I think the fic really shines when examining Hermione's mental state, reincarnated into the Evans family as a jaded veteran who refuses to truly accept or bond with her new family. The Evans family, especially Petunia, is really fleshed out and explored here, and their relationships with Hermione are both fascinating and emotionally evocative. The romance hasn't gotten especially far yet, but so far it's solid. I also like how Hermione helps people when she can, in her own way, showing that she's still kind even if she's detached and bitter a lot of the time. However, her friendships aren't really explored, even though they're incredibly interesting! If you make her besties with Regulus Black and Barty Crouch Jr. it's unsatisfying if they don't really do much over the course of the story, besides Regulus sorta-kinda reconciling with Sirius because of her influence.
· 1 review · [ Harry Potter ] · by Kneazle
teen · ongoing · 55k words · updated 5 months ago
James Potter went five years at Hogwarts without realizing Lily had a little sister. Hermione would have preferred if he never realized she existed. Now she's stuck, in Potter's circle of awareness, and maintaining the timeline. Not like he makes it easy, or something.
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