Today’s TTT hosted by the Broke and the Bookish is dedicated to Book Romances That You Think Would Make It In The Real World (aka outside the book). Here at YAF & WS we are suckers for romance, but stand firm against insta-love and teenage angst. In the words of the awesome Maggie Stiefvater, who makes some of the best couples out there: “Many, many readers have written asking me wistfully about the nature of Sam and Grace's relationship, and I can assure you, that sort is absolutely real. Mutual, respectful, enduring love is completely attainable as long as you swear you won't settle for less.”
We think these couples would make the cut.
- Lissa and Christian from Vampire Academy. (Crazy Camper is on a BINGE- GS) Reviews coming soon.
- Sookie and Eric (NOTE NOT BILL) from Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire series. Pretty much because brainwashed Eric was the cutest thing ever. (And Sookie deserves a good guy- GS)
- Alanna and George- The Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce. Remember when my college friend and I were making analogies to her new relationship and the Alanna/George/Jonathon love triangle? Well, she and he were Alanna and George, and it is working!
- Taylor Markham and Jonah Griggs from Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. This story and their romance is breathtakingly realistic.
- Cole and Isabel from Forever the last of Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver Trilogy. If you don’t swoon over those two, particularly that last set of voicemails/call, YOUR HEART IS MISSING and you should go out and find it.
- Cinder and Kai from Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Mutual respect is a good thing.
…and in a better world... (SIGH)
- Humberto and Elisa from Rae Carson’s The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Humberto’s last line. He completely believes in the girl he loves.
- Tuck and Clara from the Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand. I love them together: “'Your hair smells like wind, did you know that?' Yep, me and Tucker, smelling each other.”
- Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace from John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. Potentially one of the most powerful book relationships ever.
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