FINAL ROUND: WHO WILL BE THE ULTIMATE YA COUPLE?

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For this last round, there’s only one vote per person, so make sure to rally fans and friends–tweet us your pick by using #LoveFEUDS!

Dear lovely readers, it has come to this: Monsters Vs. The Government, Sydney & Adrian vs. Lena & Alex. The decision to end all decisions. Who will take home the honor of being THE ULTIMATE YA COUPLE? How could we even decide? Thank goodness it isn’t up to us, but to YOU! From now until this Friday, October 3, you can let us know who you think should win by voting below.

Need some help deciding? Here’s what our PLL Trendsetters had to say:

Sydney & Adrian, The Bloodlines Series: Your classic star-crossed lovers belong to two radically opposed factions of supernatural society. They break countless rules and disregard countless stigmas in an inspiring pursuit of love. –PLL Trendsetter Reut

Lena & Alex, Delirium: Okay obviously I think Lena and Alex have had the most to overcome considering love is illegal in their world. Love should literally be impossible for them thanks to a medical procedure, but they produce one of the truest and self sacrificing loves during their time together in Delirium. They’re my modern day Romeo and Juliet. –PLL Trendsetter Corinne

#LoveFEUDS Reaches The Final Four!

We’ve narrowed the field of YA couples from 64 to these four stunning, brave YA couples who have overcome tremendous odds. Are you a Lauren Oliver fan? Then you’ll have an extra tough decision today. Who will you be voting for Ultimate YA Couple?! 

The polls will be open until Monday at midnight, so make sure to vote (and get all your friends to vote too!). Feeling especially fold of the couple that you’re rooting for? Send us a tweet using #LoveFEUDS @paperlanternlit and tell us why!
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Sydney & Adrian, The Bloodlines Series vs. Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy, Pride & Prejudice

Sydney & Adrian, The Bloodlines Series: Your classic star-crossed lovers belong to two radically opposed factions of supernatural society. They break countless rules and disregard countless stigmas in an inspiring pursuit of love. –PLL Trendsetter Reut

Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy, Pride & Prejudice: Well this lovely couple had to overcome pride and prejudice. (Imagine that!) The differences between their social standings deterred their love for each other throughout most of the book. The pride they have in themselves and the prejudice their families have for each other trapped them in an endless cycle until they both put it all aside and realized that they were actually perfect for one another. –PLL Trendsetter Corrine

Kent & Sam, Before I Fall vs. Lena & Alex, Delirium

Kent & Sam, Before I Fall: Sam was a high school popular girl distracted by Mean Girls-esque drama: parties, popular boys, booze, and overall catty-ness. But when she “dies” in a car accident and is forced to relive her last days over and over, she realizes that the guy she should have been paying attention to all along was sweet and nerdy Kent. Their love proves that it’s never too late for second chances. –PLL Trendsetter Emily H.

Lena & Alex, Delirium: Okay obviously I think Lena and Alex have had the most to overcome considering love is illegal in their world. Love should literally be impossible for them thanks to a medical procedure, but they produce one of the truest and self sacrificing loves during their time together in Delirium. They’re my modern day Romeo and Juliet. –PLL Trendsetter Corinne

Elite Eight: THE #LOVEFEUDS Continue!

It’s down to the wire in today’s edition of the The #LOVEFEUDS. We’re impressed with how far these couples have made it, but which one will win the title of ULTIMATE YA COUPLE? Only YOU can decide! The polls will be open until Tuesday at midnight, so make sure to vote (and get all your friends to vote too!). Feeling especially fold of the couple that you’re rooting for? Send us a tweet using #LoveFEUDS @paperlanternlit and tell us why!
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Sydney & Adrian, The Bloodlines Series: Your classic star-crossed lovers belong to two radically opposed factions of supernatural society. They break countless rules and disregard countless stigmas in an inspiring pursuit of love. –PLL Trendsetter Reut

Tessa & Will, The Infernal Devices: these two have to battle with the fact that warlocks and Shadowhunters are not allowed to be together. Add in the fact that Tessa is about to marry Will’s best friend, and you have some complications. –PLL Trendsetter Alexandra

Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy, Pride & Prejudice vs. Isla & Josh, Isla and The Happily Ever After

Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy, Pride & Prejudice: Well this lovely couple had to overcome pride and prejudice. (Imagine that!) The differences between their social standings deterred their love for each other throughout most of the book. The pride they have in themselves and the prejudice their families have for each other trapped them in an endless cycle until they both put it all aside and realized that they were actually perfect for one another. –PLL Trendsetter Corrine

Isla & Josh, Isla and The Happily Ever After: Isla and Josh have a beautiful, perfect, artistic, international love, but Isla is her own worst enemy and must overcome her own insecurities for their love to last. –PLL Trendsetter Kate H

Adam and Mia from If I Stay vs. Kent & Sam, Before I Fall

Adam and Mia from If I Stay: They bicker and they have complex lives and ambitions that drive them apart much like normal teenagers but when it comes down to it, Adam fights for Mia. Their romance is built on intensity and friendship, passionate and soul-deep, the exact kind of romance that readers and people love to find. It’s a story and a romance that will stay with you. –PLL Trendsetter Grace

Kent & Sam, Before I Fall: Sam was a high school popular girl distracted by Mean Girls-esque drama: parties, popular boys, booze, and overall catty-ness. But when she “dies” in a car accident and is forced to relive her last days over and over, she realizes that the guy she should have been paying attention to all along was sweet and nerdy Kent. Their love proves that it’s never too late for second chances. –PLL Trendsetter Emily H.

Finnic & Annie, The Hunger Games vs. Lena & Alex, Delirium

Finnic & Annie, The Hunger Games: Much like my first contribution to the list, this relationship experiences some… Difficulties towards the end of the series. ;) never the less, the two love each other, and remain forever dedicated to their relationship. –PLL Trendsetter Maddie

Lena & Alex, Delirium: Okay obviously I think Lena and Alex have had the most to overcome considering love is illegal in their world. Love should literally be impossible for them thanks to a medical procedure, but they produce one of the truest and self sacrificing loves during their time together in Delirium. They’re my modern day Romeo and Juliet. –PLL Trendsetter Corinne

#LoveFeuds: The Sweet Sixteen

We’ve come so far! From sixty four to just sixteen couples, these romantic duos have battled countless obstacles, and now they’re fighting for the honor of ULTIMATE YA COUPLE. Only you can decide who will make it to the next found.

