Okay. Sure. I’m doing it again. Putting my own spin on it. Can you blame me, though? It might be the week of Valentine’s Day – and my due date, oh crap – but that doesn’t mean it all has to be lovey-dovey! Sure, there are some romantic relationships that turn me to mush just thinking about them but.. there are also other couples – platonic couples – that make my heart beat faster.
Makes sense that I’m simply using both of those to create this post, right?!
So, let’s take a look at those “Favorite Couples In Books” and.. ignore how that immediately makes us feel like they have to be romantically involved.
All couple-names link back to the original creators if you feel like checking them out!
AIDAN AND KADY GRANT [The Illuminae Files]
I cannot do a post like this without mentioning Kady Grant and AIDAN. I’m pretty sure that precious, little artificial intelligence is my favorite non-human character ever. Their relationship? Amazing!
I love how they start caring for one another, how they banter, how they teach each other things and how they have to figure out ways to understand the other’s thinking along the way.
I also should totally find some time to reread these books. One day.
SIMON AND BLUE [Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda]
My two marshmallows! Like.. Simply imagine me turning to mush simply thinking about those final chapters. Or the movie. I was rooting for those two so badly throughout the entire book. Cuteness galore!
Of course, I also love the romance in Leah on the Offbeat but even though I connect with Leah way more, I can’t help but preferring the relationship between Simon and his love interest. Sue me.
NATYLIA AND JYN [Imber by Tyffany Hackett]
The last platonic relationship I found myself shouting about – at the time of prepping this post, that is – is the one between Natylia, a princess, and her bodyguard, Jyn. I absolutely lived for their friendship, their closeness and.. everything!
This amazing duo unfortunately doesn’t have any fan art – yet?! – but I do hope it’ll come to be one day! In any case, I’m gladly pointing you all towards my review on this amazing book.
AUDREY ROSE AND THOMAS [Stalking Jack the Ripper-series]
I know, I didn’t really feel their chemistry while reading Stalking Jack the Ripper, but that turned around massively during Hunting Prince Dracula! The slow way those two find each other and have to admit their feelings for the other.. Oh my poor, cheesy heart..
At the time of writing this post, I just started Escaping From Houdini so you could say I’m a complete pile of mush right about now. Although Audrey Rose just thought something that made me go “NO. DON’T YOU DARE.” but.. we’ll see!
SEELIE AND LYSSA [My Whole Truth by Mischa Thrace]
Most of you are probably going “who and who from what book?” right now, because.. honestly.. this is such an underrated, important book that hasn’t been shouted about enough. It’s a hard one, it has tons of triggers – namely sexual assault – but the slow, slow romance is an aspect I absolutely adored and fit perfectly.
I couldn’t not mention it in this post – if only to share this book once more and hope more people end up picking it up! I do advice reading my review, where I go more in depth about the triggers this book contains.
I’m going to leave it at that, simply because.. I could easily add more of the hyped couples but I simply don’t feel the need to do that. Pretty sure tons of people will do that in my stead today anyway, haha!
What are some of your favorite platonic relationships?
Do you have an absolute favorite when it comes to slow-burn romance?
Are their bookish couples you believe are overhyped or shouldn’t have happened?
Feel free to leave a link to your TTT so I can check it out!
15 thoughts on “TTT: Bookish RELATIONSHIPS I absolutely adore ft. NOT only romantic ones.”
omg YES to AIDAN and Kady’s relationship I love them so much
Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell are the best to read. 🙂
Lauren @ Always Me
I’ve only read Illuminae, but AIDEN made me angry about halfway through the book. I almost DNF’d it (and I almost always finish my books). But it did work out…
OMG YOU ARE AMAZING!!! AIDAN and Kady are the *life* of Illuminae Files!! *bows down as you mic drop* 🎤💥😍
I’ve only read the first Stalking Jack the Ripper but Thomas freaking Cresswell is the most amazing character ever! You’re making me want to read the sequels even more now, Kathy! 👀
Audrey and Thomas made my list as too! I also included a non romantic couple on my list this week. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday
OMG SNAP with Simon and Blue! (and we even used the same photo!!! haha!!) great list! https://racheleanne.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/favourite-couples-in-books-top-ten-tuesday-february-2019/
Simon & Blue are the CUTEST. Despite the fact that we don’t get a lot of them in the book :’D
I think it’s awesome you included platonic couples in your list this week.
This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.
That Simon/Blue fanart is so good omg!
Great list! Looks like I need to check out My Whole Truth, and one of these days I’ll read something by Kerri Maniscalco.
I’m fairly similar to you – as much as a well written romance will turn me to mush, particularly if it’s a slow burn, I adore well written friendships even more, especially as someone who values friendship far more. I love Felicity’s girl gang in The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, but some of my favourite friendships are the relationship between Cinder and Thorne in The Lunar Chronicles, I love their banter so much, and Isabella and Tom’s friendship in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series, which is one of the best written friendships in fiction in my opinion.
Simon and Blue are also on my list of favourite couples!
Some platonic relationships I like are Harry & Hermione and Karou & Zuzana (from Daughter of Smoke and Bone)
Oh, yes to Karou and Zuzana! Although I only read the first two books and didn’t really like the second one.. Which has me postponing on the third one, evidently, haha.
I think I just discovered another promising read from this. Stalking Jack the Ripper seems interesting!!
I’m glad Audrey and Thomas have better chemistry and later books. I still need to read on at some point.