Since I always love gushing about my ships, I was absolutely delighted when Beth @ Reading Every Night tagged me to do this!
Your favourite book couple.
As far as canon book couples go, my current favourite is Patroclus and Achilles (*heart eyes*) from Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles
Your top three book boy/girlfriends.
1// Prince Rhy Maresh from V. E. Schwab’s A Gathering of Shadows
Rhy quickly became one of my favourite characters in A Darker Shade of Magic but he really stole my heart in A Gathering of Shadows.
2// Poet from Natalia Jaster’s Trick
(This is unacceptable! There is no fanart of Poet!)
Poet made me swoon with his first words on the book’s very first page which, I assure you, does not happen all that often.
3// René Hasard from Sharon Cameron’s Rook
So many layers, so much snark.
*cries because, yet again, there is no fan art*
1// Lila Bard (also) from V. E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic
Lila Bard is my single most favourite female protagonist,and I am unconditionally and irrevocably in love with her.
(yes I did in fact just quote Twilight, let’s just ignore that ok?)
2// Annabeth Chase from Rick Riordan’s The Heroes of Olympus
3// Despina from Renée Ahdieh’s The Wrath and the Dawn
Despina is my favourite character from The Wrath and the Dawn and one of the only reasons that kept me reading at some point.
Imagine your favourite book couple. Who would propose, and how? (If there’s already been a proposal: who would be more into organizing the wedding?)
Patroclus would throw out the idea as a joke, or an offhand comment, and Achilles would immediately jump on it. He would seriously go ALL OUT to propose in a formal setting and then have the most incredible/extravagant wedding.
*cries for 1000 years because this doesn’t happen*
Unpopular opinions time! Name a popular pairing you can’t stand.
Does Snape/Lilly count? Because I hate that pairing, like I hate everything about Snape. I know he tried to redeem himself in the end, but that hardly excuses any of his actions towards Harry (and Neville!).
What’s your favourite and least favourite romance trope?
My favourite trope is definitely the enemies-to-lovers trope. I am absolutely weak when it comes to this situation. While my least favourite trope is a tie between the stockholm syndrome trope (also why I tend to stay away from anything inspired by Beauty and the Beast) or the ‘oh-no-we’re-in-love-but-someone-told-us-we’re-siblings-when-we’re-actually-not’ trope because it’s literally the cheapest way to create romantic tension (I’m looking at you Cassie Clare).
Do you ship non-canon couples often? Name some if you do.
I ship them All. The. Time. It’s seriously one of my favourite things to do when it comes to characters:
- Drarry (Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling)
I will go down with this ship, and I will also fight anyone who disagrees.
- Wolfstar (Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling)
Let’s be serious, Wolfstar is practically canon at this point, but since it’s technically not I figured it deserved a spot on this list.
- Felix Wolfe/Yael (Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin)
I loved the dynamic between Felix and Yael in Wolf by Wolf much more than the one between Yael and Luka, so I really hope they become canon.
- Sterek (Teen Wolf)
See, if this were a scene in a tropy YA book, Derek would relax his grip on Stiles for a second before he grabbed him and kissed him.
- Destiel (Supernatural)
I just want a scene where Dean and Cas are having intense eye-sex, and Sam just takes one look at them and tells them to just get a room already because he can taste the sexual tension between the two at this point.
Your opinion on love triangles. Go!
I usually hate them, unless they stray from the usual ‘girl has to choose between two boys who love her even though it’s incredibly obvious who she’ll end up with’ sort of situation.
Favourite and least favourite love triangle?
The one in the Seraphina duology, I won’t say anymore because spoilers.
(But it’s excellent guys, I swear)
…And Least Favourite
Sometimes romance just isn’t the way to go. Favourite friendship?
The bond that Kell and Rhy share in both A Darker Shade of Magic, but more particularly in A Gathering of Shadows, is incredible, and my heart won’t be able to take it if something happens to either of them.
What’s your favourite scene with your bookish OTP?
The scene at the very end of The Song of Achilles, where Thetis releases Patroclus from his state as a soul trapped on earth.
Imagine your favourite book couple again. Who’s most excited about Valentine’s Day (either ironically or genuinely)?
Patroclus gets genuinely excited for Valentine’s Day but he’s way too shy to make a big deal out of it, thankfully Achilles has no such qualms (when he finally realises that Patroclus genuinely wants to celebrate it, probably halfway through the day because he’s terribly oblivious) he just goes all out.
- Clair @ Cup of Books
- Calliope @ Calliope The Book Goddess
- Gel @ Books Y Gel
- Analee @ Book Snacks
- And YOU
*please don’t feel pressured to do this on my account*
What’s your OTP to end all OTPs? Any thoughts on non-canon ships? Tell me bellow!