Welcome back to another round of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the lovely The Broke and the Bookish. What is TTT? Each week a topic is posted, and bloggers write their top ten of that topic. Simple, no?
Since this is the
dreaded much looked forward to week of Valentines, of course there’s going to be a hint of Romance in the air. We were given “Top Ten Romance Topes/Types” and I, being my assassin loving self, chose to cover Dangerous Lovers. Let’s dig in to those real POWER couples, CONTROLLING girlfriends, and SPYING boyfriends.
“The Study Series” by Maria V. Snyder
There’re plenty of dangerous and lovable characters to go around in this series, but I’ll focus on the main two. Valek is an assassin. Full on, tight black sneak suit, hidden daggers, crawling through the castle window, can kill you 1001 ways assassin. Yelena is a magician; I won’t give away her powers as it’s vital to part of the series, but do know she’s also handy with daggers and a bo staff herself. A power couple, indeed.
“The Morganville Vampires” Series by Rachel Caine
Morganville Vampires has two power couples: Shane & Claire and Micheal & Eve. They’re humans that live in a town full of vampires, which once you move to town, you’re kinda stuck there. Shane is the one that prefers brute force and is pretty good at it. Claire is a teenage genius and only moved to Morganville because she received an early college acceptance to the university. Micheal has his own talents, but he’s also able to think logically and quickly. Eve is sassy and fearless. Mmm… maybe this is less of a power couple and more of a power team? Oh well.
“Divergent” Series by Veronica Roth
I have to admit I wasn’t a fan of the series as a whole, but I was a fan of our couple: Four and Tris. At first Tris isn’t much, but she is determined in her training and smart (when she’s not being a typical damsel-in-distress trope idiot), so she’s quick to learn. Four is basically a powerhouse all on his own. Right? Right? Riiight.