Title: Monsterous Author: The Mad Mad Reviewer Rating: T Genre: Adventure Status: Complete Library Category: Alternate Pairings: Harry/Luna Summary: Something new has arrived in the Forbidden Forest, and the Boy-Who-Lived never arrived at Hogwarts. Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12754810/1/Monsterous So I found this while digging through Swimdraconian's favorite list and I enjoyed it quite a lot. Its a self contained 30,000 word story that explores a reasonably novel idea in HP FFN. It does feel at times like you are skimming what could have been a deeper and more satisfying read but that did not stop me enjoying whats there. There were a few plot points that had me raising an eyebrow but the pace made it so they were breezed passed fairly quickly. The dispatching of Voldemort was...novel at least. The attempts at humor at that part were not grating but I don't think they quite landed either. There were a few neat ideas, I liked the treatment of Ria Skeeter, not a characterization I can remember seeing before. So all in all a pretty enjoyable way to spend an hour or so. I kinda wish it was longer but had the author tried to write a full story over the timeframe shown it probably would have been a 200,000 word unfinished Hogwarts retred and the premise would have probably not held up to that.