May 14th, 2011


"The Penance Series" by Misora

Fandom Category: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Pairing: Zuko/Katara
Fic Title: The Penance Series
Author: misora
Rating/Warning(s): R/NC-17 for sexual situations.
Genre: Angst/drama, romance, adult
WIP?: Yes. (Currently 3 chapters, >40K words)

Why This Must Be Read: The road to forgiveness is long and arduous...just ask Zuko. Season 3 Zutara, following the episodes past 312. Rated M for Mature.
This could have arguably been the adult "behind the scenes" version of the last half of the season 3 episodes after the Western Air Temple, when Zuko joins the group. Everyone is remarkably in character, the additional scenes written mesh effortlessly with the canon scenes, and Zuko and Katara's sexual escapades are both tender and wickedly erotic, with plenty of angst and mistrust interspersed throughout. Unfortunately the update schedule seems a bit slow, but the author has reassured that she isn't abandoning this story. Currently awaiting her version of "The Southern Raiders" episode with bated breath.

Stormbenders, by Fandomme (t)

Fandom Category: Avatar: the last Airbender
Pairing: Katara/Zuko
Fic Title: Stormbenders
Author: Fandomme
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Post-series
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: One of the best fics in the fandom. : S3 AU from FBM. Deep in the Fire Nation jungle, the Gaang discovers a rogue tribe of exiled water ninja who send Zuko and Katara on a mission to recover the Fire Nation's secret battle plans. Long, plotty, with great characterization and a wonderful look at the growing dynamic between Zuko and Katara.


Fandom Category: Transformers
Pairing: Mikaela Banes/Sam Witwicky
Fic Title: The Hours Between
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 14 of 31

Why This Must Be Read: 

I have one word for this story: Perfect. In every sense of the word. It goes inside Mikaela’s head and stays there for a few days after the first movie ended. I have practically no words to describe how much I love this story. If you’ve watched the movie, you have to read it. It’s not even an advice, it’s more of a ‘you have to-you have to-you have to’ kinda thing. I love this story, and maybe you won’t as much as I do, but you can’t denied it’s amazingly good.