The polls are open until Friday, September 19 at midnight, and you can vote as many times as you want. Don’t forget to tell everyone who you voted for by using #LoveFeuds. Let us know who you picked by tweeting at @paperlanternlit!

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That Boy (/Girl) Is a Monster

Sydney & Adrian, The Bloodlines Series vs. Meghan Chase & Prince Ash, The Iron Fey Series: 

Sydney & Adrian, The Bloodlines Series: Your classic star-crossed lovers belong to two radically opposed factions of supernatural society. They break countless rules and disregard countless stigmas in an inspiring pursuit of love. –PLL Trendsetter Reut

Meghan Chase & Prince Ash, The Iron Fey Series: What love barrier is bigger than the difference between being a human and being a faerie? Initially, this stark difference keeps Prince Ash away from Meghan, but not even the cold ice prince can help himself from his heart warming toward Meghan. Together, they fight against the powers trying to destroy the world of faerie, and while many events and people threaten their relationship, nothing can keep them apart. –PLL Trendsetter Caitlin

Tessa & Will, The Infernal Devices vs. Annabeth & Percy, Percy Jackson & The Olympians series

Tessa & Will, The Infernal Devices: these two have to battle with the fact that warlocks and Shadowhunters are not allowed to be together. Add in the fact that Tessa is about to marry Will’s best friend, and you have some complications. –PLL Trendsetter Alexandra

Annabeth & Percy, Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus: These two have literally been through hell and back for a future together. Oh, not to mention Percy’s memory getting erased and the impending apocalypse. –PLL Trendsetter Julianna

Haters Gonna Hate

Eleanor & Park, Eleanor & Park vs. Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy, Pride & Prejudice

Eleanor & Park, Eleanor & Park: Eleanor and Park meet through unlikely circumstances, and are able to withstand the social injustices of their time, including domestic abuse, child abuse, racism, bullying and body image. Their love is not an overglorified puppy love, but a love that truly shows agape.  –PLL Trendsetter Michelle

Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy, Pride & Prejudice: Well this lovely couple had to overcome pride and prejudice. (Imagine that!) The differences between their social standings deterred their love for each other throughout most of the book. The pride they have in themselves and the prejudice their families have for each other trapped them in an endless cycle until they both put it all aside and realized that they were actually perfect for one another. –PLL Trendsetter Corrine

Hector & Elisa, Bitter Kingdom vs. Isla & Josh, Isla and The Happily Ever After

Hector & Elisa, Bitter Kingdom: Bitter Kingdom — Despite incredible odds, different social status, magical blizzards, missed chances, and a civil war, Hector and Elisa continue to fight for each other for all the right reasons: true love.  –PLL Trendsetter Kate H. 

Isla & Josh, Isla and The Happily Ever After: Isla and Josh have a beautiful, perfect, artistic, international love, but Isla is her own worst enemy and must overcome her own insecurities for their love to last. –PLL Trendsetter Kate H.

“Live Fast, Die Young”

Adam and Mia from If I Stay vs. Elena & Damon, The Vampire Diaries

Adam and Mia from If I Stay: They bicker and they have complex lives and ambitions that drive them apart much like normal teenagers but when it comes down to it, Adam fights for Mia. Their romance is built on intensity and friendship, passionate and soul-deep, the exact kind of romance that readers and people love to find. It’s a story and a romance that will stay with you. –PLL Trendsetter Grace

Elena & Damon, The Vampire Diaries: The book series bares little resemblance to the TV show– for example, in the book series, Elena actually dies! Damon has to go to unheard of lengths to try and get her back…including teaming up with his other brother who wants her heart. But eventually their love prevails and Elena returns as an angel!  –PLL Trendsetter Emily H

Hazel & Augustus, The Fault in Our Stars vs. Kent & Sam, Before I Fall

Hazel & Augustus, The Fault in Our Stars: I could not pass up submitting this couple: No, they didn’t overcome cancer together, but they did take what was bad and unfair in both of their lives and loved anyway. They made the choice to love one another no matter what the future held for them, because passing it up wasn’t an option. –PLL Trendsetter Corinne

Kent & Sam, Before I Fall: Sam was a high school popular girl distracted by Mean Girls-esque drama: parties, popular boys, booze, and overall catty-ness. But when she “dies” in a car accident and is forced to relive her last days over and over, she realizes that the guy she should have been paying attention to all along was sweet and nerdy Kent. Their love proves that it’s never too late for second chances. –PLL Trendsetter Emily H.

“Live Fast, Die Young”

Tom Raines & Medusa, Insignia vs. Finnic & Annie, The Hunger Games

Tom Raines & Medusa, Insignia: The two are on opposite sides of a world war. Tom has some serious problems with not giving Medusa enough credit. Medusa is called Medusa because her face is so disfigured no one can fix it. Oh, did I mention they were fighting on opposites sides of a world war? –PLL Trendsetter Julianna

Finnic & Annie, The Hunger Games: Much like my first contribution to the list, this relationship experiences some… Difficulties towards the end of the series. ;) never the less, the two love each other, and remain forever dedicated to their relationship. –PLL Trendsetter Maddie

America & Max, The Selection vs. Lena & Alex, Delirium

America & Max, The Selection: America is selected by the Kingdom to be one of the girls competing for Prince Maxon’s heart (and a place as his bride and therefore future Queen of Illea), but she doesn’t care: she’s got a secret boyfriend at home, Aspen. However once arriving in the capitol and spending time with Maxon, she realizes he is nothing like she thought he was, and starts to develop feelings for him. But competing to become a princess while there’s a rebellion against the monarchy certainly isn’t easy! –PLL Trendsetter Emily H.

Lena & Alex, Delirium: Okay obviously I think Lena and Alex have had the most to overcome considering love is illegal in their world. Love should literally be impossible for them thanks to a medical procedure, but they produce one of the truest and self sacrificing loves during their time together in Delirium. They’re my modern day Romeo and Juliet. –PLL Trendsetter Corinne

#LoveFeuds Round Two: Death + Rebellion, Y’All!

