Many stories show that a darker version of the Twilight saga could be highly appreciated in this fandom; they usually offer an older Bella -- because this way she had the time to have a wider life experience -- and an even more conflicted Edward (although the canon character was already full of guilt and sorrow). The works in progress I'm currently reading offer a good plot and I like the way they build  the relationship between our beloved vampire and his mate, creating fascinating new elements.

Summary: "Bella Swan is a graduate student drawn into a world of dreams. Edward Cullen is a beautiful immortal vampire. High in the hills of the Tuscany region of Italy is a town called Volterra that inexplicably links these two disparate lives".

Don't miss it because:
Are you ready for a long journey in different countries and different times? This story is absolutely AU and will change everything you (are supposed to) know about Twilight: when did Edward first meet Bella? when did the Volturi discover Bella's existence? What is Aro's role in the relationship between Bella and Edward?
This story has a complex plot and is told at times in first person -- with different points of view -- and at times in third person; the writer at times follows separately Edward's story and Bella's daily life, at times put them together; after the first chapters, I was really looking forward to the scenes where they are finally together. Besides, MG2112 has put in this story new key characters, as a terrible, evil vampire called Requiem. I often wondered about the pre-vampire life of some Twilight characters, as the Volturi or James, Victoria and Laurent: reading this fic I was really surprised to meet the well-know James in a new - but completely reliable - role.

Summary: ""It should have scared me, but it didn't. I shouldn't have wanted it, but I did." Dark and empty. Lonely and unfulfilled. Can two broken souls find connection in spite of their differences? E/B OOC Rated M because there will be sex and it will be hot".

Don't miss it because...
This fic doesn't betray its title: the atmosphere is so dark that it seems that everything happens at nightime; the author creates immediately some mysteries and introduces many themes to discuss, as Edward's inner turmoil, his doubts about telling Bella the truth about his nature, Bella's sadness, her loving acceptance of Edward.
But cliffs and suspence are not the only reasons to recommend this good fic: I think its best feature is the way Cosmogirl7481 describes feelings and emotions. She shows a great ability to get into Bella's and Edward's souls and she creates a strong empathy between characters and readers. Besides, she finds  unusual ways to tell the past of her main characters: for example, in the chapter 14, the choice to alternate pieces of dreams and pieces of reality is particularly effective, it makes the readers feel the same emotions that the characters are feeling.
The author has already raised many questions; I hope you'll join me waiting for their answers.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you Raum! I very much appreciate your rec'ing my fic.

    MG :o)


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