February 9, 2016 • Cee • Lists


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens!

This week’s topic is a Valentine’s Day freebie, so I picked “top ten eight YA OTPs.” Now, first, OTP means “One True Pairing”; it’s the couple I ship with ever fiber of my being. With Valentine’s Day approaching us, why not talk about YA couples who are my OTPs? Most of my OTPs have these in common: they banter well; they always have each other’s back; they consistently make me swoon and squeal whenever they interact; and they’re just overall really frickin’ amazing. I love them to pieces, and you should all experience them if you haven’t.

Let’s see what couples are my OTPs!

She clenched her fist in his T-shirt, put her other arm around those too-broad, too-real shoulders. When he tried to pull away, she held on tight. Kami felt the surrender in his mind a moment before he laid his face in the curve of her neck. The whole world was so real it hurt.

Kami whispered into Jared’s hair, “I’m always on your side.”

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.

“I knew they would kill me when they found out, but…” He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. “I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.”

“So do you believe in second chances?” I bite my lip.

“Second, third, fourth. Whatever it takes. However long it takes. If the person is right,” he adds.

“If the person is… Lola?”

This time, he holds my gaze. “Only if the other person is Cricket.”

“The way I feel about him is like a heartbeat — soft and persistent, underlying everything.”

He shook his head. “No. Because there’s no one else out there who understands you like I do.”

I waited for more. “That’s it? You’re not going to elaborate on what that means?”

Those green eyes held me. “I don’t think I need to.”

Both of us widened our eyes and said, “Whoa.”

Then I immediately blushed. Oh my God, had I just looked at Archer and said, “Whoa”?

But…wait a minute. Had Archer just looked at me and said “Whoa”?

“But I remember you that day and you looked at peace with yourself and it made me reconsider everything I had planned to do. Because I thought to myself, you can’t do this to her, not after the Hermit thing.”

“Do what to me? I don’t think leaving me on that platform would have changed my life, Griggs,” I lie.

“You being on that platform changed mine.”

Holy swooooon! Who are your OTPs? Are any of these couples your OTP too?


15 Responses to “TOP TEN TUESDAY | Eight YA OTPs”


  2. YES TO ALL. Although Anna and Etienne more than Lola and Cricket, tbh.

    PLUS, how did you go this whole post without mentioning any Harry Potter ships? :’)

  3. I seriously wanted to read more of these books!!! BUT SIMON AND BLUE YES YES YAAAAAAS *weeps*

  4. If I could have a list of all the Lunar couples I would – because they are all just so fab. Thanks for the list.

  5. The only ship I need to see on everyone’s list is Simon & Blue. It’s on yours so we can still be the best of friends. HURRAY! Have some cake!

  6. I definitely need to read my copy of Six of Crows! Many people seems to ship Kaz and Inej so hard, and that quote you share is totally adorable <3

  7. Brittany says:

    I love Scarlet and Wolf so much! It’s a tie between them and Cress and Captain Thorne for favorite Lunar Chronicles couple.

  8. Alexa S. says:

    ALL OF MY FEELS, CEE. JUST TAKE THEM. You included three of my favorite couples in YA – Kaz/Inej, Scarlet/Wolf (*sobs*) and Jared/Kami (*heart eyes*) – and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT.

  9. Emma says:

    We’ve got a couple of books in common on out TTT this week! I just finished Six of Crows, and it was so good. I can’t wait for the next book!!

  10. Yay I picked this topic too! I am so with you re: Sydrian! ♥

    my TTT

  11. Krystianna says:

    Oh my goodness I loved Simon and Blue so much! They are definitely two of my favorite characters. I have yet to check out any of these other books, but perhaps I’ll check them out sometime.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  12. Carrie says:

    oooo I want to read Unspoken even more now! My TTT

  13. YES! YES! YES! YES! I think that is all I need to say. :D

  14. Marina says:

    Simon and Blue are also on my list. These two are just too cute and sweet ! I loved it from beginning to end. I’ll have to see for Scarlet, I’ve bought it recently and I’ll read it soon, but I already sort of understand what’s the dynamic between the two, and though I’m cautious, I have a feeling that I’ll like it.

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