Let’s face it, fate hasn’t been especially kind to these couples. From the big “C” word to government sponsored death matches, and more, the brave, strong, and spunky couples below have faced MAJOR obstacles, but only eight can advance to the next round of THE LOVE FEUDS!

You know the drill–the polls are open until Wednesday, September 17 at midnight, and you can vote as many times as you want. Don’t forget to tell everyone who you voted for by using #LoveFeuds and tweeting at @paperlanternlit.

May the ultimate Y.A. couple win! 

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“Live Fast, Die Young”

 Kate & Vincent, The Revenants Trilogy vs. Adam and Mia from If I Stay

Kate & Vincent: The Revenants Trilogy: Vincent is a revenant: someone who can sacrifice their life for others and be brought back to life later. The trauma of losing Vincent so many times over would be enough to drive anyone away, but Kate stays… and then stuff gets real. --PLL Trendsetter Reut

Adam and Mia from If I Stay: They bicker and they have complex lives and ambitions that drive them apart much like normal teenagers but when it comes down to it, Adam fights for Mia. Their romance is built on intensity and friendship, passionate and soul-deep, the exact kind of romance that readers and people love to find. It’s a story and a romance that will stay with you. –PLL Trendsetter Grace

Elena & Damon, The Vampire Diaries vs. Romeo & Juliet, Rome & Juliet

Elena & Damon, The Vampire Diaries: The book series bares little resemblance to the TV show– for example, in the book series, Elena actually dies! Damon has to go to unheard of lengths to try and get her back…including teaming up with his other brother who wants her heart. But eventually their love prevails and Elena returns as an angel!  –PLL Trendsetter Emily H

Romeo & Juliet, Rome & Juliet: While this isn’t a novel, I feel that this love story is truly one of the greats. Romeo and Juliet are separated by brutal family rivalry. Through disapproval by nearly everyone Romeo and Juliet care about, the two pursue their love toward one another. Even with death as a factor, both find a way to remain together. –PLL Trendsetter Amy

Hazel & Augustus, The Fault in Our Stars vs. Duval & Ismae, Grave Mercy

Hazel & Augustus, The Fault in Our Stars: I could not pass up submitting this couple: No, they didn’t overcome cancer together, but they did take what was bad and unfair in both of their lives and loved anyway. They made the choice to love one another no matter what the future held for them, because passing it up wasn’t an option. –PLL Trendsetter Corinne

Duval & Ismae, Grave Mercy: As Death’s daughter, Ismae is required to kill whomever the God commands. But when her next assignment is the man who stole her heart, Ismae rebels and true love reigns. –PLL Trendsetter Kate

Mara & Noah, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer vs. Kent & Sam, Before I Fall

Mara & Noah, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer: Noah is a healer and Mara is a killer. They are complete opposites and Noah doesn’t know how to help her –PLL Trendsetter Carolina

Kent & Sam, Before I Fall: Sam was a high school popular girl distracted by Mean Girls-esque drama: parties, popular boys, booze, and overall catty-ness. But when she “dies” in a car accident and is forced to relive her last days over and over, she realizes that the guy she should have been paying attention to all along was sweet and nerdy Kent. Their love proves that it’s never too late for second chances. –PLL Trendsetter Emily H.

I Knew You Were Trouble”

June & Day, Legend series vs. Tom Raines & Medusa, Insignia

June & Day, Legend series:  Day has an incurable brain tumor and eventually forgets who June is. June killed Day’s family. Basically, their biggest obstacles are themselves/health, which is caustic to their relationship and makes it so hard for them to look at each other without forgetting what has transpired. — PLL Trendsetter Julianna

Tom Raines & Medusa, Insignia: The two are on opposite sides of a world war. Tom has some serious problems with not giving Medusa enough credit. Medusa is called Medusa because her face is so disfigured no one can fix it. Oh, did I mention they were fighting on opposites sides of a world war? –PLL Trendsetter Julianna

Sera & Zen, Unremembered vs. Finnic & Annie, The Hunger Games

Sera & Zen, Unremembered: These two are constantly on the run from a diabolical futuristic company that created Sera and wants her for its own nefarious purposes. –PLL Trendsetter Emily R.

Finnic & Annie, The Hunger Games: Much like my first contribution to the list, this relationship experiences some… Difficulties towards the end of the series. ;) never the less, the two love each other, and remain forever dedicated to their relationship. –PLL Trendsetter Maddie

America & Max, The Selection vs. Katniss & Peeta, The Hunger Games Trilogy

America & Max, The Selection: America is selected by the Kingdom to be one of the girls competing for Prince Maxon’s heart (and a place as his bride and therefore future Queen of Illea), but she doesn’t care: she’s got a secret boyfriend at home, Aspen. However once arriving in the capitol and spending time with Maxon, she realizes he is nothing like she thought he was, and starts to develop feelings for him. But competing to become a princess while there’s a rebellion against the monarchy certainly isn’t easy! –PLL Trendsetter Emily H.

Katniss & Peeta, The Hunger Games Trilogy: This couple is a perfect example of impossible love. Coming together to try to beat the arena of death in the Hunger Games, they refuse to kill each other so that they can be together. Although Katniss does not admit her feelings for Peeta until the second book, she knows that she cannot live without him, even though they are once again faced with the Games in Catching Fire, and then are separated by the Capitol in Mockingjay. The two would sacrifice everything for each other, and at many times within the trilogy, they do just that. –PLL Trendsetter Caitlin

Tris & Tobias, Divergent Trilogy vs. Lena & Alex, Delirium

Tris & Tobias, Divergent Trilogy: Tris and Tobias have difficulties in their relationship different from the others on this list. While their relationship is able to flourish through the first book regardless of the societal problems that occur, the next two books bring issues to their relationship, as they are unable to maintain each other’s trust amidst the collapse of the faction system in futuristic Chicago. Finally, the two are able to put aside their differences and isolate their love from the destruction of the world that they know. –PLL Trendsetter Caitlin

Lena & Alex, Delirium: Okay obviously I think Lena and Alex have had the most to overcome considering love is illegal in their world. Love should literally be impossible for them thanks to a medical procedure, but they produce one of the truest and self sacrificing loves during their time together in Delirium. They’re my modern day Romeo and Juliet. –PLL Trendsetter Corinne

ROUND 2: MONSTERS + HATERS EDITION

Many thanks to all the readers who have voted in the #LoveFEUDS! Today, we’ve got two divisions up for voting–you can vote as many times as you’d like,  today and all weekend long!

