Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: So This is Love

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.

Crazy Camper
  • 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! 
Grad Student
  • 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 . 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.
TFIOS-  heart-breaking AND quotable
 Want to know more about these reads? See our reviews of Hallowed by Cynthia Hand, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, and Jellicoe Road!


  1. TFIOS stars... so so good. O Gus.

  2. Awesome picks! I definitely agree with your pick of Kai & Cinder. I didn't even think of putting that on my list!

  3. I still need to read so many of these books! I love Tamora Pierce so I'm not sure why I haven't read The Song of the Lioness Quartet. I completely forgot about Humberto and Elisa! I loved that book and those two characters.

  4. What is it with Richelle Mead and creating amazing characters and amazing relationships?!?! Gah, Lissa and Christian are great together.

  5. ALL of those books are on my TBR pile. I need to read faster! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  6. Awww, TFiOS... :( I wasn't a huge fan of Jellicoe Road, but I totally agree on the Jonah/Taylor relationship. And I loved Cinder/Kai! Brainwashed Eric was adorbs. ;) Great list!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my post. New follower. :)

  7. Yay lissa and Christian. Ew, Bill. Thank god you didn't pick him. :) And sigh... Augustus.


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