My Favorite Literary OTPs// I May Explode From A Cuteness Overload

Kaz Brekker and Inej

From Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

She laughed, and if he could have bottled that sound and gotten drunk on it every night, he would have. It terrified him.
 -Six of Crows

Inej laughed, her hood falling back from her hair. "That's the laugh," he murmured.
-Crooked Kingdom

Percy and Annabeth

From the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and Heroes of Olympus series
 by Rick Riordan.
 A Comparison. 

 I was losing the fight. The pain was too much. My hands and feet were melting into the water, my soul was being ripped from my body. I couldn't remember who I was. The pain of Kronos's scythe had been nothing compared to this.
The cord, a familiar voice said. Remember your lifeline, dummy!
Suddenly there was a tug at my lower back. The current pulled at me, but it wasn't carrying me away any more. I imagined the string in my back keeping me tied to the shore.
"Hold on, Seaweed Brain." It was Annabeth's voice, much clearer now. "You're not getting away from me that easily."
The cord strengthened.
 -The Last Olympian

"Percy, let me go. You can't pull me up."
His face was white with effort. She could see in his eyes that he knew it was hopeless.
"Never" Percy tightened his grip on Annabeth's wrist. His face was gaunt, scraped and bloody, his hair dusted with cobwebs, but when he locked eyes with her, she thought he had never looked more handsome.
"We're staying together," he promised. "You're not getting away from me. Never again."
Only then did she understand what would happen. A one-way trip. A very hard fall.
"As long as we're together."
-Mark of Athena

Zack & Cammie

 From The Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter 

"I'm not crazy." 
"I know."

 -Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Puck and Sean Kendrick
 From Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

(Sean Kendrick is one of the characters that I ALWAYS address them by their full name.)

"I say, 'I will not be  your weakness, Sean Kendrick.' Now he looks at me. He says, very softly, 'Its a little late for that, Puck." -Scorpio Races

Cress and Thorne  

From The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
(I only just realize that TLC are the initials for The Lunar Chronicles and for Tender Loving Care.)

“I promise, I will not let you die without being kissed.”


Nik and Hanna
From Gemina, The Illuminae Files bk. 2

"They can do together what they weren't sure they could do alone." -Gemina

Winter and Jacin

From Winter, The Lunar Chronicles

 "It's not proper for seventeen year old princess to be alone with young men how have questionable intentions." 
She laughed. "What about young men who she's been friends with since she was barely old enough to walk?" 
He shook his head. "Those are the worst."

She snorted- an actual snort of laughter that served to brighten Jacin's smile again." 


Max and Deborah 
From Faro's Daughter

“If you had not done such a shabby thing to me I would not have had you kidnapped.” 
-Faro's Daughter


#1: Junior Mints are a safe bet when on a movie date. Minty breath, chocolatey goodness....

"MILK DUDS! What if I got caramel in my teeth and had to go digging around in a molar or something to get it out? There is simply no attractive way of doing that! What was I going to do—only eat popcorn? But then the same thing could happen with the little kernel pieces!
Oh my gosh! I had an Organic Chemistry test and a Conversational Swahili exam, but both of those things seemed like child's play compared to the dilemma at hand— right up until Macey joined us at our lunch table and said, "Junior Mints."
Junior Mints—of course! Minty chocolate fun with none of the dangerous side effects. I take back everything I ever said about her ever in my life. MACEY McHENRY IS A GENIUS!"

-I'd Tell You That I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter

#2: Find a guy who cares enough to notice the little details about you

“Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday you'll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won't matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns your heart.”

-Six of Crows

What are some of your favorite literary OTPs? What are some of your NON literary OTPs? What is something YOU learned about love or dating from books? Besides TALK TO EACH OTHER, since that tends to be one of the key stumbling blocks in literary relations.

-Mary Kate


  1. Aw, I love this post! My favorite literary OTPS....most definitely Kaz and Inej (just reread Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom, ahhhh :), Percy and Annabeth, and Cinder and Kai from The Lunar Chronicles.