Don’t forget to tell us who you voted for by tweeting @paperlanternlit!

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“That Boy (/Girl) is a Monster”

Sydney & Adrian, The Bloodlines Series vs. Eros & Orion, Only Everything

Sydney & Adrian: Your classic star-crossed lovers belong to two radically opposed factions of supernatural society. They break countless rules and disregard countless stigmas in an inspiring pursuit of love. –PLL Trendsetter Reut

Eros & Orion, Only Everything—This fledgling goddess of love and her mortal boyfriend were separated by Zeus—and what Zeus says goes. To win him back, Eros has to brave the mortal world and match up three couples without her powers. –PLL Trendsetter Emily R.

Clara & Tucker, The Unearthly trilogy vs. Meghan & Price Ash, The Iron Fey series

Clara & Tucker, The Unearthly trilogy: Clara is part angel, Tucker is “just” a Wyoming cowboy. When they first meet, no one expects sparks to fly, especially not with that dyed orange hair Clara is rocking. But the course of true love never did run smooth, and things only get harder with the involvement of Christian, who Clara is meant to save, not to mention the dark forces coming their way. –PLL Trendsetter Reut

Meghan Chase & Prince Ash, The Iron Fey Series: What love barrier is bigger than the difference between being a human and being a faerie? Initially, this stark difference keeps Prince Ash away from Meghan, but not even the cold ice prince can help himself from his heart warming toward Meghan. Together, they fight against the powers trying to destroy the world of faerie, and while many events and people threaten their relationship, nothing can keep them apart. –PLL Trendsetter Caitlin

Tessa & Will, The Infernal Devices vs. Clary & Jace, The Mortal Instruments

Tessa & Will, The Infernal Devices: these two have to battle with the fact that warlocks and Shadowhunters are not allowed to be together. Add in the fact that Tessa is about to marry Will’s best friend, and you have some complications. –PLL Trendsetter Alexandra

Clary & Jace, The Mortal Instruments: they thought they were related for a good while and the dark forces of the earth (led by Clary’s father who was also the man that raised Jace and Clary’s brother) were looking to use and destroy them, and yet they decided to not totally give up on each other. Come to find out – THEY ARE NOT RELATED!! (yay!) and they persevere through the evil around them and end up happily together. (I mean, yeah it was a weird journey but it was so worth it and it all worked out in the end.) –PLL Trendsetter Corinne

Bella & Edward, Twilight series vs. Annabeth & Percy, Percy Jackson & The Olympians series

Bella & Edward, Twilight: Come on, let’s face it – they overcame A LOT to be together, and though many people love to hate this couple, I think it’s really sweet how dedicated Edward was (now Bella on the other hand…). –PLL Trendsetter Bre

Annabeth & Percy, Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus: These two have literally been through hell and back for a future together. Oh, not to mention Percy’s memory getting erased and the impending apocalypse. –PLL Trendsetter Julianna

“Haters Gonna Hate (Hate, Hate, Hate, Hate)”

Eleanor & Park, Eleanor & Park, vs. Deryn & Aleksandar, The Leviathan

Eleanor & Park, Eleanor & Park: Eleanor and Park meet through unlikely circumstances, and are able to withstand the social injustices of their time, including domestic abuse, child abuse, racism, bullying and body image. Their love is not an overglorified puppy love, but a love that truly shows agape.  –PLL Trendsetter Michelle

Deryn & Aleksandar, The Leviathan: Deryn and Aleksander meet on an airship during the brink of WWI. Deryn’s peasant status and Alek’s royal one would have made their love impossible, had it not been for the war. They both make immense sacrifices and disrupt social order, to fight for what is right. –PLL Trendsetter Michelle

Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy, Pride & Prejudice vs. Reena & Sawyer, How to Love

Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy, Pride & Prejudice: Well this lovely couple had to overcome pride and prejudice. (Imagine that!) The differences between their social standings deterred their love for each other throughout most of the book. The pride they have in themselves and the prejudice their families have for each other trapped them in an endless cycle until they both put it all aside and realized that they were actually perfect for one another. –PLL Trendsetter Corrine
Reena & Sawyer, How To Love: Three years ago, Reena and Sawyer fell madly in love under the hot, bright Florida sun. But then Sawyer leaves her, without a trace. He leaves behind Reena, and their daughter, Hannah. Now, Sawyer, characteristically, appears out of nowhere. Can Reena and Sawyer patch their relationship, or will it remain in shreds? –PLL Trendsetter Amy

Hector & Elisa, Bitter Kingdom vs. Craig & Noelle, It’s Kind of A Funny Story

Hector & Elisa, Bitter Kingdom: Bitter Kingdom — Despite incredible odds, different social status, magical blizzards, missed chances, and a civil war, Hector and Elisa continue to fight for each other for all the right reasons: true love.  –PLL Trendsetter Kate H. 

Craig & Noelle, It’s Kind of a Funny Story: Craig and Noelle meet at a psychiatric hospital, and are able to confide in each other, about their mentally destructive pasts and help each other find a way out of their unfortunate mental situation. They are more than just a teenage couple, but are also a deep, understanding, complicated friendship with intense loyalty and camaraderie. –PLL Trendsetter Michelle

Kartik & Gemma, A Great and Terrible Beauty vs. Isla & Josh, Isla and the Happily Ever After 

Kartik & Gemma, A Great and Terrible Beauty: Kartik is ordered to stop Gemma from fulfilling her destiny as a witch but he can’t stop himself from wanting her. A brooding young man with a history of ancient secrets, we’re never quite sure of Kartik’s motives…will he kill Gemma, or will he fall in love with her? Their society doesn’t want them to be together, but love conquers even opposing destinies!  –PLL Michelle M.

Isla & Josh, Isla and The Happily Ever After: Isla and Josh have a beautiful, perfect, artistic, international love, but Isla is her own worst enemy and must overcome her own insecurities for their love to last. –PLL Trendsetter Kate H.

