7 / 10

This one as well as both of its sequels... were actually much better than I thought they'd be. A nice little slice-of-life story that played out an interesting drama.

There were several places along this three-part series that the novel(s) could have ended in a completely satisfactorily ending, but oddly enough I didn't feel like it dragged out by continuing past those points. Sure some parts dragged more than others, but overall the story flowed naturally along.

I didn't care too much for the concept of the main premise (ie. Harry adopted by Snape, their differences get sorted out), so probably wouldn't seek it out in the future, but this story handled it well. A bunch of OCs, many very well fleshed-out, and some whose stories I would have liked to read on their own.

All-in-all a well-done story. I'd love to read more by this author, but wasn't able to track anything else down outside of his related-to-this-story one-shots.