Care of Magical Creatures

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Title: Care of Magical Creatures
Author(s): mia madwyn
Date(s): October 2, 2007 - Mar 16, 2009
Length: Epic 300,379 words (67 chapters)
Genre: Romance/Drama, Angst, Humor, Lemons, Rated R, Marriage Law
Fandom: Harry Potter
External Links: Care of Magical Creatures] at FFN
Care of Magical Creatures at Ashwinder
Care of Magical Creatures at The Petulant Poetess

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Care of Magical Creatures is an epic Snape/Hermione fanfic by mia madwyn. It's considered one of the "classic" Snape/Hermione fics and one that uses the Marriage Law trope.


MLC-Seventh Year student Hermione Granger decides to marry the one eligible wizard who did not ask for her-the horrid but powerful Severus Snape.


The story was voted Best New Author (Lumos), Best SS/HG Romance (Amortentia) and Best SS/HG Angst (Diffindo) in The New Library Awards.

Comment, Reviews & Recs

As of April 12, 2016: the fic has 3,352 reviews, 3,412 favorites and 1,108 follows on FFN, at Ashwinder the fic has 1761 reviews, and on The Petulant Poetess it has 2862 reviews and 962 favorites. It is one of the most recced Snape/Hermione fics[1][2][3][4][5].

"Epic fic is EPIC!!! First there is the Marriage Law challenge (which is epic unto its self); then there is Hermione's balance of magic and Christianity; Snape's balance of saving Hermione, the Slytherin's in his house and his own life; the search for the horcruxes; and how everything finally ties together."[6]
"Comments: This is one of the best Marriage Law Challenge fics I have ever read."[7]
"With non-canon couples, I have to be saying "yeah, that's how it'd happen." This does that. Brilliantly."[8]


  1. ^ Rec at SnamioneFicRecs
  2. ^ Several people recced CoMC HERE
  3. ^ Shaya Recs (Updated page)
  4. ^ Again, some rec it on here
  5. ^ Another rec here with many others
  6. ^ 30 Day Shipper Meme - Random Days by n_e_star. 01 November 2012. (Accessed April 12, 2016)
  7. ^ Fenro at TVTropes Fanfic Recs
  8. ^ Eddie at TVTropes Fanfic Recs