Tuesday, 19 April 2011

30 Days of Genre - Day 7

Day 7 of our little canter through some of our personal highlights involving genre, and this is Favourite Couple in a Genre Novel.

You're getting three books for the price of one from me, since this couple features in a trilogy - and one that I have only recently finished reading. It would be Todd and Viola from the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness.

They are so wonderfully natural together, so clearly belong together. Their yearning when they are apart is so reminiscent of first love. From the first day when they truly connect to the very last page of the final book in the trilogy, they blaze their story across every page.

Plus, the path of love does not run smoothly. They have to battle against Mayor Prentiss as they strive towards the city of Haven; they both make tough decisions for the sake of their love; they doubt; they mourn. Todd and Viola, above all, are incredibly realistic.

Just brilliant.


  1. For me it has to be Fitz and Molly from the Farseer Trilogy & Tawney Man Trilogy. thats six books. but one hell of a roller coaster ride.

  2. Arithon and Elaira from Janny Wurts' Wars of Light and Shadow.