A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Wow, this should have been an easy prompt for me. I like unlikeable characters. But as I started making a list it was hard to think about which characters are popular because I have such a skewed view of this. But then I got a better idea. I'm nervous about telling you the ships I don't ship though. I have a feeling you are all going to hate me when you see some of these. But remember I have a cold romancephobic heart. Please don't hate me. And also all of these are canon. I though there are some non-canon ships that I don't get but these are just the canon ones.
1.) Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
I know I have talked about this one before but, don't get it. I will never get it. Mr. Rochester is not a romantic hero. He locked his wife in the attic and then hit on his employee. Not okay or romantic. Creepy and rude!
2.) Christine Daae and the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Speaking of creepy and rude. Now I do think that the Phantom is a tragic hero and when I read this as a 20 year old I thought he was so sweet for letting her be happy without him. But now I'm in my 30's and think he is basically a stalker and kidnapper.
3.) Paige and Warden in The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
I like Warden, I do. I like that he is a revolutionary who is going against his people because of their unfair treatment of humans but I don't think him and Paige should be a couple. Friends, allies, partners sure. But no kissing.
4.) Aileana & Kiaran in The Falconer by Elizabeth May
See above. When I read The Falconer for most of the book I shipped the other side of this triangle but then even that fizzled. I like Kiaran but I just do not feel any shipping feels when I think about him and Aileana.
5.) Agnieska and the Dragon in Uprooted by Naomi Novik
See above (and well #1 too). Don't get me wrong, I liked the banter here but this was a slowburn and an enemies to more that I didn't love. The real relationship in this book is the female friendship between Nieska and Kasia. I could do without the romance between the Dragon.
6.) Fayre and Tamlin in A Court and Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Okay, so long story short I don't like Beauty and the Beast style romances. This list makes that abundantly clear. But I know most people liked the sexy times here and I was like "hey what about Rhysand and also the mystery."
7.) Celaena and Rowan in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
While we're on the subject of SJM. I was a hardcore Chaoleana through most of this series. Like I loved Dorian but not with Celeana. Then the fandom switched but now I'm can't do it guys. I'm not Team Chaol anymore though. Now I'm just Team Celaena. I'm warming up to Rowan but I'm not there yet.
8.) Elias and Laia in An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
People ship this right? We're supposed to ship this, right? I do not ship this though. It felt kind of insta-lovey for me and I couldn't get behind it. I shipped Elias and Helena for awhile but now I'm just luke warm about the romance in this book.
9.) Anna and Etienne St. Clair in Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Speaking of lukewarm. I know everyone is all about this series and this ship. I'm not. I was definitely a black sheep on this one. I liked it but it didn't blow me away and my disconnect with the romance may have been one of the reasons.
10.) Tiger Lily and Peter Pan in Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
This is another book that I liked but wasn't blown away by because of the romance maybe. The general plot of this book is the romance between Peter and Tiger Lily who is seriously pinning for him. And I didn't love that.
There you have it. The romances I do not ship? Do you not ship any of these? Are they your OTPs? Do you hate me now? What romances don't you ship? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!