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February 8th Favorites: Fictional Couples
This week’s topic speaks to me on a deep, personal level. I read all around the genre spectrum. From horror to sci-fi to fantasy to romance, with a short detour in middle grade and a light stop at young adult. Set me loose in a bookstore and I’m hopping between shelves like a monkey on banana-based speed.
The one thing all these different reads have in common? The luurve. If a book, no matter the genre, has a fictional couple falling in love the odds that I will read that book go up by 200%.
(But! Direct opposite odds if there’s a love triangle happening. BOO love triangles. KILL THEM, KILL THEM WITH FIRE AND EXTREMELY DEADLY DEATHS.)
Ahem. Sorry. On to the favorite fictional couples.
Eowyn & Faramir, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
“No longer do I desire to be a queen,’ she said.
Then Faramir laughed merrily. ‘That is well,’ he said; ‘for I am not a king. Yet I will wed with the White Lady of Rohan, if it be her will. And if she will, then let us cross the River and in happier days let us dwell in fair Ithilien and there make a garden. All things will grow with joy there, if the White Lady comes.”
―JRR Tolkien, The Return of the King
Tristran & Yvaine, Stardust
“I am the most miserable person who ever lived,” he said…“You are young, and in love,” said Primus. “Every young man in your position is the most miserable young man who ever lived.”
“He wondered how it could have taken him so long to realize he cared for her, and he told her so, and she called him an idiot, and he declared that it was the finest thing that ever a man had been called.”
Beauty & The Beast, Beauty
“He made a noise somewhere between a roar and a bark, and after an anxious minute, I decided it was probably a laugh. “You do not believe me then?” he inquired.
“Well’—no,” I said, hesitantly, wondering if this might anger him. “Any number of mirrors have told me otherwise.”
“You will find no mirrors here,” he said, “for I cannot bear them: nor any quiet water in ponds. And since I am the only one who sees you, why are you not then beautiful?”
― Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
Laurel & Delany, Savor the Moment
““You changed what was between us. You took the step, and I didn’t see it coming. I can’t be sorry for that when I’m so damn grateful for it. I don’t know if you were always the one,” he said again. “But I know you’re the one now, and I know you’re going to be the one tomorrow, and next month, next year. And you’re going to be the one for the rest of my life.”
― Savor the Moment
Carrow & Malkom, Demon From the Dark
“As if to make her feel guiltier, he gathered her into his arms, cupping her face against his broad chest. His voice a deep rumble, he said, “Carrow is Malkom’s.”
She wanted to sob.
“Yes,” she answered, wishing that it could be so simple between them. Demon meets girl. Girl might be falling for demon.”
“This was full when I left. Demon, did you eat some of my toothpaste?”
― Demon from the Dark
I’m always looking for non-romance books that happen to have a little pining/swooning/kissing.
Seeing Stardust on your list made my heart do a little happy dance. Such a lovely book.
It’s one of the very rare cases when I love the book and movie equally. They’re both stellar!
So many of the IAD couples are amazing 🙂
Damaged with a heart of gold is my CATNIP and Kresley Cole heroes are so damaged! I think I tore through the series in about three weeks 🙂
These books seem interesting, I will be checking them out. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you! That’s always the hope 🙂
Oooooh I forgot about Eowyn and Faramir!!! I love that in the books I got to see more of their relationship! They are great and all we got of them together in the movies was them like…standing next to each other that one time 🙁
I know there was no way they could fit EVERYTHING in, but . . . maybe just one shot of a good happy Faramir kissing Eowyn? He had like the worst home life ever and I want to see him get good things 🙁
I am the same about romance element in a book making me want to pick it up over others on the shelf. I love Faromir and Eowyn!
That last quote about the toothpaste had me giggling.
Great list! 🙂
Haha, thank you!