Hi friends! I have one big thing to say:
I’m 100% single, so Valentine’s Day is more Galentine’s Day than anything hehe.
Anyways, today I wanted to share my favorite relationships in books. Romantic, platonic, and familial, because they’re all so important!
First, I want to highlight Shadowhunters. In particular, the love triangle in The Infernal Devices and the family dynamic in The Dark Artifices. Tessa, Will, and Jem are a platonic/romantic mess and I cannot with the depth of their love for each other. As for The Blackthorn family, they are hilarious and so, so loyal to each other. I love it.
Despite so many elements of this trilogy being hit-or-miss, I think one of the most universally loved is the sibling relationship between Scarlett and Tella. They both have such undying loyalty to each other, and no boy could ever get in the way. It’s something really refreshing to read about in YA.
okay but how could i not talk about jude and cardan.
Their relationship is honest-to-goodness my heart and soul. Chemistry? Off the charts. Every moment is teeming with tension, and I literally can’t even get through a paragraph without squealing.
The DeLainey family is actual goals. Waffles, with a bunch of random people on Sunday mornings? My forever mood. I love how every sibling relies on each other but also has such good banter. It’s the perfect mix of heartwarming and hilarious.
one of the greatest squads to ever exist in all of literature.
Ronan and Gansey and Blue and Adam and Noah. Each with their own personalities, and flaws and desires*. But their friend group? Amazing. Spectacular. Their dynamic as a friend group is almost better than any of the romantic relationships in this series. In my opinion!
*except for noah. i’ve said it once and i’ll say it again: noah was done DIRTY.
I want to end with a series very near and dear to my heart, and highlight both the romantic and platonic relationships. Cinder and Thorne’s friendship makes my day. And the female friendships between Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, and Kiko are absolutely everything. And obviously every romantic relationship is PERFECTION. Cresswell forever.
That’s it! I honestly could have written more, but these are some of the ones I hold dear to my heart. Tell me: what are some relationships YOU adore? Whether in literature, film, or real life? Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Tell your partner, or friend, or sibling or parent I love you!