Monday, February 8, 2016

spotlight on: all about love

welcome to the spotlight!! this is a monthly series here at Stardust and Words, where I just pick something book-related at random and shine a spotlight on it for 500 or so words. You can find all of the spotlight posts here. Of course, this month being February, I knew that I had to do some sort of spotlight post centered around love. So! In the spirit of Valentine's (or Galentine's) Day, I decided to do a post that highlights my favorite love stories: in books, in movies, and in TV shows. I do hope that you ~love~ it!

In Novels:

<– (SPOILERS FOR THRONE OF GLASS)  Aelin and Rowan – Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas: though it wasn't love at first sight, it was a slow burn that grew into something beautiful and intense. I think these two are perfect <3 

Shazi and Khalid – The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh – The love that developed between these two –>
is deep and strong, and I love the way Khalid is so taken with Shazi from the beginning.

 <– Emmy and Oliver – Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway– such a sweet story and a sweet couple, this is about accepting someone the way they are, not the way you wish they were.

Feyre and Tamlin – A Court of Thorns and Roses by –> Sarah J Maas – I know tons of people ship Feyre and Rhysand from this series, but I tend to be a gal who sticks to her guns, and I love Tamlin.

<– Max and Paige – The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord – This is the best of nerdy couples: literature, TV & trivia is what bonds them together, and I love the slow burn, friends turned into more aspect of their relationship.

Simon and Blue – Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens –> Agenda by Becky Albertalli – I absolutely loved reading the emails sent between these two, they are adorable and unsure in the BEST WAY!

<– Skylar and Josh – I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios – Sky and Josh represent an escape for the other, and this is a couple that cannot stay away from each other, they have a magnetic attraction.

Marguerite and Paul – A Thousand Pieces of You –>
by Claudia Gray – Paul and Marguerite are soulmates in every sense of the world, through dimensions, through hardships, they always find each other, and it is SO romantic.

<– Annabeth and Percy – Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan – the OTP that I shipped before I knew what shipping was. This is the boy you've loved since you were 11 years old turning into the love of your life.
Anna and Etienne – Anna and the French Kiss by –> Stephanie Perkins – the slowest of all slow burns!! I love the concept that Anna and Etienne become each other's concept of home. This is an all-time fave.

<– Amy and Roger – Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – what better way to bond two people together than to throw them into a car for a cross country trip? Favorite line: Oh yes, since Kansas. At least.

Cath and Levi – Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – –> another all-time favorite, Cath and Levi are who I look to when people say opposites attract, and I truly believe that, with a supportive heart, it couldn't be more true.

<– Tessa and Will – The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare – if I could insert myself into a fictional couple, it would be these two. I fell in love with Will from page 1, and I relate to Tessa so much. </3 <3 I LOVE THEM

Ari and Dante – Aristotle and Dante Discover the –> Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz– "how could I be ashamed of loving Dante Quintana?" is all you need to know.

<– Elinor and Edward – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – this was the first Austen I ever read, and I have never been more in love with a hero. Even Mr. Darcy. I feel like Elinor and Edward were the original slow burn romance, and I love how they resolve.

Patroclus and Achilles – The Song of Achilles by –> Madeline Miller – these two make me cry every single time I even think about them. They're the two that know each other inside and out, and love every part of one another.
In Film: 
(from 1 to 5 hearts, 1 being super romantic and 5 being OMG I'M DYING romantic)

<– About Time – Tim and Mary:

The Princess Diaries – Joe and Clarisse –> :   

<– Thor –Thor and Jane :

HighSchool Musical  - Troy –>
and Gabriella:

<– Pitch Perfect– Becca and Jesse:

Pirates of the Caribbean– Elizabeth and –> Will:

<– Robin Hood– Robin Hood and Maid Marian:

10 Things I Hate About You –  –>
Kat and Patrick :

<– Brooklyn – Eilis and Tony:

Howl's Moving Castle– Sophie and Howl –> 

<– Clueless– Cher and Josh:

Beautyand the Beast – Belle –>
and the Beast – :

<– Legally Blonde– Elle and Emmet:
Star Wars– Leia and Han –>

<– 13 Going on 30– Jenna and Matty:

What If – Chantry and Wallace –>

<–RENT–  Roger and Mimi:

Anastasia – Anastasia and  –>

In Television:

<– Pam and Jim – The Office
Jess and Nick – New Girl –>

<–  Cece and Schmidt – New Girl

Finn and Rachel – Glee –>

<– Kurt and Blaine – Glee
Emma and Hook – Once Upon –>
a Time 

<–Luke and Lorelai – Gilmore Girls

Monica & Chandler –Friends–>

<– Chuck and Blair – Gossip Girl

Chip and Joanna – Fixer Upper–>

<– Leslie and Ben – Parks & Rec

Felicity and Oliver – Arrow –>

<– Lizzie and Gordo – Lizzie McGuire

Carrie and Big – Sex and the –>

<– Lois and Clark – Smallville
Corey and Topanga – Boy –>
Meets World  

Well, that was a ton of fun to do!!! Who are some of your favorite literary/movie/tv couples? Please share them with me :)



  1. ♥ this post!

    My TTT tomorrow is actually my favorite bookish OTPs!

    I also love love love 10 Things I Hate About You! From TV, my favorite pair is Logan and Veronica (aka LoVe) from Veronica Mars. From books, my favorite couple is Olivia and Caleb from the Love Me With Lies series by Tarryn Fisher!

    1. thank you, eva! that means a lot. I will be looking forward to your TTT post tomorrow! Ahhh I need to watch Veronica Mars, I've been meaning to for years! and I've never read that series, but I will definitely put it on my list!! :)


80% Read the Printed Word!