It’s no secret that I have a soft spot for Bad Girls fan fiction. A more recent author, Estraven, has made quite a splash over at Bad Girls Riot. After reading the review sent in by Anjoka for Exit Wounds, I decided I would read the copy of Reprise that I compiled a long while ago and never got around to reading. I read her first fic, Dark Coda, and loved it. Classic angst filled Helen and Nikki and she did them so very well.
A friend, and fellow BG enthusiast, had just read Exit Wounds and raved about it. Me being my wonderful neurotic self, couldn’t read a new Estraven without working through the one I had already said I’d read, so I loaded up Reprise, the somewhat sequel to Dark Coda, and got to it.
While she still did a great job of capturing my favorite ex-con and ex-gov, I didn’t really care about Pat Kerrigan (I never made it past the first few episodes of series 4 so I never saw her) and I didn’t really care about Helen and Nikki’s son, Calum. Don’t get me wrong, the writing and plot were still very good but I went into it thinking it would focus on my favorite pairing and was disappointed when it didn’t. Had I gone into it knowing what to expect, I’m sure I would have enjoyed it more.
I still recommend it. Estraven has a great voice and a knack for capturing our Nikki and Helen. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that if you enjoy Canada Bad Girl’s (CBG) portrayal of Helen and Nikki, you’ll also enjoy Estraven.
Now I have to go read more of Exit Wounds. Loving it!! I’ve also got Written on the Heart loaded up but couldn’t put Exit Wounds off for another moment.