Harry Potter The HP Fic Recommendation Thread


Knower of Stuff
Here's a fun one that I've found. It's a Star Wars/Harry Potter story that takes place in an altered "A New Hope" timeline.

A New World reviews
As his and Voldemort's spells collide during the Battle of Hogwarts, not all is as it seems. Yes, the Dark Lord is defeated, but something weird happens to Harry, too. Without having a real explanation as to why, he is thrust into an alien world. Some would let this development crush their spirit, that was never something he was good at letting happen. Instead, it becomes a chance.
Crossover - Star Wars & Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 58,498 - Reviews: 212 - Favs: 936 - Follows: 1,468 - Updated: Oct 5 - Published: Aug 8 - [Harry P., Leia O.] OC

It tends to have a few small time-jumps but is a fun romp in a "Legends" based universe.
Yeah, Racke has quite a few neat ideas. They're a 'he', I believe, though.
To be fair, many names are non-indictive of gender, so it's hard to tell when all you have is a faceless screen name.

And since I hate posting without contributing...

Making a Deal With a Devil by EmeraldGuardian7
Summary: [ON HIATUS] After picking up a strange paper in the Department of Mysteries, Harry accidentally summons a devil to Privet Drive. Of course, this devil doesn't look at all how you might expect. She looks like a regular, albiet exceedingly attractive, girl. Their lives now tied together, how will Rias Gremory affect the war against Voldemort.
Review: A Harry Potter/Highschool DxD Crossover. This is a good read, though unfinished and hasn't been updated in ages. 5th Year Divergance for Harry Potter, pre-series for High School DxD and features MoD!Harry. Reasonably paced and a rare non-Harem fic- considering the Crossover material, though the author has said that they were considering expanding the main pairing, though leaning towards keeping it just Harry/Rias. There is groundwork for purely friendship pairings between Harry/Fleur and Harry/Ravel.

Wizard DxD Volume 1: A New Life by bivz643
Summary: After the war, Harry leaves Britain for Kuoh to start a new life. While he may want to stay away from the holy war that is currently in a fragil standstill, how long will he be able to stay away from it all? Especially, when his title of Master of Death makes him a lord of the Underworld nobility. Also, what about Potters and their Redheads?
Review: Another Harry Potter/Highschool DxD Crossover. Harry Potter post-Series Divergence, though EWE. Highschool DxD Divergence right from the start. Another good fic and even complete, though the fic stops before the Rating Game between Rias and Riser. A Harry/Rias non-Harem fic, though future Volumes are supposed to expand on that. Sadly, no other volumes have been written.

FILFy Teacher by Vimesenthusiast
Summary: A Harry Potter who has tried to take control of his destiny from second year on, finds himself in need of a fresh start due to his marital status changing abruptly. Armed with some abilities beyond the norm, a Mastery of Defense and a muggle-styles teacher's license, Harry takes his daughter, Lily Luna and takes a job offer at Kuoh Academy.
Review: Harry Potter/Highschool DxD Crossover with lots and LOTS of world building and character development. Harry Potter post-Series Divergent, EWE. Pre-series Divergent for Highschool DxD. Creature and Werewolf Harry. And while the pairing is Harry/Rias/Others, there is plenty of build up for that as well, as Harry has a very human mindset of monogamous, completely exclusive relationships that he has to overcome. Hell, he has to overcome the fact that Rias is his student before they start their own relationship. Once they do start dating, however, it's nice to see Harry and his daughter and Rias and her Peerage integrate into a close knit family unit, adding others along the way- and not necessarily in the romantic sense, as Rias takes on a motherly role for Lily and Harry becomes a father to Koneko, Asia and Kunou. Also, irregularly, for a Harem fic, not all of the women involved in the relationship are willing to sleep with the other women involved with Harry and all of the seperate relationships evolve organically in their own unique ways.


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Making A Deal was supposed to be getting a rewrite, but I think RL took the author away from it.


