Saturday, February 27, 2016

Book Review: Defy Series by Sara B. Larson

The Defy series is one that I never expected I would read this year.

I picked up the first book, Defy, on a whim and completely devoured it. While I had my issues with it, the story itself was very quick paced. The series is very Mulan-like in the fact that our main character, Alexa, cross-dresses as a male in order to be in the army. However, that is when the similarities change. Not only is Alexa the best fighter there is, she also is part of the prince's guard. Things go awry when Alexa, Prince Damian, and Rylan all get captured. Our main character is consequently thrown into a world she never new existed. Alexa was hard to like at times due to her thought process, but that has vastly improved in the next two books.

My main issue throughout the series was the decisions that Alexa made on her own. She often keeps vital information to herself.  Though she still makes some irritating decisions in the third book, she is more reasonable. One of Alexa's biggest flaws as a character is that she is rash, but I think Larson overdid it a bit. Alexa is not just rash at times, but stupid. She decides to not tell people a secret because she is worried of their reaction, when not telling them only gives them more danger.

Defy was a fun start to the series. Though I only gave the first three stars, it does not mean that I like it. Ignite on the other hand, completely blew away my expectations. I actually had less expectations from the first one just because of second book syndrome. However, I enjoyed the second one, Ignite, a lot more. The stakes were raised and the end left the third book to be highly anticipated without being an obnoxious cliffhanger. The final book in this trilogy by far is the best. While I gave the second book 3.5 stars, Endure received 4.25 stars for me!

Another issue I had throughout the series was that it didn't really influence me that much until the last book. There were some characters that I felt were never fully fleshed out, and for that reason the novels didn't hold as much of an impact. I really appreciated the fact that the heroes in the story had their faults and weren't perfect. However, the villains were just completely evil through and through. There wasn't really anything that humanized them, so they weren't as believable. The world building was also a little shaky when Larson tried to expand it in Ignite and Endure. I did get a couple answers to my questions, but a lot of the foundation of the world was vague.

 I didn't necessarily feel for the characters in Defy, but I started to in Ingite. By the time Endure rolled around, I empathized for every single one of them. Sara B. Larson even made me start to love Rylan,  a character that annoyed the crap out of me sometimes. Like I mentioned above, there were some characters that I felt weren't as fleshed out. I would have love to spend more time with Jax for one, a young boy who is wrapped up in this world that we barely see at all in the concluding novel.

What really took me by surprise was how dark this series became. The first book itself wasn't a light fluffy read, but it is in comparison to the final one! There were several big deaths throughout the series, but several that I never saw coming in Endure. In fact, I had to double check that I was reading right when one of my favorite characters died! It really says something when an author can surprise me that much. I can normally guess deaths and twists, so I was happy that I was caught unaware.

Self love was an overarching theme to the whole entire series. We travel with Alexa throughout the whole book, and she gets some pretty nasty scares along the way. The main plot was about an evil kingdom threatening Alexa's home and prince. Even though that caught my attention, what kept it were the overall questions. The series analyzes the essence of beauty and love and what they truly are. The answer I got from the trilogy was really heart warming and eye opening. I loved that Alexa grew as a character not only in strength and conviction, but also in acceptance of who she truly is, scares or not.

In all, the series got better as it progressed. It didn't suffer from second book syndrome, and the series as a whole artfully faced some hard questions without being too dreary. The trilogy was fast paced and I never wanted to put it down. The first book didn't blow my mind, but the series as a whole left me very content. I even cried a couple times in the final installment. Larson's trilogy isn't my favorite by any means, but I am grateful that I read it. 

With that I give this series

3.6 out of 5 Stars!

Here's the rundown:
Defy: 3 Stars
Ignite: 3.5 Stars
Endure: 4.25 Stars

Have you read the Defy series? What did you think?

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Adaption Talk: Shadowhunters S1 E7: Major Arcana

Hey guys and welcome back! I'm Genni and today I'll be sharing my thoughts on the seventh episode of Shadowhunters! This will be my third adaption talk of the television show this far.

1.) That whole line that Magnus had about Beyonce riding a dinosaur? Not only was it weird, but it seemed forced.

2.) I wish that Clary wasn't blowing Simon off as much, even though she is doing something really important. 

3.) My mom is watching this with me, and when Luke said to stay outside the precinct to not garner more attention, my mom just replied that both Clary and Jace's hair already attract too much attention. So true! Both of their looks pretty bad. 

4.) I don't like how the show is basically making runes give you superpowers. 

5.) Jace and Clary are just awkward together. They have practically no chemistry.

6.) I love when Clary slapped Jace! His face was so awkward! :D

7.) Alec was so bad at trying to woo that lady. Quick thinking though! That was a really fun scene! I really like him and Izzy's brother/sister relationship.

8.) This night vision effect looks so bad it's funny!

9.) "That looks exactly like the mortal cup." Well, that's because it is.  

10.) I see what people are talking about with Clary and Alec's chemistry! But Alec and Magnus is so much better.

11.) Let me guess, the old lady is the demon.

12.) Izzy's necklace looks so cheesy when it blinks. 

13.) "What the unlock rune again?" - Clary  "Open sesame" - Jace, when he kicks in the door. Ughhhh so bad!

14.) Come on Clary, be a friend! Simon needs you!

15.) Alberto Rosende is literally the best part of the show. He plays Simon so well! 

16.) Why does Clary have her witchlight while all the others are using their seraph blades?

17.) I like that they are portraying Clary as this powerless girl who doesn't know how to use her powers. The past couple episodes they did the opposite of that, so I'm glad that they are making her seem just as helpless as she was in the first book. 

18.) Please don't tell me Clary is going to be kidnapped now that she got the cup out. 

19.) That isn't Jace. Can it be more obvious? 

20.) The demons in Shadowhunters look like the monster in the Real Cost ads that personify cigarettes. Except, the ad monster looks better. 
21.) "Demons. Long story." Except it is not a long story. It would just take a couple seconds to say that demon shapeshifted into Jace and she got the cup out. 

22.) It's sad to see one of your favorite book couples have barely any chemistry on screen. It has improved though!

23.) Okay, I liked the line where Clary said that she does pay attention to some of the stuff Jace says to her and how he has to pay attention to the details. One of my favorite Clary lines yet.

24.) ....Did they just kiss?

25.) Fingers crossed that Jace won't pull away from Clary and be all emotionally guarded!

26.) That kiss was a game changer. I do think they have chemistry, I just think the problem is that they are both given weak lines. 

27.) I feel so bad for Simon. :( I just wish someone would help him!

So those are my thoughts on the seventh episode of Shadowhunters. I think that this was a much stronger episode than the sixth. This episode made me start caring for other characters besides just Simon, though he is still the most compelling one of the cast. I am starting to ship Clary and Jace, but they are much stronger in the books. The television show is improving every episode, and I am actually looking forward to the next one! In comparison to Shannara Chronicles, another YA adaption on MTV, I think it falls behind. Shannara Chronicles is still a much more stronger show in its plot and character development. 

So those are my thoughts on Shadowhunters! What do you think of the series so far?

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading! 

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Outside My Comfort Zone

Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni and today I'll be participating in the weekly meme Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted by the lovely ladies at The Broke and Bookish. If you haven't checked them out yet, be sure to do so!

This week's prompt are ten books in the past year or so that were not my typical genre or were out of my comfort zone. I decided to showcase ten books that have been out of my comfort zone. I try to push my boundaries when I am reading, and down below are some that have. 
10.) The 100 by Kass Morgan 
The 100 was out of my comfort zone because I was already so familiar with the series through the CW television show with the same name. The TV show is one of my favorites, so I was extremely hesitant to pick this one up because I didn't want to be disappointed. However, the book and show are very different from each other, so I had such a better experience than I anticipated. 

9.) Defy Series by Sara B. Larson
The Defy series is another one that I as hesitant to read, but not for the same reason as The 100. I don't think of myself as a picky reader, but I do tend to stray away from books that don't have a high rating on goodreads. Though Defy was on my TBR, it was a bit outside of my comfort zone just because the average rating for the first book was 3.75 stars at the time. Luckily, I've had a lot of fun with this series and by the time you are reading this, I will be done with the series! 

8.) The Way to Never by O.E. Boroni
This sequel to The Beginning of Never pushed my boundaries a bit because I almost never pick up a sequel if I like its predecessor. However, I did read the rest of the Sweet series by Wendy Higgins (even though the first books frustrated me so much!) and liked the series. I decided to give The Way to Never a go and it was surprising in the best way. I can't wait to read the last book eventually.  

7.) Cat Street by Yoko Kamio
Cat Street is outside of my comfort zone because I haven't recently read any manga this past year or so. I have read a couple manga series, but Cat Street is one that I just picked up at a whim and did not hear about until I started reading the series.  

