Top Ten Tuesday: One True Pairings (OTP)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Love is in the air. 😉 This weeks topic is a Valentines freebie. So I have chosen to highlight my top ten OTP’s. Now narrowing down the list was tough but not unbearable. These couples just made my heart all warm and fuzzy and I simply adore the connection between them. 

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1. Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux: Starbound Trilogy

“Major, to what extent did you act upon your feelings for Miss LaRoux?”
“Excuse me?”
“How am I supposed to answer that question?”

“I held on.” Lilac swallows, her eyes on Tarver’s. Her voice is very quiet now, barely more than a whisper. “So I could come back to you.”

2. Jonah Griggs and Taylor Markham: Jellicoe Road

“What do you want from me?” he asks.
What I want from every person in my life, I want to tell him.

“I don’t want to let go, because tonight I’m not looking for anything more than being part of him. Because being part of him isn’t just anything. It’s kind of everything.”

3. Inej Ghafa and Kaz Brekker: Six of Crows

“He needed to tell her…what? That she was lovely and brave and better than anything he deserved. That he was twisted, crooked, wrong, but not so broken that he couldn’t pull himself together into some semblance of a man for her. That without meaning to, he’d begun to lean on her, to look for her, to need her near. He needed to thank her for his new hat.”

4. Skylar Evans and Josh Mitchell: I’ll Meet You There

“I don’t really know what it means to move on, but lately, with Sky, I’m starting to feel like I want to because when I look at her, I don’t see you or the war or any of the shit in my head. I just see her, and it’s like suddenly I can breathe again after holding my breath for so long.”

5. Finnikin and Isaboe: The Lumatere Chronicles

“And when Finnikin grabbed her to him and buried his face in her neck and then bent down and placed his mouth on hers, the others pretended that there was something very interesting happening in the meadow. The priest-king even pointed at the nothing they were pretending to see. But Froi didn’t. He just watched the way Finnikin’s hands rested on Evanjalin’s neck and he rubbed his thumb along her jaw and the way his tongue seemed to disappear inside her mouth as if he needed a part of her to breathe himself. And Froi wondered what Evanjalin was saying against Finnikin’s lips when they stopped because whatever the words were it made them start all over again and this time their hunger for each other was so frightening to watch that it made Froi look away.”

6. Jase Garrett and Samantha Reed: My Life Next Door

“He instantly covers my fingers with his own, giving me his slow, intoxicating smile. I feel a pang, as though I’m handing over a part of myself I’ve never offered before.”

7. Karou and Akiva: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

“Your soul sings to mine. My soul is yours, and it always will be, in any world. No matter what happens. I need you to remember that I love you.”

8. Richard Campbell Gansey III and Blue Sargent: The Raven Cycle

“I wish you could be kissed, Jane,’ he said. ‘Because I would beg just one off you. Under all this.’ He flailed an arm toward the stars.”

9. Emily and Oz: Nowhere but Here

“You’re beautiful inside and out. I like how you challenge me. I like how I can never figure out what you’re going to do or say. I like how we’ve thrown weird shit in your direction and you take it like a pro.”
I cup her face with one hand and caress her soft skin.
“I like how you smile and how you laugh. I like how you love and defend your family and I like how you’re trying to love mine. I love how you trust. But mostly, Emily, I like how I feel when I’m around you.”
Shit. My heart bursts as the words tumble out. “I’m falling for you.”

10. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark: The Hunger Games

“You love me. Real or not real?”
I tell him,


Those are my OTPs. Who’s yours?

31 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: One True Pairings (OTP)

    1. The only reason I even tolerated that love triangle was because I basically convinced myself that there never really was one to begin with. It was always going to be Peeta. 😀


    1. Yes. You could literally feel the tension sizzling between Emily and Oz. I can’t wait to check in with them in Walk the Edge. I can’t believe I’m admitting this but I’ve still not see Mockingjay Pt. 2 yet. I need to get my hands on that film.


  1. Ooh! I love Inej and Kaz. They have such a complicated relationship, but they just make sense. I also love Karou and Akiva. Their bond makes me want to swoon. ❤️ Personally, I’m still torn between Peeta and Gale. I think I may have to give the series a re-read. 🙂

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    1. I feel like Inej brings out the best version of Kaz. I just love the dynamic between the two and can’t wait to see it further explored in Crooked Kingdom. Karou and Akiva have one of the strongest bonds in YA fiction. The way they held on to their dream and that hope in seeing it come true was touching. I’d definitely give The Hunger Games a re-read. Personally, Gale did nothing for me. I just couldn’t care less for him haha.


    1. Oh trust me there are definitely more swoonworthy moments to come and it makes their situation even more sad. Katniss and Peeta are the ultimate YA couple. They deserve the hearts and flowers. 😀


  2. Ahhh, Lois!! I’m swooning here! I see so many of my favorite couples and more that I need to check out ASAP.
    I adore Sam & Jase, Skylar & Josh, Inej & Kaz (although from that series I have to say Nina & Matthias are my fave!), Jonah & Taylor and Emily & Oz! ❤
    I have to read the Finnikin series sometime this year and also The Raven Cycle once the last one releases.
    Love this post and all these quotes!

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    1. So many ships, so many beautiful moments. Honestly the hardest part was picking my favourite quote for all them.
      Nina and Matthias definitely get an honorable mention but I’m all about Kaz/Inej haha.
      Finnikin definitely brings his A game in the swoonworthy department and be prepared for the emotional roller-coaster that is The Raven Cycle. 😀


    1. As long as Gansey stays inside my protective bubble no harm can come to him. 😉 Blue and Gansey have one of the most beautiful and heart-breaking relationships. I’m not ready for The Raven King.

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  3. YES TO ALL OF THESE. Peeta & Katniss are just perfect. They compliment each other so, so well. (I will never understand the people on Team Gale. Just does not compute.) And Tarver & Lilac have such great chemistry. They utilize the whole hate to love troupe absolutely perfectly. Finally, Inej & Kaz are fabulous. Need I say more? Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! ❤

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    1. Yes. Gale just bugged me. It was blatantly obvious that Katniss only even saw Gale as a friend. I mean there was no chemistry at all between them.
      Tarver is my ultimate book boyfriend and yes that are the perfect example of a hate to lvoe relationship done well. I just love the dynamic between them.
      Kaz and Inej deserve their happy ending.
      Thank you for your lovely comment. 😀


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