LAST ROUND 1 OF THE LOVE FEUDS: “I Knew You Were Trouble”

We’ve got some huge match up for today’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” division! The couples below have fought and conquered corrupt governments, overcome tremendous stereotypes, and survived terrifying dystopian societies to be together. Who do you think deserves to be the ULTIMATE YA COUPLE?

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Vote as many times as you’d like; the polls will close tomorrow, September 3, at midnight. Share who you voted for by using #LoveFEUDS on twitter!

 

 

June & Day, Legend series vs. Kyra & Tristam, The Midnight Thief

June & Day, Legend series: Imagine everything that could go wrong for two people in love in a dystopian society, and it happens to June and Day. Torn alliences, illness, lies, all of it. Tears them in two different directions, but always find a way back to each other. –PLL Trendsetter Alexandra

Kyra and Tristam, The Midnight Thief:  They say opposites attract, so I guess the same goes for an assassin and a palace knight! When Kyra and Tristam are thrown together in the middle of a raid, they realize that their best chance of survival is to stick together…even if they might not like one another at first. Over time, their trust builds and dislike turns to friendship, and friendship turns to love! But once they are united, they have much more to lose if their fail: each other. –PLL Trendsetter Emily H

 

Tom & Medusa, Insignia vs. Ada & Stefan, Going Over

Tom Raines & Medusa, Insignia: The two are on opposite sides of a world war. Tom has some serious problems with not giving Medusa enough credit. Medusa is called Medusa because her face is so disfigured no one can fix it. Oh, did I mention they were fighting on opposites sides of a world war? –PLL Trendsetter Julianna

Ada & Stefan, Going Over: The Berlin Wall divides these two would-be romantics, only allowing them to see each other four times a year, and Stefan spends the book plotting his escape to West Berlin to be with Ada.  –PLL Trendsetter Emily R.

Sera & Zen, Unremembered vs. Gretchen & Daniel, Prisoner of Night and Fog 

Sera & Zen, Unremembered: These two are constantly on the run from a diabolical futuristic company that created Sera and wants her for its own nefarious purposes. –PLL Trendsetter Emily R.

Gretchen & Daniel, Prisoner of Night and Fog: He’s a Jew. She’s Hitler’s niece. Enough said. –PLL Trendsetter Emily R.

Kitty & Knox, Pawn vs. Finnic & Annie, The Hunger Games  

 Finnic & Annie, The Hunger Games: Much like my first contribution to the list, this relationship experiences some… Difficulties towards the end of the series. ;) never the less, the two love each other, and remain forever dedicated to their relationship. –PLL Trendsetter Maddie

Kitty & Knox, Pawn: Kitty Doe was Masked: physically transformed to be identical to one of the government’s most prominent individuals, Lila Hart. Lila is dead, and it’s Kitty’s job to pretend to be just like her, or they’ll kill her…or worse, she’ll never see the boyfriend she left behind. But Knox, Lila’s former fiance, definitely catches her eye during her time in the capitol, and seems more interested in Kitty than he ever was in Lila! –PLL Trendsetter Emily H.

 

America & Max, The Selection vs. Ruby & Liam, The Darkest Minds

America & Max, The Selection: America is selected by the Kingdom to be one of the girls competing for Prince Maxon’s heart (and a place as his bride and therefore future Queen of Illea), but she doesn’t care: she’s got a secret boyfriend at home, Aspen. However once arriving in the capitol and spending time with Maxon, she realizes he is nothing like she thought he was, and starts to develop feelings for him. But competing to become a princess while there’s a rebellion against the monarchy certainly isn’t easy! –PLL Trendsetter Emily H.

Ruby & Liam, The Darkest Minds: these two have to battle not only the government, but also a rising rebellion that is tearing them apart. On top of that, Ruby tries so hard to push Liam away in order to save him from her dark powers and the rebels that want to use Ruby. –PLL Trendsetter Alexandra

Katniss & Peeta, The Hunger Games Trilogy vs. Alek & Ethan, One Man Guy

Katniss & Peeta, The Hunger Games Trilogy: This couple is a perfect example of impossible love. Coming together to try to beat the arena of death in the Hunger Games, they refuse to kill each other so that they can be together. Although Katniss does not admit her feelings for Peeta until the second book, she knows that she cannot live without him, even though they are once again faced with the Games in Catching Fire, and then are separated by the Capitol in Mockingjay. The two would sacrifice everything for each other, and at many times within the trilogy, they do just that. –PLL Trendsetter Caitlin

Alek & Ethan, One Man Guy: Alek Khederian didn’t really know what his sexual orientation was. That is, until Ethan came skateboarding into Alek’s heart. Although his parents are opposed to the idea of Alek being gay, with time, they accept him and Ethan for who they are. (If you were thinking an adorable couple, you’re right!) –PLL Trendsetter Amy

Tris & Tobias, Divergent Trilogy vs. Charlie & Max, The Pledge

Tris & Tobias, Divergent Trilogy: Tris and Tobias have difficulties in their relationship different from the others on this list. While their relationship is able to flourish through the first book regardless of the societal problems that occur, the next two books bring issues to their relationship, as they are unable to maintain each other’s trust amidst the collapse of the faction system in futuristic Chicago. Finally, the two are able to put aside their differences and isolate their love from the destruction of the world that they know. –PLL Trendsetter Caitlin

Charlie & Max, The PledgeCharlie can understand all the languages and Max is a royal to the terrible regime. Charlie and Max has to stay away from Max’s grandmother for his Grandmother has been looking for Charlie for years to kill her. –PLL Trendsetter Sally

Lena & Alex, Delirium vs. Cassie & Ky, Matched series

Lena & Alex, Delirium: Okay obviously I think Lena and Alex have had the most to overcome considering love is illegal in their world. Love should literally be impossible for them thanks to a medical procedure, but they produce one of the truest and self sacrificing loves during their time together in Delirium. They’re my modern day Romeo and Juliet. –PLL Trendsetter Corinne

Cassia & Ky, Matched series: Cassia is thrilled when she’s matched to marry her childhood friend, Xander, but there’s a glitch in her microcard, and when she looks for more information on Xander, she sees the face of Ky instead. When she’s paired with Ky during an organized activity and he challenges her to question the rules of their society, Cassia realizes she has feelings for him. But acting on those feelings would mean defying their hyper controlled government—drama! –PLL Trendsetter Hannah 

 

THE LOVE FEUDS CONTINUES: “Live Fast, Die Young”

For today’s couples, death was a powerful obstacle to their romance, and some cases, death triumphed. Which couples do you think had the most IMPOSSIBLE LOVE? Vote below to let us know!

