Romance Reads // Valentine’s Week

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I meant to post this in the morning, but now it’s afternoon and Valentine’s Day is nearly over. Sorry not sorry, I was busy binging Outlander. I’m nearly done too, I only have 5 or so episodes left I think. It’s AMAZING!

But anyways, here are some of the greatest books to read on Valentine’s Day, or if you’re just in a romance mood.

If you’re feeling in the YA romance mood:


If you’re feeling in the New Adult romance mood:

If you’re feeling in the female empowerment romance mood:


If you’re feeling in the super cute and contemporary mood:


If you’re feeling in the super sad romance mood:


I have to admit, Colleen Hoover and Morgan Matson are some of my favorite contemporary romance queens. I’m very excited to read everything else they write!

What are your favorite romance reads? What have you read for Valentine’s week?

I’ve so far only been reading Drums of Autumn by Diana Gaboldon, book 4 in the Outlander series.

Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser

I am NOT okay with this couple! // Valentine’s Week

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Hello! On the day before Valentine’s Day I present to you the couples that I do not ship, have never shipped, and will never ship: Couples I did not like!

Lavender and Ron

No! Please stop this madness! Won won? Please stop. I just wanted this couple to break up, and when it did, I was soooo happy…although it was hilarious how annoying Lavender was and how Ron responded to her attention…from good to bad.

Dean and Ginny

Haha, Dean actually now plays that guy in the show How to Get Away with Murder. But anyway, I agree with Harry on this one and it’s a total NOTP

Jamie and Laoghaire

Guess what yesterday after school was!!!!! February break! And guess who managed to watch three Outlander episodes!? That’s right me! The tv show actually makes me feel bad for Laoghaire, maybe because she’s Mrs. Fitz’s niece or something, was that in the books?

Anyway, I don’t think that anyone ships these two, but I can’t handle them, especially after certain events in book 3, Voyager that made me want to murder her.

Also, side note, I’m halfway done with book 4, Drums of Autumn, and it’s boring! I know what’s going to happen soon, so I’m still reading it, but why must half of the book go by for the actual plot to happen? It’s 1050 pages for god’s sake!

America and Aspen

I pity Aspen, I do, but Maxon and America are forever, and Aspen is not…so sorry.

Mia and JP

I want to wack JP on the back of the head with a frying pan. Ugh! Michael and Mia are OTP forever and JP can go somewhere please. Though to be honest, I read these books such a while ago that I have trouble remembering everything that happened in all 10, but I do remember this!

Monica and Isaac

Ok, why could I not find a single picture of these two from the movie!? Anyway, Monica! Come on! How could you do this to poor Isaac.

Adam and Juliette

Grr. Adam. That is all I have to say about this ship.

Connor and Lindsey

Has anyone else read the Dark Guardian series?! I haven’t read them in a while, but I remember being obsessed with them when I was younger. I also was a big Rafe and Lindsey shipper, and couldn’t stand Connor with her.

I just want to be clear also that while sometime there’s a love triangle where I ship two characters over another, but I don’t completely dislike it when that person is with the other.

Like Will, Jem, and Tessa. Do I love Will and Tessa? Yes! Do I hate Jem and Tessa? No!

The Aspen, America, Maxon love triangle is really the only one on this list that is like that.

Like I don’t hate Frank and Claire, it’s just that Jamie and Claire are better.

And that is all!

I know I’ve probably missed a lot, so leave the couples that you cannot stand in the comments down below!

Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser





Purely Platonic // Valentine’s Week!

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Hi! Welcome back to my third valentine’s day themed post! Today I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite ‘just friends’ type pairings!

Juliette and Kenji

I honestly want Kenji as my BFF, he’s so funny and lovable and his friendship with Juliette is the cutest!

Harry and Hermione

I love these two together so much, and the movies just sealed that in my mind. To be completely honest, it’s scenes like this that make me want to ship it, but then I remember that I ship Ron and Hermione and Harry and Ginny.

Dorian and Chaol

To be honest, I’m sure there are fanfictions about Dorian and Chaol. Imagine everyone’s surprise while arguing over Celaena/Chaol and Celaena/Dorian when Sarah J. Maas announces in Throne of Glass book 5 that it turns out that Dorian and Chaol are actually OTP and meant to be together.

America and Marlee

Aw I just love their friendship and how it manages to last through everything that these girls go through.

Kaz and Jesper

I 100% ship Wylan and Jesper, but sometimes, I do love the bromance going on between Kaz and Jesper 😉

Clary and Simon


Are you more of a movie or tv show Clary and Simon fan? I don’t really know, but Lily Collins is a better Clary 100%. Anyway, I love these two despite certain feelings Simon has in the beginning, I’m glad they’re able to work it out.

Rose and Lissa

Vampire Academy babes! I seriously loved the relationship between these two, their friendship chemistry was spot on despite the movie’s other failures.

Isaac and Augustus

And I guess also Hazel and Isaac…whatever, all three of them then. I love how awesome their friendship is.

Nehemia and Celaena

Oh the bad-ass girls of throne of glass…

And that is all!

Did I miss any good frienship pairs? Do you agree with any of mine? Disagree? Leave a comment below!

Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser


Book Boyfriends! // Valentine’s Week

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As most people know, I’m obsessed with shipping book characters and squealing about hot fictional characters so I thought, why not devote the week leading up to Valentine’s Day to my favorite books and their couples.

Today I will be sharing my book friends!

Rowan Whitethorn!


First introduced in Heir of Fire, I completely fell in love with Rowan and loved his platonic relationship with Celaena!

Will Herondale

Obviously Will Herondale has to make this list at number 2 because Will Herondale is amazing. I know that a lot of other people, including Tessa Gray claim that Will isn’t mine, but he is, trust me.

Jamie Fraser


Duh. It’s Jamie!


I know there’s a lot of controversy surrounding this trilogy and Warner, but I happen to be a fan…of both the books…and Warner!



Again, there are a lot of Tamlin lovers out there, but I like Rhysand a bit better. (Though Tamlin is just as fine)

Percy Jackson

I grew up with this guy and admire Annabeth so much and Percy is just the best as well.

Captain Thorne


Oh I knew I was forgetting a couple from my favorite couples list! I love Thorne and think that Cress and him are adorable! But you know, also think he’s adorable.

Miles Archer


I loved Miles from Ugly Love a lot, and that love has increased now that Nick Bateman is playing him in the movie. Yup.

Finnick Odair


Oh Finnick. I thought that the cuteness between him and Annie was great and I loved his backstory a lot. 😦


I just finished Air Awakens and I’m digging both Aldrik and his brother, either one doesn’t matter to me

So those were my top 10 book boyfriends. Some runner ups include:


Maxon, Arin, Four, Dorian/Chaol

Oh wait, I forgot to include Khalid and Shazi on my favorite couples list! You know, from the Wrath and the Dawn!

Ooh, and another runner up on this list could be:


Cedric Diggory!

So that is all for today!

Let me know some of your book boyfriends in the the comments! Do we share any?

Also, am I allowed to say Magnus Bane as a book boyfriend? He is a freewheeling bisexual so…

Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser