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01 March 2015 @ 12:18 pm
Four recs for Revolution AUs  
The now-cancelled NBC show Revolution had a set of remarkable characters who were betrayed by an inconsistent, forgetful writing team which seemingly didn’t know what to do with the monsters they had created. As a result,  alternate universes flourish in the Revolution fic community, whether as a twist on canon, the popular 'no blackout AU', or a fusion with other shows.

Fandom: Revolution
Pairing: Charlie Matheson/Bass Monroe
Title: Yuanfen
Author: hayj
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3209408/chapters/6981056
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 34580/No
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: Personally, I’m not a fan of the soulmate trope. And all sorts of alarms went off when I realised this story started with a child claimed at birth by her all-powerful soulmate. But the story that hayj has crafted around this premise manages to navigate it in a way that Charlie Matheson makes her own choices, surrounded by a loving, supportive family as she matures into her position as the first lady of the Monroe Republic. Addictive and epic.

Special rec: 25/28

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Fandom: Revolution
Pairing: Charlie Matheson/Bass Monroe
Title: Taste of the Warrior
Author: iwilltry-tocarryon
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3189641/chapters/6932822
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 40,467/yes
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: The medieval AU you never knew you wanted for the Revolution verse. Duelling kingdoms, a princess sacrificed to marry the son of a rival king. Unfortunately, it’s not Prince Connor who mesmerises the Princess Charlotte. The author does a remarkable job of keeping characterisation mostly intact in this very different world, and can be relied upon to finish this.

Special rec: 26/28

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Fandom: Revolution
Pairing: Charlie Matheson/Bass Monroe
Title: False Front
Author: corycides
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1332316/chapters/2775226
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 35046/yes
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: Corycides is the queen of Revolution fanfiction; nearly 150 stories to read, many of them long and plotty. False Front melds the Revolution characters into a world inspired by Almost Human; Rachel Matheson is President and chief inventor; her daughter Charlie tries to remain a humble beat cop. Her android partner, Bass Monroe, however, isn’t quite right – he seems far more human than he should be. Amazing worldbuilding, a riveting mystery at its heart, and fascinating gallop through a very different Revolution.

Special rec: 27/28

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Fandom: Revolution
Pairing: Charlie Matheson/Bass Monroe
Title: Stripped down to the Bone
Author: ImLuvinMyThesaurus
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1414402
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 5180/no
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: Charlie Matheson as a stripper? Yes. Still so Charlie it bristles with her independent spirit, and her need to make her uncle’s interfering best friend, Bass Monroe, face up to what’s been brewing between them. Delicious and sure-footed little oneshot by another author who rarely puts a foot wrong.

Special rec: 28/28

That's my 28 recs for 28 days of February - thanks for letting me play in your sandbox, het-reccers!
 
 
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blithersblithers on March 1st, 2015 02:02 am (UTC)
Thank YOU! :D
borg_princessborg_princess on March 1st, 2015 03:35 am (UTC)
These recs look amazing, thanks!
Gramma Lunacy: underwear modellanalucy on March 1st, 2015 03:40 am (UTC)
Thanks for your recs this month! I've read several things I wouldn't have even known to look for. :)