6.) The Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
 I'll just put it out there: I don't really like reading historical fiction. I normally find it bland and uninteresting, but The Prisoner of Night and Fog was the opposite of that! It was one of my favorite books of 2014, but I still haven't picked up the second (and last!) book in the series yet. 

5.) The Future Collection by Beth Revis
Another thing that I don't like reading is gore. I am spectacularly bad at remaining calm whenever I read something remotely creepy. The Future Collection pushed my boundaries because it was exactly that. Even thinking about one of the short stories in this collection gives me a sense of uneasiness.  

4.) Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover
I normally never read novellas because they generally don't do anything for me. Yes, they are cute and fun, but do they add to the story? Maybe Not does, and is the best novella I have read yet. 

3.) Bon Bons to Yoga Pants by Katie Cross
Reading Bon Bons to Yoga Pants was a bit hard for me. I am never really comfortable with books that feature people that deal with fitness and weight just because it hits so close to home for me. As a teenager, I have a lot of insecurities and my physical appearance is the source of most of them. However, Bon Bons to Yoga Pants was really inspiring and I appreciated where the story went

2.) Together With You by Victoria Bylin
Together With You is the only adult book that I have read by choice in the past couple years. That alone has got to be a reason why this is in my second place on this list! Not only is Together With You and adult novel, but it also has a heavy focus on religion, especially Christianity. As a Christian that hasn't gone to church in a very, very long time, the whole plot just makes me a bit put off from the book. It's not that I don't like what they are saying, but there is a fine line between plot and preaching from my experiences.
1.) Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Last but not least is one of my favorite books I read in 2015. I read The Glass Castle for a class, and adored it. Not only is it nonfiction (since when have I read that?), but it is also a book for school that I actually enjoyed. That really hasn't happened since Pride and Prejudice.

That is my TTT of the week! What are some books that have been outside your comfort zone?

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading and don't forget to link your TTT in the comments!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #1

Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni and today I'll be participating in a weekly meme I have never done before! Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

My pick for this week is... Firstlife by Gena Showalter!
Goodreads blurb:  




Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…

The reason I am so excited for this novel is because Gena Showalter knows how to write! She wrote one of my favorite guilty pleasure series, The White Rabbit Chronicles. I did a review of the last book in the series here if you want too check it out! I have high expectations for this one and I hope I am not disappointed! I don't know whether or not this will become a series, but I'm sure it will be great either way!

I haven't read a novel with a premise quite like this one, so I am excited for that aspect! Since the premise does seem so original, I just don't want it to fall into some common tropes. Here's hoping that Tenley isn't a special girl unlike anyone else who unknowingly holds the key to saving the universe!

Is Firstlife on your TBR? If you did a Waiting on Wednesday, make sure to link it below! I'd love to chekc it out. :D

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Currently Reading - Day 21, DIMILY (February 2016)

Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! Today I'll be doing my monthly Currently Reading post. 

Right now I am reading 2 different books. I actually just finished reading two books yesterday, so these are really recent reads for me and I have not been able to get a feel for it yet. The first book that I am reading is Day 21. You might be unfamiliar with the title, but I know you recognize this cover! Day 21 is actually the second book of The 100 series  by Kass Morgan. I heard that Bellarke was canon in the series (unlike the TV show), and I am not ashamed to say that is the reason why I picked this book up. Yesterday I finished the first book, and I generally liked it! I'll be doing a series review once I finish this book and then Homecoming, the third and final one. Stay tuned!

Another book that I recently picked up was Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame. I actually have only read a couple pages of this, but I am thinking of getting into it tonight. I've heard amazing things about it, so hopefully I will not be disappointed! The novel follows Eden Munro as she stays with her estranged father for a summer. He has married another women who has three children, and lo and behold, Eden falls for one of her stepbrothers. Now who doesn't love that classic trope?

If I do not pick up Did I Mention I Love You? (which I would be surprised about), I'll be hopefully reading The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan. The Sword of Summer is the first book in Rick Riordan's new series following the Gods of Asgard. I don't know anything about Asgard gods except for Thor and Loki, so I am interested to see what I learn! 

So that is what I am currently reading? What are you reading as of now? 

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Characters I'd Like to Spend a Snow Day With!

Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni and today I'll be featuring five characters that I'd love to spend a snow day with! This was inspired by me being off of school today due to snow, so lets get on with it!

