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17 January 2005 @ 08:16 pm
Snape/Hermione fanfic recommendations.  
A little while ago, vampiresetsuna requested that I gave her some Snape/Hermione fanfiction recommendations, and here they are. It's a long list of recommendations, which I have taken from the Snape/Hermione threads at White Flag; I compiled all the recs that I and my other fellow SS/HG 'shippers at the board had given over time.

So here are the fanfic recs, in particular order. When a fanfic is still a WIP (Work In Progress), a warning is given in the form of italicising the title of the fanfic in question.

If you find that a link is broken, it is recommended that you either let me know, or try the Wayback Machine.

1.  "The Buried Life" by Kalina Lea
2.  "Pawn To Queen" by Riley
3.  "The Fire and the Rose" by Abby & Domina
4.  "The Fire and the Rose, part 2: Moments of Happiness" by Abby & Domina
5.  "The Other Side of Darkness" by Abby
6.  "Survival and Remembrances" by Abby
7.  "Grasping At Normality" by Kaz814 (no longer available anywhere on the Internet)
8.  "Grasping At Domesticity" by Kaz814 (no longer available anywhere on the Internet)
9.  "Falling Further In" by KazVL (this story has apparently been abandoned by its author)
10.  "Roman Holiday" by Anna
11.  "Jewel of the Nile" by Anna
12.  "Last Tango in Paris" by Anna
13.  "Hinge of Fate" by Ramos
14.  "Dark Land" by Tegan
15.  "Echoes" by Tegan
16.  "What The Future Holds" by Ehann
17.  "When I Was" by Joanne Nicolette
18.  "Heart With No Companion" by Michmak
19.  "Heart Over Mind" by Regann
20.  "In The House Of Fallen Angels" by Rilla
21.  "Precious Gifts" by Strega Brava
22.  "Lullabies and Tears" by Strega Brava
23.  "Golem" by Lilith Janvier
24.  "The Fourth Unforgivable" by Abby
25.  "Rondo Veneziano" by Abby
26.  "Round Midnight" by Domina
27.  "A Higher Price" by Clare & Domina
28.  "Like Shadows On The Winter Sky" by Resmiranda (this author has her own fanlisting!)
29.  "Interlude: Dreary Hour" by Resmiranda
30.  "Door of the Morning" by Resmiranda
31.  "The Butterfly Effect" by Sequoiatoad
32.  "She Never Stops Talking" by Michmak
33.  "Falling Snowflakes" by Strega Brava
34.  "Snape Gets His" by Clarity
35.  "Desperate Measures" by Kalina Lea (the author unfortunately abandoned the story)
36.  "Veils of Illusion" by Rilla
37.  "Lost and Found" by Ehann
38.  "A Wish for Wings" by Ehann
39.  "Still Here" by Kalina Lea
40.  "Lost" by Venus DeMilo
41.  "The Last Word" by Kalina Lea
42.  "Soul Searching" by Quillusion
43.  "Love Is Out To Get Me" by Claire/Silverweed3
44.  "Who By Fire?" by KazVL
45.  "Mephistopheles" by The Grey Lady
46.  "Bittersweet" by The Grey Lady
47.  "Letter From Exile One Merciful Morning" by Textualsphinx
48.  "A Terrible Temptation" by Friendlyquark
49.  "Under The Mistletoe" by Valenque
50.  "Misletoe and Wine" by Claudia
51.  "Positive Results" by VelvetBlood (chapters 18 to 20 used to be at adultfanfiction.net, but the author removed them)
52.  "Taking Flight" by Caya
53.  "The Interview" by Scully01082
54.  "First Time For Everything" by Zeniawulfe (no longer available anywhere on the Internet)
55.  "A Young Lady's Sensibilities" by Jezzie
56.  "Blackout" by MonteLukast
57.  "A Perfect Match" by Geena
58.  "As The Falcon Hath Her Bells: Taking Flight" by HyacinthMacaw
59.  "As The Falcon Hath Her Bells On The Wing" by HyacinthMacaw
60.  "In Whisky Veritas" by Luthlien
61.  "Revenge Of A Hermione Scorned" by Daya
62.  "In My Dreams" by OzRatbag2
63.  "Detention" by Rayvynn2k
64.  "It's Not Easy Being Green" by Flittermouse
65.  "The Cherry Tree" by Valenque (no longer available anywhere on the Internet)
66.  "Evanescence" by Amelia
67.  "Damaged Goods" by Andrian1 (although the author had started writing a sequel, the entire series is abandoned)
68.  "Possibly Maybe" by Twinkledru J.
69.  "Hogwarts Online" by Jonelin
70.  "A Thousand Words" by Kalina Lea (no longer available anywhere on the Internet)
71.  "The Last Word" by Ripptyd (this has been abandoned by its author)
72.  "WIKTT" by Parody-of-an-Angel
73.  "And Eros Kissed Sweet Thanatos" by Pigwidgeon37
74.  "A Matter of Honour" by Amy McWilliams
75.  "Appointment in Oxford" by Druid's Rose
76.  "About A Potions Master" by Pigwidgeon37
77.  "From Hell" by Pigwidgeon37
78.  "A Decoding of the Heart" by Textualsphinx (the story seems abandoned by the author)

