Aaaand I’m back with Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s prompt is a freebee, but I’ve decided to go with The Broke and The Bookish’s prompt for it. It’s a good one! Especially since I’ve heard that Romance is one of the least favorite genres among bloggers. And I’d have to say, I agree, for the most part. But something about romance in ANOTHER genre, like a cherry on top, always appeals to me- especially when it’s well done. Here are my Top Three picks! (Yes, I’m cheating, but to be fair I’m only putting books I absolutely loved in this post. Quality over quantity, people.)
For those who love sci-fi:
1) Cress by Marissa Meyer
Cress is on the top of the list for a reason: it is amazing in so many ways, with so many great moments; I loved this book. But one of my favorite things was the romance between Cress and Captain Thorne, which was less like a romance and more like a fangirl’s obsession and a player’s flirting at the beginning, that really bloomed into something significant. I have so many excerpts in mind that I could insert for this post, but I wouldn’t want to spoil anything! How can I say this book NEEDS to be read in the way that I feel it? But that’s impossible. Just know that it’s amazing. Scarlet, the second in this series also had a good romance side-plot, but Cress takes the cake.
For those that love fantasy:
2) The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
This was one of my favorite series as a kid. I re-read it over and over (then and now) and a lot of that (most of it) is due to the romance between Chloe and Derek. It’s one of those “good girl meets a-hole who wants nothing to do with her” types that ends in genuine caring and affection, which is coincidentally (considering it’s one of my favorite romances) and wonderfully the EXACT same way I got my man! Life’s a circle like that.
3) The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Oh-ma-God-oh-ma-Gooood love this book! Read it only a couple of years ago but it’s definitely a re-read that I’ll be reviewing in the future. All of the books on this list so far are five star, but remembering the romance in this one just makes me happy in an excited sort of way. Like, in the sort of way I’d feel as though it was actually happening to me. Which is just how I felt when I read it. What more can I say? Read it. Love it.
So those are my picks. Yes, I know only three on a Top Ten Tuesday is pitiful, but for this type of prompt I wanted to choose only the best. And these three really are.
So what are your top tens?