Get Lit with PLL Toolboxes, Videos, and More!

Watch all of PLL’s GET LIT Videos, then see below for even more advice and exercises from “the story architects!”

toolbox

PLL’s Toolboxes

I started a book…what next?

Toolbox Lite: First Intros and First Pages

Toolbox #1: The Art of the First Page

Toolbox #2: How to Get Your (3) Act Together

Toolbox Lite: How to Get Started on Your 3 Act

Toolbox #4: World-building! (“If You Build It, They Will Come.”)

Toolbox #5: Oh Chapter, My Chapter

Toolbox #6: Conflict! No Pain, No Gain. 

Get Lit: Social Media Tips for Writers!

Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 8.42.16 AM

The final GET LIT video is here! Your manuscript is done; you’re ready to start thinking of your brand as an author! But what does that really mean? How DOES an author brand themselves in today’s world? Here’s a survey of the social media options for writers and some tried-and-true Paper Lantern Lit marketing advice!

Remember to check out our GET LIT playlist; subscribe to our channel for more writing advice videos like this!

FINAL ROUND: WHO WILL BE THE ULTIMATE YA COUPLE?

Impossible Love Original_9.30

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!
Impossible Love Original_9.26

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!
Impossible Love Original_9.22Sydney & Adrian, The Bloodlines Series vs. Tessa & Will, The Infernal Devices

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!

Impossible Love Original_9.18

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! 

Impossible Love Original_9.16

“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!

Impossible Love Original_9.12

“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.