It's that time of the year again, where poets write about the sensation of love filling the air. Valentine's Day is a much cherished celebration, one where you let your Valentine know just how much they mean to you! For those of you who are single, not to fear! Tomorrow happens to be Single Awareness Day. More on that tomorrow :) Meanwhile, I've composed a list of my top ten One True Pairings of book couples I've read in the past year. Couples that are absolutely perfect for each other, and deserve all the sappy stuff that comes with spending Valentine's Day together <3 These are in no particular order!
1. Rachel and Logan, Defiance series by C.J. Redwine: THEY ARE ADORABLE. Their relationship starts out with Rachel having been rejected by Logan years ago, and then Logan slowly realizing he loves her. And then all the bad happens, and the two literally lay down their own lives for each other and save one another time and time again, and I'm just a mess of feels. 2. Titus and Iolanthe from The Burning Sky series by Sherry Thomas. It's not the big declarations of love that matter, but the small things that speak volumes for these two. Don't get me wrong, I love make out scenes, but for these two, simply holding each other's hands and saying minimal words is more than enough to send me into a frenzy of feels. Add in the desperation of their situation, and you can literally feel the love they have for one another between them in every touch. I'm just going to melt away now. 3. Meghan and Ash, from Julie Kagawa's The Iron Fey series. This isn't really fair of me, since Kagawa actually wrote a Valentine's Day story of the two (it was adorable), but I love these two to shreds. 4. Kaz and Inej, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Okay, they're not official (yet!!!), but I ship them like crazy. Inej compliments Kaz, and Kaz compliments Inej. One's an impassive mastermind, the other is a silent and deadly with a heart of gold. Need I say more? 5. Miki and Jackson from The Game series by Eve Silver. Because Jackson. Tate. Literally the bane of my existence. He's bossy like no one's business, but has an incredible sweet side. Actually, I'd like to ship Jackson Tate with myself, if that's possible? Yeah? 6. Penryn and Raffe, Angelfall by Susan Ee. I am a huge shipper of those two. Their relationship didn't hit it right off, but I shipped them right from the beginning. Hard. And the author tortured us in the romance aspect, giving us the barest of scenes, just enough to to leave us desperately craving for more. Read it, and you'll see what I mean! 7. Simon and Blue from Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I have gushed and will continue to gush over this book for years to come. Some please fangirl with me over how amazing this book is, and how amazing Simon and Blue make as a couple. Their relationship is absolutely amazing, and I cannot ship any two people more than I ship them! 8. Wilhelmina and Black Knife from The Orphan Queen series by Jodi Meadows. First of all, Wilhelmina is amazing, and second of all, Black Knife is my hero. So yes and yes! Plus, there's this one particular steamy scene in the book that solidified my shipping of those two, and I honestly cannot stop rereading it over and over again. I might have a slight issue, but I ship them too much to really care!
9. Alex and Aiden, The Covenantseries by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Those two have gone through Hades and back (I'm not joking--they've literally gone to Hades). If anyone deserves to be happy, it's those two. The devastation they've both gone through, the support system they have for each other, everything. Those two defied all odds for each other, and words cannot express how much I ship them together! 10. All 4 couples from Marissa Meyer's The Lunar Chronicles series. Because honestly, you can't just ship one of them. Cinder and Kai, Scarlet and Wolf, Cress and Thorne, Winter and Jacin. Power couples that rule the OPT world. In case some of you are wondering why Celaena Sardothien or Feyre aren't on the list, it's because I don't know who I ship them with. Can I ship them with the idea of being in a relationship? Does that count? If so, then they're my unofficial OPT number 11. And in the case you guys are wondering about my plans for the evening...
I hope you all enjoy your day either with your Valentine or with your book boyfriend of choice! And don't forget to stuff yourselves with chocolate and other goodies, regardless if you have a date or not :)