I’ve held off on doing fan fiction recommendations in the past. I felt a little like a fraud doing it. I’m a pretty slow reader and I haven’t been reading fic that long. In the time it takes me to finish one, my friends go through at least five. I take a lot of breaks to digest what I read, internalizing the characters feelings and thinking about their actions. I re-read certain passages over and over until I feel fully connected to the story. I also have a bad track record for reading completion. I had a long list of half-read stories I’m still “working on”.
All that said, I still have opinions about the things I have actually read. Strong ones. I have favourites and ones I hated, just like anyone else. Although I prefer to keep my negative opinions out of public media (my poor friends are frequently hassled at the oddest hours by texts messages about my fic rage though), I am more than happy to share the ones I enjoyed.
I decided to quickly run through my top five for your consideration. I’m not going to give you full-on reviews, because that’s already been done. These are older titles. Odds are, if you are a Twilight fan fiction reader yourself, you’ve already read them. If not, I think you should.
The Best I Ever Had by WhatsMyNomDePlume
It’s posted to read online here on fanfiction.net.
Clipped Wings & Inked Armor by HunterHunting
This one is no longer available to read online as fan fiction. It was pulled and recently published in two volumes as Clipped Wings (released yesterday! March 4, 2015) and InkedArmor (releasing May 13, 2013) by Helena Hunting.
Departures by TheFicChick
This one was pulled from fanfiction.net in one of the site’s arbitrary purges but can be found on the author’s blog at theficchick.wordpress.com.
Grasping Darkness by KiyaRaven
This one is also on fanfiction.net here.
Simply Edward by CaraNo
The author pulled it from fanfiction.net but it is still available to read on her blog. caranofiction.wordpress.com
If you’re ever interested as to why these five made it to the top of my list, just ask. I’m opting not to go into detail here right now because, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, I can be exceptionally long-winded. Read them for yourself to see how great they are, then let me know what you think.
(originally posted to Eat. Sleep. Breathe. Twilight.)
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