I never used to think of a shipper, mostly because I envision this:
Agnieszka & The Dragon, in Naomi Novik’s Uprooted.
This slow-burn, believable enemies-to-lovers romance has one of the steamiest kiss scenes in fantasy lit history.
Bellamy Blake & Clarke Griffin, aka Bellarke, in The 100 by Kass Morgan.
Granted, the biggest sparks between these two unlikely allies (which EVERYONE ‘ships for a reason) are in the TV adaptation of the novels. But still. There’s an arc here of enemies turned allies and co-leaders turned friends and then every time there’s a meaningful glance you just know there’s the hint of something deeper.
Tessa & Jem, in The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare
Poor Tessa is in love with two amazing, unlikely, damned young men. But we all know that Jem is the only one truly worthy of her. (#Jessa forever!)
Jane Eyre & Mr. Rochester, in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Smart, observant Jane understands Rochester’s faults and hidden gems, even when he’s a mystery to himself. Not even a crazy wife in the attic and a devastating fire will kill their slow-burn, well-matched love!
Tonks & Remus, in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Sassy Tonks keeps Lupin playful and supported, while empathetic Lupin keeps Tonks grounded in her goals. It’s a brilliant match, which is of course why it was doomed. At least they made a sweet baby before the end, and got to die together, right?
I’m a coffee-fueled, hobby-addicted bibliophage who makes cruelty-free mineral eye shadows (inspired by novels). I’m usually in front of a screen (writing, reading, or gaming), but I’ve been known to emerge for geekery, good food, and dark chocolate.