Thursday, November 7, 2013
TLS Fics of the Week: The Fab Five are up!
Dog Star by Spanglemaker9
One choice is made and everything changes. Paths diverge, lead astray, and still lead home. AU. Rated M
Reviewed by: JedigirlSC
Spanglemaker9 has written some great angsty AH romances, but now we get to read her first AU.
Edward is SO TIRED of being alone and around happily mated couples.
Dogstar is like canon Twilight, but in this story, Edward leaves Forks after the first day of Biology. Terrified and ashamed of what he wanted to do to Bella and her classmates, he goes to Alaska and stays there for three years. With Tanya. The Cullens all go their separate ways. It feels like their family has imploded.
But don’t panic, because this is an Edward/Bella story!
But why? How could he? The thought of Edward and Bella being separated for so long seems too sad to read about.
Edward’s leaving changes the course of canon events.
Bella didn’t ask Jacob to tell her scary stories to learn about vampires and wolves and did not get romantically attached to Jacob after Edward broke up with her.
There was no vampire baseball game to attract James, Victoria, and Laurent.
Victoria did not create a vampire army to avenge her mate.
Riley was not changed.
*RILEY WAS NOT CHANGED.*
Three years later at college, Bella meets Riley and they develop a serious relationship.
Bella decides to major in Literature.
After three years with Tanya, Edward knows he has to stop “settling” with Tanya and needs to move on. He and Tanya decide to go on vacation separately, and Edward goes to visit Alice and Jasper. Alice cheerfully persuades Edward to major in Literature with her, since they have never majored in that before.
Edward and Alice see Bella in class, and they develop a cautious friendship with her and they become study partners. Riley picks up Bella one time and immediately notices Edward and Alice’s unusual appearance and feels threatened by Edward.
We are familiar with Alice knowing the future, but this story illustrates how Alice sees the future unfolding:
Minor (visions) involving those she was closest to came through as sharp as a film, and just as precise. …. They were like photographs.
The others—the hints and future possibilities—were like underdeveloped Polaroids, with washed out color and obscured details. No amount of squinting would bring them into focus until they were ready.
It was like putting together a complicated puzzle of the sky, every piece nothing but blue, with no clues to tell you how they were supposed to fit together.
The story has beautiful writing and has twists and turns that are different from canon. You get the feeling that it’s leading up to some big events and dangerous collisions the whole way through.
It’s now complete, and lucky for you, because the story hooks you and makes you drop everything.
I really love the story and anyone who loves AU and Spanglemaker9 stories needs to check this out!
Bird Girl by TheQueenWriter
The small town girl who doesn't care about his celebrity status. Can Edward change Bella's mind? Rated M
From This Day Forward by Hopesparkles
Betrayed just days before her wedding, Bella's personal and professional life hang in the balance. When one of her closest friends offers to be the stand-in groom, Bella will find that sometimes the best things in life really aren't what you planned. Rated M
What She Deserves by GeekChic12
She deserves better than what I can give her. She deserves everything. AH Rated M
When The Tree Fell by Cherry.blossomz
On a random November day, Bella sees a stranger watching her. She can't shake his face from her mind. She sees him everywhere and once she summons the nerve to confront him, she discovers that Edward is a broken man. Bella is drawn to him, but she has convinced herself that she's happier alone. Edward, however, will not be dissuaded from his powerful feelings for her. A/H ANGST. Rated M