Top Ten Great Loves

What IS a great love, anyway? In this post, it could mean a tragic love or a sweet love.. so I guess it should really just be Top Ten Interesting Loves- but that sounds less cool.

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1) The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

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This book is flooded with love! One thing that’s great about it is that it follows the viewpoints of three generations of women, all scorched horribly in some way by love. It’s a beautiful and unusual book, and I’m looking forward to getting the review up!

2) The Summoning

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This one makes the list because – I think – it was the first book I ever read with love in it. I absolutely loved the way love worked in this book: the characters started out hating each other. Derick is just NOT your typical male hunk and I adored that about him. (And no, this isn’t a case of a strange and mysterious man with a dark past. It’s seriously unique.)

3) Cress

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I’m not going to spoil anything!! (But it’s great. Read it.)

4) We Never Asked for Wings

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You know a book’s good when you bring it up in conversation months after first reading it. This one addressed the conflict between a woman’s true love and the available love (sorta.. best way I can explain it) and there was a whole “I’m not waiting to be your backup” portion that I loved.

5) Fairest

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Sorry about the double-Lunar-Chronicles, but I feel like I can do this because they’re two entirely different types of love. The love in Cress was so cute and sweet, but the love in Fairest is twisted and desperate. It’s also undying if you’re looking at who’s loving who.

6) The Winner’s Curse

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I love the idea of love between a master and servant- it’s something I haven’t read a whole lot of. What really made this book was how the love between the two shaped the decisions that weren’t connected to each other.

7) White Cat

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In a world where a worker can force someone to love someone else, I love the idea of the main characters trying to sort out their actual feelings. (Or.. character. The other one doesn’t knooooow) This was such a good book. Gotta reread it soon to get to Black Heart.

8) Unwind

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This one’s in here solely because of how Connor reacted when told to write a letter to his parents. Sometimes the love between child and parent can overcome even the most disgusting of deeds.

Aaaaaaaand, that’s eight! But when do I ever make it to ten, anyways? Looking forward to this week’s TTTs!

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7 thoughts on “Top Ten Great Loves

  1. Omg I love how you contrasted Cress vs Fairest’s kind of love. SO TRUE. Completely different, but still kinda love…(I feel sorry for Levana so much in Fairest. IF ONLY SHE WAS TAUGHT HOW TO LOVE OMG.) Ahem. And you mentioned White Cat so therefore AHHAFDSKFJADKL!!!! WHITE CAT IS MY FAVOURITE.

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  2. I’ve been really curious about The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender since forever but have yet to actually read it–great to hear that it makes this list! I’m also really excited about Unwind, since the way it’s presented reminds me of Gone Girl and I loved that book.

    Here’s my TTT. 🙂

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    • Huh, never thought of Unwind as similar to Gone Girl, but I guess they do have their moments? You should try Ava! It’s very elaborately written- sort of old-fashioned- and completely tragic. And about love. Thanks for visiting!

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