Character: Hermione Granger
Pairings Included in Manifesto: Draco/Hermione, Charlie/Hermione, Cedric/Hermione
Blurb: Hermione Granger is one of my favorite characters of all time. She's "books and cleverness" and is the brains behind Harry. She does not compromise her ideals and wants to have social justice for all creatures in the magical world. She's not afraid to be smart and I love that about her.
My main pairing for Hermione is Draco--mostly because when I first started reading Harry Potter fic back in 2001 (!) I started reading unconventional pairings and just got hooked on Draco/Hermione. I am a multi-shipper when it comes to Hermione, since I think she can work well with so many different characters. I don't really read Harry/Hermione or Hermione/Ron...but some fics that I'm reccing do have those as other pairings.
Fic Rec #1: Ambition's End
Author: Hanako A
Why This Must Be Read: This is a story with a great twist on the marriage law fics that permeate the Harry Potter fandom. Hermione is a bit Machiavellian in this one but she still have the basic character traits of wanting to effect social justice...she just has a different way of approaching it than I've seen in other fics.
Fic Rec #2 Where There's a Will
Why This Must Be Read: Lucius's will stipulates that Draco must work for S.P.E.W. for one year in order to inherit thirty million galleons. It's an interesting clash of Hermione and Draco and seeing the two of them grow to work for the rights of magical creatures is a fun read.
Fic Rec #3: Broken
Rating/Warning(s): M; death; sexual violence (it's been a while since I've read so I don't remember how explicit the sexual violence is but thought I should warn)
Why This Must Be Read: This is an extremely long look at a Hermione that has a lost her friends and is a fragile shell of her former self. This story is mostly told from Draco's point of view but it is a fantastic look at Hermione and how she comes back from the very dark place she's in.
Fic Rec #4: Mischief Managed
Why This Must Be Read: This is a hilarious fic where the characters are professors at Hogwarts. There is a mix-up with potions and everyone at Hogwarts is dosed. This is just an amusing read!
Fic Rec #5: A Muggleborn Magic
Link: Hermione Big Bang|dramione.org
Why This Must Be Read: This is a Regency-era AU where Hermione becomes the governess for Draco's son because she must pay off her father's debts and it appears that Draco's son may be incapable of magic. You can't miss this fic if you are a fan of romance novels!
Fic Rec #6: Linked
Rating/Warning(s): T; this deals with memories of violence and dark nature
Why This Must Be Read: This is a pre-HBP fic that involves am unintended side effect to a potion gone wrong. Every time Draco and Hermione touch they experience each others memories of the most important and defining moments of their lives.
Fic Rec #7: The Symmetrical Transit
Why This Must Be Read: It's a great action/adventure story during the War where Hermione isn't quite sure of where Draco's loyalties lie. She loses her wand and must trust him on the mission that they are on.
Fic Rec #8: The Politician's Wife
Pairing: Draco/Hermione; (Ron/Hermione; Draco/Pansy; Harry/Ginny)
Rating/Warning(s): M (sort of adultery)
Why This Must Be Read: This is a look at an older Hermione and Draco who work together and are married...to other people. There is political scheming, emotional affairs and banter! What more do you want?
Fic Rec #9: Separating Heartstrings
Link: Hermione Big Bang
Why This Must Be Read: This is a fantastic look at Hermione post-DH and coping with the fact that she and Ron aren't working out and her parents are distant. She's trying to help as only she can--by fighting for those without a voice. She's working for the Ministry trying to get wands for all those Muggleborns stripped of wands during Voldemort's reign. The ship part is very brief but this fic examines Hermione's relationships with Charlie and George.
Fic Rec #10: For Our Allotted Time is the Passing of a Shadow
Link: lj|the archive
Rating/Warning(s): M (character death)
Why This Must Be Read: This is an AU where Harry won the Tri-Wizard Tournament alone but Cedric begins to have dreams where he also took the trophy with Harry. He turns to Hermione for her help and they try and piece together what is happening to Cedric. I like the relationship developed here between Hermione and Cedric, it's a nice look at what could have been.
Here are two other recs that didn't really fit but I wanted to rec them anyways!
Fic Rec #11: Friend Number Three
Why This Must Be Read: This is a WIP but I love it a lot. Draco is determined to make another friend after he realizes he only has two friends--Blaise and Pansy--and that he's kind of a jerk. There are some great OCs and it involves the wizarding world discovering Muggle music. It's just a fun read...I hope the author plans on finishing but what's posted so far is great!
Fic Rec #12: Clarke's Law
Pairing: Gen, crossover with Stargate: Atlantis
Why This Must Be Read: Okay, this isn't really Hermione centric--she is a large part of the fic--but I just wanted to rec it. Carson Beckett is a wizard, or was a wizard. He determines through his ATA research that the link between it and magic is inseparable.