Reviews For There's an Answer
Reviewer: iLuna17
Date: 08/16/13 20:19
Chapter: "How would a Muggle know anything about werewolves?"

Hi, Soraya!

I thought this was a very interesting fic. I don’t read much of Remus/Tonks, but this is an exciting way, to say the least, for them to meet. You touched on the difficulties lycanthropes face, as well as subtly slip in references to other fandoms, and that made it all the more enjoyable.

The style of this piece was interesting. I loved how it featured Tonks as the main voice, because she gives a refreshing view on things, especially because she’s so young when the piece takes place. The dialogue-heavy way of telling the story brought flow to the piece, and the information was revealed slowly and steadily, leaving just enough mystery to keep the reader intrigued.

Tonks was definitely one of the best parts of the piece, for me. She still has that bravery and bluntness that we see when she becomes involved with the Order, but there’s almost a sense of naivety, because this is her first major case. She doesn’t put up with Remus’s slightly mope-y tendencies and reacts with surprising grace when she discovers his school friends. Yet we still get to see how she’s nervous, and trying to figure out just how to handle being an Auror, and at the end how good she’s going to become. Tonks focuses entirely on Remus, and her quick thinking ended up saving his life.

Remus had amazing characterization. Being a lycanthrope is extremely difficult, and considering this takes place at a point in his life where he has no one, he’s not in the best place. That’s why he accepts the potion from Robert, but the saddest moment was when he mentioned James, Sirius, and Peter. He thinks two of his best friends are dead and the other killed them both, and yet he’s still there. It backs up his ‘nothing to lose attitude’ that he adapts during this piece, yet the reader knows there’s still hope for him, because PoA hasn’t happened yet. I also love how we can see the beginnings of his feelings for Tonks - especially in the bar scene where he’s avoiding her gaze.

One of the best aspects of this piece was the rather twisty plot in a short time frame. It almost had a Sherlock-feel to it, because it all seemed rather straightforward until it wasn’t. We want to paint Robert as some Scooby-Doo villain, and the fact that he’s a hunter doesn’t help that, but you managed to give him a level of complexity. He was, in grief, trying to find some way to help people like his wife, but he simply didn’t have enough knowledge to make a safe attempt. And, despite it being a canon piece, you had me worried for Remus’s life and safety. :)

Another thing I have to comment on: how Robert is a ‘hunter’. I know you mentioned how it references Supernatural at the end, but I grinned as soon as I saw the word. It seemed like a perfect fit, because the hunter wouldn’t know what happens on the other side, and I imagined Dean and Sam trying to help a demon or monster they know little to nothing about. It was a fun reference to a show I need to continue watching, and it made me wonder what would happen if the universe of the show and Potterverse collided.

Overall, I thought it was a rather cute, despite the circumstances, look into what I consider ‘pre-relationship’. There were just enough hints to assure the reader that in the universe of the piece Tonks/Remus would happen eventually, but not enough for it to feel the need to develop into a complete relationship. In all honesty, I think this could, and should be, a real canon event, because it fits so seamlessly. Thank you for the lovely read!

Ellie

Reviewer: Trucker
Date: 08/04/13 13:50
Chapter: "How would a Muggle know anything about werewolves?"

Fantastic premise, good story.

Author's Response: Thank you very much for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

Reviewer: Dad
Date: 08/02/13 14:16
Chapter: "How would a Muggle know anything about werewolves?"

Very enjoyable and nice ending.

Author's Response: Thank you very much. I really appreciate the review and am so glad you enjoyed reading!

Reviewer: dmbw7052
Date: 08/01/13 23:07
Chapter: "How would a Muggle know anything about werewolves?"

Hey Soraya!
Just thought I'd stop by and say how much I enjoyed this story. It was quite different than what you normally write and was very refreshing
You did a great job!
-Georgia

Author's Response: Thanks, Georgia! Yes, this is definitely different from my usual fare, and wayyyy cleaner, too :P On a serious note, though, writing something that wasn't centred on the romance was nice, and I really enjoyed plotting this. Thank you for the review :)

Reviewer: SilverDoe_IsoBell
Date: 08/01/13 18:28
Chapter: "How would a Muggle know anything about werewolves?"

Great little fic, would love to read more!

Author's Response: Thank you so much :) I don't have any sequels planned for this, but I recently wrote another Remus/Tonks story, Left Behind, which is actually more my style (read: smutty :D). Anyway, thank you for the lovely review and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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