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!
“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