December 9th, 2014

Tree

"Geothermal" by antistar_e (Teen)

Fandom Category: The Hunger Games/His Dark Materials
Pairing: Katniss Everdeen/Peeta Mellark
Fic Title: Geothermal
Author: antistar_e
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/361737
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 2,932 (complete)
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: Okay, I think dæmon AUs are really frakking cool. (For those not familiar with HDM, the gist is that every person has an animal companion, call a dæmon, which is a sort of reprensation of their self/soul. That series gets into the customs, etiquette, and other aspects of the whole thing, but this fic does a good job of making things clear to the uninitiated.) "Geothermal" explores what bringing dæmons into the world of Panem might mean, both in terms of the myriad ways that the Capital and the Games violate those from the Districts and in illustrating individuals (mostly Katniss and Peeta) in interesting ways. The worldbuilding is definitely the draw of this fic more than the shippy aspects—but you'd be hard-pressed to write a pre-Mockingjay Peeta without the latter!

Special Rec: 10/20
Kiss

"Through Rose Colored Filters" by Anna_WS (G)

Fandom Category: Selfie
Pairing: Eliza Dooley/Henry Higgs
Fic Title: Through Rose Colored Filters
Author: Anna_WS
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2576981
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
Word Count/WIP?: 3,090 (complete)
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: This terrific five-times fic has been a little bit jossed, but not by much. Either way, it's same the perfect mixture of bright and bubbly fun with genuine, heartfelt human emotion that canon brings, and the author does a great job of capturing both Eliza's trendy ways of being and her introspection. Bonus points for some really great one-liners and lots of dialogue that you can't help but hear in the actors' voices.

Special Rec: 11/20