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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching we are taking a look at some of the best modern day couples in young adult fiction. From surviving a dystopian world to surviving being a teenager, these couples have something that everyone can relate to.

Anna and Etienne from ‘Anna and the French Kiss’

Anna and Etienne are those characters that you know in real life. Everyone knows those two people who are incredibly right for each other but just can’t get it together. Etienne is the boy who seems perfect but isn’t really and that makes him all the more appealing. The girl who is cool and quirky with a touch of OCD, Anna is relatable in a way a lot of characters aren’t. Their romance is written with heart and is a true understanding of love.

Hazel and Augustus from ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

Hazel and Augustus represent a love so pure and heartbreaking it is hard to read. Going into this story it is impossible not to know that it won’t be all sunshine and rainbows. The surprising part is the overwhelming happiness you get from the characters. Hazel and Augustus took the time they had and used every ounce of it to make each other happy and truly enjoy life.

Percy and Annabeth from ‘The Percy Jackson and Olympians’ series

This couple brings the statement “I’ll always find you” to a new level. Even with the odds stacked against them they have managed to make their relationship work. The best part about this couple was that there were no love triangles and the anticipation of them becoming a couple had a solid pay off for fans. They are also equals. Both are demigods and equally strong which is rather refreshing.

Katy and Daemon from ‘The Lux’ Series

Katy and Daemon are the ultimate hate-to-love-you couple. Daemon has his reasons for staying away but he also just seems to antagonize Katy every chance he gets. Katy knows Daemon is a bad boy but something inside just can’t let him go. The back and forth between these characters is always fun and witty. The sexual tension leaps off the page and even though there are times you want to smack their heads together you know they make sense as a couple.

Tris and Four from ‘Divergent’ Series

To say they found love in a hopeless place would be an understatement. Tris and Four have both survived initiation and betrayal, but can they survive love? With the third book in the Divergent series still a long ways off it is hard to know if they will both make it out. The love they have is built on rocky ground considering trust doesn’t come easily to either one of them. This couple is certainly trying to make the best out of a difficult situation.

Alec and Magnus from ‘The Mortal Instruments’ Series

These guys are the ultimate power couple. One is a kick ass shadowhunter, and the other is the High Warlock of Brooklyn. Together they join the Downworlders and Shadowhunters in a way not everyone appreciates. Magnus is flirty and fun while Alec is a little more reserved about the relationship, but each has a love that knows no bounds.  While things may seem rocky for this couple now I think everyone holds out hope that they will be reunited.

Who is your favorite modern day couple from young adult fiction? What makes them special?

  • Kat

    Tris and WIll forever…

  • Tammie

    They’re not an official couple yet and the series they’re in is not about romance at all, but my hands down favourite is Jaime and Brienne from A Song Of Ice and Fire.

    • Banana cheese

      They will NEVER be an official couple. But they are my OTP!

  • http://twitter.com/AntaraC Antara Chowdhury

    Even though Clary and Jace are the main TMI couple and I like them as well, I’m glad you chose Alec and Magnus instead. I absolutely love them, and I hope they find a way to resolve their problems and get back together.

  • Gabry

    Todd and Viola from the Chaos Walking trilogy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jxmcdonough John McDonough

    There was a love triangle for Percy and Annabeth. Perhaps you recall my favorite Rachel Elizabeth Dare? Also Annabeth loved Luke. Love triangles abound.

    • http://twitter.com/CassiopeiaDrake Cassie Drake

      Yeah, but they weren’t really together at the time of either of those. They were still figuring out their feelings about themselves and each other and growing up. I mean, come on, they were like, 14 for awhile there. It was nothing serious, either between them or any of their crushes and potential other interests.

      What I love so much about their relationship was how organic it was. I mean, yeah, it was kinda inevitable with the whole “he’s the guy, she’s the girl… the guy and the girl always end up together!” But for most of the series, it was about them growing up and being friends and going on their quests together. The whole focus wasn’t “OMG DOES SHE LOVE ME???” And it was nice seeing Percy grow from an 11 year old “ew, she’s obnoxious” to a 14 year old “she’s one of my best friends” to a 16 year old “and I think I love her”.

  • redhead312

    Augustus and Hazel…now I have to curl up and sob again. Curse you John Green!

  • Alex

    Mia and Adam from Gayle Forman’s If I Stay series and of course Augustus and Hazel from TFIOS.

  • ravenclaw1991

    Well, I’m embarrassed. I have not read any of these books/series so I know nothing about any of them.

  • http://twitter.com/TMI_TID_UK TMI_TID_UK

    Malec! :D

  • annabeth chase

    Daemon and Katy’

  • Shawncmc

    Daemon and Katy!!

  • Laura Jones

    Anna and Etienne <3

  • maleja

    Kat and Daemon of the lux series……:D

  • georgina Phelps

    Hazel and Augustus hands down. They’re just two brilliant characters completely perfect for each other. They’re so adorable together and they just have a beautiful story. (Small spoilers here) the way that Hazel spent all that time trying not to be a grenade, how Gus calls her Hazel Grace, he took her to AMSTERDAM, and how they had differing opinions on big things but they were both really good at not letting that be a big issue because they can look past that because they know it doesn’t matter.

