Mundie Moms

Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011 Mundie Moms Favorites: Love Triangles, Couples & Kissy Scenes

Today is one of our favorite things to talk about in YA books, the fabulously written character chemistry, those swoon worthy kissy scenes, well written love triangles and of course our favorite characters. This year I had such a hard time trying to narrow my list down, because there's been a lot of well crafted romances. Even though my lists were narrowed down, there's many more outstanding romances you'll find through out all the books listed in our 2011 MM's Favorite feature.

Our 11 Favorite Love Triangles/Favorite Swoon-Worthy Character Chemistry:
  1. Will, Tessa & Jem (Infernal Devices, Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare)
  2. Kat & Hale (Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter)
  3. Cassian, Jacinda, Will (Vanish by Sophie Jordan)
  4. Lena & Alex (Delirium by Lauren Oliver)
  5. Tucker, Clara & Christian (Unearthly by Cynthia Hand)
  6. Adam, Juliette, Warner (Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi)
  7. Ash & Megan (The Iron Queen & The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa)
  8. Daemon & Kat (Obsidian) and Alexandria & Aiden (Half-Blood) by Jennifer Armentrout
  9. Kelsey, Ren and Kishan (Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck)
  10. Frannie, Luc & Gabe (Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers)
  11. Elder & Amy (Across the Universe by Beth Revis) and Karou & Akiva (Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor)

Our 10 favorite Kissy Scenes: I swear this was the hardest list, because how can we narrow it down to only 5!?! Here's a few of our favorites that stand out the most to us....

  1. Will & Tessa (The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare)
  2. Jem & Tessa (The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare)
  3. Alex & Aiden (Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout)
  4. Marcello & Gabi (River of Time series by Lisa T Bergren)
  5. I adored the scene stolen kiss scene with Kaleb and Emerson in Hourglass by Myra McEntire
  1. Lola and Cricket (Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins.)
  2. Emerson and Michael and that wrought iron fence. (Hourglass by Myra McEntire)
  3. Marcello and Gabi (River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren)
  4. Braden and Trey (Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey)
  5. Lizzie and Will (Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg)

Our 10 favorite couples from 2011: Again, this was so hard for us to narrow our lists down to only 5. There's a lot of couples we fell in love with this year. Here's our list of our all time favorite couples from this year:

  1. Kat & Hale (Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter)
  2. Adam & Juliette (Shatter Me by Tahereh Maffi)
  3. Max & Charlie (The Pledge by Kimberly Derting)
  4. Dimitri & Lia (Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink)
  5. Karou & Akiva (Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor)
  1. Braeden & Trey (Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey)
  2. Lola & Crickett (Lola & The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins)
  3. Sophie & Archer (Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins)
  4. Nathaniel & Zora (The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell)
  5. Emerson & Michael (Hourglass by Myra McEntire)

Who were some of your favorite couples? Did you have any favorite swoon-worthy moments you loved? Please leave us a comment and let us know.


  1. Great lists girls!!!! I really loved the Triangle in Unearthly, or even better in Hallowed. Normally I never switch sites, but In Hallowed I switched from Tucker to Christian.. :))

  2. Danny- Thank you! I'm right there with you. I totally switched to Christian after reading Hallowed as well! I can't wait to see what happens with the this love triangle next.

  3. Reading your list made me so happy because (a) Kelsey, Ren and Kishan are on there and (b) Lola & Cricket!!

  4. So glad to see Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan :)

    I am loving these lists!

  5. Great list! I loved The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Mara & Noah had some great scenes. Unearthly just might have been my favorite...still pondering. I have so many but these stand out.

  6. I love Lola and Cricket, Tessa and Jem and Will, and Alex and Lena!! <3

    Hikari and I did a similar post at Imaginary Reads with our top ten couples of 2011, but we didn't do one on kissy scenes. This is a fabulous idea. You're going to have me rereading some books in search of these!

    Loving your lists.

  7. Alexa- Aw, I'm so glad you loved them too!!

    Coranne- Thank you! I couldn't not list them. I love that love triangle.

    Fantastic Book Review- Thank you! TUOMD is a great one too!!

    Kris- I'm going to go read your list! I love reading other lists.

  8. I'm posting this, as for some reason Kathryn @ Clean Teen Fiction's comments don't show up and I love her comment:

    Y'all listed some great ones! I'm terrible, I actually loved the scene with Lord Greco and Gabi. lol Greco is so irresistible.

    Another great couple is Norah and James from Cobbogoth by Hannah Clark. It is powerful! my review of Cobbogoth

  9. Kathryn- I LOVED that scene and I seriously almost listed it. It's such a great scene. I agree, Lord Greco is irresistible.

    I need to check out Cobbogoth. Thank you for the rec!

  10. I loved Adam & Juliette from Shatter Me too. Another couple I loved together were Tess & Alec from Fateful.

  11. Hmm, out of ALL those lists I have only read Clockwork Prince and Lola and the Boy Next Door. I think I need to check these out. I'm crazy over romance in books! Seems I'm missing the good stuff!