MandaLyn's Rec of the Week: 5/30 - 6/5

May 31, 2011

This Changes Things by TheUnderStudy
Review by MandaLyn

Rating: M
Genre: Tragedy/Romance, Vamp
Characters: Emmett/Bella

Summary: When you're in love, you always think it's going to last forever. Yet when a twist in fate changes things, can you recover and pull yourself from the darkness. Rate M for language, graphic scenes, and sexual content.

This Changes Things just topped my list of favorite vampire fics. TheUnderStudy weaves an amazing tale here beginning with that self-sacrificing trip to the ballet studio before twisting off into a captivating adventure complete with one of the most interesting and feisty versions of Bella I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. This vampire Bella is tough and while her shield is her power the same as always, TheUnderStudy does some interesting things with it that keep you interested and guessing what she’ll do next.

“When she was burning I promised to protect her. I would not let her down. Since she changed, I began to feel really different...I keep getting these weird vibes. I got another odd feeling bringing her the bear when we went hunting. I was filled with pride and the strong need to protect and care for her. It felt good to do this and her rewarding smile would have me doing it again.”

Emmett is wonderful and as fun as always, making you laugh and showing you another perspective on events. Dee and Dazz are two really cool original characters begging for a spin-off. Rosalie gets a lot of attention as she plays out her pivotal role in this tale. Carlisle and Esme, Jasper and Alice, the Denali coven, and Peter and Charlotte also feature and, with the exception of a few interesting twists, are fairly true to canon. The Volturi, along with a new original character to their number, complete the story nicely.

Laughter and tears and a desire to keep reading until you’re done make this completed fic a great read. Take on the adventure and enjoy this new twist on Twilight that will leave you begging for more.


  1. Wow! That was a really great review and I had to double check to make sure it was really my story. Glad you lubs it. Dee and Dazz were a thrill to write. They really helped to make my story.

    Again thank you for reading and rec'ing on this great site.

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