Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite fictional couples

I am trying to get back into blogging after school has taken over my life for the past 7 months. Next semester is my last one, and I am only taking two classes, so I am hoping it will be a bit more easy going. Coming up with my favourite fictional couples was hard – a lot harder than I expected. I don’t read a lot of books with couples in them, apparently, but I like realistic, sweet relationships

  1. Tessa and Jem (The Infernal Devices) – #1, #2, and #3 on this list are BY FAR my favourite fictional relationships. All three characters are just so likeable, they bring out the best in each other, and it’s impossible to root for one over the other.
  2. Tessa and Will (The Infernal Devices)
  3. Ann and Daigo (Sand Chronicles) – This manga is a beautiful depiction of how mental illness affects a person throughout their life, but I also love the realistic relationship between Ann and Daigo that ebbs and flows, building over time.
  4. Celaena and Sam (The Assassin’s Blade) – I thought this prequel in the Throne of Glass series depicted a realistic relationship, and I was disappointed with the the love triangle in the first two books. I really liked the short story where Celaena and Sam move in together, because it was such a real-life situation to happen in the middle of a fantasy world. Hopefully the depiction of Celaena’s love life improves in later books.
  5. Marko and Alana (Saga) – This is another relationship I really enjoy because it is realistic and sweet, without being the entire focus of the story.
  6. Rose and Xavier (A Long, Long Sleep) – This was the first YA book that broke my heart! Rose is so messed up, but Xavier has loved her forever, and the ending sticks with me to this day.
  7. Aislinn and Seth (Wicked Lovely) – I only read the first book in this series, but I like the sweet, realistic relationship. Are you seeing a trend? I own the rest of the series, and I am interested to see where it goes as far as Seth and Keenan.
  8. Ali and Cole (White Rabbit Chronicles) – I think this is a great depiction of a relationship in a YA romance. Both characters have their own lives, friends, opinions, strengths, and weaknesses, and they respect each other.
  9. Chiwa and Hokuto (Happy Marriage?!) – An arranged may not be the most normal relationship when examined through the eyes of North American culture, but I really liked the depiction of the characters learning how to be married. They face the same landmarks and problems as people in non-arranged relationships, which gave me a lot to think about in my own relationships.
  10. Four and Tris (Divergent) – I like Four and Tris because they are not the most likeable or attractive characters, yet bring out the best in each other. What really made me enjoy this relationship was reading the story from Four’s perspective.

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