Hello fanfic readers!

Welcome to this first Fanfic Friday of August! Sadly, this is the last holiday month before going back to school or work. Since we know many people use this month to just be lazy or go on a trip, we have searched for some of the fanfics you could read to relax.

To celebrate the revival of the Harry Potter fandom, we have chosen 10 awesome Harry Potter AU fanfics. Here we go!

The Electric Fizzing Prick Pistols, or Whatever

By: whitmans_kiss
SummaryEveryone is born with Words on their arm that connect them to their Soulmate. James finds his, Sirius had everything figured out back in First Year, Peter doesn’t talk to girls anyway, and Remus thinks he’d very much just like to put his earmuffs back on and disappear.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – M/M, Soulmates Humor, Fluff, MWPP Era
Words: 3,816

Escaping the Paradox

By: Meri
SummaryAfter Harry is thrown back in time to 1971, he has several choices to make.
Rating: Explicit – M/M, time-travel
Words: 35,411

Hit the Ground Running

By: Tozette
SummaryThe Horcrux in Harry’s head wakes up and begins talking to Harry long before he’s ever heard the name Voldemort. Philosopher’s Stone AU.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – Gen, Child Abuse, dark!Harry
Words: 112,204

Long Live Living (If Living Can Be This)

By: excaliburned
Summary: It’s the final summer before university, and Sirius has a sneaking suspicion he’s missing something. A summer of pillow-forts, drinking & numerous re-watches of Dirty Dancing ensues. Non-magical AU set in Warwick Castle.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – F/M, M/M, Modern Setting
Words: 50,484

The Courtesan

By: Drops_of_Nightshade
Summary: In the prejudiced world where the Dark Lord won, Harry Potter is part of the servile caste, the lowest caste in the new society. Resigned to a life of servitude as a Courtesan, Harry is instead drawn under the wing of the Dark Lord himself. Between the scheming Order and his powerful benefactor, Harry finds himself steadily drawn deeper into the growing conflict. Eventual Lord Voldemort/Harry Potter. Minor Rabastan Lestrange/Harry Potter and OMC/Harry Potter.
Rating: Underage – Explicit, Male Slash
Words: 137,004

Sea of Blood

By: MrGagaSlashLover
Summary: It’s time to return to Hogwarts for Harry and company’s Fifth year and a lot has changed. A vampiric trio returns to Hogwarts, between hunting for Horcruxes, dodging Death Eaters, and keeping their grades up, will these teens ever get back to ‘normal’?
Rating: Fiction M – Romance, Horror
Words: 12,257

Harry Potter and The Phoenix Burning

By: mini-mid
SummaryHarry dies at the same time as Voldemort when the killing curse backfires the second time and is sent back to Kings cross station. Now however Fawkes meets him there and sends him somewhere all together different than the Hogwarts he knows. Not Slash.
Rating: Fiction T – Adventure
Words: 69,010

Harry Potter and the Irish Choice

By: DisobedienceWriter
Summary: With all the crappy stuff Harry goes through at Hogwarts, the smart money would be on him transferring to a different, better school early in his career. Here’s one way it might have happened. No planned pairings.
Rating: Fiction T
Words: 62,622

C’est La Vie

By: cywscross
Summary: A year after the war ends, Fate takes the opportunity to toss her favourite hero into a different dimension to repay her debt. A new life in exchange for having fulfilled her prophecy. Harry just wants to know why he has no say in the matter. And why Fate thinks that his hero complex won’t eventually kick in. Then again, that might be exactly why Fate dumped him there.
Rating: Fiction T – Adventure, Friendship
Words: 107,884

Weres Harry?

By: DobbyElfLord
Summary:  Dark curses don’t play nice- not even with each other. When nine year-old Harry is bitten by a werewolf, the horcrux fights back. The result could only happen to Harry Potter. Canon-ish for the first three years of Hogwarts – AU from that point forward.
Rating: Fiction T – Humor, Adventure
Words: 152,524

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