5.) Cast from the Lux Series
Okay, can you just imagine how much fun this would be? The whole bunch would be there: Katy, Daemon, Dawson, Lucien, the list goes on an on! Like all the choices you are going to see down below, the cast from the Lux series has such a great dynamic. I know I would be laughing my head off if I ever spent a day with these guys. 

4.) Lara Jean from To All the Boys I've Loved Before & P.S. I Still Love You
Okay, if you have read these two books then you know what scene I am thinking about when Lara Jean is in the snow with a certain someone. But, I think it would be fun just to hang out with Lara Jean and her friends and family. Peter would be there, and so would Kitty and Margot. (Maybe John would be there too?)  It would just be so fun to be with all of them. The cast has such a great dynamic together and I would love to be in it with them!

3.) Percy & Annabeth from Percy Jackson & the Olympians
I grew up with these characters and it would just be so much fun sledding and having snowball fights with them! Plus, Percy can control water (which includes snow, right?) and Annabeth has a few tricks up her sleeve being the daughter of Athena. Being a mere mortal might have its downfalls, but I know I would still have a blast with the two. 

2.) The Whole Cast from Fruits Basket 
Okay, how could I not put this ensemble here? I posted about them just a couple weeks ago on my blog, and it has re-sparked my interest for manga. I haven't read manga in such a long time, and it is long overdue to get back into reading one! The Fruits Basket cast has a special place in my heart because it is really the first book I read where there was a whole cast of characters that I connected with. All of them would be so much fun to hang out with!

1.) Cress from The Lunar Chronicles
I would love to spend a day with Cress in the snow! She's so much fun and a ball of joy. Plus, I don't think she has ever seen snow before, so I would love to see her wide-eyed reaction. I can already imagine her almost slipping over and over again with Thorne there to catch her only to be dragged down! Cress is one of my favorite characters because she is so much fun. She was sheltered the majority of her life, so it would be fun to see her first reaction to snow!

So those are the five "characters" I would like to hang out with this snow day? What are yours?

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

January 2016 Wrap Up!

Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni and today I'll be recapping my first month of the new year! I'll be showing you the books I've read this past month and any other posts on my blog! This month I read 10 books, 6 of them being ebooks, one from the library, and 3 that I own. I'll be listing these from worst to best.

10.) Untouched by Luna Black
I was on a wattpad kick, and Untouched was a story I stumbled upon late in the night that I read in less than day. At first, Untouched had so much promise but it was strung out for too long and I started hating the characters. Unfortunately, the book just fell short and was lackluster.

9.) The Bad Boys Saw Me Naked
I had the opposite issues with The Bad Boys Saw Me Naked in contrast to Untouched. This story was way too rushed and I never connected with the characters. This was just another run of the mill contemporary on the wattpad app that didn't stand out to me at all.

8.) Together With You by Victoria Bylin
Together With You was a book I just randomly got from my online local library. I want to venture out into more genres this year instead of strictly staying to YA. This was my first attempt at doing so! Together With You is an adult clean romance novel. However, I got more than I signed up for after religion became a major aspect of the book around a fourth of the way through. As a person who doesn't really like reading books that have a strong focus on religion, I was thrown off.

7.) V-Card by Alicia Michaels
V-Card surprised me so much. As you can tell, I was on a bit of a wattpad kick this month. This novel took me by surprise because it was much deeper than the title allows the reader to think it will be. I thought the story was just going to be your average college NA novel of a girl who doesn't know she's beautiful who is still a virgin. V-Card is much more poignant than that, and touches on a lot of deeper subjects, which I found refreshing.

6.) Stop! by Alison G. Bailey
I had the opportunity to read this book through one of my goodreads groups, and I am so thankful I did. The plot is about Hollis Murphy and her first year in college as she navigates her anxiety (due to her severe burns from an accident), boys, and a weird roomate. This book got a lot deeper than I expected, and I really appreciated it.

5.) True by Erin McCarthy
I didn't realize I was expecting so much from True until I finished it. Unfortunately, I really wanted to love this book and I didn't. Granted, it was a fun read and I would recommend it, but it didn't grab me like I wanted it to.

4.) Be With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Be With Me edged onto my fourth spot this week. There is a great adictiveness to Jennifer L. Armentrout's writing that makes me read and read until I'm done with the book. Though I really liked this story, there was something holding me back from loving it.