I think I can safely say that the fanfiction you see listed here is among the best you can find on the Internet. Update February 16th, 2012: At the request of many, I am hereby adding the many fanfic recommendations that people have given in the comments (to this entry) in the last 7 years. As I have not read many of the recommendations yet, I am not adding them to the main list yet and instead these will have their own little section for the time being. Click on the LJ-cut below in order to view all of the recommendations. Thank you very much to everyone that has contributed to this thread over the years. <3

Note: Italicised fanfics are WIPs and may or may not have been abandoned by their author.

1.  "The Burden of Sight" by Leyna Rountree
2.  "The Twenty" by Leyna Rountree
3.  "Pygmalion" by Pigwidgeon37
4.  "In Love and War" by Pandaimonia (author formerly known as Lady of Shallot)
5.  "On A Silver Platter" by A Perfect Lie
6.  "What is Left When All is Said and Done" by Insper A. Shen
7.  "This Present Darkness" by Elizabeth7
8.  "For Love is as Strong as Death" by Elizabeth7
9.  "Kairos" by Canimal
10.  Heart of a Lion, Skin of a Snake" by Neveada (no longer available anywhere on the Internet, but summary of story is here at #33)
11.  "Ex Libris" by Strega Brava
12.  "Battlefields and Ballrooms" by Lazyaurora
13.  "Escape from the Darkness" by Electryone
14.  "Getting the Hang of Thursdays" by Hayseed
15.  "Ordinary People" by Hayseed
16.  "Agentes et Patientes" by BonnieViva
17.  "To Make Much of Time" by Mundungus42
18.  "Denial" by Little_beloved (the author does not want her story to be available on-line nor does she want it shared amongst people)
19.  "Second Life" by Lariope
20.  "What E'er Therein Is Promised" by Deeble
21.  "Before the Dawn" by Snarkyroxy
22.  "Remember" by Snapes_Goddess (alternative link is here)
23.  "Awake" by Absolute_tash
24.  "The Love You Take" by Subversa
25.  "Saving Your Life" by Lilmisblack
26.  "For the Potion Master's Amusement" by Snape.submiss
27.  "Pet Project" by Caeria
28.  "The Professor's Discretion" by Twelve Years in Azkaban
29.  "Post Tenebras, Lux" by Loten
30.  "Being Hermione Granger" by Amphotera
31.  "The Problem with Purity" by Phoenix.Writing (a.k.a. Silver Birch)
32.  "Care of Magical Creatures" by Mia Madwyn (also available on Ashwinder, right here)
33.  "The Gilded Cage" by ApollinaV
34.  "The Apprentice and the Necromancer" by JunoMagic

Should you crave for more, I suggest you visit the following archives and websites:

Dark Sarcasm
Fanfiction recommendations at 'Why Snape?'
Fiction Alley
Obscurus Books
Sycophant Hex (previously known as Lord and Lady Snape)
The Petulant Poetess
The Restricted Section
Twilightsorcery's Old Crazy Link List
Witchfics a.k.a. La Société des Femmes Dangereuses

Oh, and fanlistings you might feel like joining:

No Longer the Student - the Snape/Hermione fanlisting
You Never Thought It Would End Like This - the SS/HG adult fanfiction fanlisting
Potions Master - the Severus Snape fanlisting
Books and Cleverness - the Hermione Granger fanlisting

Last but not least, the following LiveJournal communities might also be a good idea:

snapeyluvshermy (especially useful for tracking down that lovely fanfic that you forgot the title of)

