Top 25 Harry Potter Fanfics that will floo you to Diagon Alley

Hey Potterheads! With over 700k fanfics from FF.net alone, a newbie in the fanfic world is sure to get lost. That’s why CrazyScroll brings you a list of 25 fanfics you are sure to enjoy. Majority of the fics below focus on Harry Potter and feature a Harry with a backbone.

Is there a fanfic that we missed? Let us know your thoughts on the list and recommendations in the comments section below.

The World Without Me by Eternal Cosmos

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P., Sirius B.

Synopsis/ Summary – Harry won the war against Voldemort but at a terrible price. Fawkes gives him another chance in a new world where he died as an infant and where Voldemort still lurks in the shadows…but not for long, because when one exists the other cannot survive.

Tag – Adventure

Word Count – 188,711

 

The Life and Times by Jewels5

Status – Incomplete

Characters – James P., Lily E.

Synopsis – She was dramatic. He was dynamic. She was precise. He was impulsive. He was James, and she was Lily, and one day they shared a kiss, but before that they shared many arguments, for he was cocky, and she was sweet, and matters of the heart require time.

Tag – Drama, Adventure

Word Count – 613,762

 

How to Tame a Marauder by Melian225

Status – Complete

Characters – Sirius Black, OC

Synopsis – Sirius was laughing. “Have you always been this funny?” he asked, an odd expression on his face. I shrugged. “Well, you know what they say. You have to watch the quiet ones.” He muttered something under his breath that sounded like “Clearly.”

Tags – Romance, Drama

Word Count – 309,270

 

Hogwarts Battle School by Kwan Li

Status – Incomplete

Characters – Harry P., Hermione G., Blaise Z., Severus S.

Synopsis – Voldemort kills Dumbledore but is defeated by a child. In the aftermath, Snape becomes the Headmaster and radically changes Hogwarts. Harry Potter of House Slytherin begins his Third Year at Hogwarts Battle School and realizes that friend and foe are too similar for his liking. Competing with allies and enemies, Harry finds there is a cost to winning.

Tags – Adventure, Drama

Word Count – 358,343

 

A Second Chance at Life (Book 1 of Trilogy) by Miranda Flairgold

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P., OCs

Synopsis – When Voldemort’s assassins find him Harry flees seeking a place to prepare for the battle. Bloodmagic, wandlessmagic, necromancy, fae, a thunderbird, demons, vampires. Harry finds the strength & allies to win a war. Singularly unique fic.

Tags – Adventure

Word Count – 251,462

 

Delenda Est by Lord Silvere

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P., Bellatrix L.

Synopsis – Harry is a prisoner, and Bellatrix has fallen from grace. The accidental activation of Bella’s treasured heirloom results in another chance for Harry. It also gives him the opportunity to make the acquaintance of the young and enigmatic Bellatrix Black as they change the course of history.

Tag – Adventure

Word Count – 392,449

 

To Shape and Change by BlueOwl

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P., Severus S.

Synopsis – AU. Time Travel. Snape goes back in time, holding the knowledge of what is to come if he fails. No longer holding a grudge, he seeks to shape Harry into the greatest wizard of all time, starting on the day Hagrid took Harry to Diagon Alley. No Horcruxes.

Tags – Adventure

Word Count – 232,332

 

The Darkness Within (Book 1 of Dark Prince trilogy) by Kurinoone

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P., Voldemort

Synopsis – What if Wormtail hadn’t told Lord Voldemort the Potters hideout. What if he took Harry straight to him instead? A Dark Harry fanfic. AU

Tags – Adventure, Angst

Word Count – 364,868

 

Poisen Pen by GenkaiFan

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P.

Synopsis – Harry has had enough of seeing his reputation shredded in the Daily Prophet and decides to do something about it. Only he decides to embrace his Slytherin side to rectify matters.

Tag – Drama, Humor

Word Count – 74,506

 

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Less Wrong

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P., Hermione G.

Synopsis – Petunia married a biochemist, and Harry grew up reading science and science fiction. Then came the Hogwarts letter, and a world of intriguing new possibilities to exploit. And new friends, like Hermione Granger, and Professor McGonagall, and Professor Quirrell.

Tag – Drama, Humor

Word Count – 661,619

 

A Cadmean Victory by DarknessEnthroned

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P., Fleur D.

Synopsis – The escape of Peter Pettigrew leaves a deeper mark on his character than anyone expected, then comes the Goblet of Fire and the chance of a quiet year to improve himself, but Harry Potter and the Quiet Revision Year was never going to last long. A more mature, darker Harry, bearing the effects of 11 years of virtual solitude. GoF AU.

Tag – Adventure, Romance

Word Count – 520,351

 

RuneMaster by Tigerman

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P. Luna L.

Synopsis – In third year, Harry decided to quit Divination, following Hermione. Having to take a substitute course, he end up choosing Ancient Runes and find himself to be quite gifted. Smart Harry. Slightly manipulative.

