Six of My All Time Favourite YA Couples Ft. Aesthetics!!

In the four years I’ve been blogging, I don’t think I ever did a Valentine’s post? I did do Kat’s Valentine’s Day Write Tag last year, but that was about my own WIP, I never did a post in which I talked about my favourite couples for this time of the year? Which is weird because I have many ships that I love to rave about! I decided that for this post I’d talk about some couples I fell in love with in more recent years and ones I don’t really talk much about, so no Percabeth or Simon and Blue even though I love them to pieces.

also I realise it’s not Valentine’s yet but I actually have more than one Valentine’s related post planned + I have one I want to get up on Valentine’s itself and it’s not this one

Magnus and Alex – Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan

If you read part two of my favourite books of 2018, you may remember me comparing Alex’ aesthetic to Cosmo and Wanda from Fairy Odd Parents and guess what I’m not getting that out of my head now!! Anyway, soft sunshine boy who turns into a blushing mess around sarcastic Alex?? Yes please. I wish we had seen more of them as a couple but their slow-burn and banter was a lot of fun to read. Also if you haven’t read Magnus Chase yet and didn’t know: Magnus is pansexual and Alex genderfluid, so that in itself is already reason enough to pick this series up. If you need more reasons, I’ll direct you to this post

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Lennon’s moms – Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennet

Lennon’s moms aren’t that prominent in the book but they’re absolute goals? They’re just so cute and I loved their banter and pop culture bets and just djsghd We don’t see much of their relationship, but honestly it was enough to make me fall in love with them

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Charlie and Alyssa – Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

QUEENS of my heart* Honestly I love these two so much?? Like imagine going to a con and running into your (internet) celebrity crush and?? They feel the same way?? ICONIC. Just like their first date. Thank you Charlie and Alyssa for raising my expectations to the roof for first dates. I too would like an emtpy arcade and food please. Though to be fair that doesn’t even need to be a date just leave me there by myself (and with the food) and I’ll be ok

Anyway they’re just?? So cute?? Read Queens of Geek please. I’ll definitely be rereading it soon, not because of Valentine’s Day because eh I don’t really care for it but this post made me realise I haven’t yet?? Even though I claim it to be one of my favourite books?? #fakefan

* See what I did there ok I’ll let myself out
** Okay as I was linking my review I found out I ALREADY MADE THIS PUN IN MY REVIEW TITLE? I’m not original nsdmgd

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Seelie and Alyssa – My Whole Truth by Mischa Thrace

Another YA Sapphic Queen™ called Alyssa?

Going into My Whole Truth I didn’t even know Seelie was wlw let alone that there’d be a cute f/f romance so that already gave them a special place in my heart but THEN IT’S A NICE, HEALTHY, SUPPORTING AND HAPPY RELATIONSHIP? Thank you Mischa Thrace for blessing me.

Seelie and Alyssa’s relationship is soft and beautiful. Both of them would already go through hell for their other friends, but their relationship is still set apart. They just melt around each other and kndfdgjj How do I even describe their relationship? I don’t I’m so sorry

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Lara Jean and Peter K – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

I’m just?? So soft for these two?? I’m already a sucker for fake dating stories but these two?? They’re just so cute and soft and I love their banter and just sdbfh They’re not perfect, nor is their relationship, but they work through it because they love each other. They accept each other for who they are, don’t try to change each other and bring out the best in each other.

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Tanner and Sebastian – Autoboyography Christina Lauren

Why did I choose this ship when I already have such a hard time describing my feelings for this book??? Honestly is this entire post even slightly coherent I feel like I’m mostly just going ‘dsngbh I love them’ and that’s it

Just,, they

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Me at the start of this post: wow I wonder why I’ve never done a post like this for Valentine’s I have many ships I love to talk about!!

Me now after realising words are hard and even harder when talking about why I love a certain ships especially when it’s been a while since I read most of these books:

Let’s just leave it at this: all of these ships left me with warm, fuzzy feelings and all of them are healthy!! That’s the most important thing right?

What are some of your all time favourite ships? What do you think makes a good ship? Let me know in the comments!

The Book Awards: Favourite Romantic Ship

Kicking off The Book Awards is Favourite Romantic Ship. All of these ships have a beautiful love, but which one will survive the storm that is The Book Awards? (pardon my terrible pun).

Warning: Spoilers for The Fault in Our Stars, Eleanor and Park, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and The Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus and Throne of Glass (specifically Crown of Midnight). 

Warning #2: Lots of fangirling going on in this post. 

