We’re coming up on the end of the year, where “Fave” lists are going to start making their rounds. I recently made my own list for my Fave 2019 Reads and it’s currently sitting at 15 books long and there is still a month and a half of reading left! When brainstorming how to either split up that list or if having 15 faves for the whole year is too many or not enough, another thought popped into my mind.
Of course, we all have favorite reads and most likely, one of the aspects we end up loving these books for are the Love Interests! And 2019 has been a year for amazing couples in YA. So many new favorites with amazing dynamics that just keep me (and probably you) wanting the next book and more books with those dynamics.
My goal leading up to the end of the year is to do a couple of these “Fave” posts featuring different things, like this one, OTP’s, and Covers, Tag Lines, Male/Female MC, etc. Ending with my Fave 2019 Reads – though I’m still not entirely sure how I’ll split that up. I also want to say that none of these OTP’s are from books I reread, but all either out in 2019 or 2020.
Now, in no particular order, let’s take a look at who I chose for this list. Making these choices, no matter how easy they felt, it still took some consideration. Two of these OTP’s are from the same book, so let me start there.
Sisters of Shadow and Light – Sara B. Larson
Zuhra + Kaidyn & Halvor + Inara
Ugh, I loved Kaidyn and Zuhra from almost the first minute they met. Then it only took one act for me to fully become a goner when it came to them. There might be some other power at play in their connection, but they each represent something the other needs and their moments are often so cute, and the chemistry is there.
As for Halvor and Inara their relationship is so cute, and I die. He’s so fiercely protective and so soft and he really cares about her. Inara is drawn to him right away and has no problems trusting him. Their relationship started off rocky, but there’s nothing they wouldn’t do for each other.
The Beholder – Anna Bright
Selah + Torden
Can I marry Torden? Because damn. Selah views him as her opposite, but fundamentally they are pretty similar if not the same. He challenges her and pushes her out of her shell. He’s gentle with her and almost reverent, and he’s exactly what she needs.
House of Salt and Sorrows – Erin A. Craig
Annaleigh + Cassius
Cassius is so swoon worthy and charming and caught Annaleigh’s eye almost immediately. He’s another one I was a goner for, from the moment he stepped onto the page. Their relationship isn’t easy, they face a lot of terrible things that test them, but they face them together.
A Heart so Fierce and Broken – Brigid Kemmerer
Grey + Lia Mara
I can’t be too wordy here, since this book isn’t out yet, but ugh. I love Grey. I’m also a sucker for how Lia Mara and Grey grow to trust each other. They both have a lot of baggage they have to deal with independently and together and while on their journey, feelings arise. You’ll have to wait until it’s released to find out more, unfortunately.
Serpent & Dove – Shelby Mahurin
Lou + Reid
I LOVE THEM. If you were a fan of Aelin and Rowan in the Throne of Glass series, then you’ll like Lou and Reid. It’s enemies to lovers and Lou is a brash, hot head who dresses like a man, curses like a sailor and flirts shamelessly if it gets her what she wants, and Reid is a rule follower, stoic…romantic and a bit close minded. They’re perfect for each other!
Marrow Charm – Kristin Jacques
Azzy + Kai
Their bond is * chef’s kiss * perfect. Sure, it grew out of debts being paid, but also so much more – feelings that cannot be explained, that run deeper than given words can explain. Azzy is a badass who faces odds even when they are stacked impossibly high against her. I feel in love with the two of them on their journey. They have a fierce protectiveness for each other and would do anything to save the other.
These aren’t all the OTP’s I could have listed, but it’s quite a few and I thoroughly loved each of these books and if you haven’t yet, you should definitely check them out! I have reviews posted for each of these books so feel free to check out those as well!
Who are some of your favorite OTP’s? And if you have any other categories for “Fave” posts, let me know in the comments. I definitely want to do a few of these leading up to the end of the year!