Sunday, November 1, 2009

Storytime With Meadow: Hydraulic Level 5

Chances are you're reading this fic, but just in case you aren't I thought I'd feature it today.

Bella Swan and Edward Cullen were childhood sweethearts who married when they were just out of high school. When Edward left her abruptly in college Bella's heart was broken, but she has built a successful life for herself in Forks. Edward has also done quite well for himself, in fact he is a best-selling author of a series of vampire books based on games they all played as children. When Edward comes back into town, new girlfriend in tow, will Bella finally get revenge for what he did to her by leaving? What will she discover about herself in the process?

There are lots of things I love about HL5, too many to mention in detail, so I'll just point out a few. Bella is a STRONG woman. She's independent, runs her own business, and is a bit of a daredevil when it comes to her outdoor hobbies. In fact, before reading this fic I had no idea what a Hydraulic Level 5 even was (it's a white-water rafting term.) Gondolier does an amazing job of sucking you in right from the start. You really care about these characters and not just because it's Bella and Edward. Her Bella and Edward have history and the tension between them is palpable while reading it. The detail is amazing without being boring. It's not just “Oh, Edward wrote vampire books.” We get little excerpts and tidbits, and through that we understand Bella's relationship with Edward better.

I have to admit that I don't know how it's going to end and I love that. If you're looking for something different in the All-Human category you should really check it out. Truly amazing, I'm waiting anxiously for updates.



kmoye said...

sold! *runs to fanfic to read*

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nice post. thanks.