Well, I suppose that's all. I hope vampiresetsuna, and all other people interested in Snape/Hermione, will find this entry useful.  :)
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Alisonsaturnianali8r on January 17th, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC)
I know another two fics that are truly brilliant, and should be recommended. Leyna Rountree's fics The Twenty and The Burden of Sight on fanfiction.net. However, there are so many great SS/HG fics that it's hard to choose even a few to be called greatest that are outside of the ones that everybody knows.
A lot of great fics are on the Master Link List. http://www.twilightsorcery.net/hp/link_list.php
Lucille: Buffy breakfastdying_dreams on January 17th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for the tip! I'll definitely take a look at the fics you mentioned, as I was starving for a good-quality SS/HG fics that I hadn't read already. ^__~
(no subject) - saturnianali8r on January 17th, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dying_dreams on January 18th, 2005 12:50 am (UTC) (Expand)
vampiresetsuna on January 17th, 2005 01:54 pm (UTC)
WoW~!! ::fluffs:: I think i've read, maybe six off of this list? This is a perfect way to spend the evening~! *eg* I feel special, that you'd put together such a long list, just because I asked for some recs~! <3
Lucille: Buffy breakfastdying_dreams on January 17th, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC)
*grin* Awwww! ^__~ I just had too much time on my hands, that's all. :P

If you like Buffy/Giles from "Buffy, The Vampire Slayer", I'll be glad to come up with a fanfic rec list for that as well - though I can tell you now that it won't be as long as my SS/HG fic rec list. ^__~ I haven't read a Buffy/Giles fic since the show ended (though that doesn't mean I don't love the pairing anymore - I still do and always will), though I can still remember some of the must-read classics. :)

Oh, once you've gotten about halfway through my SS/HG fanfic rec list, do let me know which ones have become your new favourites. I'm curious about that. ;)
(no subject) - vampiresetsuna on January 17th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dying_dreams on January 18th, 2005 01:00 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mourn_today on November 25th, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dying_dreams on December 8th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Anya: sshg out of reach (leetje)olenyok on January 17th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
Wow I love you for it!!!=)) I was only recently wondering what SS/HG fics to read and all I needed was a recomendation - and here I see that I have read only about a half of these (but I have read Roman Holiday and the other 2 - and they are enormous!). And special thanks for the links. Perfect, now I have enough reading material for the holidays=))))

There is one fic, which is not in this list and which I've been looking for recently. Do you know the fic Pygmalion? I read it like a year or 2 ago and I wanted to re-read it, but somehow I can't find it in the Web. All links lead to ff.net, but the author has moved from there. Do you know it and if you do, do you know where one could find it?
Lucille: Buffy breakfastdying_dreams on January 17th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
Heee! I feel loved! :D :P

I have not read "Roman Holiday" and its sequels yet - as you already rightfully put it, those stories are enormous. My friends over at White Flag have been raving about the series every since early last year, so I know it's a good-quality fanfiction series. I just haven't got enough time to start reading such enormous fics. Perhaps I will in the upcoming carnival holidays. Who knows. ^__~

I think I have heard about "Pygmalion", I'm going to look it up on fanfiction.net. Fanfiction.net has changed all of the links of the stories it hosts. For example, previously all ff.net links looked like this:


And all of them look like this now:


It's the 's' and the '/1/' you must look at, so if you ever encounter an old ff.net address again, just change the link by removing 'read.php?storyid=' and put in the 's' and the '/1/' in it. That way, you don't have to go looking for the story. It saves you a lot of time, really. ^__~

As for the author of "Pygmalion", Pigwidgeon37 - I know for a fact that she no longer has an account on fanfiction.net. Yes, unfortunately. :( Fortunately for you, she moved her stories to Obscurus Books. "Pygmalion" is also featured there. ^__^

Go here:


Well, for the rest - I hope you enjoy reading the fanfic recs I've given. Do let me know if you find new favourites among them - I'm curious about that. ;)

Have fun! :D
(no subject) - olenyok on January 18th, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dying_dreams on January 19th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
smpobsessorsmpobsessor on January 17th, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC)
You're a goddess! I'm definitely gonna memorize these and save them to my faves! :) You've made my day, doll! :D

Here are some stories that y'all might enjoy:
This Present Darkness by Elizabeth7
For Love is as Strong as Death by Elizabeth7 This is the sequal to This Present Darkness.
Kairos by Canimal
Heart of a Lion, Skin of a Snake by Neveada
Ex Libris by Strega Brava
Battlefields and Ballrooms
Escape from the Darkness by Electryone

Blessed be and Luv,
smpobsessorsmpobsessor on January 17th, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
oh and Battlefields and Ballrooms is by "lazyaurora" sorry I forgot to add that one! :)

Blessed be and Luv,
(no subject) - dying_dreams on January 17th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - smpobsessor on January 17th, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Laylaraggedclause on January 17th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)
Have you read anything by Hayseed? She wasn't on your list, yet I think you might enjoy what she's written. She can be found on Ashwinder (I think Getting the Hang of Thursdays is there) but I first read her works on ff.net. Just a suggestion!

