Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Bookish Top Tens of 2011: Couples

I meant to make this post sooner, but I' ve been in bed, sick, so everything got a little behind.
These are the best of the best and cutest and most romantic and intense couples from the books I read in 2011. which happens to be this past year (by the way, have a wonderful and blessed year, everybody!)

Here we go.

1. Celia and Marco

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
Like the story, 
the romance between the two duelling magicians is epic.

2. Karou and Akiva

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Of course, Karou and Akiva would be in this list. They are two exceptional characters in a unique world. 
Their love was astonishing.

3. Fire and Brigan

Fire by Kristin Cashore
The most unique love story I have read in years.
A brilliant story and an extraordinary couple. This was one of the most romantic reads of the year for me.

4. Andi and Virgil

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
A romance in Paris, a dark secret, a girl in need of saving. 
Sweet, witty banter and slowly developping trust.
It doesn't get much better than this.

5. Willow and Guy

Willow by Julia Hoban
Willow is drowning in guilt and sorrow. Guy is the only one capable of rescuing her.
And he did.

6. Tris and Four

from Divergent by Veronica Roth
It's the two of them against the whole world.
Romance at its best.

7. Kieran and Maria

Stupid Perfect World by Scott Westerfeld
in the Love is Hell novella collection.
These two teens in a sci fi future have one of the most realistic and sweetest romances I've ever read. The story is very well-written, too.

8. Noah and Mara

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
I loved the relationhsip between Mara and Noah, their banter, his protectiveness of her, the things they shared.
The story got kind of weird at the end
and I'm not sure I liked it overall,
but this definitely is one of the best couples I've ever read about.

9. Alexius and Tibi

The Champion by Carla Capshaw,
a historica, romance in ancient Rome.
He is handsome and strong and a gladiator.
She is sweet and abused and without a champion.
Together they discover the new christian faith.
Against all odds.
They are one of my favourite couples of all time.

10. Tessa and Guy

Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson,
another historical ya novel,
taking place in Vienna of 1922.
Excellently romantic
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