magnificently brilliant !
waveonthesea chapter 8 . 7/3
I love your writing. I'm re-reading and I'm assuming that the reason Crabbe died by fiendfyre was that he tried to kill the trio, so it activated Ginny's curse. It's an interesting backstory to it. Great job on this story. Ginny the Slytherin seems to fit even better than Ginny the Gryffindor.
DLFangrill chapter 11 . 7/3
This fic is just absolutely amazing. I wasn’t due about this in the start, seeing that there’s only 11 chapters, I thought it was incomplete and all, but u layed our the plat very very well, the war is fully explained and it’s interestibg to be able to have a different perspective on the war than the usual golden trio one. It’s also very nice to see how all of the events in Hogwarts matches with the original plot as well as the minor twists and turns. - I really enjoyed this so much, thank you for writing this! Please keep writing! Your skill is amazing!
Lady Mage chapter 9 . 6/24
Damn, I've said it before and I'll say it again. This story is a masterpiece. Just re-read it again for the gazillionth time! Off to read the sequels and then to eagerly await your next installment!
LostUmbrella chapter 11 . 6/20
Nothing to say, words fail me
Bravo
Needlepaws chapter 11 . 6/16
Genuinely impressive in a way very rarely found in fan fiction. Hopefully you will write your own novel one day, I would certainly read it!
maile1 chapter 1 . 6/15
This is the fanfic I didn't know I needed. excellent character study of Ginny, this is who she should have been Slytherin or Gryffindor. great job, I've always liked the character but now this version of Ginny is my favourite by far
thanks for writing
xliltinkx chapter 11 . 6/15
Wow! I'm speechless. What a great story! It's been so long since I could read something this good. It's exactly how Ginny would have been if she would have been in Slytherin. She was so close to the canon. For me she is one of the strongest characters of the book and I think we needed more of her story. If you think about it she would have been an amazing Slytherin just like your wrote her. Please keep writing about her. It's been an amazing story. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Guest chapter 11 . 6/14
Okay. Where do I start. I read this story in a day. Then I had to wait a day to fully process everything and my thoughts before I could write this review.
What an amazing story. You stayed with canon but made everything feel so real and added just more to the story.
How you wrote Ginny felt more real than canon. I feel like Ginny grew as a character and she felt like she belonged in Slytherin. That's the next thing I really want to talk about - how you wrote Slytherin. As a Slytherin myself, I love what you did. Its really quite tiring listening to either everyone saying how all Slytherins are just bad or they've had something bad happen to them so they're just misunderstood and nothing else. But you added so much more to the House. Everyone felt like real people. It wasn't just some were good and some were bad. They were all complex and all had shades of grey. They were ambitious, resourceful, cunning, and all had light and dark and shades of grey. I think one of my favorite parts was towards the end - how Slytherins could do what was necessary.
Necessary. Probably the best way to think about Slytherin. Because sometimes there needs to be a person who can do what is necessary even if it is hard or complicated or something more than that. It's how I feel somethings - something is just necessary and others often can't understand. Which brings me to something else I loved. The interactions between Ginny and Snape.
In the first chapter I thought that it would have been interesting to have more interactions with the staff but I didn't dwell on it too much. But towards the end all of parts between Ginny and Snape were amazing beyond words. I could probably write a novel about the new part of occlmency and legilimency you explored. But in short how you wrote it was fascinating. And what it means about Ginny - I mean the people who we know are masters of it are Voldemort, Dumbledore, and Snape. Incredibly powerful wizards. And I loved how Ginny and Snape had to trust each other to a degree but it wasn't blind trust. They were both careful and gaining something. Necessary. Ginny was probably the one who understood Snape the best in the end. I wish there could have been more interactions between the two since you write them brilliantly and what a power duo that could have been if they had been more free to talk as mentor/mentee and if Snape didn't have to think a hundred steps ahead and if every single word or action didn't have to be carefully thought out.
One last point I want to make is how the four houses came together. They all complimented each other so well. You need every part to be efficient and make the best choices. It mirrored the Heads of Houses and the Founders. As you said, "Four pillars. Four Foundations. Four Friends."
I'm going to end this review before it gets even longer.
But I really loved this story and what you did. Amazing job!
LongSelfindulgentReviews chapter 11 . 6/9
All I can really think to write is, “damn,”

Damn.

That was really well done.
samghesquiere chapter 11 . 6/8
This is a really great take on what would have happened! I enjoy the conflict Harry experiences with his prejudice and his friendship for Ginny, and I especially liked the plot twist with Tobias. The Parlor is also a great addition and it's also really refreshing when the Slytherin characters get fleshed out more (e.g. Millicent).
G.M.Rivers chapter 11 . 6/7
Loved every second
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