Tag – Adventure, Humor

Word Count – 149,721

 

Make A Wish by Rorschach’s Blot

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P.

Synopsis – Harry has learned the prophesy and he does not believe that a schoolboy can defeat Voldemort, so he decides that if he is going to die then he is first going to live.

Tag – Humor, Adventure

Word Count – 187,589

 

Magicks of the Arcane by Eilyfe

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P., Albus D.

Synopsis – Sometimes, all it takes to rise to greatness is a helping hand, the incentive to survive. And thrust between giants Harry has no choice but become one himself if he wants to keep on breathing. He might’ve found a way, but life’s never that easy. Clock’s ticking, Harry. Learn fast now.

Tag – Adventure

Word Count – 285,843

 

The Lie I’ve Lived by jbern

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P., Fleur D.

Synopsis – Not all of James died that night. Not all of Harry lived. The Triwizard Tournament as it should have been and a hero discovering who he really wants to be.

Tag – Adventure, Romance

Word Count – 234,571

 

Imprisoned Realm by LoveHP

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P., Lily Evans P., Severus S., Albus D.

Synopsis – A trap during the Horcrux hunt sends Harry into a dimension where war has raged for 28 years. Harry must not only protect himself from Voldemort, but also from a rising new Dark Lord, the evil Ministry, a war-hardened Dumbledore… and himself. Will he find his way back home to finish his own war? This is a very dark fic.

Tag – Horror, Drama

Word Count – 310,244

 

Give It Your Best Shot by Zenathea

Status – Incomplete

Characters – James P. Lily Evans P., Harry P., Sirius B.

Synopsis – Some men were born average and went on to live an average life. He was not, had never been, and would never be one of those men. With his ancestry, it was hardly a surprise. Facing off against enemies old and new, very few things could come more naturally to him. Dimension Travel with a dash of Time Travel. Darker themes: war, politics, questionable morality, and etc.

Tag – Adventure

Word Count – 135,039

 

Destiny Reversed by Chattypandagurl

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P., James P.

Synopsis – One morning Harry wakes up in a different world. His parents are alive and Neville bears the scar. Things are different and Harry starts to like that the weight of the world isn’t on his shoulders. Neville may not be able to bear that weight.

Tag – Drama, Adventure

Word Count – 163,839

 

A Patrol Changes Everything by Chereche

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P., Severus S., Albus D.

Synopsis – On patrol, Albus stumbles across an injured student. The effects of that night changes not only his life, but also the lives of Harry Potter and Severus Snape. However, are these changes for the better or the worse?

Tag – Family, Hurt, Comfort

Word Count –  237,903

 

A Black Comedy by nonjon

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P.

Synopsis – Two years after defeating Voldemort, Harry falls into an alternate dimension with his godfather. Together, they embark on a new life filled with drunken debauchery, thievery, and generally antagonizing all their old family, friends, and enemies.

Tag – Humor

Word Count – 246,320

 

Altered Destinies by DobbyElfLord

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P., Tom R. Jr.

Synopsis – Harry has defeated Voldemort, but it was a costly victory. Aberforth Dumbledore presents a plan to go back and kill the infant Riddle, but Harry will have to stay there 10 years. Can Harry alter the wizarding world’s destiny? WWII and Grindelwald

Tag – Supernatural, Suspense

Word Count – 289,078

 

The Best Revenge by Arsinoe de Blassenville

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P. Severus S.

Synopsis – AU. Yes, the old Snape retrieves Harry from the Dursleys formula. I just had to write one. Everything changes, because the best revenge is living well. T for Mentor Snape’s occasional naughty language. Supportive Minerva.

Tag – Drama, Adventure

Word Count – 213,669

 

Reverse by Lady Moonglow

Status – Incomplete

Characters – Hermoine G., Draco M., Harry P., Tom R Jr.

Synopsis – Hermione is unexpectedly swept into a dystopian world of opposites where Dumbledore reigns as Dark Lord and Muggle technology and the Dark Arts have revolutionized Britain. A Light wizard resistance led by Tom Riddle and the Malfoys has been left to a nightmarish fate. Can Hermione, posing as her darker incarnation, help save a world more shattered than her own?

Tag – Romance, Drama

Word Count – 414,181

 

Harry Potter and the Return of Heritage by Jayan Phoenix

Status – Complete

Characters – Harry P., Sirius B.

Synopsis – Sirius takes the position of Lord Black which he had ran from since a boy, with in the House of Black returns with a vengeance but also brings with them the rebirth of the House of Potter with its young heir made aware of his heritage and responsibilities. But with a Dark Lord on the rise Harry is a target more than ever, Can fifth year be worse that fourth?

Tag – Drama

Word Count –  293,295

 

Burnt by lastcrazyhorn

Status – Incomplete

Characters – Harry P., Severus S.

Synopsis – A disabled Harry comes to Hogwarts story. Everyone expects him to be like his dad, but how can he be with such a different past? A Slytherin Harry takes on Hogwarts in an unusual way.

Tag – Horror, Fantasy

Word Count – 102,427

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