Soul Searching – by Quillusion
The Basics: Classic Era (only compliant to GoF), Adventure/Friendship/Romance, 150k
Warnings: NC17, First Person Perspective
An adult Hermione attempts to steal a rare ingredient from Professor Snape’s storerooms; she finds much more than she was looking for.
I freely admit that my rating here is heavily colored by a strong dislike of first person perspective. I tried to overlook that, wanting to thoroughly browse the fic to provide a fair review, but all I could find were more of my fanfiction pet peeves – sexual content too early in the fic, inside jokes, overall flippant tone (and not in a way that amused me.) Many people love this fic and it has rave reviews on other sites, so I assume there is something of quality here that couldn’t find in my brief overview. My conclusion is that this fic is tailor-made for me to dislike it – but that does not mean YOU will dislike it.
The bottom line: It’s first person perspective love-letter to WIKTT; I hated it. It’s not for me, but I actually DO strongly recommend reading at least a few chapters to see if you enjoy it, because this is one of the most widely-read and most beloved early SSHG fics.