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February 14, 2019

Celebrating Favorite Bookish Couples for Valentine's Day --- A Guest Post by Teen Board Member Jessica K.


Happy Valentine's Day! Here at Teenreads we are super excited today about our love for books, our favorite characters and our favorite bookish couples. Check out some of Teen Board Member Jessica K. favorite YA couples that make her laugh, cry and swoon. From high fantasy power duos to sweet contemporary romance pairs, these seven bookish duos deserve all the boxes of chocolate, candy hearts, bouquets of roses and teddy bears.

I love countless YA books, in genres from science fiction to fantasy to contemporary, but nothing makes me love a book more than if it has a cute romance in it. For the most part, I love every couple I see grow along the course of a book or series, but with Valentine’s Day here, I can’t help but start to think of my all time favorite romances, so I thought I’d share them! These are the best of the best; the ones that you immediately fell in love with, that kept you swooning through the whole thing or that made you scream in frustration when they just wouldn’t get together! Hope you enjoy!

1. Feyre and Rhys from the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas

Feyre and Rhys are easily my top choice for YA power couples. From their beginning hate relationship, to their uneasy alliance and friendship, to their fiery romance, I loved every second that they were together. They have such a well founded and developed relationship that I rarely find in YA books, and it makes them that much better. Their hilarious flirting, and the fact that they are equals in every way is amazing. Ruling the Night Court as the High Lord and Lady makes them the most iconic dynamic duo ever and I’m obsessed with them.

2. Tessa Gray and Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

Everyone who has read this series knows the constant struggle between Jem and Will, as they are both perfect, but ultimately I just had to choose Tessa and Will, as Will is definitely one of the most swoon-worthy book characters. With his self-sacrificing behavior, willingness to do anything for Tessa, and overall beautiful personality and actions, Will and Tessa are absolutely perfect for each other. To top it all off, seeing them grow old together and how long-lasting and perfect their relationship easily places them near the top of this list.

3. Hazel and Gus from THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green

From the moment that they met, it was clear that Hazel and Gus would be absolutely perfect together, and they did not disappoint. Whether you enjoy the book or the movie adaptation, this relationship that ends too soon easily enthralls anyone who sees them. The infinite cute moments that these two have together make their love seem to last a lifetime, and I loved every second.

4. Simon and Blue from SIMON VS. THE HOMOSAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli

Simon is such a loveable character, and his adorable romance leaves a lasting impression. Every single email is amazing, and makes such a cute romance without having to have real life interactions. Literally after reading the first email I was already obsessed with Blue, and each following one only made it better. Also, the movie adaption is brilliant and only made me love Simon and Blue even more!

5. Percy and Annabeth in The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

Although The Percy Jackson books may not be YA novels, I know these books, and this romance, hold a special place in my heart and so many others. The growth of their relationship, from meeting when they were twelve, to their first date, to actually falling into the Underworld for each other, Percy and Annabeth are the PEAK of the perfect relationship. They’re perfect for each other in every way, and so cute together especially as they grow up, that I just had to include them on this list.

6. Four and Tris from the Divergent series by Veronica Roth

This relationship is the kind that sneaks up on you, but you can’t help but fall in love with. Four’s stony behavior at first, and gradual warming up to Tris as their time together goes on creates such a cute relationship that leaves you constantly wanting to see how it progresses. Their cute ferris wheel moments and slowly progressing relationship made me fall in love with them more and more after each interaction that they have.

7. Dimple and Rishi from WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon

Dimple and Rishi’s seemingly doomed from the start relationship is hilarious and heartbreaking as they seem to want different things, but as they grow closer it’s clear they are perfect together. Their adorable dates, study sessions, and increasing attraction for each other makes their relationship to die for, and I was genuinely smiling throughout this entire book. I’m obsessed with any hate-to-love relationship, yet Dimple and Rishi take it to a whole new level.

Hope you enjoyed this list, and feel free to make your own and see how they compare!