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?