January 18th, 2012

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It's Your Song That Sets Me Free by Tarafina, (Puck/Rachel)

Fandom Category: Glee
Pairing: Rachel Berry/Noah "Puck" Puckerman, Santana Lopez/Brittany Pierce
Fic Title: It's Your Song That Sets Me Free
Author: Tarafina/sarcastic_fina
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6921133/1/Its_Your_Song_That_Sets_Me_Free
Rating/Warning(s): M/R. Major Character Death, bullying, suicidal thoughts, suicide, undearaged drinking, references to underaged sexual situations, cursing, and eventual dehydration when you CRY YOUR EYES OUT.
Genre: Angst, romance, AU, tragedy.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Okay, I've been waiting to recommend this one for a long time. Mostly because it was unfinished, and I wanted to be sure that it would be finished before recommending it. Well, the author posted the penultimate chapter today, and so this is going up. This story is an incredibly difficult one to read. I've been reading it chapter to chapter, and have cried pretty hard through each one. It is incredibly well written, and devastating for it. Puck's voice is strong through the whole thing, and by the end I found myself rooting for him in the worst of ways. Tarafina does great work in this. Puck comes across so young, but reasonably, tragically so.
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To Be Just, by caleon (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Chronicles of Narnia
Pairing: OFC/Edmund Pevensie
Fic Title: To Be Just
Author: caleon
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/174863
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Adventure, AU, romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: The first in the Blades of Narnia series, the story focuses on Edmund and the many lingering issues he has regarding his actions during the conflict with the White Witch. Edmund wrestles with his guilt and his innate belief in his unworthiness to be a king of Narnia, while also attempting to head off yet another war. In the meanwhile, Asha, the OFC, must deal with issues of her own, as she at first seeks revenge for the deaths of her parents, but then finds herself stuck in the company of one of the people responsible for her pain. Both characters are equally fascinating, as is their journey together. The story fairly keeps to the book's canon, but the subsequent stories in the series take the characters in a wide, alternate direction.

Special Rec: 18/31