Fandom Category: Circle of Magic (Tamora Pierce - Emelan series)
Pairing: Trisana Chandler/Briar Moss
Fandom #: 4
Special Recs: 16-20
Fic Title: Summertime
Special Rec #: 16
Why This Must Be Read: This is a lovely multi-chapter fic. The author captures Tris extremely well - she is prickly, self-conscious, stubborn, and scared. She is the girl who has never been kissed; the woman who thinks she's not anybody's "type". What about the man who knows her best? The story starts in spring and ends in spring - a year of the up-and-down journey of love.
Fic Title: Thorn Among Lilies
Special Rec #: 17
Why This Must Be Read: A wonderful one-shot story tracing Briar's attempts to get Tris' attention. She's not deliberately ignoring him - she's just not a regular girl! I love the fact that the author never loses sight of the bond between the two of them. It's pretty fluffy, and definitely a sweet glimpse at the pair.
Fic Title: Unnoticed Grace
Special Rec #: 18
Why This Must Be Read: A quick little one-shot by a young author - this pre-ship story captures the moment when a fellow notices that one of his girl friends has grown up to become a woman. Short and sweet.
Fic Title: The Novel
Special Rec #:19
Why This Must Be Read: Tris is a serious, practical, no-nonsense girl. So, yes, it is a bit embarrassing that the one time she picks up a romance novel, she gets caught. Mostly this is an amusing pre-ship story, but a kiss or two might get stolen, and the ending leaves everything open to grow.
Fic Title: What Was Cannot Be Again
Genre: Character introspection/Romance
Special Rec #: 20
Why This Must Be Read: Another quick little one-shot (there is not enough of this pairing out there) centered on a woman who's pretty sure she's not his type. Tris sees the changes in her companions after they return home, and she really likes what she sees in Briar. Still - she was never one of those "silly girls".