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These are recommendations made by tropers for The Book of Life fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. After a few samples, you will be able to note the interests of the tropers recommending them, and judge whether you might be also interested in a certain 'fic.

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  • Recommended by: Troper Name
  • Synopsis: What's the story about? Give here a brief summary of the plot. It would be also useful to point out in what moment of the series the story takes place. If it's a Gen Fic but it has some romantic elements, note here the characters involved too.
  • Pairing(s): If it's a Shipping Fic, list here the pairings that feature in the fic (warn here if it's het, male slash or female slash). If it's a Gen Fic, remove this line. To tell the difference between the two, notice if the focus of the fic is on a romantic relationship or if it focuses on the other aspects of the story. In case of doubt, classify the story according to the genres it's been tagged: the Romance tag for Shipping, absence of that tag for Gen Fic.
  • Tags: If any are known. This would be things like W.A.F.F., Lemon, Dark Fic, any known Crossovers etc.
Place a copy of the reviews code, found on index page, herenote .

Authors and Websites

frozeninarendelle on Tumblr, blak-cat23 on FanFiction.Net.

  • Recommended by: Mort 08
  • Specializes in oneshots with a focus on character interactions. She writes everyone very well, but her take on Xibalba is especially spot-on.

A. Kingsleigh on WallaceAndGromitGirl on Archive of Our Own and berenswickwrites on Tumblr.

  • Recommended by: Malconvoker
  • Has a good number of oneshots as well as a few multi-chapter pieces. The 'Legends Never Die' post-movie series is definitely one to read, with a good balance between adventure, romance and friendship narratives.

Shipping Fics
A Love Song Stuck in My Throat, by Cinaed
  • Recommended by: loracarol
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Joaquin on moving on, and falling in love.
    ''The corners of Manolo’s eyes crinkled. The hugs had mussed his hair; Maria laughed and smoothed his curl back into place. Manolo attempted a serious look, though it was ruined by the way his mouth kept twitching. He said, mock-solemn, “Joaquin, if you wanted a dance, you should have said.”

    Joaquin started to laugh. It caught in his throat as Manolo took his hand and Maria grasped the other. Both of their hands were callused, and Joaquin remembered, dizzily, how Maria had held the sword aloft like she was born to wield it, and of Manolo’s fingers, certain and deft upon the guitar.''

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  • Pairing(s): Tres Leches
  • Tags: OT3, After the Finale

Sleepless in San Angel by blackgoliath

  • Recommended by: loracarol
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "remember that "au where the fire alarm goes off in the middle of the night and you end up with the cute guy from the flat next door standing next to you in his underwear" tumblr post? yeah. that one"
  • Pairing(s): Tres Leches
  • Tags: One shot, modern AU, college AU

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