Hi there Fan Fic Fans!! This week Annie and I are sharing what we are reading RIGHT NOW. We’ve got some WIPs and my review of the completed story, Infinite Visibility by TheFicChick. If you need a reason to fall in love with fan fiction again, then I can’t say enough about TheFicChick’s writing.
Annie’s up first…
Hey everyone! I’ve been mostly reading WIPs lately. Life is busy, you know how it goes, holidays and all that. Here are my favorites right now.
Metamorphosis by perpetually (WIP) Bella comes from a well to do family and Edward works in a grocery store. Of course, there’s much more to the story. Oh, and angst.
Author’s summary: “She falls into hypnosis. He falls into heaven.” Two worlds clash like the collision of dark nebulae in the galaxy. Starry kisses, dark matter, problem to the heart.
Strong Foundations by PlotBunnyWranglers (WIP) Edward & Bella are professionals. They have work to do. No distractions. (UST, like whoa.)
Author’s summary: When an amazing opportunity finally comes up to have everything they want, will they take it? Can they remain professional for the sake of success? Celebrating never felt so good.
Also Known As by thimbles (complete) Another lovely story by thimbles, she never disappoints. Recently completed. Enjoy. [KB: I love thimbles, so I’m getting on this right away!!]
Author’s summary: I let a cute boy call me someone else’s name for almost a year. Started as flashes for Round 9 of The Twilight 25 and got out of hand. Maybe it will be like that collection of old photographs in a shoebox under your bed.
Let us know what you’ve been reading in the comments.
Author’s Summary: “Bella, I’m not perfect.” “I’ve loved perfect before, and he broke me anyway.” (A “Twilight”/”Remember Me” crossover.)
Ok. TheFicChick is a genius I tell you. Brilliant. How she was able to pull this crossover off with such heart and intelligence, is why I still read fan fiction. If you saw Remember Me then you know why I have to post this pic…
Tyler Keats Hawkins is why you need to read Infinite Visibility. I know, I know what about Edward? *heavy sigh* I didn’t miss him in this story. *Gasp* Yes this is a Twilight fan fic, but like I said before, this author is brilliant in how she brings Bella into Tyler’s life. It is a beautiful story, and Bella and Tyler are amazing together. I went into this story thinking one thing, and was blown away that it wasn’t what I thought. There are twists that I didn’t see coming at all…
Here’s a scene that gave me goosebumps, and made me think, “this story might not be what I think it is…”
“You know,” he says as they reach a corner and wait for a break in traffic to cross. “My last girlfriend always said it was prudent to eat dessert before dinner in case an asteroid hit the restaurant mid-meal.”
She side-eyes him, unsure of the reasoning behind the words or his intention behind bringing up an ex, but she decides to play along until she can decipher the lay of the land.
“My last boyfriend didn’t eat dessert,” she replies as the traffic breaks and they resume walking, opting not to mention that, to him, dessert would have been her.
He half-laughs under his breath and meets her sideways look. “That was a pretty pathetic attempt at a metaphor.”
“For what?” she asks, jumping up onto the opposite curb.
“For my wanting to kiss you before we even get to the party.”
Bella’s mouth pops open and she comes to a dead stop in the middle of the sidewalk, very nearly causing the person walking a few steps behind them to plow into her back. She peeks over at him and he smiles, his cheeks and the tips of his ears pink from the cold. This isn’t the tortured, ill-advised attraction of a self-loathing teenage vampire or the awkward, unwelcome attention of a pubescent boy intrigued by the shiny new girl in his homeroom class; this is the devastating flirtation of a man who knows exactly what a sly smirk and a casual touch can do to a girl. Tyler Hawkins is exactly the kind of boy who has never paid attention to her, and it’s at once terrifying and exhilarating. “Sorry,” she mutters, stepping to one side to let the man pass before resuming walking. “Well, my last boyfriend always went to great lengths not to kiss me, as he said his self-control wasn’t the best, so by that logic we probably shouldn’t kiss at all.”
“Hm. An impasse.”
“It would appear so,” she replies lightly, even as something is somersaulting behind her breastbone.
After a few yards of silence, he clears his throat. “Well, I don’t know him, but I can say without reservation that your last boyfriend was an idiot.” Pleasure rises in her like a soap bubble as they turn a corner. “Was he the one you were wrong about?” Tyler asks, and she turns to look at him, the city lights setting his profile aglow.
He meets her gaze. “You said you didn’t think I was dangerous, but that you’d been wrong before.” He sidesteps a discarded plastic grocery bag, floating down the sidewalk like a ghost. “Was he the one you were wrong about?”
“Oh,” she says. “Yeah.”
“What was so dangerous about him?” There’s the faintest hint of challenge behind Tyler’s voice that reminds her in passing of Mike Newton; while he was as intrigued as the rest of the student body by the enigmatic Cullens, the typically-male bruised ego had on more than one occasion manifested in a similar tone when she first started going out with Edward.
“What he did to me,” she answers finally, purposely not looking at Tyler. “What he did to me was what was dangerous about him.”
She can feel the weight of his gaze, but she doesn’t turn to face him. “And what was that?” His voice is gentle but curious, and she wonders how much of that curiosity is an inner debate on whether or not he’s willing to dive into murky waters.
“He made me willing to sacrifice everything for him, and then he sacrificed me.” Tyler is silent in the aftermath of this revelation, and it takes another block before she is able to gather the courage to look at him once more. His face is a mask, and immediately she realizes the severity of her faux pas. “I’m sorry,” she says softly, and he finally turns to look at her.
Check out what Michelle been saying about this story in her post here. Serious box of tissues kind of reading here.