March 29th, 2013


Sherlock (BBC), 2 recs, Molly Hooper/Sherlock Holmes

Fandom Category: Sherlock (BBC)
Pairing: Molly Hooper/Sherlock Holmes
Fic Title: Mother knows best
Author: conchepcion
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Genre: Comedy, Romance
WIP?: No
Why This Must Be Read: A clever and highly entertaining tale which uses the "Memento" format (flashbacks spread throughout the tale until you arrive at the thrilling climax/conclusion).  Molly Hooper and Sherlock have to contend with their respective mothers while trying to navigate their lives and relationships.

Fandom Category: Sherlock (BBC)
Pairing: Molly Hooper/Sherlock Holmes
Fic Title: A Smile on Your Lips and a Cigarette in Your Mouth
Author: aelangreenleaf
Rating/Warning(s): T, implied drug use, implied alcohol abuse, pre-series, slight AU, post-TRF
Genre: (none indicated but I'd classify it as angst)
WIP?: No
Why This Must Be Read: It's AU but the author does a great job of integrating the story to canon events.  It has an unconventional plot and is full of angst.  Perfect.

Remedial Cartography, by disco_vendetta (brinn)

Fandom Category: The Host
Pairing: Ian O'Shea/Wanderer, Jared Howe/Melanie Stryder
Fic Title: Remedial Cartography
Author: disco_vendetta (brinn)
Rating/Warning(s): not rated, but around pg-13?
Genre: post-book/film
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: There are no damsels in distress in this fic (nor in the book), which is one of the reasons I like this book in lieu of my utter hatred for the Twilight series. This has wonderful explorations of all the characters, from Mel to Jared to Jaimie to Ian to Wanderer. It's got a deft hand and some great humor, and seems to understand and grasp the 'verse very well. It's ironic that though this has plenty of shippy things in it, which I like, my favorite parts are the platonic friendship between Mel and Wanderer, and even the scene filled with animosity between Mel and Ian's brother. 'Cause like I said: no damsels in distress.

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