Hazel and Gus (The Fault in Our Stars by John Green)

Apart from not really having a ship name (Hazus? Guzel? Hagustus? Aguzel? If anyone knows a ship name that does not suck, please help me out here haha), they have a beautiful love that surpasses even death. We don’t know what happens to Hazel after the ending of the book, but I think we can all agree that she will never stop loving Gus. They were there for each other and understood each other like no one else around them could.

Eleanor and Park (Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell)

“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”

Damn, why has no one said this about me yet? Eleanor and Park didn’t like each other at first, but they slowly become friends and fall in love. The transition from strangers to friends to lovers was beautifully done and realistic, just like the ending (how frustrating it may be).

Brb dying from cuteness

Ron and Hermione (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)

Okay so maybe J.K. Rowling herself is having second thoughts about this ship, but I don’t care. Romione all the way. They balance each other out, they fight and make up (woah for a second there I felt like I was singing Hot ‘n Cold!), they too started out as friends and fell in love and they’re just perfect for each other okay? BESIDES LOOK AT THAT GIF. HOW CAN YOU NOT SHIP THIS.

Percy and Annabeth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan)

Again started out as friends. Crushing on each other forever driving us readers insane. Not wanting to be separated from each other. Trusting each other with their lives. Giving up immortality. FALLING INTO TARTARUS TOGETHER LIKE ARE YOU KIDDING ME UNCLE RICK. And now they’re going to live in New Rome and finally live in peace and happiness with each other.

You tell them Buffy. Though I’m pretty sure that the entire fandom ships this.

“With you scowling at everyone, no one will ask me to dance.”

Chaol and Celaena (Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas)

WHY OH WHY DID THEY HAVE TO GET TOGETHER AND HAVE THIS BEAUTIFUL RELATIONSHIP ONLY TO HAVE IT DESTROYED A FEW CHAPTERS LATER.

Chaol honestly cares about her and wants her to be safe. Was sending her away not a good idea? Maybe, but he had good intentions. Celaena may not be able to trust him right now, but I’m confident that she will be able to again in the future and that she will always love him. Even if they don’t get back together, what they had is beautiful and heartbreaking and will forever be in my shipper heart.

I ship all of these, so I don’t even care which ship wins. LET THE BEST SHIP SAIL THROUGH THE BOOK AWARDS (again sorry for the bad pun).

CHALLENGE

Pick your OTP (okay let’s be honest here, we all have several so pick one of them) and think of a song for them. If you’re feeling creative, make one up yourself! If you’re musically talented, play/sing it! SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR SHIP. It doesn’t have to be one of the above five. You can share the song in the comments, in your own blog post (so that more people know about The Book Awards and can vote for your favourite ship!), tell me on Twitter (@writingbadger or use #TBAchallenge) or if you’re performing the song, share it on Youtube! (and of course let me know in the comments so I can check it out :) )

I will pick some favourites next week and share them! Of course if you want to do this challenge after next week, that’s fine too! There’s no deadline, unless you want to be featured.

If you have any questions, let me know in the comments!

For this challenge I’ve picked Romione and their song is:

There are still some nominees that I don’t know anything about, so please tell me here why your favourite should win! I realised that I forgot quite a few (all categories that didn’t have to go through round 2 voting as there weren’t that many nominees), so if you’ve already told me about your favourites, please check the post again to see if you can help me with the ones I temporarily forgot about!

Voting will start once the promoting part is over, but let me know in the comments which one is your favourite and why!

– The Writing Hufflepuff

Behind the blog: OTP

I know what you’re thinking. This post will be about her OTPs (let’s face it, none of us actually have one OTP, even though ironically it means ONE True Pairing). Well, close but not quite! This will be about my OTP: me + food, inspired by some of the photos I used in the gallery in the sidebar.

I thought it’d be nice for my readers to get to know me better. This blog is about books and writing, so obviously you already knew I like to read and write. I think I’ve mentioned my love for food before, but this post will fully show my love for food.

I really love food

I really love food

Like really, really love food

Like really, really love food

Me + food = OTP

Me + food = OTP

Foooood

Foooood

Magnum heck yess

Magnum heck yess

OTP

OTP

Gramps loves food too

Don’t mind me. Just casually eating Hello Kitty

Do you like waffles? Yes we like waffles! Can’t wait to get a mouth full! Dudududu

Mom, no paparazzi. Just let me eat

You can’t go to a movie without popcorn

I like to think I’m a healthy person. Unless I walk past a KFC

Mom what did I say about the paparazzi. Just let me eat!

Mom I’m sick of your paparazzi- bye

WAFFLES!

It runs in the family

Sadly, these aren’t even all the food related pictures. Like I said guys: me + food = OTP.

– The Writing Hufflepuff