    1. Kaz and Inej are my overall favorites, I think...Cinder and Kai are pretty cute together too :)

  2. AHHHH, I'M exploding from CUTENESS!!!! I haven'T READ HALF OF THESE AND IT'S STILL CUTE!!!!


    1. I know. They're all so cute. And I had to go find quotes for all of them and then about half way through I just had to stop and fangirl because I'd forgotten JUST HOW BLOODY CUTE THEY WERE!

  3. I don't know like any of these fandoms and omgosh my eyes are watering at the Percy and annabeth one 😂😢😂😢 and the second bit of advice... So true.

  4. My OTPs? I adore Cress and Thorne with all my heart, and also Kai and Cinder. <33333333 And Beatriz and Pete from All the Crooked Saints, and Leo and Rosie from Goldstone Wood, and Renna and Leith from Blades of Acktar, and...TOO MANY OTHERS! (Also Finn and Rey from Force Awakens b/c they are LITERAL PERFECTION, as well as Jyn and Cassian from Rogue One. And I still ship Aragorn and Eowyn even though it's not canon. And...*goes on forever*) YOU KILLED ME MK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. I have yet to read All the Crooked Saints...was it any good?
      And I'm probably about to get attacked here, but...I can't STAND LEO. He's just such a coward.

      Finn and Rey were my ship too (Keylo for-never), but the new movie kind of messed with that. :(

      I personally was always a Aragorn+Arwen shipper because I was imprinted at a young age by having older siblings read the trilogy to me. (Yep, the whole thing)

      *calmly unzips body bag and stuffs you in*
      She shall be missed

    2. I absolutely LOVED All the Crooked Saints, even though I wasn’t expecting to at first. It was so so so good. about fifteen seconds I’m gonna try to choke ya. I would run. *cackles evilly*

      Yeah, my dad read me the whole thing when I was little...I was okay with it then, but now that I’m older I’m very anti-Aragorn and Arwen. I just don’t love Arwen. XD

    3. Because she doesn't have a lot of character development or???
      I'm not a hard core shipper of them per-say but I don't think Aragorn and Eowyn would do well together and I like Eowyn with Faramir so *shrugs*

  5. YESS!

    I cannot think of Sean Kendrick as just Sean. If I think "Sean" I battle for a few moments and then add "Kendrick" :P


    1. I think its because he's always addressed by his full name...I also know guys name Sean and don't want people to be confused when I start gushing about "Sean"

      That's a nightmare I don't need to deal with

    2. *laughs so hard I fall out of chair*


    3. @Lia
      You think it's funny, but now we have to worry about Luca (Wolf by Wolf) and Howard (Love and Gelato)

  6. I love Percy and Annabeth as a couple!:)

    1. Not only are they an amazing ship, they're CLASSIC.

  7. Percabeth!!! YES! All the yes! I love those two. #couplegoals

    1. I love how it all started in friendship at the beginning. (Though his first impression of her was that she was beautiful)

  8. Percy and Annabeth are amazing but I have to say I've got a soft spot for Calypso and Leo. As far as non literary OTPs go Phillip Carlisle and Anne Wheeler from the greatest showman have to be in my top five <3

    1. Calypso and Leo are sooo adorable! And...
      *reads rest of post*
      *tries ti restrain myself*


  9. Kaz and Inej will forever be my favorite. I love them so much!

      That one part in Crooked Kingdom where he was talking to her and said he would have come for her and that they would have fought their way out together KNIVES OUT AND GUNS BLAZING!!!!! MY HEART!

  10. haha, I have wayyyy to many book OTPs to put into here. And I gave up romance for Lent, so I'm getting my fixes in now. (heehee, specially since Ash Wednesday and Valentines Day are one and the same this year, LOL)

    Awesome post, MK!


    1. Ouch! Giving up your favorite genre!
      Kind of crazy about Valentine's day. Though on a flip side, Catholic couples can go the day before (today) and none of the places will be packed!

  11. Puck and Sean!!!!!!! AHHH, YES. XD

  12. YAS Kaz and Inej!!!! They're my OTP for sure ❤❤ SO MUCH PERFECTION THERE. Also, Cress and Thorne!! Ah they're so adorable!

    Love your choices :) And I still need to get round to reading Percy Jackson someday! Ugh!

    1. You haven't read Percy Jackson? On one hand, I'm kind of shocked and on the other YOU GET TO READ PERCY JACKSON FOR THE FIRST TIME!