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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’m so excited to be bringing you a collaboration post here to celebrate Valentine’s Day (also known as the day before all the chocolate goes on sale). Valentine’s Day is all about love and when it comes to books, there are so many great romances out there. If you read my reviews, you know how much I love talking about adorable romances and bookish couples, so today I’ve gotten a few lovely blogger friends to pop over and talk about their favorite OTPs.

Here’s what we’re going to be talking about:

What is your all-time favorite ship or OTP from a YA book? Why? 

My all-time favorite ship from a YA book would have to be Cricket and Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins! They are so cute together perfect for each other. I was ECSTATIC when they finally got together and it gave me a serious case of the feels! I loved seeing them again in Isla and witnessing their dynamic through another character’s eyes. All three of Stephanie Perkins’ books are amazing and have A+ ships!

-Deanna, Books A Blog

One of my favorite OTPs ins Sloane and James, from Suzanne Young’s the Program. One thing I love about Sloane and James is how different their relationship is. Every couple has their own unique story, but they have a story that I don’t read much about in books. Can’t say anything about that, only because it will probably spoil the Program. However, I can tell you that they are able to take care of each other and make the other a better person, which is so important in a relationship. Even after everything they go through, they stay together and I don’t know about you but I believe that is fate and even more proof for why they are one of my OTPs.

-Kaitlin, Next Page Please!

My favorite OTP would have to be between America and Maxon from The Selection series. I absolutely love these two together and I had to wait so long for them to end up together, which made them ending up together even better. Plus they’re so sweet and protective of each other. They are the definition of relationship goals.

-Melanie, Books Are My Children

I have a feeling this might be quite a popular choice, but I’m going to have to say Anna and Etienne from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I really enjoyed reading their story and seeing their relationship grow; not only are they cute as a couple but I like how they are best friends as well and know a lot about each other. Anna and the French Kiss is a book that never fails to cheer me up and any mention of Anna and Etienne always makes me smile – I have a lot of exams coming up at school, so I’ll definitely have this book on standby to cheer me up! All I need now is my own Etienne St Clair *sigh*. Although, I’m going to be a bit sneaky here and say an honourable mention must go to all the budding romances in Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

-Rebekah, Wings Made Of Words

I have SO MANY OTPS from YA books, but my all time favorite has to be… Inej and Kaz from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo!

I’m SO unpredictable.

I adore everything about this couple. The banter, the friendship, EVERYTHING. It is so fun to read about. I love how it is the complete opposite of insta-love, and that it’s not a romance filled with cliches and easyness. Their romance is difficult, and it feels real. You can see that they’re perfect for each other, and that they work well together. I LOVE IT.

Also, this book is freaking amazing, so if you haven’t read it yet, GET ON THAT.

-Ava, Bookishness And Tea

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Our all-time favourite ship/OTP from a YA book is definitely Cinder & Kai! They are just so perfect together and we love the way their relationship evolves throughout the series. Cinder is a super strong main character and Kai is passionate but still authoritative. Basically, any ship/couple in The Lunar Chronicles works for this, but Cinder & Kai have to be our favourite!

-Sarena and Sasha, The Pendant Trilogy

Anyone who knows me well, knows that my OTP is Jily – James Potter and Lily Evans. Why? There are so many reasons – here’s just a few! Jily showed me that differences don’t matter when it comes to love. James Potter was a rich, well known, entitled pureblood. Lily Potter was an unknown Muggle who despised arrogant toerags. Despite the differences in their background, economic status, Lily’s initial distaste of James, they ended up being happy in their short time together.

Jily showed me love in the face of adversity. Despite being targeted by Voldemort, they still loved each other, never gave up on each other and kept fighting on, for each other, for Harry, for their family. Ultimately, Jily represents triumph to me – the triumph of love over barriers. It doesn’t matter what the barrier is – love will always transcend it.

-Geraldine, Coralling Books

When Jessica presented me this question, I had an answer in .2 seconds. Though I have many ships, PERCABETH is my ultimate OTP. In case you somehow don’t recognize this ship, PERCABETH = Percy Jackson + Annabeth Chase, both from the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series by the infamous Rick Riordan. Why are they my OTP? Because, simply, they were my first. I shipped them before I even knew what shipping was. I rooted for them the minute Annabeth saw Percy drooling. They are so cute together! They compliment each other so well, with Annabeth’s smarts and Percy’s jokes. They have been relationship goals since I was eleven. Someone find me a Seaweed Brain, please.

-Jess, Princessica Of Books

My most favorite OTP is Vin and Elend from the Mistborn trilogy. I think the reason I loved this couple is because they worked so harmoniously together. They knew when they needed to be together, and they knew when they needed to be apart. They really got each other, and that’s what made me adore the pair of them. They worked well as a team, and you can see how their relationship develops over the course of the trilogy. This wasn’t something that just sprung out of nowhere, and reading their relationship was oddly peaceful. There was nothing to disrupt this ship, and I enjoyed that. Their relationship also made the plot so much better. There were certain events that occurred (no spoilers!) that wouldn’t have been as effective and strong without their relationship. Vin always made decisions that she knew would help Elend, and Elend did the same for her. All in all, this is definitely one of my favorite ships in all of the books that I have read, and I think it is such an underrated one. (p.s. the mistborn series is epic!)
-Nisha, Nxrao 
My favorite OTP would be Will Herondale and Tessa Gray. I shipped them so much from the beginning of The Infernal Devices trilogy. They both love books. They “live and breathe words”, and let’s be honest, which bookworm/bibliophile/book lover doesn’t love a couple who loves books. Even before that, the first time I read a scene of Will and Tessa, I was like: I SHIP YOU BOTH. AND I LOVE YOU BOTH (I just ran out of words to express my love, so I’m gonna leave it here).
– Maha, Younicorn Reads

Can we give a huge thank-you to all the lovely book bloggers who participated! I love all of these responses, and I’m hugely grateful to have all of these book bloggers here today.
Happy Valentine’s day, all! I hope you all have a seriously great day (and get to read something great.) I’m going to spend the day curled up with my newly arrived copy of Glass Sword, and then work on the launch of my top secret project (coming tomorrow!).

How are you spending today?

 

6 Comments on Happy Valentine’s Day! Let’s Talk About Our Favorite OTPs

  1. Maha @younicornreads
    February 14, 2016 at 11:57 am (1 year ago)

    This post is amazing! It made me smile 😀
    all these responses are all wonderful, and that’s what makes it an amazing post <3

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  2. Rebekah @ Wings Made Of Words
    February 14, 2016 at 2:40 pm (1 year ago)

    Aw, this post is so sweet! Thank you for having me on your blog as well, I loved answering the question and everyone’s responses are brilliant! Do you have a favourite OTP? I hope you have a lovely day, Jess! ♡
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  3. Geraldine @ Corralling Books
    February 15, 2016 at 7:21 am (1 year ago)

    I loved this post idea! <3
    I spent Valentine's Day just hanging out with my sisters and having a fantastic time with them!
    I hope your Valentine's Day was as amazing too~ <3
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