3.) Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little
This novel actually surprised me! I hadn't heard too much about it before reading it, and was pleasantly surprised. I did have some issues with the book as far as pacing goes and some of the narrative, but it was a refreshing historical fiction tale. Forbidden was a breath of fresh air for me because I normally never read historical fiction. If you want to know more about my thoughts, check out my review here!

2.) The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Dead List was a thriller novel with Psycho-esque vibes. While many criticize its lack of originality, I did not mind. I normally don't read too many thrillers or horror books, and the same goes with the movie genre as well. There were some aspects that I really loved, but some fell flat. You can read more of my thoughts here!

1.) Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Their Fractured Light is by far the best book I have read this month. I had high hopes for this conclusion to the Starbound trilogy, as it is one of my favorite YA science fiction series out there. This did not disappoint in the slightest. I loved how everything became interconnected and the last 150 or so pages kept my heart racing and my fingers flipping through the pages as fast as they could. You can read my glowing review here.

Other Posts from January! 

Best Books of 2015!
December Wrap Up
Cover Talk: The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Top Ten Tuesday: 2015 Releases I Meant to Get to But Didn't  
Adaption Talk: Shadowhunters TV Show Pilot
Friday 56 with Book Beginnings No. 3!  
Currently Read/TBR: The Rose Society, Stop!, Half Blood
Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Made Me Cry  
Top 5 Wednesday: Disappointing Eye Candy
Adaption Talk: Thoughts While Watching Shadowhunters S1E3  

So that's my January Wrap Up! Sorry it was so late guys! :D Have you read any of these books mentioned above?

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Adaption Talk: The 100 S3E4 - Watch the Thrones

The 100 is one of my favorite shows on air and never fails to disappoint. In case you haven't read some of my other Adaption Talk posts, you should now that I list my thoughts as I watch the episode.

*There will be spoilers for the last two seasons and this episode, so be wary!*

1.) I hate that Bellamy has so much guilt for so many deaths. Not only did he open the doors of Mount Weather with Clarke, but this too. He's killed more people than Clarke, so wouldn't he be considered Wanheda?

2.) I know Jasper is in mourning, but I wish he would just accept Monty's help.

3.) I am so ready for Lexa to kick some ass!

4.)  Clarke as queen? I'm game. Though is she ready for such a big leadership position again?

5.) Poor Bellamy! :( In the last episode, he didn't seem too fazed about Gina's death, but that might have just been shock. 

6.) I sincerely hope that Pike doesn't become Chancellor. He's going to screw up the alliances with the Grounders!

7.) Licnoln is such a badass. Him and Octavia make the perfect couple. 

8.) Is that seriously the dropship? How long has it been since the season one finale where it was all blown up?

9.) The Linctavia game is strong this episode!  I kind of want Lincoln and Octavia to join the grounders and leave the Ark.

10.) It's so obvious that Clarke still has feelings for Lexa even after the whole entire Mount Weather betrayal.

11.) Bellamy better not become a Grounder-hater. Lincoln has been there for him time and time again, isn't that enough evidence to suggest not all grounders are evil?

12.) It's about to happen. I'm so looking forward to Lexa kicking this guys butt. 

13.) Things aren't looking too good for Lexa... but I know she's gonna win.

14.)  Aw man, cheesy slow mo is in play.

15.) Oh my god. I was not expecting that. But hey, there are no rules expect a person dying. That was an amazing  action sequence.

16.) Bellamy is not thinking right. What is he doing? Killing 300 more grounders won't make him feel any better about himself. 

17.) Thank god Monty is finally sticking up for himself! Does Jasper not realize that Monty is suffering too? It's sad to see such a strong friendship dissolve.

18.) He did not just spill all of Finn's ashes!

19.) Well, I'm disappointed there wasn't a Clexa scene. I'm more of a Bellarke shipper, but I still like them.

20.) I wish Marcus was Chancellor! Pike cannot reject the brand! He seriously is starting a war that doesn't need to happen. 

So I really liked this episode! It is a good insight to how the rest of the season is going to go. Though I don't like the idea that there is going to be a war against the grounders. Another thing I want to see more are more Bellarke scenes. They were apart for a long while in season 2 and haven't really spent some time together since the season 2 finale. Also, what happened to that whole City of Light plot? I want some Murphy! I wish there was a scene with Raven in here, too. Are her and Wick still together?