  • melgreenwood1

    I love that you put Alec and Magnus in this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicole.sandler.712 Nikki Sandler

    I’m so happy to see Malec on this list! They’re so beautiful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rachel-Whelen/514317641 Rachel Whelen

    Rose and Dimitri ♥

  • applepie

    “Okay?” “Okay.”

  • Sarah


    • http://twitter.com/theaterandi Adele Ivy

      Harry Potter isn’t actually Young Adult fiction. I think that’s why they’re not on this list.

      • ben

        if Harry Potter isn’t YA fiction, neither is Percy Jackson.

        • http://twitter.com/theaterandi Adele Ivy

          I definitely think Percy Jackson shouldn’t be on the list. I really don’t like Percy Jackson.

          • normalizboring

            just cuz u didnt like it makes it not YA?

          • http://twitter.com/theaterandi Adele Ivy

            Percy Jackson is not YA that has already been established. It’s Junior Fiction. And I was stating my opinion nicely. I really dislike Percy Jackson.

    • http://twitter.com/Dillon_Mays Dillon Mays


  • AndrewSims

    I like to jack off to animal porn. I’m finally admitting it, guys!

    Andrew Sims out.

  • http://hypable.com Selina

    Tris/Four and Percy/Annabeth are great – I like it when YA books have romances you can really believe in, as opposed to those that just feel perfunctory.

  • http://confessionsofavi3tbabe.com Vivian

    Alex and Aiden from The Covenant series!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kayla.t.losoya Kayla Thomas Losoya

    Katy and Deamon!!! Even tho I some of the other couples none match better than Katy and my boy!!!

  • vixxx

    Where is Sydney and Adrian from the Bloodlines series?

  • ladybirds

    Alec and Magnus :-)

  • http://twitter.com/conroyheine Carolyn Heine

    YES! Percy/Annabeth! My OTP :)

  • VictoriaBeth

    Daemon and katy :) i love love Alec and Magnus but honestly there are no words for how much i love Daemon and Katy <3333

  • 7Starrchasers

    Although it wasn’t a love story, Peeta and Katniss should be up there I feel..

    • http://twitter.com/G30rg13_R Georgie R

      Most of the ones listed are non-love triangles which I was really pleased to see. Let the real relationships get the limelight for once!

  • http://twitter.com/gabysm11 M. Gabriela Sosa

    Ok, someone has to say it: Peeta and Katniss?!

  • Jason


    Where the hell is my Toast?

  • Lala

    Harper and Daniel from Amanda Hocking’s Watersong Series are my favorite couple right now.

  • kaitlin

    Percy and Annabeth are hands down my favourite particularly after reading Mark of Athena.

    • Immichigo

      yeeeees!!!! They were so cute together, especially when Frank finds them in the stables.!

  • Tabby

    maggie and caleb from the significance series by shelly crane, it is absolutely amazing!!!

  • covenant series fan

    alex and aiden

  • madsmom97

    Ethan & Lena from Beautiful Creatures?

  • MuggleBorn

    What about Noah and Mara?

  • ben

    Peeta and Katniss? Anyone?

  • http://twitter.com/Dillon_Mays Dillon Mays

    What of Will and Grace?

  • RumbleroarLuna

    Gah now I have to bleach my brain because of spoilers. I haven’t finished TMI yet, but from what I remember (it’s been a while since I read the first book because I haven’t been able to buy it or get it from the library yet) isn’t Magnus kinda old?
    ANYWAY, definitely Ron and Hermione and Hazel and Augustus. Although there’s plenty more, I’m looking at my bookshelf right now and I see Ginny/Oliver or Ginny/Keith from 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Oliver and Hadley from The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, and Jacob and Emma from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But my favorites are Romione and… Hazel/Augustus (they don’t really have a ship name, do they?)

  • Cassielover

    Malec!!!!!!!!! <3 BDOHODHSNOSDBIGSB 4ever

  • cristina

    jace e clary

  • Glaciusx

    If Divergent and Percy Jackson can be on this list, then I really don’t see why Harry Potter couldn’t be as well!!! Ron and Hermione are perfect together!

  • http://twitter.com/CorbinBolies Corbin Bolies

    I love the OUAT reference for Percy and Annabeth.

  • Sam

    Actually there was a love triangle in Percy Jackson. Remember Rachel?

  • Sam

    Percy and Annabeth feel like one of the most natural couples that I’ve ever read in a YA/children’s series. Their relationship grew and progressed naturally over YEARS and they had a solid foundation for it.

  • Evangeline

    Tris and Four, Alec and Magnus, and kind of Percy and Annabeth

  • http://www.facebook.com/thecoolguy4ever Ahmed Tarek Saad

    Bella and Edward people! #Snubbed

  • Avery Lynn

    ROMITRI!!! Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov!! Vampire Academy FTW

  • zoe

    Percabeth, yippee!!
    But Rose and Dimitri !??? They shud b there too

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