Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday! Best Romances...*sigh*

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week I get to gush all about my favorite romances *sigh* It was reeeeeally hard to narrow it down and to save me and you a lot of time I just listed them because I could talk for hours about why I love these. So short blurbs or we'd be here forever :)





Historical
1. Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville--Ok, so I'm cheating right off the bat but if it wasn't for books we would never know about them...sooo I'm including them! Edward IV was King of England in the 1400s and fell in love with Elizabeth Woodville, a widower with 2 sons mind you, at first sight when she was standing on the side of the road as he rode past. True story. Seriously. I'm telling you, you cannot get a better story or plot than from stuff that actually happened. 

2. Sir Richard Woodville and Jaquetta of Luxembourg--Seriously. These two are amazing. She was a Duchess and after her first husband, a Duke, died, she fell in love with and married his squire. *sigh* She broke all the rules of aristocracy and married for love in a time that love was never considered. They had a dozen kids and their daughter became Queen of England. Well...and a lot of other not so good stuff happend too, but still. Their love story is standalone amazingness. 

Dystopian
3. Alex and Lena--Oh. Em. Gee. Delirium ripped part of my soul out. These two. THESE TWO characters make my heart bleed. They are just amaaaazingly perfect together. Alex literally taught Lena how to love. How is this not one of the best love stories ever told. C'mon man. Dying. 

4.. Tris and Tobias--If you've read Divergent, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Tris and Tobias are just amazing together. I remember reading it for the first time and my heart was just pounding with excitement for them.

5. Gaia and Leon--Gaia is so strong and fiery and Leon loves her for it. He brings out the best in her and wants her to be strong and independent. They are just perfect and I love love love them :) 

Fantasy
6. Hector and Elisa--Um, Hector. Swoon, swoon, faint, swoon, faint. Oh my gosh. I cannot even begin to go into how much I love him and how much I love him and Elisa together. They are just too perfect as well. 

7. Akiva and Karou--This one is a bit more tricky. SPOILER IF YOU HAVEN'T READ------>I mean, how can you not root for love that was so obviously lost and then found again. It breaks my heart to know things turned out at one point and I am crossing every finger and toe and limb I have they can get their shit together and works things out. 

8. Jace and Clary-- This is another oh em gee moment. I cannot get enough of these two!! Especially in the first 3 books. I totally thought I was going to have a heart attack while reading. The banter. The fights. The make-ups. The agony. Gah!! It was all too much but oh so worth it in the end. City of Glass...goodness. Pass the tissues. Too many feelings. 

Contemporary
9. Adam and Mia-- I won't tell you which couple I had to cut to fit these two in but I did. After reading If I Stay and Where She Went, there is not a list in this world I will not include these two on if we are talking about love stories. Oh my gosh, I die. I just can't. These two make me wanna give away hugs but also crawl into a corner and cry. Too much. Love love love.

10. Hazel Grace and Augustus Walters--Yeah....that's all I got. I can't even talk about them. Can't. Won't. They're amazing. That's all. 

19 comments:

  1. Alex and Lena and Tris and Tobias definitely made my list as well! I've seen Mia and Adam on a lot of lists, which reminds me I need to pick up Where She Went. I mean, I LOVED If I Stay but their romance wasn't quite list-worthy for me in that book alone. I forgot about Akiva and Karou but definitely rooting for them as well.

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  2. Jace and Clary are great. They made my list too!

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  3. Oh my gosh I am IN LOVE with your list! Especially Elisa and Hector swoon

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  4. Love the way you broke down your list this week! Alex and Lena's relationship was a very sweet one <3

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  5. YES! How could I have forgotten Akiva and Karou? Well anyhow great list! :D

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  6. I love how you broke this down into genres! Such a clever idea. And oh my god, I love so many of these. I actually love Jace & Clary so much that I'm afraid to read City of Fallen Angels bc COG ended so perfectly. And Mia and Adam may be one of my favorite couples EVER. <3

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  7. The way you set out your list is a great format.
    And I'm with you Alex and Lena!

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  8. Oh, Tris and Tobias, totally! I just really love those two, even though there wasnt much romance in Divergent. I liked Hazel and Gus too, but they didnt make it to my top 10 :(

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  9. Oh man.... I see many chat sessions in our future! Great idea on the genres! ALEX & LENA!!! TRIS & TOBIAS!!! JACE & CLARY!!!! and YES YES YES.... MIA & ADAM! (what is it with the hot Adams?!??!)

    I think I need to read some Hector & Elisa--- sounds right up my alley!

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  10. Adam and Mia! HOW DID I FORGET THEM??? Also have to admit I had to google who Gaia and Leon were...going to have to check that series out!

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  11. Adam & Mia are on my list two. <3

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  12. love it! obviously i read mostly Dystopian because those were the only ones i have read on your list! i haven't heard of the others, but one of my goals this year is to read outside of my comfort zone.. so i will have to give those a shot! thanks for checking out my list too! - Katie @ Inkk

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  13. Ahh love Alex and Lena, and Akiva and Karou! I need to start the second book in the series, Days of Blood and Starlight.

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  14. Dumb question - who are Gaia and Leon? I love the rest of your dystopian/contemp lists, though. Adam and Mia almost made it onto my list...but I had to cut them and I felt TERRIBLE. They're awesome!

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  15. oh I like that you split this up! haha I'm curious now about what couple you had to cut out. I need to re-read those Gayle Forman books! fantastic list.

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  16. Yay for Akiva and Karou! One of my all-time favorites!

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  17. I have Hazel and Augustus on my list too! Divergent is on my list to read, I look forward to find out about Tris and Tobias. This is a great list.

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  18. I love Tris and Four so much! Great list! I still haven't read A Fault in Our Stars yet...I own it but I'm not sure if I'm ready for it yet!

    Annie :)

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  19. Akiva and Karou, gosh one of my all-time favorite romances - way way way at the top. Since I finished the Unearthly series, I've started making my way thru the Delirium books for the first time. I'm not very far in, but I really like Alex and Lena so far. :)

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