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Lex & Driggs, The Croak Trilogy vs. Kate & Vincent, The Revenants Trilogy

Lex & Driggs: The Croak Trilogy: Without giving too much away, let’s just say the romance between these two Grim Reapers is both a true-to-life brand of teenage awkwardness as well as a distinctly paranormal angst fest. –PLL Trendsetter Reut

Kate & Vincent: The Revenants Trilogy: Vincent is a revenant: someone who can sacrifice their life for others and be brought back to life later. The trauma of losing Vincent so many times over would be enough to drive anyone away, but Kate stays… and then stuff gets real. --PLL Trendsetter Reut

Adam & Mia, If I Stay vs. Peter & Wendy, Peter Pan

Adam and Mia from If I Stay: They bicker and they have complex lives and ambitions that drive them apart much like normal teenagers but when it comes down to it, Adam fights for Mia. Their romance is built on intensity and friendship, passionate and soul-deep, the exact kind of romance that readers and people love to find. It’s a story and a romance that will stay with you. –PLL Trendsetter Grace

Peter and Wendy from Peter Pan by JMBarrie. This may be a weird one, but I love it. Despite the fact they go separate ways in the end, Peter and Wendy always had a special connection, that could never be replaced. –PLL Trendsetter Maddie

Elena & Damon, The Vampire Diaries vs. Eleanor & Daniel, Something Strange and Deadly

Elena & Damon, The Vampire Diaries: The book series bares little resemblance to the TV show– for example, in the book series, Elena actually dies! Damon has to go to unheard of lengths to try and get her back…including teaming up with his other brother who wants her heart. But eventually their love prevails and Elena returns as an angel!  –PLL Trendsetter Emily H.

Eleanor & Daniel, Something Strange and Deadly: This pairing is amazing. And despite some… Difficulties, that occur in the trilogies end, it’s a love that seems to be infinite. –PLL Trendsetter Maddie

Nikki & Jack, Everneath vs. Romeo & Juliet, Romeo & Juliet

Nikki & Jack, Everneath: After she and Jack had a falling out, Nikki made the unfortunate choice of falling for an Underworld deity who wants to overtake the realm with her as his queen. In order to get out of his clutches, she and her REAL love brave deadly obstacles in the Underworld. –PLL Trendsetter Emily R.

 

Romeo & Juliet, Rome & Juliet: While this isn’t a novel, I feel that this love story is truly one of the greats. Romeo and Juliet are separated by brutal family rivalry. Through disapproval by nearly everyone Romeo and Juliet care about, the two pursue their love toward one another. Even with death as a factor, both find a way to remain together. –PLL Trendsetter Amy

Cate & Travis, Noggin vs. Hazel & Augustus, The Fault in Our Stars

Cate & Travis, Noggin: Imagine moving away for five years. Everything is different, yet somehow, oddly enough, the same. Now picture yourself with a different body, but the same head. Travis Coats is only the second person to have a successful head removal surgery that is later placed onto another body. When he comes back, he is determined to get his old life back, including making stupendous memories with his previous girlfriend, Cate.  Even through disease, body changes, and years in between, Travis’s devotion to Cate is undeniable. She will forever have an imprint on both his hearts. –PLL Trendsetter Amy

Hazel & Augustus, The Fault in Our Stars: I could not pass up submitting this couple: No, they didn’t overcome cancer together, but they did take what was bad and unfair in both of their lives and loved anyway. They made the choice to love one another no matter what the future held for them, because passing it up wasn’t an option. –PLL Trendsetter Corinne

Duval & Ismae, Grave Mercy vs. Liv and Malcolm, Liv Forever

Liv and Malcolm, Liv Forever: When Liv is murdered after a few weeks after enrolling at the prestigious Wickham Hall, she’s sure that her love for Malcom is doomed–even though she’s now a ghost, he still can’t see or talk to her. However, with the help of her friend Gabe, who can see and talk to ghosts, Liv and Malcolm are able to maintain their romantic connection. –PLL Trendsetter Hannah 

Duval & Ismae, Grave Mercy: As Death’s daughter, Ismae is required to kill whomever the God commands. But when her next assignment is the man who stole her heart, Ismae rebels and true love reigns. –PLL Trendsetter Kate

Mara & Noah, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer vs. Harry and Ginny, Harry Potter Series

 Mara & Noah, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer: Relationships are never easy. Especially when you can kill the guy you love with just a single touch? That takes teen romance to a whole new level. But Mara and Noah pull it off so well. –PLL Trendsetter Alexandra

Harry & Ginny, Harry Potter Series: So, unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that Harry did actually have to die in order to come back, kill Voldemort, and be with his lady love, Ginny! But a huge part of their journey was Harry realizing that Ginny is one of the strongest witches in history, and she doesn’t need him to stay away from her to protect her. Sometimes fighting for love means you get a little dirty!  –PLL Trendsetter Emily H.

 

Kent & Sam, Before I Fall vs. Keturah & Lord Death, Keturah & Lord Death

Kent & Sam, Before I Fall: Sam was a high school popular girl distracted by Mean Girls-esque drama: parties, popular boys, booze, and overall catiness. But when she “dies” in a car accident and is forced to relive her last days over and over, she realizes that the guy she should have been paying attention to all along was sweet and nerdy Kent. Their love proves that it’s never too late for 2nd chances. –PLL Trendsetter Emily H.

Keturah & Lord Death, Keturah & Lord Death: Keturah meets Lord Death and bargains for three days to find her one true love in exchange for story telling. But when she starts falling for Lord Death, everything changes. –PLL Trendsetter Hannah

 

THE LOVE FEUDS CONTINUE! Round 1: “Haters Gonna Hate”

Today’s couples have overcome haters of all kinds to be together, but which ones are the most worthy of surviving IMPOSSIBLE LOVE? Vote below to let us know!

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Vote as many times as you’d like; the polls will close tomorrow, September 3, at midnight. Share who you voted for by using #LoveFEUDS on twitter!

