This game was originally created by emmmabooks, and it’s done the rounds both on booktube and on a lot of the book blogs I follow… I haven’t been tagged by anyone, but I was finally pushed to do this (I’ve been meaning to for quite a while, since it looks so fun~) when I read Josie’s post over at Josie’s Book Corner, which you should all definitely check out – she managed to pick out some really hilarious pairings. 😀
The basic rules are: Write down the names of lots of different book characters, and put them all in a pot together. Then mix them up, and pick them out two at a time. The two characters you pick will be paired together, and you have to decide whether you like it (Ship it) or hate it (RIP it). I’ve also come up with a couple of my own rules, as well – I wanted to limit myself to two characters per book/series, and I’ve got a total of twenty characters in my pot (which is the lid to my Cards Against Humanity cards~ 😛 ), so I’ll be making ten pairings overall.
So, without further ado:
Kenji (Shatter Me) & Arya (A Song of Ice & Fire)
My initial thought was a resounding no, but I think that this could actually work! Arya is so bent on revenge, and Kenji could definitely mellow her out a little, while still supporting her… I SHIP IT!
Celaena (Throne of Glass) & Four (Divergent)
Celaena and Four-as-in-Divergent would probably work pretty well, but she’d probably lose her temper quite quickly with Four-as-in-Insurgent/Allegiant… Patience isn’t exactly Celaena’s strong suit… I RIP IT.
Chaol (Throne of Glass) & Briar (Circle of Magic)
Briar is such a womaniser, and Chaol would probably be able to put up with that if there was any real chemistry between them (because, thinking of it, Briar is actually quite a lot like Celaena…), but I really feel like there wouldn’t be, so… I RIP IT.
Elend (Mistborn) & Tessa (The Infernal Devices)
These two would definitely make good friends – they both love reading, at least. Maybe? For now, at least, I SHIP IT.
Bella (Twilight) & Evvy (Circle of Magic)
Haha. XD Not a chance. Evvy is such a strong character, and Bella is just… not. These two would seriously hate each other.
Juliette (Shatter Me) & Nico (Percy Jackson)
No. Just, no. There’s no way that Nico would have the patience to put up with all Juliette’s issues. I RIP IT.
Jem (The Infernal Devices) & Vin (Mistborn)
This would definitely work! I SHIP IT! Jem is kind and charming – and frail enough that Vin would want to protect him (just like Elend!). I totally ship it!
Luna (Harry Potter) & Edward (Twilight)
Seeing inside Luna’s head would probably terrify Edward. And I really can’t subject Luna to being paired with such a creep… I RIP IT.
Harry (Harry Potter) & Percy (Percy Jackson)
This could definitely work (& I’m sure I’ve read fanfic of this pairing at some point~ 😛 ). The two heroes fighting together! And probably also complaining a lot about annoying villains who just won’t stay dead. If not romance, then they’d have an epic bromance, at least. I SHIP IT!
Tris (Divergent) & Gendry (A Song of Ice & Fire)
It’s difficult for me to wrap my head around Gendry with anyone other than Arya, so I’m not sure if this is just bias, but… I RIP IT.