February 25th, 2008


FrankInLove by Miz Watson (PG-13)

From Mei:

Title: FrankInLove
Fandom: original (with characters from a mixture of traditional tales and old novels)
Pairing: son of Frankenstein/son of Dracula
Category: romance
Length: long
Warnings: none, seriously

Author on LJ: mizwatson
Author's Websitehttp://www.fictionpress.com/u/556948/Miz_Watson

Author's Summary: A modern day romance between monsters. Well, sort of.

Almost all of the reviews that will posted this week are of works on FictionPress, which, you may already know, houses many teenage-angst-filled coming-of-age stories with flat secondary (and even primary) characters. That being said, I've read a few published gay-themed novels, and they are not of much better quality than the good stories on FictionPress.

I don't normally read fairy tales. I don't normally like 'monster' stories. I don't normally like stories involving emo teens. Yet this story somehow completely sucked me in within the first few paragraphs; it's just so, so, so....cute!

In a world where monsters are the norm...kids, even when they have famous monster parents, still have to go to school. Franklin Stein (a.k.a Frank, son of Frankenstein) and Vlad Dracula (a.k.a Drake, son of Count Dracula) meet on the way to a school field trip. They quickly become friends and hilarity ensues. Notable appearances by Frank's parents, Drake's father and three stepmothers, and soup with eyeballs. Highly recommended.

The author is also working on a spinoff story of sorts with Drake's elder brother as the main character, along with a Phoenix, a demon kitten, and a fire-breathing dragon. That story can be found here.


RR -- Original Fiction

 Mei's hosting her first theme week!  And now you may rec back to her (and me:)

Things to keep in mind:
-Recced stories can be any length, any fandom, and any pairing, as long as they fit the theme
-You don't need to write a review (unless you want to).  All that you need to include are title, author, and link to the story (all parts if there are more than one).

That said, have at it!

Today's Topic: Original Fiction

Previous Topics:
-Marriage of Convenience
-Harleqin AUs
-Attempted Suicide

Long Due South AUs
-Crime Procedurals (anyone posting Bones (Boothe/Bones) or Monk (Stottlemeyer/Disher) fic gets a rec in any fandom of their choice, even if I have to acquaint myself with the fandom first)
-Due South fic (F/V would be a bonus, as I haven't read any before)
The Sentinel
-Monster Harry Potter Epics

-Epic McShep