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The Walk Era

2007-2009

 

All I Want by Jess (link)
review by Bethany (website)
Jess does have a way with words and she’s created two interesting characters that only occasionally devolve into stereotypes.
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And With Each Mile by Honor (link)
review by Bethany (website)
Although her writing lacks polish at times, Honor has created a story that still works even when the characters are completely infuriating and almost impossible to read about.
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At Twenty Five by Leigh (link)
review by Bethany (website)
Usually, I’m happy to at least see that a story ends happily, but it hardly feels like Taylor and Piper deserve this happy ending.
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Antidote by Renee C. (link)
review by Bethany (website)
I don’t feel like I’ve gotten to know any of the characters well enough to understand or appreciate their actions.
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The Better Days by Allie (link)
review by Bethany (website)
I have no attachment to Zac’s wife, fictional or real, but the way Allie describes Zac’s pain in such a beautiful, heartbreaking words, makes me really feel it.
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Between State Lines by Chelsi (link)
review by Bethany (website)
I think Chelsi handled the fan aspect very well, with Ophelia’s outsider perspective never becoming too judgmental of the craziness that can exist in this fandom.
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Blood On The Tracks by ABD (link)
review by Bethany (website)
There’s a fair bit of cheese in Blood On The Tracks‘ basic premise, but there’s enough humor and complexity to make it work for me.
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Blue Sky by Megara (link)
review by Bethany (website)
I think the biggest problem with this story, aside from the rather unpolished writing, is that it just tries to do too much.
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Calm Before The Storm by Celeste Albone (link)
review by Bethany (website)
It could have been drawn out into a much longer, more interesting mystery and I would have enjoyed the story a great deal more.
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Catalyst by Brittney (link)
review by Bethany (website)
The basic premise of this fic isn’t all that original; I myself have written something similiar.
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Caution: Wreckage by Alie (link)
review by Bethany (website)
I would gladly read chapters upon chapters of these two characters — and I do mean characters — but Caution: Wreckage functions wonderfully as a shorter story, too.
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Cloud Shapes by Leigh (link)
review by Bethany (website)
There’s something beautiful and heartbreaking about stories where it takes some tragedy to push the two of them together, and I gobble it up every time.
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Collide by Amanda W. (link)
review by Bethany (website)
It’s all pretty much par for the course in any het romance, and I have to wonder if Amanda wasn’t trying to pander to her audience a bit too much.
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Color of Love by Rebekah (link)
review by Bethany (website)
Perhaps naively, I hadn’t considered that a story about a mixed relationship would even be written these days, but obviously it is a topic that bears talking about.
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review by Elizabeth (tumblr)
Rebekah handled Zac and Hope’s love story as well as the issues that went along with it well.
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Confessions of the Forgotten by Heather (link)
review by Bethany (website)
She packs a lot of plot into sometimes very little story.
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Cotton Candy by Eva and Hayley (link)
review by Bethany (website)
Between that and the somewhat unlikable characters, not to mention the fact that the fic was never completed… there’s more unrealized potential here than anything else.
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Does He Love You? by Jenna (link)
review by Bethany (website)
I hope the longer sequel does even more with this interesting, if not unique, premise.
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Duplicate by Jenna (link)
review by Bethany (website)
With no romance in this story, the family relationships are even more important, and I think Jenna nailed them.
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Echoes of My Life by Nat (link)
review by Bethany (website)
Nat may have told a complete story here, but I wouldn’t have complained at all if Echoes of My Life had been just a little bit longer.
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Emotional by Tashe (link)
review by Bethany (website)
That doesn’t mean that nothing happens, but there’s a mixture of huge and small, subtle moments that lead up to Zac and Taylor finally coming together like they never have before.
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Falling For You by Nat and Lauren W (link)
review by Bethany (website)
Falling For You is really just a cute little romance, but that’s not a bad thing.
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Family Ties by Renee P. (link)
review by Elizabeth (tumblr)
I do wish this story had been longer than it was even though Renee P did wrap it all up nicely.
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A First Class Affair by Chantel (link)
review by Bethany (website)
The smattering of sex scenes that Chantel throws in add another layer of interest, while not feeling superfluous to the larger plot.
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Forget the Memories by Taye (link)
review by Bethany (website)
That twist is enough to finally catch my interest, but overall what’s here is too slow moving and unedited to be that memorable.
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Forgiveness by Amy C. (link)
review by Bethany (website)
The story progresses quickly, so the full emotional impact of it doesn’t quite hit me at first, but it’s still a better plot than just a simple love triangle.
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A Friendly Love by Jen (link)
review by Bethany (website)
A villainous character can be interesting, but when the cast is already full of cardboard cutout characters, a character like Megan just makes me roll my eyes.
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Got A Hold On Me by Leigh (link)
review by Bethany (website)
This is one of the only pornstar alternate universe hanfics I’m aware of, and although it might be a ridiculous premise, Leigh just manages to make it work.
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Hate This Place by Alex and Chelsi (link)
review by Bethany (website)
Both brothers have distinct, beautiful voices that feel more like they’re talking to you than like you’re reading something.
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The Homecoming by Rachel (link)
