Harry Potter Recommendations

Harry Potter is an orphan who discovers at age 11 that he's a wizard and that he also apparently saved the wizarding world as a toddler from the darkest wizard to come along in 50 years. This is a best-selling novel series written by J. K. Rowling.

There are 21 recommendations on this page.

Ratings:

  • E (everyone); equivalent to "G"
  • PT (preteen); equivalent to "PG"
  • T (teen); equivalent to "PG-13"
  • M (mature); equivalent to "R"
  • AO (adults only); equivalent to "NC-17"

Warnings:

  • BDSM: These stories contain consensual bondage and/or domination and/or sadism and/or masochism.
  • Dark: These stories puts one or more of the main characters through a high amount of psychological or physical distress, often incorporating more than one issue (abuse, torture, rape, etc.).
  • Drugs: These stories contain drug usage.
  • Graphic Language: These stories contain a high amount of profanity or abusive language.
  • Graphic Violence: These stories contain graphic violence or high amounts of violence.
  • Lemon: These stories contain graphic sex.
  • Lime: These stories contain non-graphic sex.
  • Major Character Death: These stories involve the death of one or more protagonists.
  • Minor Character Death: These stories involve the death of one or more secondary characters.
  • Mpreg: These stories have at least one of the male main characters giving birth (male pregnancy). I won't recommend a story that doesn't sound plausible, though.
  • Nonconsensual: These stories contain incidences of nonconsensual sex (i.e. rape).
  • Psychological Issues: These stories deal with such issues as child abuse, suicide etc. or deals with the effects of these issues.
  • Torture: These stories contain incidences of physical or psychological torture.

Recommendation Levels:

star = I liked the story a lot.

starstar = I loved the story and will probably still remember large portions of it years later.

A Stranger Garden by jamie2109 starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Warning(s): Graphic Language, Lemon, Major Character Death

Length: 18 chapters, 60,246 words

Summary: (from The Hex Files) Draco Malfoy was never very fortunate when it came to bringing pain and misery to a certain Mr. Potter. His latest plan is no exception. Or is it?

Status: complete

Added: May 29, 2013

Link(s): The Hex Files, Skyehawke, AdultFanfiction.net

Comments: I've never read a story that involved magical portraits in this way. It's very interesting and unique.

A Thousand Beautiful Things by Duinn Fionn starstar

Rating: M

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Warning(s): Graphic Violence, Lime, Torture

Length: 9 chapters, 108,033 words

Summary: (from Skyehawke) Draco Malfoy struggles with changed fortunes, shifted alliances, an ugly war, and an unusual spell, with the help of a concerned professor, an insightful house-elf, and an unexpected Gryffindor friend.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Skyehawke

Comments: There are few words to describe how wonderful this story is. Most of the story is told from Draco's point-of-view but there are also a number of portions told from Dean Thomas'. Harry you don't even hear from until a few chapters from the end. The sequel is here.

Allegiance and Sedition by Silent Auror starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Warning(s): Graphic Violence, Lemon

Length: 17 chapters, 98,498 words

Summary: (from Skyehawke) The war is in its fifth year, and Harry finds himself caught up in the confusion of friend versus enemy, spy versus traitor.

Status: complete

Added: October 07, 2007

Link(s): LiveJournal, Skyehawke

And Then There Was Harry by Menecarkawan star

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Snape, Draco/Hermione

Warning(s): Graphic Violence, Lemon, Major Character Death, Nonconsensual

Length: 32 chapters, 138,347 words

Summary: Snape must take care of Harry after he starts having visions from Voldemort.

Status: complete

Added: October 07, 2007

Link(s): HP Fandom, AdultFanfiction.net

Comments: This story was written before Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was released.

Big Dick, Come Quick by Calanthe starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Drama, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Warning(s): Lemon

Length: 18 chapters, 204,473 words

Summary: (from The Hex Files) Draco's got a theory. About sex. And after much searching for the right candidate, it appears that only Harry Potter, his life long enemy, can help him test it out.

Status: complete

Added: October 07, 2007

Link(s): The Hex Files

Comments: Admittedly, the title makes this story sound like pure smut, but it has a plot. It wouldn't be so long, otherwise.

Delinquent by Kimberjingle starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Warning(s): BDSM, Lemon

Length: 32 chapters, 666,171 words

Summary: Harry doesn't show up for the Hogwarts train and is declared missing.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Yahoo! Groups

Comments: You will be shaking your head when you see just how much trouble one seventeen-year-old boy can get into. And Ron's hilarious in this fanfic as the clueless sidekick.

