Thursday, June 12, 2014

Author Guest Post: Favorite YA Couples


Favorite YA Couples from Various Genres
The Thorn Chronicles: Kissed by Kimberly Loth


Thanks for having me here today. I read almost exclusively YA novels, but I read a wide variety of genres within that. Today I’d like to share with you my favorite couples in YA lit.

Historical Fiction: Jacky Faber and Jamie Fletcher From Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer.  I could never write historical fiction and I’m not crazy about it as a genre but this is one of my all time favorite series. Currently there are nine or ten books in the series and I love every single one of them. Jacky is a feisty girl who pretends to be a boy so she can work as a ships boy in the early 19th century. She’s got serious spunk and attitude and poor Jamie can’t seem to hang on to her. In spite of the fact that they often end up on opposite sides of the globe, she still loves Jamie fiercely.

Contemporary: Alex and Brittany from Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkes. Poor sexy boy and rich popular girl, they are doomed from the very beginning. Full of tension and angst, their relationship leaves me on the edge of the seat for the whole book. Simone has written other books in this series using Alex’s brothers and they were very good, but Perfect Chemistry is magical.

Sci-Fi: Bree and Finn from Loop by Karen Akins. Technically this book isn’t released yet, but I managed to get my hands on an ARC. It comes out in October. I’m also not crazy about sci-fi, but this book is so fun to read. Bree is a time traveler from the 23rd century that meets Finn in a botched midterm to the 21st century.   (Yep, she goes to time travel school, how cool is that?). Bree is fun snarky girl who has knack for getting herself into sticky situations and Finn just wants to keep her safe. He’s smokin’ hot and in spite of Bree’s reluctance he manages to win her over. Their first kiss is one of my all time favorites in YA lit.


Fantasy: Harry and Ginny from Harry Potter By JK Rowling.  I don’t think I need to explain that one.

Paranormal YA: Naomi and Kai from Kissed by me (Yep, shameless plug for my own book.) Wait, I meant to say Naomi and Puck. I love myself a love triangle. Naomi finds herself in middle of doozy in Kissed. Both are good guys, both have reasons for her to love them.  Kai is broody and romantic, Puck is fun and crazy. Both are fantastic kissers. How is a girl supposed to pick????  If you want to read more about Naomi, Kai, and Puck, you can find the book here: http://amzn.to/1oeQAPf.


About the Book

Naomi is rescued from her impending nuptials by the mysterious Kai who sends her off to Vegas with a sweet kiss and a promise of only a short time apart. But there Naomi meets Puck, a boy with wine colored hair and kisses that rival Kai’s. Soon Naomi is swept into a glamorous world where kisses hold power and not is all is at it first appears. Soon she must choose, freedom but heartache or love and captivity.




About the Author


Kimberly Loth can’t decide where she wants to settle down. She’s lived in Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Utah, California, Oregon, and South Carolina. She finally decided to make the leap and leave the U.S. behind for a few years. Currently, she lives in Cairo, Egypt with her husband and two kids.

She is a high school math teacher by day (please don’t hold that against her) and YA author by night. She loves romantic movies, chocolate, roses, and crazy adventures. Kissed is her first novel.

Twitter: @kimberlyloth

15 comments:

Melliane said...

I'm ashamed t say that I only know about Harry Potter but it's a good start right? I'll have to look closer at the others.

Kim said...

Thanks for having me!! And Melliane, no shame :-).

Krysten Quiles said...

I've only read HP so I need to add the rest of these to my to read list!

bookjourney said...

What a fun post! You know... I always wanted Harry to be with Hermoine... ;)

Liviania said...

I must admit, I'm not as big on Jackie and Jaime after the last book.

Kim said...

Liviania, Yeah, that last book was a doozy. But I'm a romantic at heart and I just want the two of them to get together already. And Bookjourney, you have a point :-).

Erika Sorocco said...

I LOVE Harry and Ginny; but once J.K. Rowling said that Harry and Hermione should have ended up together, I started second-guessing their relationship. :/

xx

Kindlemom said...

Fun guest post! Some of these couples I still need to read about. ;)

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I am afraid I know only Harry and Ginny, the rest are new intros to me. Guess I better do some research on these couples!

Candace said...

Jacky and Jamie, YES! YES! YES! LOVE those books!

Alise said...

So funny Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer was mentioned because I JUST bought the first book :) Can't wait to read it. And yes, so many other good choices for couples :)

Dea S. said...

I only know a few of those couples but I love Alex and Brittany!

A Voracious Reader said...

I've moved away from YA. That's not to say I never read it because I still occasionally find one I enjoy (usually Dystopian or Post-Apocalyptic), but it's down the genre list these days.

Andrea Thompson said...

Great post! The only couple I've read is Harry and Ginny, and I love it. Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly said...

Thanks for all the comments! I really enjoyed being here.