I have read Wide Awake through twice. Little nibblets just keep rearing their heads at me. Despite Darkward - Edward is still beautiful, tender, a cussin' class act - one hell of a man to me. Whoa and I mean #$%@! W.H.O.A!!! Edward & Bella and their whole dynamic is still paramount to AG - still the canon of the storyline. I'm glad she never varied from that.
I love the human sphere she has woven this story with. I like the absence of some characters and the addition of others.
Here's a thought - remember in New Moon and Jacob became the new force in Bella's life? Well,in WA, how about trying on Carmen as the new force in Bella's life. Jacob tried to lure/woo Bella(romantic) and in WA, Carmen is helping Bella with her issues and her dependence on Edward and his touch. She does not appear to be a "villian" but still a potential barrier. And Edward wants to meet this person who seems to know his girl
now better than he does.
I like how she has the characters stay true to their personalities. How they make Twilight-oriented statements...Edward wishing he could read Bella's mind but his luck she would be immune to it. Alice telling Bella she always knew Edward & Bella would be together "Call it intuition" she says. Emmett and his strength and good nature, Jasper and his ability to detect moods, Rosalie and her great beauty, Esme and her maternal gentleness, Carlisle and his compassion and refinement and of course the secondary characters of Newton-man Vulgar Language Is Ugly
, Jessica - Vulgar Language Is Ugly
You get the point.
The beauty of AG's work is that she stays parallel with the stories. Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse...
We are told to expect cake!!
Yay!. Of course that can have many meanings and like she stated in her interview withCullenBoysAnonymous
there are still issues these two will need to work through - they don't call her angstgoddess for nothing.
Magnificently written - best fan-fic EVER!!!
Totally, unabashedly addicted. Man, am I glad this thread was created. I'm in heaven! Whoot!!
Oh, and Geminis & Gypsies is another addiction waiting to happen for me.