Word Count: 40,000, Pairing: Harry Potter/Katie Bell
Read the Fic Here: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13777689/1/Chasing-Snowflakes
My Thoughts: So I finally finished Chasing Snowflakes! It took my about four months, but I did it. So what did I think? Well, it’s good. This is TheEndless7’s second annual Christmas special, and I think that, in comparison to Twelve Days, it holds up really well. This fic more than any I’ve read in a while constitutes a cookie-cutter Great Tier fic. It doesn’t really have much in the way of flaws, except for a few grammar mistakes here and there, but it’s also not really mind-blowing either. It’s just a very solid, fluffy Christmas-time romance, and that’s exactly what it’s trying to be. Honestly, just like with Twelve Days, I’m kinda unlikely to ever go back and re-read this one, cause it’s not the genre I typically gravitate towards, but am I glad I read it? Hell yeah! This fic has all of the things that TE7 is great at. Really great, distinctly characterized, entertaining characters who are decidedly imperfect and have flaws, just like real people do. Excellent, heart-warming romance. Compelling drama. When I go to read one of his fics, that’s typically what I’m looking for. There’s also the fact that this is a rare pair fic, and I typically cut these more slack than I do for Haphne or Harmony fics. Harry/Katie has a fuck ton of potential, and it’s a shame that folks don’t write more stories about this pairing. So….yeah. This was very rambly, but that’s kinda the point of these reactions anyway. I really liked this fic, and I’d say give it a shot. The first chapter’s a bit weaker than the other ones (and decidedly too long as well), but it quickly picks up. Also did I mention how good TE7 is at writing Quidditch action? Cause holy fucking shit he’s good at it.