March 24th, 2016

Reading

The Searching Ceremony by KouriArashi (Nc17)

Title: The Searching Ceremony
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Pairing: Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski, Cora Hale/Isaac Lahey, Peter Hale/Sheriff Stilinski
Categories: AU, Angst, Family, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural
Length: Super!Epic (400k)
Warnings: Child Abuse, Sexual Assault, Violence, Character Death

Author on LJ: kouriarashi
Website: Ao3

Summary: Derek is being pressured by his family to pick a mate, and somehow stumbles into a choice that they didn't expect and aren't sure they approve of....

Review: In a world where Werewolves have the ability to sense their soulmates, Derek and Stiles are unexpectedly thrown together. All hell breaks lose from there.

KouriArashi is known for writing mysteries and this series is one of my favorite of theirs. All the secondary characters are really well written and the plots stand up to the able to reread them while still knowing who did it, test that a lot of mystery stories can't manage.

There is a LOT of abuse in the first story and a fair amount in the second as well. So be very careful if bullying and child abuse are triggers for you. Things definitely get worse before they get better.

Despite everything else going on, the relationship tagged above are very sweet and supportive which helps offset a lot of the darker parts of this universe.

The Searching Ceremony