Thursday, February 24, 2011

Guest Post: Favourite couples in YA

Today I'm very lucky to introduce Kirsty from The Overflowing Library to my blog. (Hi Kirsty!) Kirsty is another one of my absolute favourite book bloggers and friends. Her interest in historical fiction aside, we do share a lot of favourite books in common and I always eagerly await her posts. Over to you Kirsty...

Couples from books I love....

While not essential for me to like a book I do love a story with a great couple in it. Forget all these love triangles that keep popping up everywhere, I much prefer a novel where the couple in question are rock solid and generally a bit loved up. In no particular order these are my favourite couples from books I have read in recent months.

Sally Lockhart and Fred Garland from The Sally Lockhart Series by Philip Pullman
Maybe it's the historian in me, but I loved these two as a couple. I loved how modern they were despite being set in the Victorian period and ended up completely devastated at how things turned out for the two of them. If you've not read this series you really ought to!

Claire and Henry from the Time Travellers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
This is one of the very few adult books I have actually read and I loved it and loved them. Again another one with a bit of a sad ending (I almost cried - which is saying a lot, I do not cry at books ever). I loved how their story unravelled with the time travel element thrown into the mix.

Will and Lyra from His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
Possibly a bit of a controversial one as they are both quite young in the books, but I think the potential Will and Lyra had as a couple would have been amazing. I loved their story and my heart broke a little bit at the end when they were forced to give each other up and return to their own worlds at the end of the series.

Daniel and Lucy from My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares
I loved this book and I loved the lead couple in it. I loved the idea that souls were destined to be together throughout time and how they kept finding one another time and time again.

John and Meg from Going too far by Jennifer Echols
Officer After made my knees go weak! I'm not going to lie to you there were times in this book when I was jealous of Meg and wanted to keep him for myself. He is just so gorgeously hot in his policeness. That said I did love them as a couple. I loved how she played the rebel but actually Mr straight-laced was the one to rescue her!

Who have I missed?? Which other couples do you think are worth a mention?

Thank you Kirsty! I would have never remembered Sally and Fred or Will and Lyra, but now that you've mentioned them how could I have forgotten them?! They're brilliant, and so are you! Everyone, head over to The Overflowing Library and tell Kirsty how brilliant she is!


  1. I love Henry and Claire and John and Meg too. But among my favourites are Rose and Dimitri from Vampire Academy, Jace and Clary from The Mortal Instruments and Wes and Macy from The Truth About Forever.

  2. Henry and Claire would be on my list for sure. hmm... who else... Anne and Gilbert from Anne of Green Gables is one.

  3. Anne and Gilbert, fer sure. Jamie and Claire from Outlander. And, er, my own! Rosa and Baha from the novel I'm still madly revising... I daydream about them a lot [g]


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