Knower of Stuff
Sing a Requiem

This is HBP divergent story that explores the idea of Hermione figuring out that Harry is a Horcrux in the middle of their sixth year. It's still being worked on as of right now and is a H/Hr pairing. It's doesn't have any bashing, just character based opinions on other characters.

To be honest, it takes the "What If" concept and does it right.


Knower of Stuff
Here's a dark as hell love story.

Birds and Monsters by Freudentraene reviews
A slightly different purchase planning during his first visit to Diagon Alley means that Harry meets a completely different person than Draco Malfoy at Madam Malkins. How will this encounter change the fate of the world? And will two restless souls together be able to find some happiness and love in a ruthless world? HP/DG
Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 27 - Words: 211,307 - Reviews: 453 - Favs: 1,191 - Follows: 1,693 - Updated: Sep 25 - Published: Jan 17 - [Harry P., Daphne G.] Fawkes


Knower of Stuff
I've been in a mood to read some fluff, so here is what I've been reading!

Strangers On a Train reviews
Hermione Granger is the first person to meet Harry on the Hogwarts Express, not Ron Weasley. How does this change their dynamic? How does this change their relationship with Ron, with everyone? Just how much better could Harry Potter's life have been if a certain bushy-haired witch had wandered into his compartment just a few minutes earlier?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 72 - Words: 325,400 - Reviews: 1638 - Favs: 2,007 - Follows: 2,822 - Updated: Oct 12 - Published: Apr 30 - [Harry P., Hermione G.]

Here's a fun, tooth rotting, love story that takes the idea that one small change can have large ripples. Basically a great example of a 'what if' story. It starts from the beginning of the train ride and smoothly navigates throughout the first four years of Hogwarts. As of it's last chapter, they're on the train for fifth year.

Too Many Champions by maschl reviews
Harry and Hermione decide to help Fred and George to enter their names into the Goblet of Fire. Then, they enter some more names. Chaos ensues... A story that combines humour, logic, canon concepts, and some unique plot bunnies into a 4th-year tale that's hopefully different. COMPLETE
Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 82,507 - Reviews: 650 - Favs: 1,861 - Follows: 1,629 - Updated: Oct 17 - Published: Jan 24 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] - Complete

Here's a nice crack-fic that takes GoF and turns it on it's head. (Harry's name doesn't come out of the goblet.)
I've been in a mood to read some fluff, so here is what I've been reading!
Here's something you might like.

Ice Cream by Andrius
Summary: Harry runs into the Ice Queen of Slytherin during a late night trip to the kitchens.
Review: 6th Year Divergence. One-Shot. Harry/Daphne pairing that turns the "Ice Queen Daphne" cliche on it's head. A nice, feel good fic that will make you smile. Highly recommended for those looking for "fluff" or "slice of life". In a nice twist, we have a Ron who doesn't go on the typical "All Slytherins are Evil" cliche speech that are prevalent in Harry/Slytherin pairing fics.

Twins by Andrius
Summary: In an act of desperation, Harry invites Flora Carrow to the Yule Ball. He never expects to having to entertain her twin sister Hestia too.
Review: 4th Year Divergence One-Shot where Harry and Ron take a different set of twins to the Yule Ball. Not sure I'd call this one "fluff", but this was still cute in it's own way. Harry/Flora/Hestia pairing.


Knower of Stuff
Here's something you might like.
Thank you for the rec's, I really liked "Ice Cream" though "Twins" was also good.

And here's my next rec.

And Then an Owl Flew into the Kitchen
It came one sunny Saturday morning, the air still cool and damp from an overnight thunderstorm. The birds outside chirped merrily—at least, the ones whose beaks weren't full of big, juicy worms. Or mail.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 24,542 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 41 - Updated: Aug 30, 2011 - Published: Aug 24, 2011 - Dudley D., Harry P. - Complete

It's older, so it might have already been rec'd before.
TBH, I'm kinda divided on the ending a bit, but it's a wonderful character piece.
My recent rec's in the Naruto forum were also made with you in mind as well.


