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!
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