I thought I would let some of the fan fic readers out there who only read completed stories know, that a few of the amazing stories that I have featured in the past, are now completed. I love these stories enough to talk about them again, so let’s review shall we?
Savage’s Win Some, Lose Some, is an amazing AH story written in EPOV, that portrays probably her sweetest, most adorable Edward to date. She writes incredible EPOV stories mind you, but they tend to be on the darker side. This Edward is very different. If you recall in my review of this story, Edward has some OCD issues, and is left to kind of take care of himself, because of the death of his parents. His sister, Alice is in institutional care, but he has Emmett and Rosalie to check in on him. He’s a loner in school, because of his behavioral issues. Savage does an amazing and respectful job with this aspect of the story, that it makes me proud to recommend the story. Bella comes in to his life, as a friend at first, but she pushes him in ways that make him uncomfortable, but better, or maybe just more whole. I love how she handles him when they are alone and at school. This story made me laugh and cry at times, but Savage’s stories seem to do that to me every time I read one.
This next story is one that had been on hiatus for awhile. I first talked about this story actually on one of my guest posts on RAoR, back in the day. I loved the AU story Only Human by Amethyst Jackson. In this AU story, Bella is celebrating her birthday after marrying Edward, one month earlier. Under some unusual circumstances, when she blows out her birthday candles, she makes a wish that sends her back in time to Chicago, circa 1918. She wished that she could give Edward all of the human experiences, that he had given her, and I guess, her wish was granted. She immediately meets Edward and his parents, and is brought into their home. Edward is taken with her almost instantly, as you would probably guess, but is not sure why or where she came from. Bella tries to keep her distance from him, because she almost feels like she cheating on the Edward that she left in the future, by falling for this human Edward as well. It’s really interesting reading Bella’s reactions to Edward’s relationship with his parents and friends, as well the day-to-day aspects of living in that time period. We also get glimpses of Vampire Edward’s thoughts in the future that Bella left behind, how he deals with trying to figure out where Bella went, and how to get her back. The story takes a real emotional turn when Bella is there with Edward, watching his parents take ill with the Spanish flu. The story is very angsty and mysterious at times, and of course there’s the UST between the human Edward and Bella that compels the story along. The companion piece to this story, Anatomy of a Human was just completed recently, and is in EPOV. It’s a quick read, but it is really worth reading both stories. I’ve always been curious about Edward’s life before he was turned, and this story was perfect for experiencing that for me.
For those of you who love Georgey Girl’s stories The Weight of Words, and The Tongue Set Free, as much as I do, should know that she is writing a companion piece called The Swan Files. Without giving too much away if you haven’t finished reading Tongue Set Free, Edward has been writing in a journal on his first meetings and encounters with Bella, as her TA. His reasoning in the beginning is more for his own protection, because of the problems in his past with a student accusing him of sexual advances, while he was teaching in Oxford. His entries change when his relationship with Bella evolves into something more. I will always been completely and totally in love with this Edward. He is one of my personal favorites in fan fiction. GG really has an amazing gift for telling this tale through his eyes and thoughts. I love that she gave us this story. I was going through some serious withdrawals when Tongue Set Free was finished. Yes, I know I said that this post was about completed stories, but this story is an exception to all rules. *raspberry noise*
On a completely different note, last week I featured stories from Simone and Marie, The Beautiful Series (see post here). I apologize if I was unclear about the second story, Beautiful Enemy. That story has not been updated in quite awhile, but I was unaware of just how long it’s been. I did reach out to the beta of both stories, Troublefollows17, to see if she could shed some light on the status. I have not heard back from her yet, but when I do, I’ll let you know what is happening. I try not to feature stories that are “dead in the water”, because it’s not fair to start reading something that was recommended to you, only to be left hanging. Their first story, Beautiful Nightmare, can definitely be read on its own and is complete.
I am not sure how many of you are reading WIPs, but I still love hearing about what you are reading no matter what. Please, please share in the comments. I still have an active WIP list on fan fic.net, that definitely has room for more good stories. Sharing is caring here at BT.