Here’s the Mistletoe, Now Kiss || 8 YA Couples We Ship

YA Countdown - 8 YA Couples We Ship

2017 was a great year for YA books, and also for those of us who live to ship YA characters and fangirl over OTPs. To count the eight days left til the last day of December, we’ve got eight YA couples who got us twitterpated this year.

Hazel fell in love with…

Molly & Reid || The Upside of Unrequited

Out of twenty-seven crushes, Reid of the Sneakers, Reid of the Cookie Dough Obsession, Reid of the Year-Round Mini Egg Relevance, is The One for Molly. Not only do they have the same sense of humor, but the way Reid makes Molly feel beautiful and the way Molly adores Reid and his dorkiness is why they’re so perfect for each other.

Mateo & Rufus || They Both Die at the End

Love love love how their relationship starts out as such a genuine friendship. I think these boys complemented each other so well despite their different personalities and just watching their bond grow deeper was so lovely. And then, of course, the title had to come true. But whatever, I love and ship Adam Silvera’s boys.

Henry & Rachel || Words In Deep Blue

What I love about Henry and Rachel is their amazing banter. But also, they just have this natural connection that as a reader just makes you root for them to be together. I love the way they open up to each other and know each other so well, even though they were apart for a few years. Also, much of their love story pretty much revolves around a bookstore, so that’s extra swoon.

Lynet & Nadia || Girls Made of Snow and Glass

I’ve been dying for an F/F ship in a fantasy novel and Lynet and Nadia made my dreams come true. Their chemistry was undeniable from the start, in this case, was when Lynet literally fell for Nadia from a tree.

Kaz & Inej || Six of Crows series

I know neither Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom were released this 2017 but I read both books this year so it counts okay???? I pretty much love all the ships in the series but I’m obsessed with Kaz and Inej.

Rachel’s OTPs for 2017 are…

Chris & Starr || The Hate U Give

Although the romance wasn’t a HUGE part of the plot, it was still a pretty great plot nonetheless. I absolutely adored how the two bonded over a mutual love of the show Fresh Prince. They were both such wonderful characters on their own, but together they were even better, if that’s even possible.

Monty & Percy || Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

These two basically destroyed me. The chemistry was very obvious from early on in the story, but the two just continually fought it. For a majority of the book, I kept practically yelling at the book, desperately wanting them to finally freaking kiss. The tension was ridiculously real to say the least. I loved that it was built on friendship first, then gradually became something more.

Bailey & Porter || Alex, Approximately

I loved the chemistry between these two that was evident from page one. There was a bit of a love/hate relationship going on, which is a trope that I love seeing. One of the main reasons why I ship these two so much is due to the banter that goes down quite frequently. They are such a fun couple as a whole, and I love them a whole lot!

Who are your favorite YA couples?

Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.
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  1. Tasya on December 23, 2017 at 10:14 am

    I’ve only read Alex, Approximately and Crooked Kingdom, so I can only speak for Inej/Kaz and Bailey/Porter. I really liked the latter, they are so cute and fun together! I like Inej and Kaz too, it’s just I ship Wylan and Jesper more :D

  2. Yomna @ Srishti and Yomna on December 23, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Unfortunately I haven’t read any of these and feel sorely out of date! Definitely have The Hate U Give and Six of Crows on my tbr! Lovely post!

  3. Sam@WLABB on December 25, 2017 at 7:12 am

    You have two of my favorite books from this year up there – Alex, Approximately and Words in Deep Blue, and yes, I was totally on board those ships. Molly and Reid were such a great match and I was happy with how things worked out with Kaz and Inej, though the second book was tough for me because you know why.

  4. thepeachlady on December 25, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Right I’m definitely swooning over Henry and Rachel!

  5. Hope on December 26, 2017 at 12:59 am

    My favorite ship is probably (as cliche as it is) Percy and Annabeth from Percy Jackson. I just love them so much!

  6. Sherna on December 26, 2017 at 8:00 am

    This year, I really loved Juliet and Declan in Brigid Kemmerer’s Letters to the Lost 💖

  7. jonna kristina on December 26, 2017 at 9:05 am

    my favorite ship of the year was definitely monty and percy ✨✨

  8. Marta @thecursedbooks on December 26, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Such beautiful otps and so many books that I want to check out soon (THUG, The Gentleman’s Guide) <3
    Lovely post!

  9. Naadhira on December 28, 2017 at 12:39 am

    My favourite is definitely Starr and Chris from Thug <3

  10. Nur Raihan on December 29, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    I’ve only read THUG from this list but the other books are on my TBR pile! If I could choose any other ships other than the books mentioned, it definitely will be Peter Kavinsky and Lara Jean from Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy! ❤︎

  11. Megan @reading away the days on December 30, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I love Bailey and Porter!

  12. Ailla @ Le Bibliophile~ on December 31, 2017 at 4:02 am

    So sad I haven’t read any of these (HUHU MISSING OUT BECAUSE ADULTING!) Gotta keep up my reading game this 2018 then! Anyway, recent fave OTP will have to be Digby x Zoe from Stephanie Trombly’s Trouble is a Friend of Mine Series! :)

  13. Grace on January 4, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Yes, yes, a huge YES to these OTPs! Except for Monty & Percy, because I HAVEN’T READ THAT BOOK YET, AND I’M DYING BECAUSE OF THAT! But other than that, I love these couples! And my favorite has to be Mateo and Rufus :D :D :D :D

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