Harry Potter and the Veela

By Z-Bond

Status: Abandoned, Word Count: 149,500, Pairing: Harry Potter/Fleur Delacour, Genre: Romance

Author’s Summary: AU, Harry Potter was four years old when The Dark Lord attacked, Harry vanquished the Dark Lord but his baby brother takes all the credit. Dark but not evil Harry! Super Powerful&Smart Ravenclaw Harry. Starts with Harry’s fourth year. HP/FD

My Thoughts: So, unfortunately, Harry Potter and the Veela is another story that I strongly dislike. It combines several tropes that I’m really not a fan of, and it does so in a way that’s entirely uncreative. The first trope is the smartass Ravenclaw Harry who’s super smart, knows everything, and is also a deductive genius. The second trope is taking that idea, pairing it with a Wrong Boy-Who-Lived story in which the WBWL is an incompetent moron and James, Lily, and Dumbledore are bashed to hell and back, and the third trope is taking those two things, turning it into a Harry/Fleur story, and then not doing anything to earn their relationship. It’s just not my thing. Some people may like it, and more power to them for finding joy something that I don’t, but it’s not for me. I also don’t really like the author’s writing style, but that’s more of a personal preference thing.

It has been five years since this story has updated. It’s been four years since Z-Bond has updated anything. I’m assuming this means he’s moved on from fanfiction, which is a shame because I saw some potential here. It’d have been nice if he’d had the chance to hone it.

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