Knower of Stuff
My recent rec's in the Naruto forum were also made with you in mind as well.
I wanted to thank you for the rec's. I've pretty much left the Naruto Fandom but I gave those a read and enjoyed them.

And now for my rec of the day!
The Merging
This is a well written What If that starts when Dudley Dursley accidentally snaps Harry's wand before he's able to cast the Patronus charm, causing the Dementor's to try and give Harry a kiss which in turn causes a lot of issues. This is, in my opinion, the pinnacle of fanfiction.
I wanted to thank you for the rec's. I've pretty much left the Naruto Fandom but I gave those a read and enjoyed them.
That's a shame, because there are still a lot of good stories coming out of that fandom. Though I am glad you liked the ones I rec'd. While I wouldn't call "Merging" the pinnacle of fanfiction, I enjoyed that one as well. It's been on my list of fics to recommend, I just haven't gotten around to doing that just yet.

That being said... I have more rec's of my own to make.

A Fate Touched in Middle Earth by Vimesenthusiast
Summary: Following a disasterous battle in the Death Chamber, a grief-stricken and berserk Harry tackles Voldemort into the Veil of Death. After a fight for his soul, the death dimension eventually spits him and Voldemort into an unknown realm. There, after dispatching Voldemort a final time, Harry finds himself meeting Thorin Oakenshield.
Review: Harry Potter/The Hobbit Crossover, though based more on the movies than the books. WIP. Future Harry/Tauriel, past Harry/Hermione. The divergence point for the Harry Potter portion of the fic comes during the events of Book 1, as Harry goes to save Hermione from the troll by himself. That being said, unlike many other fics where something like that happens, Harry and Ron stay friends. Pretty much only the first chapter takes place in the HP-verse, with Voldemort and Harry ending up in the Tolkien movie-verse for their final confrontation. There are a number of character deaths for a number of people even before that point- particularly Ron and Hermione. From there, Harry, armed with his wand and the basilisk impregnated Sword of Gryffindor, meets Thorin before he makes his way to The Shire and joins the Dwarves and Bilbo on their quest for the Lonely Mountain. Because of Harry, Bilbo's integration into Thorin's company is smoother, as is the War Council at Rivendale. Conversely, their imprisonment at Mirkwood is arguably worse. Also, Harry spends the first several chapters mourning his lost friends (particularly Hermione, whom he knew for sure was dead before his trip through the Veil). One interesting facet this fic explores is the fact that HP and Tokien magic works differently. In fact, it's a plot point. The fic only has 10 Chapters and is still being updated, per the author's somewhat random writting schedule, with Thorin's company having just having escaped Mirkwood and having just met up with Bard, who looks to be more willing to help them than in canon. Another, somewhat amusing, plot point is the Sword of Gryffindor itself. Since it was made by HP-verse Goblins, everyone notes how differently it was crafted from every other weapon style known on Middle Earth- with many likening it to Elvish make, but not quite.

Getting Too Old For This by ManMadeOfLasers
Summary: Harry Potter finds himself, and his normal bi-polar luck, pulled out of a quiet retirement and into the limelight of the 23rd Century. Hr finds a grand new stage upon which his 'saving people thing' can act and, before he can say no, is pulled into the middle of a galaxy-spanning conflict.
Review: Crossover with Mass Effect. No ships. Complete Fic with Sequel in the works. This fic is about a nearly 200 year old, seemingly immortal man-child Harry who has made some unfortunate choices in where to try and settle down as he attempts to adhere to the "call to agriculture". In fact, Harry had attempted to settle down on Akuze, Elysium AND Eden Prime. Despite his irreverent attitude, his bad-ass cred can't be ignored, and the Citadel Council names him the 1st Human SPECTRE, with the Alliance assigning Commander Jane Shepard to be his babysitter. That being said, his antics do eventually catch up with him.


Knower of Stuff
M2J, this rec is for you! So on the Fic Search thread, you said that you're partial to crossovers. Here is a pretty decent Fallout 4/Harry Potter cross. It was started by one author who only got three chapters in before abandoning, however it was picked up by another.

