Super Six Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Bewitched Bookworms. Even though, it’s already Monday, I just couldn’t pass up this Super Six Sunday week. This Sunday’s theme: Favorite Couples.
It was so hard to narrow it down to six when I have a long list of couples that I really enjoyed rooting for. But finally, I did get them narrowed down. Somewhat.
Tied at #6
Lola and Cricket
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
I love reading about these two quirky characters, with their past and their present feelings. The chemistry is so there that even before Cricket enters the story and Lola just mentions him in passing, you just know that there’s something special about their connection, whatever that may be.
Cath and Levi
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Theirs is a romance that hit me blindsided. I didn’t even know Rainbow Rowell was going to go there but when she did, wow, was it amazing. I love the gradual connection that emerged between these two. And when they got together, I thought, ‘Were they ever going to be with anybody else? Of course not.”
Tied at #5 (again… ^_^)
Pippa and Cross
One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean
It was just so good watching or specifically reading these two fall in love with each other. I don’t know if they were described as such in the book itself but when I think of them, they remind me of jagged puzzle pieces with their oddities and eccentricities particularly Pippa but nevertheless, their jagged edges fit perfectly together. And Sarah MacLean did such a great job with their story.
Evie and Sebastian
Devil in Winter (The Wallflowers # 3) by Lisa Kleypas
These two have found salvation and redemption in each other. I loved watching Sebastian change for the better or to describe it better, be the man we know he truly is.
Eleanor and Park
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The beauty with the nitty-gritty of first love. These two just break my heart. With their intense emotions coupled with that you-and-me-against-the-world kind of environment. The development of their relationship just leaves you amazed and flabbergasted. It wasn’t the type of relationship with distinct episodes ending in exclamation points but the type that is just connected by these series of commas, with one episode flowing into the next seamlessly and irrevocably that there was no way of getting to that period without every single thing that had happened before it.
I grabbed this wonderful art from Rainbow Rowell’s website and which she, in turn, got from a digital painting by Simini Blocker.
Eugenides and *SPOILER* Attolia (highlight to read)
The Thief Series by Megan Whalen Turner
Oh, these two. If ever there was a more complicated but profound romance, it will be the story of these two compelling characters. How a romance could’ve developed from their circumstances and blossom into the kind of partnership that these two have, is a complete and utter mystery to me and one that I am more than happy to just enjoy and revel in, thanks to the literary genius of Megan Whalen Turner.
Penelope and Colin
Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
I’ve re-read their story half a dozen times already and I still haven’t gotten tired of it. Or ever will, I daresay. There’s just something magical with these two and how their relationship has evolved from a mere acquaintance into true friendship and later into a beautiful love.
Ashaya and Dorian
Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh
The connection of these two just burns through the pages. Their passion, their strong characters, and their devotion and loyalty just light a fire and touch you as a reader. A short interlude between the two from the previous book in the series and you just know that Nalini Singh would not pass up an opportunity to write a book about them. Their story is fraught with all kinds of obstacles that Nalini just lays down perfectly and although I looked forward to their happily ever after, I was just invested and excited to go along the journey with them. And I was never disappointed. Not even once.
Lydia and Jonas – A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan (novella)
Annabelle and Heath – Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Tris and Four – Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
Katniss and Peeta – Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
Who are your favorite book couples?