December 10th, 2008

  • 9_10

Hesitation by modestyrabnott (Mature)

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Ron
Fic Title: Hesitation
Author: modestyrabnott
Link: http://www.thequidditchpitch.org/viewstory.php?sid=2610&textsize=0&chapter=1
Rating/Warning: Mature:  Some sex
Genre: Romance
WIP: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: It's technically unfinished, though it can stand as is.  It's a very lovely, moving "How Ron and Hermione Finally Got Together" story, very well done.
  • 9_10

There Are No Constants by idea_of_sarcasm (NC-17)

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Fred, Hermione/Ron
Fic Title: There Are No Constants
Author: idea_of_sarcasm
Link: http://idea-of-sarcasm.livejournal.com/34598.html#cutid1
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17.  DH compliant; character death
Genre: Romance, angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:  This is an absolutely plausible (within canon), absolutely beautiful bittersweet love story.
Ruby Slippers

Tainted Love (R) by kerri240879


Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Draco Malfoy/ Hermione Granger, Blaise Zabini/ Pansy Parkinson
Fic Title: Tainted Love
Author: kerri240879 
Link: http://quietones.org/archive/viewstory.php?sid=2330&warning=5
Rating/Warning(s):
R
Genre: Action, Romance, Adventure, Drama
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: Kerri is a wonderful writer and any D/HR fan who hasn't read this fic hasn't read D/HR fandom. It's just that good. Starts out a little slow, but after a while and you'll be like me. Sitting at the edge of your seat anxiously awaiting the next chapter. The relationship between BZ/PP is very interesting as well, becasue it's not one of the most reinforced pairings in the fandom but this story does great.
Deeks/Kensi

To Walk a Different Path, by Featherjean (PG)

Fandom Category: CSI: NY
Pairing: Lindsay Monroe/Don Flack
Fic Title: To Walk a Different Path
Author: joyfulfeather
Link: http://featherjean.livejournal.com/702486.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: UST
WIP?: Complete

Why This Must Be Read: A ficlet for the holiday season. It's light and sweet and stays true to canon even while pairing these two characters together. It's perfectly believable UST without being angsty or dramatic. Very well done and enjoyable in a "what if" sort of way.
stock - book open

Taking Control by fake a smile (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley
Fic Title: Taking Control
Author: fake a smile
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2954601/1/
Rating/Warning(s): M/PG-13
Genre: General/Adventure
WIP?: No (sequel planned)

Why This Must Be Read: For those of us who like stories where we see Harry take control (no pun intended) of his life, this is probably one of the better stories out there. With a little help, Harry begins to prepare himself as war engulfs the Wizarding World and nearly all of the adults around him continue to try to wrap him in cotton. Ginny's part in this fic too is not unsignificant. Though not the focus of the story, Ginny provides a strong presence and shoulder for Harry to lean on when he needs it (especially when Ron and Hermione get on his case, which happens fairly often). The build up of the romance in the story is also very well-written. An excellent story.