Eleanor & Park, Eleanor & Park vs. Allyson & Willem, Just One Day 

Eleanor & Park, Eleanor & Park: I have to put this one in here because Eleanor & Park is my favorite. This love isn’t one set in a scary fantasy world, but in modern society, which I think is just as scary. High standards are set for everyone of every gender, race, and culture, especially when it comes to love. The fact that Eleanor and Park each accepted each other eventually through insecurities and bullies and family really exhibits a love that could combat anything. –PLL Trendsetter Katherine

Allyson & Willem, Just One Day and Just One Year: The unwillingness to let each other be “the one who got away” means that the connection between Allyson and Willem crosses oceans and much time spent apart, but it’s their individual journeys in that time apart that makes them worth rooting for. –PLL Trendsetter Reut

Deryn Sharp & Prince Aleksandar, The Leviathan Trilogy vs. Annabel & Owen, Just Listen

Deryn Sharp & Prince Aleksandar, The Leviathan Trilogy: Deryn and Aleksander meet on an airship during the brink of WWI. Deryn’s peasant status and Alek’s royal one would have made their love impossible, had it not been for the war. They both make immense sacrifices and disrupt social order, to fight for what is right. –PLL Trendsetter Michelle

Annabel & Owen, Just Listen: As a gorgeous model and sometimes actress, Annabel has picture perfect looks and what seems like the ideal life. Bad boy Owen is the last person she ever expected to befriend–he’s a brooding loner who prefers his giant headphones over small talk. In order for their love to blossom, Annabel must stop caring about what everyone else thinks and learn to follow her true feelings.  –PLL Editor Michelle M.

Elizabeth Bennett & Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice vs. Whitley & Nathan, A Midsummer’s Nightmare

Elizabeth Bennett & Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice: The romance between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy is one of the most famous in all of classic literature. The two are from completely different social classes, and this contrast in their states of living causes Elizabeth to initially misinterpret Mr. Darcy’s feelings toward her. However, her change in heart halfway through the novel leads them to refuse the wishes of many of his upper-class relatives and allow love to prevail. –PLL Trendsetter Caitlin

A Midsummer’s Nightmare,Kody Keplinger. Whitley and Nathan have one thing in common: their father. Well, it hasn’t become official yet, but in due time Nathan will become Whitley’s stepbrother. Yet, besides the family connection, the two have a spark. They come together despite harsh criticism from both sides of Whitley and Nathan’s family. –PLL Trendsetter Amy

Reena & Sawyer, How To Love vs. Brittany & Alex, Perfect Chemistry

Reena & Sawyer, How To Love: Three years ago, Reena and Sawyer fell madly in love under the hot, bright Florida sun. But then Sawyer leaves her, without a trace. He leaves behind Reena, and their daughter, Hannah. Now, Sawyer, characteristically, appears out of nowhere. Can Reena and Sawyer patch their relationship, or will it remain in shreds? –PLL Trendsetter Amy

Brittany & Alex, Perfect Chemistry: In true Romeo and Juliet style, bad boy Alejandro Fuentes and little rich girl Brittany take a chance on their natural chemistry despite personal prejudices and a judgmental town. –PLL Trendsetter Kate H. 

Hector & Elisa, Bitter Kingdom vs. Hans Alistor & Risa, The Crimson Crown

Hector & Elisa, Bitter Kingdom: Bitter Kingdom — Despite incredible odds, different social status, magical blizzards, missed chances, and a civil war, Hector and Elisa continue to fight for each other for all the right reasons: true love.  –PLL Trendsetter Kate H. 

 

Hans Alistor & Raisa, The Crimson Crown: Raisa faces an impossible pressures to marry for political alliances while Han “Hunts Alone” Allister must face the truth of his lineage, but they refuse to let a 1,000 year old mystery and prejudice keep them apart. –PLL Trendsetter Kate H.

Sahar & Nasrin, If You Could Be Mine vs. Craig & Noelle, It’s Kind of a Funny Story.

Sahar & Nasrin, If you Could Be Mine: Best friends Sahar & Nasrin love each other, but they can’t act on their love because in Iran, it is illegal to be lesbians, and could even get them killed. Both Sahar and Nasrin must make difficult decisions about their gender, sexuality, and how far they will go to preserve their love. –PLL Trendsetter Rachel

 

Craig & Noelle, It’s Kind of a Funny Story: Craig and Noelle meet at a psychiatric hospital, and are able to confide in each other, about their mentally destructive pasts and help each other find a way out of their unfortunate mental situation. They are more than just a teenage couple, but are also a deep, understanding, complicated friendship with intense loyalty and camaraderie. –PLL Trendsetter Michelle

Kartik & Gemma, A Great and Terrible Beauty vs. Ron and Hermione from The Harry Potter Series

Kartik & Gemma, A Great and Terrible Beauty: Kartik is ordered to stop Gemma from fulfilling her destiny as a witch but he can’t stop himself from wanting her. A brooding young man with a history of ancient secrets, we’re never quite sure of Kartik’s motives…will he kill Gemma, or will he fall in love with her? Their society doesn’t want them to be together, but love conquers even opposing destinies!  –PLL Michelle M.

 

Ron & Hermione, The Harry Potter Series: No matter what JKR says, I believe that this pairing, is perfect. These two go though so many trials, and are separated so many times. But, end up together none the less! –PLL Trendsetter Maddie

 

Jacob and Emma, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children vs. Isla & Josh, Isla and The Happily Ever After

 

Jacob and Emma, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: When two worlds and two times collide, Emma’s pushy brilliance is the perfect balance to Jacob’s curious introspection. Bound together by the past, a harrowing secret slowly unravels that could bring them closer than ever–or keep them apart forever. (Plus, Emma controls fire! How cool is that?) –PLL Editor Rachel

 

Isla & Josh, Isla and The Happily Ever After: Isla and Josh have a beautiful, perfect, artistic, international love, but Isla is her own worst enemy and must overcome her own insecurities for their love to last. –PLL Trendsetter Kate H. 

