I know this tag is relatively old and I was not tagged by anyone but, in my defense, I really like it. What can I say, I’m a rebel. Plus, I firmly believe there is no better way to get to know a bookish person than from their OTPs.
So here we go!
An unpopular OTP that you ship
Raise your hand if you ever started shipping two characters that could never be because of fanfiction.
I see you Dramione fans in the back, don’t even try to hide! My experience though involves two certain pjo characters. Before the gift that is Solangelo was created or we even knew that Nico was a lgbt+ character, PJO fanfiction (which, yes, I read and wrote) was full of Thalia x Nico- dabbed Thalico- stories.
And I loved them! There… I said it. It’s the writers’ fault! They made them so compatible!
An OTP that you didn’t ship at first but do now
This took a lot of thinking- and browsing on Goodreads- because, usually, I am that reader who ships characters from basically the first chapter they meet. But, I managed to find one!
Alyssa and Morpheus from Splintered! I was a bit conflicted about this particular pairing in the beginning as we first meet Alyssa crushing on Jeb, her best friend. And, truthfully, I really liked Jeb while Morpheus was a bit of a villain for me for most of the book. But, in the end, I couldn’t help but root for him and his cunning and endearing personality. There was also an undeniable pull and so much chemistry between him and Alyssa that couldn’t compare to her relationship with Jeb .
By the way, look at that cover!
Pick your most hated OTP
This was the first book I’d started keeping notes about. All of them, unfortunately, were about how unhealthy and frustrating the relationship between Abby and Travis was…
Pick an OTP that took way too long to happen
Penryn and Raffe from Penryn and the End of Days! Those two took the entire trilogy to finally get together in the last 10 pages! They also spent the better part of a book apart. I’m also still waiting for a better epilogue from you Susan Ee, because that one was a disgrace to this beautiful trilogy. Or a 4th book, I’m not picky…
Pick your favorite non-cannon OTP
Kami Glass and Rusty Montgomery from Unspoken. Granted, I just posted a review of Unspoken raving about how much I love the relationship between Jared and Kami-and I still love them- but! Rusty is always there for Kami- even when Jared is too busy brooding- and the chemistry between them is undeniable. Also, Jared was a bit annoying in Untold while Rusty was too cool for his own good.
Pick your favorite BROTP
I adore Simon and Clary from the Mortal Instruments! Their friendship is so pure and moving and literal goals. There is profound love, respect, and trust between them and they always have each other’s backs.
Pick an OTP you adored in the books but not as much in the adaptation
I have realized that most adaptation couples just don’t do it for me. They always translate too cheesy in the screen and, sometimes, there is no chemistry. Zilch. Zero. But two specific couples come immediately to mind.
- Percabeth: I think I speak for the entire fandom when I say they really did go in a whole other direction when it comes to the books and the characters. Also, plot inaccuracies aside, what was up with Annabeth’s hair…
- Clace (on the Tv show): This is one of those too cheesy couples. Well, if I am being honest, the entire show is a bit too cheesy for me… I tried, I really did. Two whole seasons I tried.
Pick a popular OTP that no matter how hard you tried you can’t ship it
The couple in Rebel Belle. I actually don’t even remember their names… I think his name was David? And her name was Rebecca? I really can’t tell. And that’s exactly the problem. The couple wasn’t memorable for me. I never became invested in them or their relationship however much I tried.
Pick your favorite LGBT+ OTP
Where do I even begin? Magnus and Alec from the Shadowhunters Chronicles? My babies! Will Solace and Nico d’ Angelo from PJO? These two cuties make my heart! Rufus and Mateo from They Both Die at the End? I’m still crying by the way…
Pick your all-time favorite OTPs
My two all-time favorite OTPs will always be Clary and Jace from the Mortal Instruments and Percy and Annabeth from the PJO series. No other couple can take their place as number one!
But, because I do have a whole list of almost equally loved OTPs, here are some other favorites in no particular order:
- Will and Tessa, The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
- Henry and Charlotte, The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
- Magnus and Alec, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
- Alex and Aiden, the Covenant series by Jennifer L Armentrout
- Tate and Jared, Bully by Penelope Douglas
- Penryn and Raffe, Angelfall by Susan Ee
- Noah and Mara, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hopkins
- Tana and Gavriel, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
- Levi and Cathy, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- Simon and Blue, Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli