Story Spotlight: As Lovers Go

Title: As Lovers Go
Author: spikeyhairgood
Fandom: The Mortal Instruments
Rating: T
AU/Canon/AH: AH/AU
Complete? no

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Summary: (Formerly titled I Did Something Bad) Clary Fray didn’t think she was ever going to see Jace Wayland again. She was absolutely wrong. While her past begins to blend into her present, filled with new friendships and a new life, Clary finds herself resisting to live their history all over again. AU, All Human. Clace, Sizzy, Malec, Maia/Jordan/Bat.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
This story is so frickin…adorable in a weird and tragic way. It’s got problems….dude, do the characters have problems! And honestly they’re fairly normal mundane problems (hah hah, see what I did there?!?!) for young people, but the way she writes them it’s like you’re IN it. Like they’re your problems. Spikey (yes, I’ve nicknamed her) has this way of pulling you in and making you feel like you’re part of the gang and that their struggles are yours-their happiness is yours-their lives, even as their all individuals (and fictional) are yours as well.

It’s quite the talent she has and it has translated marvelously in this story. Not to mention she puts in recs in almost every an, which is absolutely awesome. :) So go read and leave her love!!!

Story Spotlight: Battle of the Bands

Title: Battle of the Bands
Author: simplymoshingintomordor
Fandom: The Mortal Instruments
Rating: T
AU/Canon/AH: AH
Complete? yes

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Summary: Jace is an arrogant, spotlight-hogging lead guitarist and Jonathan Morgenstern’s best friend. The trouble is, Jon’s sister – Clary – can’t stand him, and the feeling’s mutual. But when the boys enter the Battle of the Bands contest and all but move in with the Morgensterns, the two of them are forced to see a lot more of each other than they would like.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
So, this was…dude. This chick is hilarious! Her inner dialogue for Clary was so perfect that I was literally howling at some points. And yet, the drama was so real and so heartfelt that I also teared up. It takes a seriously awesome author to make me do both within the span of one story. Her situations were so real, so incredibly relatable. Even considering the cultural differences (she’s English, which I actually think is awesome) and some of the references I didn’t get, it didn’t detract from the story at all. Not only was the story itself perfect, but her author’s notes (which I don’t normally read, by the way) were just so funny in and of themselves. This is a read that is seriously worth your time if you’re at all interested in The Mortal Instruments, or even if you’re just open to a really good story.

So, go check her out at fanfiction.net and leave her some love cause she so deserves it! Also check out her tumblr cause she posts seriously awesome stuff.:) Oh and the Mallard Massacre tumblr she created is so fucking—dude I have no words. So yeah go check her out and leave her some love!

PS. I forgot to add…I normally need at least the hint of smut or sexy times or SOMETHING in my stories and I’ve only just realized that this had none. It had sweet darling teenage lovely moments, but none of the stuff I usually go for. It was just THAT good that I didn’t even notice. So kudos for that cause I don’t think I’ve ever stuck out a 41 chapter story without some sexy times! Again, so worth the read!