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25 February 2014 @ 11:14 am
February Hunger Games Recs  
I'm really into this pairing, but I am still really picky about the kind of fics I like. I would say that out of all the fanfic AU's I have ever read, this pairing has the most consistently OOC characters. Especially with modern AUs. Sometimes the OOC isn't so bad, and I can deal. But it just really throws me out of a fic when Katniss is so pleasant and well-adjusted and normal. I wish there were more fics set in the canon-verse. Especially during the actual books.

Title: Spectrum
Author: purple_cube | favicon purple_cube
Pairing: Katniss/Peeta
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2,364
Notes: het, shower!sex
Summary: It begins with a spark, one that brings color and heat to her fingertips while the rest of her remains grey and cold.
Takes place after the main events of Mockingjay. Super hot with believable pacing.

Title: Ride Along
Author: favicon loveisallwereallyneedtosurvive
Pairing: Katniss/Peeta
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 32,334
Notes: AU: Modern, cop!peeta, het, first time, underage, dirty talk
Summary: "We drive along in silence for a while longer, and I realize this night has not gone at all like I had expected. I was ready to be pissed off the entire time and make it perfectly clear how I feel about this punishment. But Officer Mellark is nothing at all like I expected, and this night has been anything but ordinary." Modern Day AU
Super fun and sexy AU. Definitely a bit OOC, but that's to be expected with Modern AUs. Love their connection in this and the sex was fantastically hot.
Current Mood: recumbentrecumbent
al: Katniss pinkpurple_cube on February 25th, 2014 07:41 pm (UTC)
Hi :) So I got a pingback from LJ mentioning this post - firstly, thank you very much for the rec! But the main reason I wanted to comment was to say that I feel your pain when it comes to the ooc-ness of this pairing. I've been reading pretty everything ever posted on AO3 for the past few months (since the Catching Fire movie started my obsession with them), and I've made a few rec posts that you might be interested in at my LJ. Hopefully you might find something you like that you haven't come across before. There's also a bunch of wips that I haven't posted about yet but am subscribed to, and can link you those if you're interested (I will rec them when they're eventually complete). Either way, thanks again for the rec and hope you come across something else you like :)

wicked smut goddessgracerene on February 25th, 2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
No problem! And I will definitely check out your recs! I always find it easier to read based off of a recs, it can be so daunting and misleading to just try and read via Ao3 and filtering! I'm pretty wary of WIPs (I just get too invested in a story to risk it not being finished) but I'll def keep an eye out for your recs! :) Thanks for commenting!
al: Katniss yellowpurple_cube on February 25th, 2014 10:05 pm (UTC)
Heh, I've lost count of the number of times I've had to hit the back button on fics that don't warn/are way too out-of-character/are poorly written, so yes, recs always help :)

I have to admit that I'm usually very against reading incomplete fics for that very reason...but I'm so crazy for this pairing at the moment that I can't resist, especially when the characterisation is good.
icmezzo on February 25th, 2014 11:27 pm (UTC)
I actually have an email from a year or two ago when a few friends were reading HG fic and we collected a small list of good fics w/various pairings. I'm not sure I could easily post it as a comment or PM it to you what with links and one or two PDF fics, but I'd be happy to email it to you. There are a number of fics with this pairing, though I may not have read them all, I very much trust the authors and the recs from my friends. Most were Katniss/Peeta, Katniss/Gale, Peeta/Gale, and a few great Finnick/Annie.

If you want me to send it to you, PM me your email address or shoot me an email (icmezzo at gmail) and I'll pass them on. I'm sure one or two of the links is bad by now but we probably had a dozen fics, so you should be able to read a good number.

Let me know if you're interested and I'll forward everything along!
wicked smut goddessgracerene on February 26th, 2014 01:11 am (UTC)
That would be awesome! I'll PM you now! :) Thank you!