review by Bethany (website)
Much of the short story feels like a tease, with the sexual tension between Zac and Taylor building and building but barely being expressed in more than subtle glances and touches.
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Keep You Close by Kristy (link)
review by Bethany (website)
The story doesn’t feel rushed and I have high hopes that Kristy would have eventually given Zac and Farrah the happy ending they deserved.
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Lady Madonna by Gabi (link )
review by Bethany (website)
It fills a gap in this fandom, I suppose, but only makes me wish for even more, and longer, fics that could portray the trans experience even better.
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Little Taste of Innocence by Amanda H. (link)
review by Bethany (website)
The story deviates quickly from what I expect from a Zaylor story; although there are some rather sexual scenes, they are nearly all fantasies and dreams.
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Lost Without Each Other by Carli and Lorrie (link)
review by Bethany (website)
If you’re looking for a Mary Sue tale, Lost Without Each Other certainly fits the bill, but there are still better–and complete–ones out there.
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The Lost Year by Rachel (link)
review by Bethany (website)
There’s plenty of drama and suspense along the way, and it’s a fitting conclusion to the series.
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Love, Save The Empty by Elle (link)
review by Bethany (website)
Few stories are written from Natalie’s point of view, and most of the ones that are present her as a sympathetic character.
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A Minute Without You by Lorrie (link)
review by Bethany (website)
While I’m sure the author was young, even youth doesn’t excuse all of her missteps here.
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Music of the Dead by Renee P. (link)
review by Bethany (website)
Each Hanson boy has a slightly different role to play in the zombie apocalypse — Taylor has religion, Isaac is the comic book nerd and Zac is into science.
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My Slumbering Heart by Jenna (link)
review by Bethany (website)
The fact that Jenna didn’t actually plan for this story to exist surprises me.
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One More Time by Bobbilynn (link)
review by Bethany (website)
One More Time has a great premise and an intriguing set of characters–all of the little details Bobbilynn throws in about their pasts just make me want to know more.
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Out of Reach by Jesse-may and Renee C. (link)
review by Bethany (website)
I have a feeling this is going to lead to a love triangle between Caydence, Taylor and Zac, which is a plot I don’t mind at all if it’s done well.
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Pages Of Your Diary by Sammy (link)
review by Bethany (website)
Overall, this is a story that just hits me right in the nostalgia.
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review by Elizabeth (tumblr)
While I loved the Zaylor bond and relationship and sometimes the slow pace of it, I felt they kept having too many issues.
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Plaything by Jayde and Laura (link)
review by Bethany (website)
That mixture of their interpersonal problems and the outside world affecting them makes for a good story.
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Pretty Piece of Flesh by Dusty (link)
review by Bethany (website)
The adoption plotline is a popular one in Zaylor stories, and by the second chapter (now in Zac’s point of view), I think I see where this one is going.
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A Quiet Mind by Robyn (link)
review by Bethany (website)
With such short chapters, it’s hard to tell a full story, but for the most part, Robyn does.
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Shake It, Take Control by Ashley and Taylor (link)
review by Bethany (website)
If this fic hadn’t been written years before The Fault In Our Stars, I would assume that story inspired the authors.
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Something Going Round by Megara and Nyckolette (link)
review by Bethany (website)
I can’t even begin to summarize all the drama that occurs in this story, but the “long lost twin” aspect of it is really only the beginning.
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South Street by Jess (link)
review by Bethany (website)
South Street isn’t a love story. It’s just a story of survival.
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Spin by Renee C. (link)
review by Bethany (website)
With such a short story, there isn’t room or time for a lot to happen, and overall the story just feels very light.
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Standing in the Shadows by Becca and Nat (link)
review by Bethany (website)
hile some might find original characters, especially ones with at least relatively interesting backstories fun to read about, I prefer a bit more focus on Hanson.
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Take The Wheel by Ashley (link)
review by Bethany (website)
Ashley’s writing actually seems better in third person, so I wish she had stuck to that for the entire story.
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This Is Where You Belong by Sammy (link)
review by Bethany (website)
It bothers me at first to feel like I’m missing something, but eventually Sammy piques my curiosity and I’m drawn in.
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Time Goes On by Chelle (link)
review by Bethany (website)
Stories that portray one of the brothers as abusive are always hard to swallow.
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Time of My Life by Rachel (link)
review by Bethany (website)
It would have also been interesting to see things from Zac’s point of view, but the distance and perspective Taylor provides makes this a great continuation of the series.
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When It All Falls Apart by Becca (link)
review by Brittney (website)
I, typically, don’t read Isaac stories. I, honestly, can’t remember the last one I read before When It All Falls Apart if that’s any indication of how long it’s been, but I really enjoyed this story.
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Where I Belong by Becca and Nat (link)
review by Bethany (website)
Aside from the unresolved plot and the characters I can barely relate to, it is a decent addition to the series.
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You Irritate Me by Nat (link)
review by Bethany (website)
Nat has a real knack for comedic writing and with this story, she goes in all the way.
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You’re Like My Favorite Underwear by Haley (link)
review by Bethany (website)
Haley stumbles upon a few good ideas here, and I think the fandom reaction to Zac and Erin’s relationship is an interesting angle to look at.
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