February 24th, 2011

Of His Lady's Lilies by Kamuela, PG

Fandom Category: Little Women
Pairing: Amy March/Laurie Lawrence
Fic Title: Of His Lady's Lilies
Author: Kamuela
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3572893/1/Of_His_Ladys_Lilies
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: It's a beautiful one-shot of Laurie and Amy married life, that has them confronting Amy's insecurities about Laurie's feelings for Jo. It's beautifully written and it explains perfectly well why Amy/Laurie is a better match than Laurie/Jo. The story finds a nice sorts ofsequel in : http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5132752/1/Visage_Through_Thine_Tears

Where Laurie and Amy deal with their difficulty to carry a child to term. Beautiful, adult stories, both of them.

Femme Fatale by Kerimack, M

Fandom Category: Cruel Intentions
Pairing: Kathryn Merteuil/Sebastian Valmont
Fic Title: Femme Fatale
Author: kerimack
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1308330/1/Femme_Fatale
Rating/Warning(s): M, sexual situations
Genre: aganst/romance
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: This story begins where the movie left us off, except few years went by since Kathryn was exiled by Manhattan after her step-brother's tragic death. The memory of Sebastian, and the ambiguity-prone, darkly mesmerizing relationship they once shared secretly haunts her still, and yet the one thing on Kathryn mind is using her new found fortune and success to bring down every single person who ever humiliated her. The one thing she never took in account is the possibility of Sebastian coming back into her life and their dance of betrayls and desire beginning once more.
I love how this author manages to get a good handle on both main characters ' machiavellian deviousness and still keeping them human, vulnerable to nothing but each other. Great noir plot, great lovestory, great characterization.
100 | on raven's wings

These Proverbs We Made in the Winter Must End by Siria (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: Jennifer Keller/Ronon Dex, minor mentions of Sheppard/Teyla/Rodney.
Fic Title: These Proverbs We Made in the Winter Must End
Author: Siria (siriaeve)
Link: http://sgabigbang.talkoncorners.net/?view=fic&id=84
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: post-series, friendship, romance, character study, off-world adventure
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: I've always had a soft spot for this ship since season four, Quarantine, and the use of Jaws (one of my favourite movies ever) in reference to them (you'd have to watch Quarantine to fully understand), but the show went in a different direction and then the show ended. What I loved about this fic was that it was such a genuinely good fic that focuses on the characters as individuals much as it does on the ship. The whole fic takes place off-world on the planet of Posturr where as a civil war breaks out and Ronon and Jennifer get separated from the team and they have to work together to get their team back and eventually get off the planet. One of my favourite things about the fic is how realistically the portrayal of the civil torn planet is depicted and how it triggers memories for Ronon from his own past. One of the better Ronon characterisations I've read, along with Keller's and makes the Ronon/Keller believably work after the shows finale without completely AUing it. Plus there's a mention of the Pegasus's galaxy preferred (radio?) soap opera at one point, which might be one of my favourite things ever.