As I am sure that many of your have come to realize from my SQUEE-filled (and happy tear filled) reviews, such as my review of "The Body Finder" and "The Pledge", Kimberly Derting is one of my most favourite YA authors of all time. While there is many things that I believe that Kimberly excels at (as rockstars do) I think that she does most at creating characters that we truly care about and romances that we can't help but root for. Therefore when I was asked, as part of this tour, what I would like Kimberly to stop by the blog to discuss who her most favourite literary couples are jumped to the front of my mind- after all, I thought it was only fitting as her Jay/Violet and Charlie/ Max are, without a doubt, two of my most favourite!
MY FAVORITE LITERARY COUPLES!
I’m a sucker for love. In fact, you might even say I LOVE love.
I love everything about it: the yearning, the romance, the drama, and the kissing...oh yeah, the kissing! And YA novels certainly have no shortage of great kissing in them. Some of my favorite YA couples are steaming up the pages with some of the best kissing scenes ever written.
But sometimes even better than the kissing, is the non-kissing. The tension leading up to that first kiss can be even better than the kissing itself. That moment when your favorite couple’s eyes meet across the room, or when they accidentally brush hands...and there’s that sudden spark between them! You know what I mean!
So who are my favorite couples in YA, you might ask? Well, that’s tough, because there are so many to choose from. I mean, there’s Cassel and Lila from WHITE CAT (love them!), Patch and Nora from HUSH, HUSH (who doesn’t love them?), Katniss and...well Peeta or Gale (I’m not really sure who to love...). See what I mean about all the choices?
But I do have a few all-time faves that give me butterflies and glue me to the pages.
First, and maybe foremost, I love Ethan and Lena from BEAUTIFUL CREATURES. They have this kind of undeniable attraction that keeps drawing them together even when everything tells them they should be apart. I mean, c’mon, they can read each others’ thoughts! The kissing factor: Sweet, with a side of Southern Charm.
Second on my Who Do I Love List: Jace and Clary from CITY OF BONES. Okay, maybe not the Jace and Clary from CITY OF BONES (because if you’ve read the book...ewwww), but definitely the Jace and Clary from later in the series. They have chemistry, chemistry, chemistry...with a capital C-H-E-M-I-S-T-R-Y! The kissing factor: Hot, with a side of I’m-So-Glad-We-Can-Finally-Hook-Up.
And rounding out my top three favorite YA couples (and, man, this is SO DANG HARD to choose!), I have to say Aislinn and Seth. He’s the bad-boy who’s not-so-bad and she’s the fairy queen who needs him to stay grounded. I’m not sure if I love them as a couple so much as I love him, but I’m standing by my decision because he’s so super sweet and so super hot. Kissing factor: Sensual, with a side of Oh My!
Seriously, I could go on and on, and name about a zillion other YA couples, but I have to stop somewhere! So what about you...who do you love???
From Goodreads: "Kimberly is the author of the BODY FINDER series (HarperCollins) and THE PLEDGE trilogy (Simon & Schuster). She lives in the Pacific Northwest, the ideal place to write anything dark or creepy...a gloomy day can set the perfect mood. She lives with her husband and their three beautiful (and often mouthy) children who provide an endless source of inspiration."
Special thanks goes out to Kimberly for stopping by the blog and donating an amazing prise and Rachel (over at Fiktshun) and Jamie (over at Two Chicks on Books) for organizing this wonderful tour- now those girls? They're some rockstars! ;)
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