Top Ten Favorite Romances
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the bloggers over at the Broke and the Bookish. Book bloggers from all around create lists based on the chosen topics, and post links to the host blog to share our love of books. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we are looking at our favorite swoon-worthy romances this week. This is a tough topic for me, since romance in books drives me crazy sometimes with insta-love and unrealistically perfect boys. But there are some that stand out above the rest:
Top Ten Favorite Romances
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1.) Josh and Nastya in The Sea of Tranquility – The writing here was so good, and the characters so multidimensional, that I just couldn’t help but love these two kids.
2.) Ron and Hermione in Harry Potter – I think what I love most is the mystery JK Rowling leaves us with regarding how this actually happened. Since this is Harry’s story, we don’t see the Ron and Hermione relationship really begin at any particular point. We see friendship, then some jealousy/angsty behavior, and then later they are just together. It lets us fill in the gaps. (Though, let’s be honest, I would totally read anything that offers any insight into how it actually went down).
3.) Jane and Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre – You guys, it is definitely time for me to re-read this story because I’ve forgotten a lot of it (it’s been eleven years), but I do remember feeling that these two were magic together. Very plain, sensible magic.
4.) Phyre and You in Between Me & You – I love it when the best friend has a big ole crush, even if it goes unnoticed. Very sweet and very romantic.
5.) Amy and Elder in Across the Universe – I like that Revis builds romantic tension across the series (my review of A Million Suns hasn’t posted yet, and I’m about to read Shades of Earth).
6.) Liza and Annie in Annie on My Mind – The first YA lesbian story with a positive ending. It was simply adorable (adorkable?) watching these two girls fall for each other and figure things out.
…aaaaand Four Romances That Are Up In the Air (But I’m Rooting for Them)
7.) America and Prince Maxon in The Selection – I like him. I like him more than Aspen. ‘Nuff said.
8.) Warner and Juliette in Shatter Me – My review for this novel hasn’t posted yet, but I’m team Warner…and I haven’t even read Destroy Me or Unravel Me yet. Maybe I just find it exciting for the dangerous girl to be in love with the villain?
9.) Juliet and Montgomery in The Madman’s Daughter – What’s with naming these girls Juliet? I don’t know what’s coming in this trilogy, but I know I’m all for Juliet and Montgomery having more steamy scenes in dark places.
10.) Alice and Patrick in The Alice Series– I haven’t read the last few books. I will be interested to see if Naylor makes Patrick into Alice’s lobster (they met in 6th grade!) or creates a different romantic path for them in the final book.
Which romances are your favorites? Which of these do you love/hate/love to hate?