Monday, April 23, 2012

One year Blogoversary - Brigid Kemmerer

Wow, I can't believe it's been a year already! My blog has recently been renamed and redesigned, so I hope you like the new look.

This week I have a couple of authors stopping by to tell us about their favourite couples from YA books. Their posts are great! First up is the awesome, amazing Brigid Kemmerer, author of Storm (which is released within hours!).

Thank you so much for including me in your blog event!

You asked me to write a post about my favorite Young Adult couple and why I think they're awesome.

That's impossible for me to do.

I mean, I sat down to write this post, and of course I immediately thought of Perry and Aria from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. Perry is just wickedly cool -- not to mention genuinely badass -- and there's something about his fierce gentleness that's impossible not to like. And Aria might be a futuristic version of the "spoiled rich girl," but she's got a core of steel, and she fires back on Perry with everything she's got. Their relationship is organic, and natural, and I believed every minute of their chemistry. I wanted to be with them while they were trekking across the Death Shop. I wanted to be their friend. Their story affected me that much.

But then I realized that if I picked Rossi's book, I wouldn't be able to talk about Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins, which is seriously the sweetest romance in the whole entire world. Etienne St. Clair. ETIENNE ST. CLAIR. I mean, honestly. Who doesn't love that boy? I knew I was loving the book while I was reading it, but when one of the boys licks the crotch of the statue in the cemetery, I knew it would be one of my favorite books of all time. I think my favorite part of the book is their constant email exchange when they're on winter break. Those emails were just ... magical.

AUGH. But what about Will Grayson and Tiny in Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. You want to talk about a magical relationship ... This book seriously tugged at my heartstrings until there wasn't any give left. There's a huge turning point in the middle of the book, where a serious truth is revealed (and we're talking a SERIOUS TRUTH), and I read that part while on a five hour plane ride. I just about punched my husband and said, "YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE WHAT JUST HAPPENED," and then he snorted and woke up and thought the plane was crashing. You must read this book. It will break your heart and then repair it in the most delicious way possible.

There are too many great couples. I love them all. You can't make me pick just one.

What are your favorites?

Brigid Kemmerer is the author of Storm, available April 24 from KTeen (US) and Allen & Unwin (Australia). You can visit her website at, and follow her on Twitter @BrigidKemmerer. 

I am giving away one copy of Storm from The Book Depository. Just tell us in the comments who is your favourite YA couple or couples. Don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win! Giveaway is International and ends Sat 28th April.

Psst! Elemental the prequel to Storm is currently free on Amazon too! It's a great beginning to this series!


  1. Happy Blogversary!!! Thanks so much for the chance, this series looks so good. I think my favorite couple would have to be Shane and Clare from The Morganville Vamp series. Its my favorite series.

  2. My favourite couple is also Anna & Etienne St. Clair from Anna & the French Kiss! <3 Happy Blogoversary and thank you so much for the giveaway!


  3. Ok I know but I'm a die hard Twilight fan Edward and Bella:) Love them so much. Happy Blog anniversary!

  4. My favourite couple is Clary and Jase from The Mortal Instruments.

    Thanks for the giveaway :D

  5. I love Aislinn and Seth from Wicked Lovely--they just fit each other so well, but manage to retain their separate identities
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  6. I love Tris and Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth, but I'm also a HUGE fan of Mara and Noah from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hopkins (I love both of their snarkiness [and I love the word snarky])

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  7. Loved Tiny and Will Grayson, but my favorite couple comes from John Green's more recent book - The Fault in Our Stars. Augustus and Hazel - heartbreaking, but awesome.

  8. My favourite YA couple.... god, there's so many of them! I'd have to say Rose and Dimitri from Vampire Academy, because they were the first couple I really fell in love with.

    1. I thought about this some more and decided that although I love Rose and Dimitri, my favourite couple is definitely Caia and Lucien from Samantha Young's Lunarmorte series!

  9. Favourite couple. Now that's a tough one. There are so many! But I do love Clare and Shane from the Morganville Vampires series. Also loved Juliette and Adam from Shatter Me


  10. Vance and Portia from Lacey weatherford of witches and warlocks

  11. I really love Lauren DeStefano's Rhine & Gabriel and Jaclyn Dolamore's Esmerine & Alandare.

    Sara M
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  12. Thanks for the insanely amazing giveaway and a BIG congratulations on 1 year of blogging! Congrats!

    Off the top of my head, my favorite YA couple is Anna & Etienne St. Clair! <3