 

 

Let THE LOVE FEUDS begin! ROUND ONE: “That Boy (/Girl) is a Monster”

At Paper Lantern Lit, we are always daydreaming about the swoon-worthy boys of YA lit and their strong, brilliant, caring, and/or hilarious counterparts. This month, in honor of Avery Hasting’s heart-pounding, romantic debut novel, FEUDS, we’re devoting September to impossible love and inviting all readers to participate in THE LOVE FEUDS, a bracket-style competition honoring the YA couples who fought haters, death, paranormal creatures, and/or society in order to be together. Be sure to visit PLL’s blog each week to vote for your favorite YA couple. May the ultimate YA couple win! 

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“That Boy (/Girl) is a Monster”

Today’s couples have overcome the supernatural & paranormal elements to be together, but which ones are the most worthy of surviving IMPOSSIBLE LOVE? Vote below to let us know!

Vote as many times as you’d like; the polls will close tomorrow, September 3, at midnight. Share who you voted for by using #LoveFEUDS on twitter!

 

Ethan & Lena, Beautiful Creatures vs. Sydney & Adrian, The Bloodlines

Ethan & Lena: I would say that if Lena had powers and Ethan didn’t, they would need to have a real powerful connection to stay together. Ethan seriously…what doesn’t he do to be with Lena? And Lena loves him back just as fiercely, despite all the magical forces trying to take power and keep them apart. –PLL Trendsetter Katherine

Sydney & Adrian: Your classic star-crossed lovers belong to two radically opposed factions of supernatural society. They break countless rules and disregard countless stigmas in an inspiring pursuit of love. –PLL Trendsetter Reut

Max & Fang, Maximum Ride Series vs. Eros & Orion, Only Everything

Max & Fang, Maximum Ride Series: These two are probably one of my favorite couples ever (could it be because they have wings? ^_^). Since they’re both powerful and headstrong, they clash. But even through running from crazy scientists and Fang having to go up against the perfect dude for her, Max and Fang always have each others’ backs, as well as the rest of their family (avian and all!). –-PLL Trendsetter Katherine

Eros & Orion, Only Everything—This fledgling goddess of love and her mortal boyfriend were separated by Zeus—and what Zeus says goes. To win him back, Eros has to brave the mortal world and match up three couples without her powers. –PLL Trendsetter Emily R.

Clara & Tucker, The Unearthly trilogy vs. Helen & Lucas, Starcrossed

Clara & Tucker, The Unearthly trilogy: Clara is part angel, Tucker is “just” a Wyoming cowboy. When they first meet, no one expects sparks to fly, especially not with that dyed orange hair Clara is rocking. But the course of true love never did run smooth, and things only get harder with the involvement of Christian, who Clara is meant to save, not to mention the dark forces coming their way. –PLL Trendsetter Reut

Helen and Lucas,  Starcrossed: Not only did Josephine pull a Cassandra Clare with the “you-two-are-going-to-think-you-are-related-but-you-actually-totally-aren’t,” at the very beginning Helen and Lucas had to deal with a blood debt that made them savage with the desire to kill each other. –PLL Trendsetter Julianna

Meghan Chase & Prince Ash, The Iron Fey Series vs. Katie Green & Tomohiro, Ink: 

Meghan Chase & Prince Ash, The Iron Fey Series: What love barrier is bigger than the difference between being a human and being a faerie? Initially, this stark difference keeps Prince Ash away from Meghan, but not even the cold ice prince can help himself from his heart warming toward Meghan. Together, they fight against the powers trying to destroy the world of faerie, and while many events and people threaten their relationship, nothing can keep them apart. –PLL Trendsetter Caitlin

Katie Green & Tomohiro, Ink: Katie and Tomo not only have to deal with an interracial relationship and the stigmas that come with it, but also, as descendants of the Japanese kami/gods, they can’t be together because of mythological grudges from millenniums before their existence.  -PLL Trendsetter Julianna

Tessa and Will, The Infernal Devices vs. Alina & Mal, The Grisha Trilogy

Tessa & Will, The Infernal Devices: these two have to battle with the fact that warlocks and Shadowhunters are not allowed to be together. Add in the fact that Tessa is about to marry Will’s best friend, and you have some complications. –PLL Trendsetter Alexandra

Alina & Mal, The Grisha Trilogy: Nothing is ever easy when you find out you’re some special sun summoning chick who can no longer be seen with the guy you’ve been in love with since you were kids. Not to mention there’s this really creepy, dark and sultry guy trying to put the moves on you, but no matter what anyone tells you, you always remember where your roots are and where your heart lies. That’s the situation with Alina and Mal. –PLL Trendsetter Alexandra

Clary & Jace, The Mortal Instruments vs. Jack & Schuyler, Blue Bloods

Clary & Jace, The Mortal Instruments: they thought they were related for a good while and the dark forces of the earth (led by Clary’s father who was also the man that raised Jace and Clary’s brother) were looking to use and destroy them, and yet they decided to not totally give up on each other. Come to find out – THEY ARE NOT RELATED!! (yay!) and they persevere through the evil around them and end up happily together. (I mean, yeah it was a weird journey but it was so worth it and it all worked out in the end.) –PLL Trendsetter Corinne

Jack & Schuyler, Blue Bloods: It didn’t matter that they weren’t bondmates (i.e. eternal lovers), they still made it work. Jack literally traveled through Hell for Schuyler! –PLL Trendsetter Bre

Bella & Edward, Twilight vs. Luce & Daniel, Fallen

Bella & Edward, Twilight: Come on, let’s face it – they overcame A LOT to be together, and though many people love to hate this couple, I think it’s really sweet how dedicated Edward was (now Bella on the other hand…). –PLL Trendsetter Bre

Luce & Daniel, Fallen: I mean, come on. Daniel is an angel and is forbidden to be with his true love Luce. Everytime they finally get to be together and kiss, the shadows take Luce away and she comes back not remembering him. –PLL Trendsetter Sally

Annabeth & Percy, Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus vs. Sam & Grace, Shiver:

Annabeth & Percy, Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus: These two have literally been through hell and back for a future together. Oh, not to mention Percy’s memory getting erased and the impending apocalypse. –PLL Trendsetter Julianna

Sam & Grace, Shiver: First Sam was a “werewolf” and was shot and then almost died of meningitis, then Grace ended up being a “werewolf”, then they both had to be wolves to save their other wolf friends from being hunted by self-important people with helicopters. –PLL Trendsetter Emily C.