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This week on Top Ten Tuesday, we get to list our top ten favorite romances. This will feel incredibly difficult considering the whole time I write this and then after I publish the post, I will have the nagging feeling that I forgot a couple. But I will do my utmost best to remember my favorite ten.
In no order:
1. Beauty and Beast from Beauty by Robin McKinley
Hands down, my favorite fairytale retelling. I love any Beauty and the Beast retelling actually, but Robin McKinley hits it right on with the romance.
2. Sarah Dessen's couples from Sarah Dessen books
I can't pick just one! Although, my top would probably be Dex and Remy from This Lullaby, Auden and Eli from Along for the Ride, and Wes and Macy from The Truth about Forever. Sarah Dessen writes great contemporaries and in them are even greater romances. They make me sigh and swoon, pulling me into their world and wishing I had a Dex.
3. Anne and Gil from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
For all of my childhood, I wish I had a Gil. I would grunt with frustration over Anne pushing him away, giddily smile with any interaction between them, and imagine having a friendship and relationship like theirs. This is definitely one of the greatest romances.
4. Aria and Perry from Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi
Aria is thrown into a world she's always believed to be horribly savage while Perry has always thought her world never truly lived under their false beliefs. In the first book, and I do have to use a cliche saying for this, they found love. In the second book, they overcome odds. Power couple!
5. Mia and Michael from The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot
This series makes me go into a book hangover of sorts. Out of all of the books, the last one, Forever Princess, is by far the best one romantic-wise. There's a scene in the carriage where it just makes me smile so hard, my face hurts. I love Anne Hathaway, but they need to do another movie adaption, but do this one correctly.
6. Kat and Hale from the Heist Society series by Ally Carter
Alright, technically, they're not in a relationship in the beginning, but there's an understanding. Also, they have such great chemistry together, I always got so excited to see Hale's name on the page. I'll be posting my review of Perfect Scoundrels later in the week so watch out for more cuteness!
7. Cammie and Zach from The Gallagher Girl series by Ally Carter
You may all sigh now. They don't meet until the second book, but do I care? No. They have such great chemistry, but there's also conflict and trust issues. Their relationship and romance is so wonderful, I can't even say. Ally Carter, you are the best.
8. Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
I bet that almost every list will have these two on there. They had to overcome an arena designed to leave only one kid left, a dystopian world where starvation kills more than normal, threats, a boy named Gale, amnesia of sorts where Peeta becomes a non-Peeta, war, and other horrible things. Through it all, you know they're perfect for each other. They complement each other. It doesn't hurt either that they have moments in the series that make you swoon.
9. Hazel and Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
I don't even know what to say. It's just all so beautiful and plays with your heart in a way that you don't think it's possible. My review is here, if any of you are interested and haven't read this magnificent novel.
10. Christy and Todd from the Christy Miller series by Robin Jones Gunn
I started reading this series when I was about in middle school, max. Todd was probably one of the first guys I ever swooned over. This was one of the first series I remember getting on hold over and over at the library and would skim some parts just to see Christy and Todd together.
Ismae and Duvall from Grave Mercy, Mia and Adam from If I Stay/Where She Went, Annie and Finnick from The Hunger Games, Elizabeth and Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, Juliette and Warner from Shatter Me (I'm a Warner fan, but since I haven't read Unravel Me, I haven't seen the true romance), and so many others!
What are YOUR top romances?