Lady Moonglow

Have You Ever (Harry Potter)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 3rd March 2010 (2)
Tags: Novel, AU, Romance, Time Travel, Changing History
Characters: Hermione Granger, Tom Riddle

Summary: With the war looking bleak, the Golden Trio, Ginny, Draco, and Lavender go back to Tom Riddle's 7th Year to destroy Lord Voldemort once and for all. What Hermione DIDN'T count on, however, is a shared common room, a curse, and a little thing called love.

The premise is intriguing, the characterisation is good, the plot hangs together. This gives us a retcon of Tom Riddle's character: amazingly plausible reasons why what we thought we knew about him (before HPB) wasn't the whole story.

However, it is a first draft, and an incomplete first draft at that. It desperately needs a thorough rewrite and a Britpicking. Which isn't going to happen. The potential is there for it to be a very good, even excellent, story. But as it stands, it is mediocre. If you're not the kind of person who gets the urge to take out the red pen when reading, you might enjoy it, especially if you look at one of the fan-made trailers for it first. Otherwise, avoid it, it will be too frustrating.