Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top 10 Characters in 2011: Couples

Top 10 of 2011 is hosted by Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic, Lisa from A Life Bound by Books, Jamie & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books and Rachel from Fiktshun. It's a great opportunity to go back and remember all of the books you've read in 2011. For more information go here.

(These are in no specific order)

Kaylee Cavanaugh & Tod Hudson
If I Die by Rachel Vincent (Soul Screamers)

Quote (Kaylee): “I wanted more firsts with Tod. But all I had left was a handful of lasts.”

Quote (Tod):  “You just say the word, and I'll make the rest of the world go away. I'll take you someplace safe, where no one else can reach us.”

Quote (Tod & Kaylee): “I could have kissed you months ago, but it wouldn’t have meant anything. I wished for you to see me. And want me. So…did you mean it?”

“Yes,” I said, and some unnamed tension inside me eased. “I see you, Tod.”

Meghan Chase & Prince Ash
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey)

Quote (Meghan): “You enjoy making my heart stop, don't you?”

Quote (Ash): “I will be with her again, or I will die. There aren’t any other options”

Quote (Ash & Meghan): His breath hitched, and he regarded me hungrily. “You’re playing with fire, you know that?”

“That’s weird, considering you’re an ice prin—” I didn’t get any further, as Ash leaned in and kissed me.
Lucinda Price & Daniel Grigori
Passion by Lauren Kate (Fallen)

Quote (Luce): “I'll always choose you." Yes that was the word. "Every single lifetime, I'll choose you. Just as you have always chosen me. Forever.”

Quote (Daniel): “I’ll love you with all my heart, in every life, through every death. I will not be bound by anything but my love for you.”

Quote (Luce & Daniel): “I don’t know how you can stand it. Over and over again, the same sadness—”

He lifted her up. “The same ecstasy—”

“The same fire that kills everything—”

“The same passion that ignites it all again. You don’t know. You can’t remember how wonderful—”

“I’ve seen it. I do know.”

Clarissa Fray Morgenstern & Jace Wayland Morgenstern Herondale Lightwood
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments)

Quote (Clary): "When you love someone, you don't have a choice. Love takes your choices away."

Quote (Jace): “I know it's wrong - God, it's all kinds of wrong - but I just want to lie down with you and wake up with you, just once, just once ever in my life.”

Quote (Jace & Clary):  “You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me." She smiled up at him. Filthy as he was, covered in blood and dirt, he was the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen.

"But I don't want anything else in the world.”

Zoey Redbird & James Stark
Destined by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (House of Night)

Quote (Zoey): “The bond between us was like fire- it burned and consumed, almost painful in its intensity. Almost unbearable in its pleasure. We clung to each other, mouths pressed against skin, body against body. All I could feel was Stark. All I could hear was the pounding of our hearts beating in time together. I couldn't tell where I ended and he began. I couldn't tell which pleasure was mine, and which was his. Afterward while I lay in his arms, our legs twined together, our bodies slick with sweat, I sent a silent prayer to my Goddess: Nyx, thank you for giving Stark to me. Thank you for letting him love me.”

Quote (Stark): “I'm always going to keep your heart safe, even if mine has to stop beating for that to happen.”

Quote (Stark & Zoey):

“I'll find you, don't worry. My body won't be with you all the time, but you'll always have my heart. I'm your Warrior, remember?"

"I'll never forget. I promise. I'm your High Priestess and you've pledged yourself to me. That means you have my heart, too."

"Then both of us better stay safe. A heart's a hard thing to live without. I should know. I've tried it.”

Mara Dyer & Noah Shaw
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (Mara Dyer)

Quote (Mara): “I was going to kiss him, and I was going to regret it. But at that moment, I couldn't bring myself to care.”

Quote (Noah): “You're the girl who called me an asshole the first time we spoke. The girl who tried to pay for lunch even after you learned I have more money than God. You're the girl who risked her ass to save a dying dog, who makes my chest ache whether you're wearing green silk or ripped jeans. You're the girl that I--" Noah stopped, then took a step closer to me. "You are my girl.”