Even though I really like the season so far, I hope it gets just a smidgen more intense. I feel like these four episodes are setting up for a great season. It's a bit weird watching the show while reading the book, just because they are so different than each other!

Well, those are my thoughts of the fourth episode of the third season of The 100! Do you guys watch the TV show? Have you read the books, or just watch the show?

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten OTPs in YA Books!

Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni and today I'll be participating in the weekly meme Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the lovely ladies from The Broke and the Bookish. Because Valentine's Day is this week, this week's theme is a Valentine's themed post. 

I figured I'd show off some of my favorite bookish couples! This list is in no particular order! If you want to check out the other books that featured couples I love, check out my goodreads lists here!

11.) Juliette and Warner - Shatter Me Series by Tahreh Mafi
Okay, how could I have only included 10 couples? I'm already cheating with number 9 on the list! I was one of those people that went right along with all the story. When I read Shatter Me, I could see Juliette and Warner's chemistry, but I still absolutely hated him. By the second book, I could see some potential and I was downright sold by Ignite Me. I love Warner. He is such a complex character and I appreciated that he wasn't an open book.
10.) Bellamy and Clarke - The 100
Bellamy and Clarke are my favorite TV couple right now. I know they are canon in the books, but I haven't read them! It is my biggest hope that Bellarke will be endgame once the series ends! If you see the evolution of how Bellamy looks at Clarke, it's so heartwarming. They support each other through and through and I think they are perfect for each other. 
9.) Literally every character by Jenny Han

 Jenny Han is one of my favorite authors and the way she writes relationships is one of them. My heart aches for every single couple that she writes. I could never choose between any couple that she writes. (Okay, that's wrong. If I had to, Belly and Conrad would make it out alive.) Jenny Han makes you really love her characters and the relationships.  I don't think I've ever shipped something as hard as I have Belly and Conrad. (Except Percy and Annabeth!) 

 8.) Vane and Audra - Let the Sky Fall Series by Shannon Messenger
The relationship in Shannon Messenger's Let the Sky Fall series is downright sexy. I adore Vane and Audra's chemistry and I cannot wait to see them push through and get their happily ever after. Both Vane and Audra sacrifice so much for each other.
7.) Kestrel and Arin - The Winner's Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski
Okay, okay. I've only read the first book in Marie Rutkoski's Winner trilogy, but Kestrel and Arin cemented themselves into OTP status with just one book. They literally broke my heart in the first book, and I've heard that the second only breaks my heart more. I will read this second book. Maybe if I keep on telling myself that, it will actually happen. 
6.) Tarver and Lilac - Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Even though I love all three core couples in the Starbound trilogy, Tarver and Lilac take the cake. I adore how their hate for one another grew into love. They have been through so much, together and apart, and I love how they stand by each other.. The last book, Their Fractured Light, literally made me so happy!
5.) Kady and Ezra - Illuminae Files by Amie Faufman and Meagan Spooner
Yet another couple written by Amie Kaufman! Although Kady and Ezra barely even see each other in Illuminae, their relationship is practically perfect. I never knew I could love a male protagonist as much as I do Ezra. He's pretty much perfection. I love how much he loves Kady and everything he does for her. 
4.) Percy and Annabeth - Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
To be honest, I should have put Percy and Annabeth on the number one spot! These two were the first couple I have ever shipped. Seeing the way their relationship progresses from 12 years old to 17 years is so amazing. I felt like I grew up with them! Seeing their relationship grow as I did was such a great experience. Percabeth is one of the main reasons why I want to read the Heroes of Olympus series. 
3.) Cress and Thorne - Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Cress and Thorne are practically perfection. It was so cute to see Cress' schoolgirl crush evolve into love for an actual person. Thorne's progression as a character was astounding and I'm so glad he grew to love Cress and her eccentricities.  
2.) Sydney and Ridge - Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
If Cress and Thorne are practically perfection, Sydney and Ridge are. I love how they were friends before anything else. Also, that pen scene?! If you read the book, you know what I'm talking about. It was so amazing. Can a guy do that to me? I love listening to the album that goes along with the book because I actually know what it is referencing!
1.) Cinder and Kai - Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I completely adore Cinder and Kai! If I could make any change to the Lunar Chronicles, it would be to see more scenes with them two! I am eagerly anticipating getting my hands on Stars Above, so I can read a little bit more about them two.

So those were my top ten OTPs! Have you read any of these books or ship these couples? What are some of your favorite couples in YA lit?

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