Shipping is one of my main hobbies. Next to reading, reviewing and eating, shipping couples is basically what I do in my spare time.
There is nothing quite like gushing over an adorable ship and worrying yourself sick over making sure the characters survive the series to get the happily ever after you really wanted. Then again, that almost never happens.
So I finally decided to come together (lol it’s just me what am I saying?) and create a list of my personal favourite otps that have stolen my heart and crushed my soul.
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1. Kaz and Inej from Six of Crows
I would say that Kaz and Inej kind of started it all. The Six of Crows duology was one of the first few YA series I’d ever read and I actually recently just finished rereading it which is what sparked the idea for this post. In the book, they aren’t exactly physical at all but you can tell how much they care for each other in the way that Kaz’s breathing changes every time he sees Inej or how they can always sense each other’s presence.
“I would have come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.”
I mean if that quote doesn’t say it all, I don’t know what will.
2. Alec and Magnus from The Mortal Instruments
Alec is such a soft child and Magnus is always there to look out for him and whenever they’re together I just start crying and melt into a puddle of love. And those are only some of the side effect. They are just both equally adorable and deserve each other so freaking much.
I mean, they are such a cute couple. They adopt kids, go on a world trip together, fight demons. What a power couple, there is nothing they can’t do.
3. Will and Tessa from The Infernal Devices
Sorry for all you Jessa shippers but we all knew Will was going to be endgame. Will is my snarky, sarcastic child who I love very dearly and the fact that (if not me) he got to be with Tessa who was equally hilarious and smart just makes me so happy. They are honestly perfect together and seeing them raise a family just fills my heart with so much love and happiness.
4. Mark and Kieran from The Dark Artifices
I know there is a lot of controversy about this ship and I am still patiently waiting for Queen of Air and Darkness when I will officially get my heart ripped out. But regardless what happens, I will always ship Mark and Kieran. They have literally both been through so much and I personally feel they deserve each other more than anything and I’m just praying for a happy ending for these two.
5. Emma and Julian from The Dark Artifices
The more these books progress, the darker Julian has become and I feel like he just needs Emma to pull him out when he’s drowning. They’ve practically been in love with each other their entire lives and I’m confident that these two crazy kids can work it out.
6. Andie and Clark from The Unexpected Everything
Andie and Clark’s relationship kind of had a rocky start and I could practically see the waves of awkwardness that were emitting from the pages on their first date. However, they did go through a lot and by the end, they got together and I couldn’t be happier. I know I don’t have that many standalone otps because I feel like you just don’t have that time or build up to get properly attached but Morgan Matson executed this perfectly. I was attached and in love in a second and I’m so excited to reread The Unexpected Everything soon.
7. Ronan and Adam from The Raven Cycle
Just thinking about these two mAkeS mE WaNt tO cRY. They both went through so much and it was heartbreaking to read about it and they are both damaged little souls. The growth that you see from the both of them is insane and seeing them together just makes me so happy because they have both crawled through hell and back again and they deserve to be together.
8. Manon and Dorian from Throne of Glass
There are quite a few books in the Throne of Glass series but we never actually get that much from these two. But I’m hoping that in the last book, we get a definite ending for them. I honestly don’t know what else to say about this couple because I just ship them so much I can’t even form words. They are both sarcastic and snarky and their banter gives me a reason to live and they are both just a tad evil in their own way.
9. Monty and Percy from A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
I personally love this book with all my heart and a huge part of why I love it so much is Monty and Percy. Monty is useless at practically everything, except flirting, he could probably flirt his way out of any situation. And Monty is such a sweet little cinnamon roll and he’s always there to keep Monty from getting into too much trouble. And both of them have such an amazing relationship and they are basically each other’s best friends and the only people they actually had and the fact that they got to be together just melted my heart.
10. Simon and Bram from Simon vs the Homo Sapien’s Agenda
I’m not saying anything’s definite but these two might be my all-time otp. But it’s not for sure but I do care and ship these two an extremely unhealthy amount. This book is my favourite contemporary and it just means so much to me and these two just make me so so happy.
“Why would I want to watch other people kissing,” I say, “when I could be kissing you?”
*sigh* that is probably the best quote in the entire book and I really can’t say much more about these two without breaking down into tears so excuse me while I go search for my dignity.
11. Leah and Abby from Leah on the Off Beat
I did try a little (I’m lying I barely tried) to not pick more than one couple from a book or series but I already failed miserably at that and I looked at my list and sadly realised that I didn’t have any f/f ships. I literally can’t even control my emotions around these two and I just feel like there aren’t nearly enough f/f couples in YA so when I saw this book, I practically screamed.
12. Lazlo and Sarai from Strange the Dreamer
Honestly, these two are just too perfect. I mean, just the idea of a dreamer and a dream manipulator falling in love is magical and romantic. Lazlo is such a soft child and I honestly loved him and Sarai together. I loved that they got to escape to his dreams and just be there together. These two are actually the cutest.
And there you have it, those were my top 12 couples that I will happily gush over for hours. This list is definitely going to change and grow as I read more so I’ll probably update it in a year or two
Feel free to chat with me anytime. Do you have any otps?