Quote (Noah & Mara): “You want me as much as I want you. And all I want is you."

My tongue warred with my mind. "Today," I whispered.

Noah stood slowly, his body skimming mine as he rose. "Today. Tonight. Tomorrow. Forever.”

Calla Tor & Renier Laroche
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Nightshade)

Quote (Calla): “Are you trying to say that you love me?”

Quote (Ren): “Tell me you’ll come back for the pack. For me.” His eyes were bright with tears. “I don’t want to lose you.”

Quote (Ren & Calla): “Right.” He slowly stood up. “This is new territory for you. Stupid sequestering, the Keepers better not have turned you into a nun or something.”

I snatched a book off my nightstand and threw it at him. “Get out of my room!”

He caught the book in midair and laid it on the bed. “Easy, Lily. That was a bad joke. I didn’t mean any offense.”

I shook with humiliation. “You don’t know what it’s been like.”

“I know, and I’m sorry.” He came to my side and cupped my face. “I’m sure it hasn’t been fun. You deserve better.”

I nodded. He lowered his head, softly brushing his lips over mine. “I’ll show you how much fun it can be. You need to trust me.”

Lena Holoway & Alex Sheathes
Delirium by Lauren Oliver (Delirium)

Quote (Lena): “That's all I want. Just you and me. Always.”

Quote (Alex): "Everyone is asleep. They've all been asleep for years. You seemed ... awake." Alex is whispering now. He closes his eyes, opens them again."I'm tired of sleeping."

Quote (Alex & Lena): “Are you sure that being like everybody else will make you happy?"

"I don't know any other way."

"Let me show you."

And then we're kissing. Or at least, I think we're kissing—I've only seen it done a couple of times, quick closed-mouth pecks at weddings or on formal occasions. But this isn't like anything I've ever seen, or imagined, or even dreamed: this is like music or dancing but better than both.

Rose Hathaway & Dimitri Belikov
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy)

Quote (Rose): “Would he have said he loved me? I would ask myself that for the rest of my life.”

Quote (Dimitri): “Don't worry, Roza, I'm not afraid. I'll take whatever heat they give me over being with you. It's worth it.”

Quote (Rose & Dimitri): "The spell. Victor said you had to want me…to care about me…for it to work. Did you? Did you want me?"

"Yes, Roza. I did want you. I still do. I wish…we could be together."

MacKayla Lane & Jericho Barrons
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning (Fever)

Quote (Mac): He looked at me and I shivered. I never get enough of him. Never will. He lives. I breathe. I want. Him. Always. Fire to my ice. Ice to my fever.

Quote (Barrons): “You're Mac," he says. "And I'm Jericho. And nothing else matters. Never will. You exsist in a place that is beyond all rules for me. Do you understand that?"

Quote (Barrons & Mac): He strips his shirt over his head and I catch my breath, watching those long hard muscles ripple. I know how his shoulders look, bunched, when he's on top of me, how his face gets tight with lust, as he eases inside me. "Who am I?"


"Who are you?" He kicks off his boots, steps out of his pants. He's commando tonight.

My breath whooshes out of me in a run-on word: "Whogivesafuck?"

What are your Top 10? Are any of them on my list also? Let me know what you think in the comments!


  1. Oh, this topic is good! I chose the topic Most Annoying Characters today, but I like this one.. Why aren't there more days? Tomorrow is the last day already. ;(


  2. Oooh Rose and Meghan! Awesome character picks! :)

  3. I will 100% agree with Mac & Barrons as #1 couple! They're HAWT!!!

  4. It never fails to amaze me how many people love Ren Laroche and how we're probably all going to be really disappointed with BLOODROSE is released. haha

  5. I love that you chose Calla and Ren, instead of Shay! Great list!

    Top 10 Book Characters of 2011
    Kelly | Radiant Shadows

  6. I love your couples list that is just awesome! I'm going to start reading Nightshade soon, she will be coming to sign on the 10th and I would like to have at least the 1st 2 books read.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  7. Ohh you picked some of the most fierce and awesome characters! Great list you have here!

    Here' s my Top 10 Characters of 2011

    Jay @ We Fancy Books


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