(Btw, I came here off a community you posted to. Thanks again for the link/list).
Lucille: Buffydying_dreams on January 17th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC)
Hayseed sounds very familiar - I've seen her name often enough when browsing Dark Sarcasm or Ashwinder. I never read anything of her work, though. I never read "Getting The Hang Of Thursdays", because I read it's based on "Groundhog Day" and I never liked that film. But perhaps I should give it a try, if you really deem it a very good story. :)

And you're welcome, btw. :) There would've been more stories on my list, had it not been for the dead links here and there - "A Matter of Honour" by Amy McWilliams is an example, it used to be on "The Dungeon - A Snape Fic Archive," but I find that archive is not available anymore. Or at least, right now. :(
(no subject) - raggedclause on January 17th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - remmirath on June 18th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dying_dreams on June 29th, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
The Midnight Ridersabinelagrande on January 17th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, this is getting bookmarked.
Mmmm. "A Young Lady's Sensibilities" is one of my favorites. Have you read Agentes et Patientes?
Lucille: Buffy breakfastdying_dreams on January 18th, 2005 12:48 am (UTC)
Re: Oh yeah, this is getting bookmarked.
I haven't read that one yet, but I will definitely read it when I return home from school. ^__~
Alisonsaturnianali8r on January 28th, 2005 12:18 pm (UTC)
Falling Further In was updated on ff.net. Kaz apparently had her computer give up and a major writers block.
Milady Hawkemiladyhawke on March 27th, 2005 11:10 pm (UTC)
Hi there! autumnsparkle just sent me this way since I had expressed to her an interest in Snape/Hermione. I'm actually mostly in LotR fandom, but I've been itching to expand my horizons :) Thanks much for the list, as the mass of fic out there is overwhelming and I didn't know where to start.
Lucille: Buffy harddying_dreams on March 28th, 2005 04:57 am (UTC)
Hey, you're welcome! ^__^ Have loads of fun reading the fanfics, and feel free to pop back in here when you have a couple of SS/HG recs of your own. ^__~
Arestoktra: Severus Snape L'orealarestoktra on January 19th, 2006 09:35 am (UTC)
i'm really surprised nobody has mentioned "A Matter of Honor" by McAmy, yet.
it's the best Severus/Hermione fiction i've ever read. here's the web URL:
Arestoktra: Severus Snape L'orealarestoktra on January 19th, 2006 09:36 am (UTC)
btw, here's Author's notes on summery and rating

The story proper is somewhere between PG and R, with a little violence, a little language, and some suggestion of sex. There are also three "extra" chapters to book 3 that are smutty goodness and rated a strong R (I'm dropping the rating from NC-17, because I just don't buy it. But it is graphic sex.). The sex therein contains no slash, no BDSM, etc. These chapters have been re-inserted in their proper places here, but with the option to skip them for those who don't want to read the higher rating. They contain nothing absolutely necessary to the plot as a whole.


A quick summary (hopefully not giving too much away): In book 1, Hermione completes an honors project in her seventh year at Hogwarts. The subject is Potions, the advisor is Professor Snape. Book 2 finds Hermione at college for two years, and as the wizarding world faces some hard times, Hermione has to deal with the fact that she feels helpless. She and Snape remain in contact, and begin to realize that they need each other. In book 3, Hermione returns to Hogwarts as the new Arithmancy professor. She and Snape begin to work on different Potions projects together, and fall in love (natch), while Snape--and later Hermione--work to track down Lucius Malfoy."
(no subject) - dying_dreams on January 22nd, 2006 11:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Blurring Perceptions: holmesremmirath on June 18th, 2006 03:55 am (UTC)
It's probably a testament to how addicted I am to SSHG that I've read all but, say, three of those stories. It's amazing how many good writers there are in the fandom :) I'm also sorry to bother you, but I can't seem to access "The Cherry Tree" by Valenque...
Lucilledying_dreams on June 29th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid "The Cherry Tree" is no longer available on the Internet. The author has deleted it from the site on which it used to be hosted. :(
(Anonymous) on November 21st, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
I. Love. You.

