Looking for Magic in All the Right Places (Harry Potter)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 23rd May 2011 (2)
Tags: Novelette, AU, SSHG, Romance, Poetry, Worldbuilding
Characters: Hermione Granger, Severus Snape
(137K, 19917 words)

Summary: In a post-Voldemort world, magic is inexplicably failing, and Hogwarts students must take summer crash-courses in Muggle science and culture. But with the right combination of chemistry and poetry, magic might still stand a chance!

This story pursues the intriguing idea of the old magic of naming and poetry, which renders what could have been a story played for laughs into something profound.

Note that this story does not take account of the events in Half-Blood Prince and later.