Status: Complete, Word Count: 244,700, Pairing: Harry Potter/Hermione Granger, Genre: Romance
Author’s Summary: The savior of magical Britain is believed dead until he shows up to fight Death Eaters. Hermione Granger is a very lonely young woman without a single friend until she boards the Hogwarts Express for her sixth year, and her life take a major turn.
My Thoughts: What We’re Fighting For is a very solid Harmony story. James Spookie is, in my opinion, a go to author if you want to read a story for a specific pairing that is done very well. I have never and likely will never reread one of his stories, but I enjoy them all very much on my first read, and this is the one I enjoyed the most. While he is mostly known for his Harry/Daphne content, I think he tackles Harry/Hermione in a very interesting way. I think the way he wrote Hermione is probably a fairly accurate depiction of what Hermione would be like if she never met Harry. This story has a bit of grit to it, which is something that Spookie doesn’t always do, and I also appreciate that. This story is a perfect blend of featuring the things James Spookie does best: OTP romance, action, and very fun characterization and comedy, while also avoiding some of the pit falls he seems to fall into on a regular basis, such as love potions and a straight up evil version of Draco Malfoy. Overall, I really enjoy it, and I recommend giving it a try. It’s likely the best long-form Harmony you’ll ever read.