This week, we continue with our guest posts from the fabulous Melissa Hill, winner of GotYA's Do the Write Thing for Nashville auction item. Be sure to look for Melissa's final post in September.
It’s one month until the much anticipated release of Mockingjay (If you haven’t read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, what are you waiting for???), and it had me thinking about why I read YA. To quote Rosie O’Donnell’s character, Becky, from one of my all-time favorite movies—Sleepless in Seattle:
“You don’t want to fall in love. You want to fall in love in a movie.” Or in my case a book. There is something magical about falling in love. And especially for the first time. It’s something you never forget. Reading YA gives me the opportunity to fall in love (for the first time) again and again.
So I thought I would share a few of my favorite romances with you:
Romeo and Juliet—I wonder if Shakespeare knew he was writing the prototypic YA couple whom all others would be compared to.
Seth and Aislinn (Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr)—Seth is laid back and totally devoted to Aislinn. And he makes the whole body piercing thing very sexy.
Clary and Jace (The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare)—Okay, it’s Jace. I don’t think I need to say anything else.
Gemma and Kartik (A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray)—The whole series is a little frustrating. Will they ever get together? But then they do and the scene is totally worth it. Even if it is short lived.
Ever and Damen (The Immortals by Alyson Noël) —Damen is patient and understanding and Ever is willing to do just about anything to be with him.
That brings me back to Mockingjay. Is it August yet? One could argue that The Hunger Games is about much more than a love story. And while I agree, the romantic in me still desperately wants to know who Katniss will choose? Peeta or Gale???
So you guys tell me, who are you favorite YA couples?