September 22, 2009

JMC: Loner by Nilla79

Author's Summary: Edward Cullen was a loner, an outcast. He clearly hated everybody, including himself. He was not a nice person. So, why was I so drawn to him? And why did I get the crazy feeling he felt the same way?.

Why JMC loves it:

Honestly, what's not to love about this fic? I started Loner a couple months back because I'd gotten on this high school Bella and Edward kicker. *shrugs* I read the summary, and instantly became intrigued. I wanted to know what happened to this particular Edward to lead him down a path of anger and self-destruction. It took only the first page to hook me.

To keep away from spoiler alerts, I'll only say that Edward's life was not a pretty one. In fact, there were situations he'd lived through that will leave your mouth agape, tears spilling down your cheeks and your heart feeling serrated. The story, it's tragic yet beautiful. Wusspervs, I'll warn you, this is an angsty morsel.

As much as it hurts to read parts - I'm a masochist with the angst - the plot, the words, everything about the story draws you in to the point you can't let go. Nilla79 has written the fic so amazingly, you can't help but feel and live what the characters are. You want to know what happens next, and you want to be a part of that world because it feels so real to you. That's how good she is at portraying the characterizations and the plot and development of the story.

You watch this transition Edward makes throughout the fic, going from being a "loner" to feeling something for someone - Bella. He grows so much emotionally as well as mentally. She's found a way through the walls and pain to make him feel something other than the darkness he's lived with for so long. She becomes his anchor, his reason to beat the past, whether he wanted it to happen initially or not. But we all know, in typical Bella and Edward fashion, no matter how hard one of them tries to fight it, they can't fight fate... and they are fated.

There's something so special about this story, I can't even put it into words. I can only say that if you aren't reading it, you are truly missing out on a beautiful piece of work.


  1. Excellent review! I agree completely! Loner is my favorite fic right now! Nilla is an amazing writer. I would recommend this to anyone, it is a must read!!

  2. Oh, How I love Loner...It's been one of my favorites for a long time. I just can't get enough of Lonerward. His story breaks my heart. Nilla's writing is impeccable. Anyone who reads this will fall in love with it.