Like Kimberjingle's other stories, this one gives Harry unusual magical abilities and lots of magical strength, but it's also a realistic portrayal of how he copes with the responsibility.

Forgive Those Who Trespass by Lomonaaeren starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Horror, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Warning(s): Dark, Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Lemon, Minor Character Death, Psychological Issues, Torture

Length: 34 chapters, 142,393 words

Summary: (from LiveJournal) Harry was convinced he had an ordinary, if inconvenient, life. Then Ron and Hermione vanished into the Department of Mysteries. And it seems the only person who might know where they are is a mute Draco Malfoy.

Status: complete

Added: May 29, 2013

Link(s): LiveJournal, AdultFanfiction.net, The Hex Files

Comments: The author warns about violence, gore, and torture. This is seriously a warning not to be taken lightly. It's an excellent story, but sensitive people should stay away from it.

Gay Aurors by Charlotte Sometimes starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Humor

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Warning(s): Lemon

Length: 16 chapters, 129,147 words

Summary: Draco becomes an auror after his return to England and is partnered with a very gay Harry Potter.

Status: complete

Added: October 07, 2007

Link(s): Skyehawke, The Restricted Section

Comments: This is a crack!fic so it's meant to be ridiculous. Harry and Draco don't have sex because they want to, but because it's absolutely necessary for their survival, their well-being, or to fight against Dark wizards.

Let the Darkness Take You by Lindsay Potter starstar

Rating: M

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Warning(s): Graphic Violence, Lime

Length: 16 chapters, 100,000+ words

Summary: (from Schnoogle) Harry returns to his sixth year at Hogwarts to find that darkness is very quickly permeating the school. It seems as though the only person to realise this, is Harry. When all seems lost, two people come to him and offer their help. Severus Snape and Draco Malfoy. As the three work together to unravel the mystery that is hovering over them, Harry and Draco have to fight their own battles and overcome the darkness that is threatening to take them.

Status: complete

Added: October 07, 2007

Link(s): Schnoogle

Comments: The sequel is Remember You.

Malfoy Child by Vorabiza star

Rating: T

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Drama, Humor

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Warning(s): n/a

Length: 21 chapters, 100,634 words

Summary: Due to a Potions accident, Draco is accidentally turned into a child.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): HP Fandom, Yahoo! Groups

Comments: There is an AO rated sequel called Summertime Kids.

On the Wings of the Storm by SilentAuror starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Warning(s): Graphic Violence, Lemon, Torture

Length: 30 chapters, 159,470 words

Summary: (from Skyehawke) The war is upon Draco Malfoy and there are many hard decisions to be made.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): LiveJournal, Skyehawke

Comments: This story is written from Draco's perspective, which is unique enough, but it also covers the period of time spent preparing for the war with Voldemort. This story begins during Harry and Draco's seventh year and continues for several months afterward through DA boot camp and various dangerous missions as they try to stop Voldemort from gaining total control of the wizarding world.

Once Again by Kimberjingle starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Humor, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Warning(s): BDSM, Graphic Language, Lemon

Length: 33 chapters, 726,386 words

Summary: (from the author's site) Ron and the others saw Harry killed by Voldemort in the final battle. But did he?

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Yahoo! Groups

Comments: Like all of Kimberjingle's fics this one will have you reading obsessively until you're finished. It's incredibly creative and different from the usual "Harry-is-another-species" fanfics.

Seamus Is Seamus and You Are Yourself by Ari Munami starstar

Rating: T

Genre(s): Humor, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Warning(s): n/a

Length: 19 chapters, 36,791 words

Summary: (from FF.net) Harry goes through a few changes before Sixth Year and everyone, including Draco Malfoy, sits up and takes notice.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Fanfiction.net, Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Comments: Funniest Harry Potter fanfic ever? YES! Harry comes back to school Sixth Year having finished puberty and is completely oblivious to the fact that most of the school -- female, male, and a few teachers -- are lusting after him, Draco Malfoy included. Between Seamus' flirtations and the crazy plans of fellow Gryffindors Lavender and Parvati (who want to see him naked) how can he remain oblivious? Oh, but he does. For a very, very long time.

