Ah, this is a good one. *Rubs hands together and chuckles mischievously* Lord knows I have quite a few of these on my list, so let’s see which ones I’ve decided on for today, shall we?
According to Goodreads: “Talk about your favorite ships that have a healthy side of angst. (definition: adj.: describes a situation or literary piece which contains dark, depressing, angry, and/or brooding emotions from the participating characters.)”
Anna and Étienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss | Stephanie Perkins
So. Much. Angst. So. Much. Drama. I read this book over my spring break and absolutely LOVED it (review to come, btw). But my god, talk about a mess of emotions. Even though I shipped Ana and St. Clair pretty hard, they made their situation much more angst-filled than it had to be.
Will and Tessa from the Infernal Devices trilogy | Cassandra Clare
Speaking of couples with issues…Will and Tessa are one of my favorite couples in YA, but lets face it. Will is pure angst and we love him for it. He was so dark and brooding until Tessa came into his life and fixed him up! It took a while to get there, but we got there by the end and that’s what counts.
Akiva and Karou from the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy | Laini Taylor
This couple right here. Talk about a long-term angst-filled relationship. While I love both Akiva and Karou, their relationship in the second book kind of takes a nosedive, and we begin a period of seriously sad and brooding emotions from both characters. Although, it’s to be expected, considering the circumstances set up towards the end of the first book!
Darcy and Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
This couple proves that supernatural creatures and teenagers aren’t the only characters to fall prey to an angsty romance. With the devilishly handsome Darcy (can you tell I’m thinking of Colin Firth?) acting as the very essence of angst with his distinct brooding nature and with Elizabeth’s constant confusion and anger over Darcy’s behavior, the two create one of my favorite angsty romances in literature!
Bella and Edward (and Jacob) from the Twilight saga | Stephanie Meyer
Honestly, I’ve included this one for sh*ts and giggles. Edward and Bella (and Jacob sitting there on the sidelines) are one of my least favorite couples in YA, but their relationship (hence, the entire series) is basically the definition of angst. So, I just had to include them. They’ve become my favorite angst-filled couple to snark on.
*Look! I managed to create a post without including Six of Crows or ACOMAF! Even so, it goes without saying that Kaz and Inej as well as Rhys and Feyre are unofficially on this list. I can’t help it.*
Anyways, what’d you guys think of my choices this week? Agree? Disagree? Never heard of some of the couples on here? Which are some of your favorite angsty romances? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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