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May 2020 Harry Potter Recs

I've been shooting to read at least one Harry Potter fic a week from my (far too long) "Marked for Later" list. Mostly to try and get the list down to a somewhat more manageable level, but also because generally fics that make it to this list are ones I am fairly confident I'll love enough to rec, and it's been nice for the muse to surround myself with excellent fic. There have been a few misses, but a lot off hits, which are all below! <3

Title: Desire Unveiled
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Frayach
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 14,881
Content/Warnings: AU: Hogwarts Era, underage, internalised homomphobia, first time, bottom!harry
Summary: Harry is emphatically NOT a pouf, and thus his reoccurring fantasies involving Draco are due to his Occlumency lessons with Snape, NOT to his sexuality. Or so he tries to convince himself. Meanwhile, Voldemort has returned, and Harry is about to learn that he is the Chosen One – whether he’s ready or not. Set during OotP.
Hogwarts AU with Harry struggling with internalised homophobia as Snape's Occulmency lessons and Malfoy's taunting bring his suppressed feelings to the forefront.

Title: The Ugly Duckling
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] ICMezzo
Pairing(s): Draco/Harry, brief Draco/OMC
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 16,427
Content/Warnings: veela!Draco, creature!fic, wing!fic, club!fic, semi-public!sex, bottom!draco, do_me_veela 2013
Summary: Draco is all atwitter when he wakes up on his birthday with a few unexpected feathers. Suspecting foul play, he enlists Harry to help him get rid of his unfortunate birden—er, burden.
Fun, humorous, and light-hearted read. Loved Draco's dramatics over his winged-state.

Title: The Price We Pay For Wings Series (2 Fics - Each fic is complete, despite what AO3 says!)
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Frayach
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Harry/Ginny, Draco/Astoria, Albus/Scorpius, background Ron/Hermione
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 18,285
Content/Warnings: epilogue compliant, past relationship, outsider POV, character death, child death, hd_holidays 2007
Summary: So the struck eagle, stretch’d upon the plain,
No more through rolling clouds to soar again,
View’d his own feather on the fatal dart,
And wing’d the shaft that quiver’d in his heart.
~ Lord Byron
Fuck if this isn't a gorgeous bit of writing. There is so much beauty and poetry and emotion in this, it brought me to actual tears, which is fairly rare with fanfic. There is some darker content that might put some of you off reading, but I promise you, it's absolutely worth it.

Title: The Rules of Matchbreaking
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] nerdherderette
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Harry/Ginny, past Harry/Terry
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 22,346
Content/Warnings: unusual careers, bottom!draco, rimming, [community profile] hd_fan_fair career fair 2017
Summary: When Draco gets fired, he reluctantly agrees to break up a girl’s relationship for her disapproving mother. Through word of mouth, the one-time gig turns him into a professional Matchbreaker, however he winds up falling for one of his clients and must somehow balance his secret job and love life.
Such an engaging and delightful read! The writing is excellent, the characterizations are superb, and the whole development and build of the relationship between Harry and Draco was wonderfully done.

Title: And So Death Took
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] ICMezzo
Pairing(s): Draco/Harry, Draco/Astoria, Hermione/Ron
Rating: Explicit (I think Mature is probably more accurate)
Word Count: 25,248
Content/Warnings: character death (not H/D), suicide, het sex (hermione & ron), [community profile] hd_erised 2013
Summary: Fairy tales may soothe small children into slumber, but some stories themselves refuse to sleep. The Tale of Three Brothers, retold.
Oh goodness, this fic! I'm being fairly sparse with the content tags, because this is a fic that I think reads so much better without any kind of spoilers. It gets dark in places, but the way things wrap up was fantastically satisfying. Such a gripping, clever, fabulous read.

Title: Everything Forgotten (To Memory)
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] ICMezzo
Pairing(s): Draco/Harry
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 26,332
Content/Warnings: memory loss, bottom!draco, [community profile] hd_smoochfest 2012
Summary: Harry couldn't remember and Draco knew too much. Or was it the other way around?
Really interesting fic with Harry and Draco's memories getting mixed up, and the two of them working together to try and fix it. The build between them here was great, and it was really cool to see them get to know one another in such a unique way!

Title: Drawn Down to Life
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Snegurochka
Pairing: Draco/Severus, Draco/Astoria, mention of past Draco/OMCs
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 9,274
Content/Warnings: mild infidelity, bottom!draco, portrait!snape, snaco_exchange 2010
Summary: The first time they kiss, Draco is twenty-six years old, and Severus looks the same as the day he died.
Gorgeously written fic with some really lovely characterizations. This one gave me all the feels, and the bittersweet ending was perfection.

Title: The Rematch
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] ravenna_c_tan
Pairing: Draco/Severus
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 10,124
Content/Warnings: AU after HBP, bottom!draco [insanejournal.com profile] merry_smutmas 2006
Summary: Draco Malfoy is 25 years old, single, rich, and bored with life, when an old schoolmate invites him into a very exclusive club: a dueling club. The last person he expects to meet there, though, is Severus Snape. (HBP-compliant.)
Fabulous fic that goes AU after HBP and has Severus and Draco reconnecting years after a bitter parting at a dueling club. Loved the characterizations here, and the connection between Severus and Draco was wonderful. This entry was originally posted here on Dreamwidth. Please comment there using OpenID
Tags: fandom: harry potter, pairing type: cross gen, pairing type: slash, pairing: draco/harry, pairing: draco/severus, rec: fic
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