18 Characters From YA Books That Should be Together But Aren’t

Psst… I have a confession to make. When no one’s watching, I like to crawl into bed at night and lose myself in a proper young-adult novel, accompanied by a box of chocolates of course.

I consider myself a hopeless romantic. I cried when Jacob kissed Bella in The Eclipse and I cried when Dimitri Belikov was restored to his damphir state in Spirit Bound. What can I say? I am an emotional reader. Anyway, back to the point.

As we approach Valentine’s Day, I thought it’s time to play cupid and reshuffle some young-adult heartthrob couples to stir things up a little. Don’t tell me you haven’t at least once fantasised about fixing a character up with someone else, most of the time that person being you.

Please, do let me know if you agree with these matches. Just don’t shoot me. 😉

Edward Cullen + Spencer Hastings

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Apart from brooding and torturing himself, Edward Cullen from Twilight (by Stephenie Meyer) has used his hundred-plus years on earth teaching himself quite a few things. Don’t get me wrong, Bella Swan is fantastic, I just think he needs someone who can challenge him, you know? Someone like Spencer Hastings from Pretty Little Liars (by Sara Shepard).

Combine her brains and cunning with his brooding intellect and you will have yourself an intimidating match. She would make a gorgeous vampire and his mindreading skills would definitely come in handy with her and the little liars’ quest to unmask A – a vengeful lunatic from Rosewood armed with all of her darkest secrets.

Don’t know who A is? Neither do I but I suggest you read Sara Shepard’s series, Pretty Little Liars, to find out.

Tobias “Four” Eaton + Rosemarie Hathaway

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I am yet to meet more bad-ass characters than Rosemarie Hathaway, battling to complete her guardian training at St Vladimir’s, and Tobias Eaton, preferably referred to as “Four”.

Both of them have amazing athletic abilities and care deeply for those closest to them. Tobias, having spent too much time in the dungeons of the Dauntless, needs a bit of Rose’s sarcastic spunk in his life.

Plus, they can get matching molnija tattoos since Tobias would make a formidable strigoi (evil vampire) hunter – naturally. Had Rose met Tobias in another story, Dimitri would have himself some stiff competition.

Don’t quite catch this talk of molnija marks and the Dauntless? I urge you to read Veronica Roth’s Divergent series and you can read all about Rose Hathaway’s trials in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.

Jacob Black + Elena Gilbert

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Sweet, Jacob Black (Twilight). I’ve found the perfect match for this brunette-loving werewolf. Elena Gilbert, stuck in a love triangle of her own in the Vampire Diaries. She is sweet, has brown hair (of course), and her worst fear is becoming a vampire. Perfect! He can imprint on her any day, or me, I don’t mind. Let’s just forget about love triangles and celebrate this enchanting union instead.

If you love the Vampire Diaries, I suggest you read The Originals, a series by Julie Plec and the Secret Circle series by L.J. Smith.

Adrian Ivashkov + Blair Waldorf

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Don’t tell me those of you who have read or watched Gossip Girl haven’t noticed the striking resemblance Chuck Bass bares to Adrian Ivashkov (Vampire Academy). Smooth talking Adrian would blend flawlessly into the Upper East Side in New York with his suits and penchant for overindulging in sinful pleasures. Blair Waldorf, too, would get on at St Vladimir’s like a house on fire as a Moroi vampire, she certainly has the regal attitude to fit the bill and Adrian’s parents would adore her.

Haven’t met Chuck Bass yet? What are you waiting for? Start reading Cecily von Ziegesar’s Gossip Girl series, you’ll love it.

Dimitri Belikov + Alice Cullen

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Don’t worry, I’ve found a match for sexy Dimitri Belikov (Vampire Academy). Dimitri, meet Alice Cullen of Twilight. Alice’s dainty frame would fit perfectly into Dimitri’s strong, long arms. They’re both vampires and she would make a fair guardian with some help from one tall-dark-and-handsome mentor at St Vladimir’s.

He doesn’t like talking too much, just like Jasper, saving his precious Russian-laced pearls of wisdom for the perfect moments. Her gentle and caring nature would gel perfectly with Dimitri’s. I suppose, he won’t like her short and spiky hair though. Pity… Does Alice see a future for them as a couple? I sure do.

Peeta Mellark + Bella Swan

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Peeta Mellark (Hunger Games) and Bella Swan (Twilight). They are both introverts, honest and self-sacrificing. Besides, Bella needs his light-hearted spirit in her life to teach her not to take things too seriously. I mean, they’re only ever dealing with life or death situations, nothing major.

He might have some trouble prying her away from her ambition to become a vampire though. Perhaps he should opt to turn into a vampire and they could both just survive the Hunger Games forever and ever, year after year. Seems like a very fair advantage to me.

Damon Salvatore + Rosalie Hale

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Both of them are gorgeous to the point of sizzling (and not because of the sunlight) and possess very vindictive streaks. I bet they will get along about as well as a cat and dog.

Rosalie would have to leave her glass mansion in the forest of Twilight for the Salvatore mansion from Vampire Diaries because there’s no way Damon is trading his precious clear water eyes for golden ones or red for that matter. Nah ah.

Their frequent relationship quarrels are like to wreck the Salvatore mansion but who said making up isn’t the best part? Forks, Mystical Falls, Mystic Forks, whatever, the town should beware of this powerhouse couple especially when Emmet Cullen comes looking for his girl.

Thomas + Katniss Everdeen

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Maze Runner, Thomas and Hunger Games champion, Katniss Everdeen, both have an incredible will to fight and survive the odds that are never in their favour. They’re both kind of aloof and socially awkward but they would be a match only dreams are made of. These two can chase each other around a maze any day. Heck, I’d run with them, my chances of surviving mass slaughter or a zombocalypse would be higher then.

If you’ve read the Hunger Games, you will enjoy reading the Maze Runner by James Dashner every bit as much.

Stefan Salvatore + Serena van der Woodsen

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You didn’t think I would leave Stefan Salvatore (Vampire Diaries) without a Valentine’s match, did you? Well, I think Blair Waldorf’s BFF, Serena van der Woodsen (Gossip Girl), would be the perfect match for Damon’s do-good-but-mostly-bad younger brother, Stefan Salvatore.

They both have a tendency to slip off the wagon, and slip off it properly before their friends or family members intervene. I think Serena Salvatore has a nice ring to it, don’t you?

Well, if they found one another they could slip off the wagon together and live happily ever after, wreaking havoc in Mystic Forks and then feeling bad about it afterwards.

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So, that’s it from me. Can you come up with better matches? I’d love to read your thoughts.

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