Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Romances

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10.  Jack/Nikki - Everneath/Everbound
This couple rocks my socks.  Their mad love for each other is what drives the story so much.  It rocks my world how much they love each other so much.  While reading Everbound I was like, I want my future husband and I to love each other like Jack and Nikki do.  It's so powerful.

9.  Naji/Ananna - The Assassin's Curse
INTENSE.  They haven't even kissed yet and it's, like, the craziest emotions all swirling around inside my heavily pounding heart!!!!!!  JUST FREAKING KISS ALREADY!  Beautiful.  Just beautiful.

8.  Katniss/Peeta - The Hunger Games/Catching Fire/Mockingjay
Because of Peeta's love for Katniss.  Honestly, that was what drove the 1st book so much for me.  It would have been good without that, but Peeta made it great.  His dedication is something every relationship needs.  It wowed me.

7.  Percy/Annabeth - Percy Jackson/Heros of Olympus
Oh, the fangirling giggles you wouldn't BELIEVE!  I can't even describe...Percy...the underwater kiss, the END OF THE MARK OF ATHENA.  Just.  Believe me when I say that I love their love story so much that it hurts.  My heart actually hurts, guys.  FEELS.

6.  Cassia/Ky - Matched/Crossed/Reached
So much suffering.  So much separation and finding and loving and fighting and breaking and loving some more and being put back together again.  It's precious, really, how deeply they loved, even when things were the hardest they'd ever seen them.  These books bring me to tears.  Quite literally.

5.  Hadley/Oliver - The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
I'm just so in love with this book it's not even funny.  I couldn't even believe how perfect it was when I finished it and was crying my eyes out for the last two hours I read it and was like, "What am I even going to do with my life now that this is over?!"  The love story.  It just...wow.  So powerful and real and magnificent, and all in a day's work.  I mean, really, one day.  Just...yes.  Yes yes yes yes yes.

4.  Kelsey/Ren - Tiger's Saga
I can't even get over how much I love this romance.  It melts my heart so much (or, makes it pound untamedly - even though that's not a word - deal with it) that I'm always going on and on and on about how it's one of the best love stories I've ever read.  It really is.

3.  Jane/Edward - Jane Eyre
There's no way I would leave out one of my favorite classic romances.  The passion, the intrigue, the intensity, the depth!  I just couldn't get over it!  "Reader, I married him." is one of the best lines in all of literature, ever.  In all of history.

2.  Lena/Alex - Delirium
Good gosh.  'Cause it made me cry like nothing else.  Because it was somehow delicate and frail and strong and perfect all at once.  Because of how it changed both of them in so many great ways without altering who they were.  I can't say I'd want to live this romance, but...it's one of the most beautiful.  That's why it's here, in my top three, because it always will be.

1.  Dustfinger/Roxanne - Inkheart/Inkspell/Inkdeath
My all-time favorite.  They're not teens, they don't have teen drama or wonder if they're right for each other and all that.  They're married, they're even older, like in their thirties, and they're so madly in love and so painfully tragic and beautiful, that I can't help but want to be Roxanne.  Always.  Forever.  Roxanne.  To see my name painted on the walls in Dustfinger's flames - now that would be perfection.

There you go!  The hopeless romantic in me came out big time in this post.  I'm actually quite fond of my hopeless romantic-ness.  ;)
What are some of YOUR favorite romances???

Happy reading!


  1. Great list! :) I *need* to finish the Matched series... I've read the first one. I am so anxious for Requiem to come out so I can see what Lauren Oliver does - is she going to rip my heart out again? And again?

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    Brandy @ A Little of the Book Life

  2. Megan @ YA? Why Not?February 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Oh, Annabeth and Percy! What a great pick!

  3. Lisa @ The Garden of BooksFebruary 12, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    That underwater kiss was definitely swoon-worthy!

  4. I need to catch up on Heroes of Olympus. I read the first one, but not the second or third. I love Percy and Annabeth. :)

  5. :D Right?? I love them!

  6. I loved it so much!!

  7. Oh you definitely need to read them! They get better and better! :))

  8. Ahh yes you do NEED to finish Crossed and Reached - MY GOSH they're brilliant!

    And ohhh I'm quite sure I'm going to die of depression when Requiem is over. lol I love those books so much...haha ;)

  9. Hopefully she doesn't make us die of depression... we need to still be around to tell everyone how amazing they are! lol She doesn't hold back, tho, so who knows? ;)

  10. I so agree!! I want to sing their praises to the world!!! I hear it ends painfully, though -GAH! So nervous!!!!!!!!!!!