I originally launched this feature around Valentine’s Day but it was so much fun that I decided to continue on with it every so often to highlight new ships that I’ve developed! While many of my most desperate ships may not sail, they will, as always, live on in MY heart.
Celaena & Chaol from The Throne of Glass Series
So I’ve ONLY read through Crown of Midnight so far BUT Celaena and Chaol made me SO HAPPY. I loved that I got to see some romance so early in the series, and it seemed so authentic and something about Chaol I just really love (especially since Celaena melts his icy defenses and at times rigid personality). I should’ve known Part 1 of Crown of Midnight was too good to be true..because Part 2 was sinking my ship faster than cannonballs being blown into the Black Pearl.
Alison & Willem from The Just One Day Duology
So after Just One Day I was in emotional turmoil, because how could I feel so much for a couple when 75% of the book they were apart? I’m now going through similar torture with Just One Year, but I applaud Gayle Forman for being able to make me care so much about a couple by reading about the time they spend apart…absence makes the heart grow fonder?
Daemon & Katy from The Lux Series
So after the first book in the series I was like NO WAY because Daemon was such a jerk, but I think this is the best hate-to-love romance portrayal I’ve ever read. There such opposite personalities but there’s so much tension and so much balance that it works. And talk about the swoons. Bonus points because Katy is a book blogger and bloggers and handsome paranormal dudes are obviously the right match. (Who else would be prepared to handle the paranormal angst besides a book blogger? Fangirls have been preparing for such an opportunity for years). I am so beyond happy that we’re getting another Lux book!
Alina & The Darkling from The Grisha Trilogy
MAYBE THIS IS WRONG but it feels so right. I was pulling for them until the bitter end. Mal? Psssh. Nikolai? Yawn. I WANTED THEM TO COMBINE THEIR POWERS AND TEMPER EACH OTHER AND RULE THE WORLD. (I just love a desirable villain, don’t you?)
Marigold & North from “It’s A Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown”
So Stephanie Perkins is such a talented writer that even her short story couples make my all-time-ship-list. Marigold and North were my favorite people in the entire My True Love Gave To Me Anthology. I NEED to know what happens. I need an NPR listening, flannel shirt wearing character in my life. It could have a red ombré cover to match the Anna books. I want to start a petition to convince Stephanie Perkins to write their full story. My reasons would look something like this…
Are any of these ships on your favorites list? Do you wish there were more to these couples’ stories?