I am not a fan of Valentine’s Day. It’s honestly kind of an annoying holiday (don’t hate me). But that doesn’t mean I don’t like the occasional literary romance. I mean, Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books. So, when I saw this tag over on The Orang-utan Librarian, I thought it might be fun. Let’s talk about some literary power couples!
(There might be some minor spoilers in this post since most of these couples are not couples at the beginning of their books.)
A Couple That Share Big Passions and Goals
I’d have to agree with Mustang and Darrow from the Red Rising series. Those two are amazing. I also love that they’re realistic. Not only do they share major goals – and I mean literally solar-system altering goals – they actually fight about them. Like normal people.
A Couple That Love and Respect Each Other
This one has to go to Patroclus and Achilles from The Song of Achilles (and a million other books). Even when they’re portrayed as just friends, there is true love and respect there. Their relationship makes me happy, even though it has a tragic ending.
A Couple That is Stronger Together Than Apart
I’m going with Celia and Marco from The Night Circus. I don’t want to spoil too much, but they’re definitely stronger together than apart (even though they’re each great individually).
A Couple That Wholly Support Each Other
It took me a while to come up with this one, but I think Abigail Rook and Charlie Cane from the Jackaby series fit perfectly. They not only support each other through a lot of weird and dangerous events, they just support each other in general. I definitely ship them.
A Couple That is Genuinely Cute Together
I mean, Monty and Percy from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue win this one. They’re so cute it’s almost obnoxious.
That’s it for this tag! If you’d like to do this tag, consider yourself tagged.
And let me know in the comments: what’s your favorite literary power couple?