August 4th, 2010

Purgatory, by Irony_Rocks (R)

Fandom Category: Predators (2010 movie)
Pairing: Royce/Isabelle
Fic Title: Purgatory
Author: irony_rocks
Link: http://community.livejournal.com/irony_fics/29327.html?style=mine
Rating/Warning(s): Hard R, sex, violence and language
Genre: Post-movie
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: To be honest, I liked this movie but I wasn't interested in reading fanfic for it. The only reason I gave it a go is because I like the author's other work, and then holy shit, this was a good fic. Perfect blend of emotions, action, and darkness for this movie franchise. The characters are deftly drawn, and it is great continuation of the movie, keeping true to small canon elements like the Predator's unique sense of honor.

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Hey Sugar, Are You Rationed? by merisunshine36 (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Star Trek (reboot)
Pairing: Jim Kirk/Nyota Uhura
Fic Title: Hey Sugar, Are you Rationed?
Author: merisunshine36
Link: http://merisunshine36.livejournal.com/96589.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: historical/romance/war
WIP?: no
Why This Must Be Read:
Summary:"World War 2 looms over the horizon as Uhura manages the daily trials of her Montmartre jazz café and the motley crew of entertainers and expats that hold it together. When a wounded young man shows up on her doorstep, thing's don't get any easier."

Historical AUs run a risk of having some problematic treatment of themes, but this is actually a well-researched and semi-nonfictional portrait of familiar characters set against the backdrop of Paris in 1940, transposing them into our history and the very real problems of people living in that time period. It is also the type of character-sensitive K/U fic there isn't nearly enough of. The love story here is fittingly bittersweet, but Uhura's relationship with McCoy is also a memorable one.