Over at Not Enough Bookshelves, Alexa is having her Second Year of the Couples Christmas Countdown. I stumbled upon her blog the other day and thought, "what fun is this!"
Alexa is also having a giveaway on her blog to win three of her top ten YA romance books. Check it out!
Anyway, I have to throw in my own thoughts, so here are my most memorable romantic YA couples of the year:
8 Violet and Jay from The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting. The build up to that first kiss...wow. Just, wow. There was a lot of great kissing in that book. I enjoyed it a lot.
7 Evie and Lend in Paranormalcy by Kiersten White. LOVE them. Their relationship develops so naturally and is so sweet! And I loved that first kiss.
6 and 5 April and Julian, as well as May and Henry, from The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June. It's rather refreshing having the girl go for a boy who is awkward and normal and maybe even a little looserish. Definitely not on any sports team and isn't even close to being popular, let alone the Most Beautiful Boy EVER. And both boys are just so sweet in their own way. Though the book definitely needed more kissing.
4, 3, and 2 The Drake brothers and their love interests from Alyxandra Harvey's Drake Chronicles. Yes, all of them. Or at least the three read about so far--Nicholas and Lucy, Logan and Isabeau, and Quinn and Hunter. These boys know how to woe a girl. You know, with fighting and life threatening situations, and blood-lusting vampires, and lots of kissing. I mean, lots of kissing. And the girls are strong and kick butt.
1 But my absolute favorite from this year was Andi and Virgil in Jennifer Donnelly's Revolution. I loved their midnight conversations, they way they bond over music, how he pulls her back from the edge and believes in her when she had stopped believing in herself long ago. Virgil is such a good guy, I was in love with him myself.