Happy Valentine's Day, awesome nerds! Now, maybe you have a significant other with whom to spend this holiday, but for me, the steadiest relationship in my life is the one between me and my ships (surpassed only by my relationship with my dog and my relationship with food). I also helped put together a really cool post over on Gaby's blog that you should definitely go check out.
I might have mentioned once or twice that I have a lot of YA couples that I swoooon over. What you might not know is that, besides this blog, I've also got a fanart Tumblr of my own drawings--and they're pretty much all sketches of my favorite fictional people making out or holding hands or generally being adorable. Whatever, every artist has a theme. For this Valentine's Day, I made some YA Bookentines to celebrate the love between a girl and her fictional characters. I mean, the love between fictional couples. So I can live vicariously through fictional people in possession of far more exciting love lives than I. WHATEVER, I HAVE MY DOG, OKAY?
I tried to figure out a way to make them printable, but that is far beyond the realm of my talents, so instead they'll just be going up on Tumblr like usual. So they'll be rebloggable, which... is kinda like 21st century printing. It's the eco-friendly version.
Celaena and Chaol from Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Cress and Thorne from Cress by Marissa Meyer. This is kind of like a pre-meeting, Cress-has-a-crush-on-Carswell-Thorne-because-who-doesn't fantasy moment. If you've read Cress, you'll know what I mean.
Eleanor and Park from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Percy and Annabeth from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
And lastly, Ron and Hermione from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, which I guess is me coming down decisively on one side of the Great Shipping Wars of Our Time.
So yay! Bookish couples! And you know what's even better? Giveaways! There will be two winners: one international, and one US only. The international winner gets to choose any of the books above. The US only winner gets to do the same, but they'll also win an ARC of Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam.
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Note: Please don't forget to attribute all of these images to me and my Tumblr! Reposting without attribution is super lame. You don't want to be lame, do you?
Other note: One of the giveaway options is to reblog one of the Bookentines on Tumblr. I'll be uploading them onto Tumblr periodically throughout the day and then posting the url back here, so you might have to wait a little bit.