Lucille: Snape loves Lily alwaysdying_dreams on November 21st, 2008 11:16 am (UTC)
Re: Grateful
Why, thank you - it's my pleasure. ;)
(Anonymous) on April 11th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
Pawn to queen
pawn to queen is not finished. Or at least it doesn't feel finished
Lucille: Alucard - Gundying_dreams on April 11th, 2009 10:25 am (UTC)
Re: Pawn to queen
Well, it *is* finished, kind of. :) Just go here (not sure if you'd seen it already - it's mentioned in the link "A letter from Riley, an outline, and some new chapters and bits"):

berry_filing on April 22nd, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
This is a great list. I have read about 2/3rd of this List, can't wait to read the others.

As a Hr/S aficionado, I was wondering if you recognized this fic:

A Marriage Law fic, where Hermione fights the ministry by hiding muggle born witches in the portraits.

It is generally a friendship fic, and a great one, but for the life of me I can't remember the title.

I thought I had saved it on my computer to read again but I guess not. Do you know the fic? And its title?

Thank You,

Lucille: Snape & Dumbledore - WTF?!dying_dreams on April 30th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Hello berry_filing,

I'm glad to hear that you find my list useful. :D And thank you for friending me, by the way. :P

As for the Marriage Law fanfic story: I have read quite a few of the fics written for that challenge, but sadly, I cannot recall a story where Hermione was hiding Muggle-born witches in the portraits. :( It's been quite a while since I last read some SS/HG fanfiction, so it may be a newer story that I've never had the pleasure of setting my eyes upon. But it'll most likely be hosted at Ashwinder, where nearly all of the Marriage Law challenge fics that I've read are hosted. I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help. :s
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bates: omgpuremotion on May 4th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
You're list is amazing. It reminded me of a few I love and haven't read in a while. Thanks so much for compiling it!

While I'm here, and since you seem super knowledgeable on such things, does the following fic description seem familiar to you? I've been searching for it everywhere and just can't seem to find it again. I'm starting to think I imagined it.

It's a Marriage Law fic. The details include:

• Hermione needs to marry someone from the Order to keep her safe. She has Aberforth or Snape for a choice.
• There is a wonderfully awful scene where she sees Aberforth's home above the Hog's Head and there are furs and goat skins all over the place and he is a creepy geezer.
• She chooses Snape and he is not pleased.
• They marry and move into his tiny place on Spinner's End. There is a communal bathroom in the back.
• Snape won't let her keep Crookshanks inside so she tries to build him a pen in the back.
• She sleeps on the couch and isn't allowed anywhere but the living room, kitchen, etc.
• Molly Weasley gives Hermione some nice bed linens as a wedding gift and this emo's Hermione out because she doesn't even have a proper bed, etc.
• Snape is an utter bastard in this fic (what I've read so far) and their first time (and I think the loss of Hermione's virginity) is against his workbench because they have to get it over with.

Ring any bells? And either way, thank you so much again. This is bookmarked for sure!
Lucille: Hermione Granger - Know-it-alldying_dreams on May 4th, 2009 10:24 am (UTC)
First of all, thank you for your kind words - I'm glad to hear that you find my list useful. :) I must say, though, you're the third person in a month's time who is posting here and asking me something fanfic-related, which makes me wonder whether someone posted the link to this list on a discussion board somewhere. Not that I mind (not at all!), I just found myself wondering about that. :)

As for the Marriage Law fanfic story that you mentioned, I'm sorry to report that I have never read it. :( I took a moment to Google it, however (using keywords like 'Hermione' + 'Marriage Law' + 'Aberforth' + 'Snape'), and I stumbled upon a thread on Yahoo! Answers where you asked people about the Marriage Law fanfic as well. Someone has responded to you there (click here), claiming that they had found the fanfic that you had been looking for. I hope that that indeed is the fic that you had been looking for, and if not, then I wish you the best of luck with your further search of it. :)
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lunetgardener on July 24th, 2009 07:00 am (UTC)
In Whisky Veritas
In Whisky Veritas is available at http://luthien.ebonyx.org//docs/fic/whisky.html
Lucille: Boromir & Aragorn - Smoochdying_dreams on July 25th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
Re: In Whisky Veritas
Thanks for mentioning it, I'm glad to hear that it's available again! :D
Re: In Whisky Veritas - luthien on August 7th, 2009 09:37 am (UTC) (Expand)