The Salem Settlement reviews
In one moment, the earth burned and they all required just one thing; survival. So the Room provided. Two-Hundred years later, six wizards and witches come back to reality and find a world destroyed. A letter, telling of the last surviving wizards, leads them to Salem where they must fight once again to survive. /Abandoned
Crossover - Harry Potter & Fallout - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 45,527 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 574 - Follows: 736 - Updated: Nov 16, 2016 - Published: Dec 25, 2015 - Harry P., Piper W.

The Continuation
Thanks. When I get home, I'll search for that fic I was telling you about. It's been years since I've read it though.
A new fic from one of my favorite fanfiction authors...

Armoured Mage by mjimeyg
Summary: Harry is about to use his luck potion and confront Slughorn. Things don't go perfectly. Harry finds himself trapped, but he also finds new friends and family.
Review: This fic crosses over the Potterverse with several different Marvelverses- from the MCU to the X-Men movies to the Fantastic Four movies with Michael Chiklas and Jessica Alba. It'll be amusing if he decides to point out how similar the Human Torch and Captain America look. Some bits and peices from the comics are supposed to be used as well. Four chapters in and Voldemort was defeated in Chapter One. Given that mjimeyg only starts posting once his fics are complete, we should be seeing Chapter 5 being posted tonight and the next chapter the day after that- unless he ups his post count to two a day like he did with What's a Gungan?. I like this one so far and can't wait to see the rest of the fic. Given that it's written by mjimeyg, and I'm confident that I'll like the rest of the story. It'll be interesting to see what all he does with it since he's stated that he'll be going to at least Spider-Man: Far from Home.
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Fair enough, link made. I think I had forgotten that thread because I nearly never look at it.
In all fairness. There aren't as many people writing fanfiction these days- at least not for certain fandoms, and even fewer NSFW fics being written. And those primarily end up on either AFF or AO3, though there are a couple like megamatt and redjacobson who still post lemons on FF.Net. I miss Restricted Section, they had a good selection. However, people quit posting to that site about 2 years before it went down and most of the last couple of years like 98% of what was posted was slash.
megamatt's writing is ugh. A lot of incest, and the writing quality in a lot of his stuff is pretty mediocre, at best. Not all of his stuff is bad, but more than enough is.
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I liked his earlier fics before he started writing lemons. I even liked his first couple of fics afterwards, but then they started to get repetitive and less fun to read.
I don't recall seeing it recommended, so this could count as a recommendation from me, but I'm more asking, what do people here think of right under their noses, the sequel to souls touch, and the future changes? The author is the same, but their original AO3 account got deleted for some reason. They are also the writer of the "Sarcasm and Slytherin" series.
Not Dumbledore by kathryn518
Summary: Ron Weasley knows something the rest of the Wizarding World does not.
Review: A one-shot story that takes place after the series, partially Epilogue compliant. Takes place from the perspective of Auror Ron Weasley on how different Harry Potter is from Albus Dumbledore, despite their similarities. The whole fic is pretty much a criticism of Dumbledore without going into bashing.

Powerful Magical Artifact by kathryn518
Summary: The Goblet of Fire is a powerful magical artifact. Powerful enough to lock four powerful magicals into a binding contract, even when one is unwilling. What else can it do to fulfill a contract? Pull someone to fulfill a contract from a great distance? Reach across space and time? Summon the dead?
Review: Only a single chapter so far and hasn't been updated in a long time, but that's not unusual for kat. Still recommend taking a look. Partially epilogue compliant, as a post-Voldemort Harry Potter and Ron Weasley get summoned to another world by the Goblet of Fire where James and Lily Potter are alive, but Harry, Ron and Hermione are not. Harry and Ron's antics are hilarious, especially towards "Imaginary" Dumbledore and "Imaginary Death Eater" Severus Snape (they don't initially believe that everything they are seeing is real).