Title: A Beautiful Lie Author: MaybeMayba Rating: M Genre: Fantasy/Drama Status: WIP Library Category: Alternate Pairings: Harry/Fleur Summary: As the threat of Voldemort grows, Harry does his best to prepare for their inevitable showdown. At Dumbledore's side, Harry travels through the mysteries of the past and the conflicts of the present, all while growing into the wizard he was destined to be. The life of the Chosen One is not what he expected, as new challenges and the weight of war test his strength of will. Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12792189/1/A-Beautiful-Lie I’ve been hesitant to put thisk up for review since I’ve starte reading it because it generally started off as a guilty pleasure fic that felt really similar to “The Half-Blood Romantic”. The author had a way of phrasing things early on that would send my head spinning but by the eight or ninth chapter it got better, or I just grew used to it I’m not quite sure. Now for the thick of it, it’s a sixth year AU where Harry not only learns about Horcruxes but also gets extensive magic lessons from Dumbledore. I really like the Harry Dumbledore student/mentor relationship and I like how the Author doesn’t just regurgitate scenes from the books or movies, infact shies away from repeating scenes that weren’t changed or didn’t add to the story in anyway by repeating what the readers already know happened. Like I said above the story really hits its stride at after the initial 6-7 chapters. While the story just finished its first arch and the author is taking a break for a little while, he or she has a good update rate recently. A solid read makes me want to rate this a 3.5 rounded up to a 4 because not only does the author have a steady update rate but seems to only be getting better and I’m excited to see where the story goes.