Secrets by Vorabiza starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Drama, Humor

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Snape/Lupin

Warning(s): Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Lemon

Length: 62 chapters, 411,189 words

Summary: Draco Malfoy shows up at the Dursleys the summer after Harry's sixth year with a baby in tow. After spending time with him, Harry starts to wonder if he is really on the Dark side. And Draco isn't the only one whose loyalties he's questioning.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): HP Fandom, Yahoo! Groups

Comments: Secrets is a fanfic that is so good that I would give it ten stars if my rating system went that high. Unlike the authors of other lengthy fanfics, Vorabiza doesn't try to prove how large her vocabulary is or how much classical literature she can quote from. In other words, this fanfic is written in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy. And there may be a sequel some day.

Smoldering Within by Kimberjingle star

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Humor, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Warning(s): BDSM, Dark, Lemon

Length: 30 chapters, 700,000+ words

Summary: (from the author's site) Harry struggles with his sexuality and comes to terms with himself. Many emotional horrors, many mental battles, and thoughts of suicide lie in wait. Draco is dealing with his own struggles with what being a Malfoy really means. Will he take a curse to keep wealth? Everything is based on choices and both find out that they're not always pleasant.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Yahoo! Groups, Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Comments: Harry's plan to defeat Voldemort in this fanfic is like none you've ever read about before. Whenever things seem like they're falling to pieces, Harry's forethought will surprise you.

The Blessèd Boy by Rakina starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Drama

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Snape

Warning(s): BDSM, Lemon, Mpreg

Length: 38 chapters, 90,000+ words

Summary: Harry makes a new home on the Scotish island of Eigg with Snape's monastic community.

Status: complete

Added: October 07, 2007

Link(s): (More Information)

Comments: There is a prequel to this fanfic called Master Snape's Community. There is also the possibility of a sequel. If you follow the link, you may be able to get a copy of both fanfics via e-mail.

The Running to Paradise Trilogy by Lomonaaeren starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Horror, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Ron/Hermione

Warning(s): Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Lemon, Minor Character Death

Length: 3 stories, 300,000+ words

Summary: Harry and Draco become partners during auror training due to them having compatible magic and must deal with their changing relationship while also trying to survive another war.

Status: complete

Added: May 29, 2013

Link(s): LiveJournal, Dreamwidth Studios

Comments: Here are individual links to the stories on AFF:

(1) Soldier's Welcome, (2) Ceremonies of Strife, (3) Seasons of War

The Summer of Wisdom by Kimberjingle starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Humor, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Warning(s): Graphic Language, Lemon

Length: 45 chapters, 991,204 words

Summary: (from the author's site) Albus comes to get Harry at the Dursleys and the summer ensues at Hogwarts for training. Our young hero discovers that he's the Child of Light and plots to a secret plan for Voldemort.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Yahoo! Groups

Things That Seem by Maeglin Yedi star

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Humor, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Warning(s): n/a

Length: one-shot, 22,122 words

Summary: A potion gone wrong lands Harry in an unfamiliar world.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Skyehawke, AdultFanfiction.net, The Archive at the End of the Universe

Comments: Harry wakes up in a stranger's living room, hoping that the owners won't be too angry. He looks around and finds pictures of familiar, albeit older, people on the mantle and wonder who put them there. Then he comes across a picture of Draco Malfoy and himself in professional Quidditch uniforms. Then, to his astonishment, picture-Draco turns around and kisses picture-Harry right on the lips. This is a story about what could have been if Tom Riddle had never become Voldemort and if Draco Malfoy had never been pressured by his father to walk the path of evil. Very funny and very highly recommended.

Tomorrow Will Come by Kimberjingle starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Humor, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Warning(s): BDSM, Dark, Drugs, Graphic Language, Lemon

Length: 21 chapters, 397,163 words

Summary: (from the author's site) Harry has been trained and is cold and distant. A chance meeting with Draco on the roof one evening lends them a type of friendship which develops. Harry is more than what he seems and his secrets are slowly revealed.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Yahoo! Groups, Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Comments: Pay attention to the "Drugs" warning. Harry and Draco spend a lot of their time high in this fanfic. Harry is also far from being the sweet, innocent boy that he is in a lot of other fanfics. He's a bastard, but a fascinating one. Don't let these comments scare you away from this story, though. Like all of Kimberjingle's fanfics this story is good.

Upon Leaving the Closet by SilentAuror star

Rating: M

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Humor

Main Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Warning(s): Lime

Length: one-shot, 4,012 words

Summary: (from Skyehawke) Harry and Draco are trying to kill each other. Snape is trying to prevent that.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Skyehawke

Comments: This is a very funny short story with an AO-rated Harry/Draco/Snape sequel.