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#2 “A Radiantly Glowing Review” – So Much Mine Review 
1st-Sep-2009 05:01 pm

Title of fic: So Much Mine
Author: wedspawn
Length: 35 chapters
Link: Link to Last Section

Title of review: A Radiantly Glowing Review for So Much Mine
Word Count: 705 words

Oh. My. Goodness. That was the only thought that was running through my mind as I was reading So Much Mine by the talented wedspawn. It was just that beautiful.

So Much Mine is the first installment in the four part AU series written by wedspawn. Unfortunately, the fourth book is not finished yet, but the first three that are completed each revolve around the three major couples in the series: Yunjae, Yoosu, and Min7en.
The first book primarily focuses on Yunho and Jaejoong’s relationship, and their slowly growing attraction for each other. Simple as this sounds, wedspawn takes this and brings it to another level. There are moments of despair, moments of unhappiness, moments of frustrations, moments of happiness, and moments of tender and unbridled love, and each one is done brilliantly. In a simple, yet elegant style, wedspawn incorporates many literary elements, and does them well, especially with her diction and imagery.

I love the characters’ personalities, especially Jaejoong’s. It is hard sometimes to portray him without taking away his masculinity, but wedspawn does a wonderful job of combining all of the qualities that we expect of our playful and caring Jaejoong. His relationship with each of his members are all equally deep, may it be as a lover, a brother, or a maternal figure, and their interactions with one another flow smoothly; there is no awkwardness or out-of-character reactions, even when they are interacting with other people who are not in their close knit group.

And speaking of other people, there is one original character in this story. Scarlet is not your usual original character, and I found that out soon enough when I started reading So Much Mine. Scarlet is definitely important character despite being an OC, and I found myself liking her very much. She has a personality that is her own, and a back-story that makes her all the more intriguing.

There is not a villain in the sense that most people think of. There is not a person who is out to kill either Jaejoong or Yunho, or who laughs diabolically every time he plots something evil against our protagonists. Rather, the main conflicts in the story stem from the feelings and thoughts that the characters have for each other. The conflicts are shaped by their society, their families, past experiences, and by one another. Yunho and Jaejoong not only have to deal with Jaejoong’s forbidden love for Yunho, but also Yunho’s deteriorating relationship with his parents, Changmin’s growing feelings towards a man who had deeply hurt Jaejoong in the past, and a myriad of other problems. So Much Mine brings up other issues that their society has an impact on, such as how homosexuality is viewed as, and these issues bring an even deeper, realistic perspective to the story.

And in my opinion, I believe that So Much Mine is much more deserving of a place on a shelf in the bookstore than any other of those $3 romance novels, if not for the story itself, then for the smut. The smut. The wonderful, delightful, delicious smut. You have no need to worry if this story will satisfy your love for Yunjae smut. There is a lot of sex, and none of them are the bland stuff that you would find in said $3 romance novels. There is nothing vanilla in the way wedspawn writes them, but they aren’t pointless sex scenes either. In those scenes, there is passion, and always a sense of undying love that Yunho and Jaejoong have for each other. Every time I finish a smut scene of hers, I am always left in a state awe and admiration at her skill at executing such an intimate part of Yunho and Jaejoong’s relationship.

I am frustrated by only one thing, and that is because I struggle to give this story all the praise that it deserves, and words just fail to convey how beautiful my experience was reading So Much Mine. I fear that I did not do justice for this story.

Go read So Much Mine, and leave a review for the wonderful wedspawn. She even has it in a handy, downloadable PDF file for you to put on your computer.
2nd-Sep-2009 04:05 am (UTC)
aaawwwww snooks. silly girl :D
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