Top Ten Bookish OTPsTuesday, February 09, 2016
For those of you who are not up to date with their fandom lingo, here's what you need to know.
OTP: essentially it means One True Pairing, usually a pair or couple in a particular fandom which the reader wants to get together. The OTP will not necessarily be what always happens. A better look at the definition of OTP can be found here.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: If I was forced to choose my number one OTP in the entire bookish universe, it would be no competition with Anna and Etienne. Friends turned more-than-friends will always be the best romance. Perkins built their relationship and then just let all the pieces come together so by the end, if they didn't get together, something would have been definitely wrong.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer: A futuristic retelling of Cinderella and even with there being a lack of singing (that's good) and fairy godmothers (because Cinder doesn't need anyone's help except Iko!), she still needs to get her prince. And Kai is the guy for the job. Can we have a film adaptation so everyone can see how perfect these two are together? Yes, please.
Maximum Ride by James Patterson: I still haven't finished this series. Patterson keeps coming out with more and more books. Is the series ever going to end? I won't complain as long as Max and Fang keep getting together. Plus, Fang happens to be a fellow blogger so we must route for him in his relationship endeavors.
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare: I haven't read the last in the series yet so I can't tell you with complete certainty if they get together. Don't spoil it for me either. I love being surprised -- unless, Will and Tessa are related like Clare tried to pull with Jace and Clary once upon a time, then please tell me. But, for now, I am in total bliss thinking about how great they would be as a team. Jem has many things going for him -- playing instruments at night and that sexy hair of his, to name of few. But he can't compete with Will, nope.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: At first, I didn't see it cause Dimitri started out as Rose's teacher but the more we got to know him, the more I got thinking how great they could work together. Richelle Mead truly killed me with one of the last books by showing more of Dimitri's dark side than I ever wanted to see but still, OTP. I will go down with this ship if I have to. Who's Adrian? Exactly.
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine: After you take away all the vampires and terrible conflict Claire and Shane have in their town, you are left with two people who are definitely meant to be together. Whether it's Taco Tuesday or playing video games with the roommates, it's Shane and Claire who work together as a pair. They are fantastic together. I can't say if they end up together or not because I haven't finished this long series yet but they should end up together. That's all I'm saying.
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga: The dynamic of the relationship starts out a bit funny because you have to be thinking that Jasper only started dating Connie because his serial killer father doesn't seem to go for Connie's particular race. But as the books progress, Connie and Jasper would do anything for each other. They would be ready to die for each other. The depth of their love goes beyond anything I could put into words. Seriously, read this series. This OTP is the best.
White is for Magic by Laurie Stolarz: I'm going way back with this list. I went all the way to my very first bookish OTP (besides some of the classics). I'm still disappointed in the end of this series. Jacob and Stacey were supposed to be together forever. They were the perfect match. The series actually starts with Blue is for Nightmares but Jacob isn't introduced until the sequel, White is for Magic.
Reawakened by Colleen Houck: This is a love that knows no bounds. Amon is an Egyptian prince who travels to modern day to save the world. He lands in New York, by mistake, and needs Lily's help to get him to Egypt. It's a crazy adventure and the series has just started. I read it over the summer and was immediately drawn in by the forbidden love aspect between the two characters. I hope they get together and stay together.
Just One Day by Gayle Forman: I mention Just One Day because that is where my OTP meet and truly fall for each other. However, it is actually Just One Year where we get to see Allyson actually try to find the boy she totally fell for. Not only does this book's OTP hold very near and dear to my heart but Gayle Forman must be the quotable queen of inspiration. You can learn so much from her. Love it so much.