Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is books that make you swoon. I love swoon-worthy books, and for me personally, I tend to swoon over books with a dark, brooding, and/or flawed love interest. There are always exceptions to the rule (Peeta!), but I definitely have a type.
Top Ten Books That Made Me Swoon
- Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
- I love Perry, and his romance with Aria gave me goosebumps.
- The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
- Hector! Hector! Hector! He's so amazing. I'm actually jealous of Elisa.
- Prized by Caragh M. O'Brien
- And for this book, it was all about Leon - the epitome of dark, brooding, and flawed. I wanted to smack Gaea sometimes for not seeing how awesome Leon was.
- The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
- The whole book is great, but it's at the very end that the real swoon-worthy moment happens between Percy & Annabeth. Percibeth forever!
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- Once again, it's all about the dark, brooding, & flawed love interest - Four/Tobias.
- Daughter of the Earth and Sky by Kaitlin Bevis
- I love almost all Hades/Persephone retellings, but this one is one of the most passionate and swoon-worthy to me.
- Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
- I think I must be a sucker for characters named Wolf. Both Wolf from Scarlet and Wolf from The 10th Kingdom are incredibly swoon-worthy.
- The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
- Sir Percy Blakeny is the most passionate hero ever. The part when he kisses the ground where his wife just walked because his passion for her is that strong? Bring on the swoon!
- Austenland by Shannon Hale
- For me, the swooning came at the very end of this book. The final conversation between Jane and her "Mr. Darcy" is so sweet and romantic and funny.
- Persuasion by Jane Austen
- I've already seen a lot of people have Pride & Prejudice on their lists, and while I agree that it's definitely a swoony book (that Mr. Darcy and his smolder), I think Persuasion is seriously swoon-worthy. That letter from Captain Wentworth... so perfect. And Anne almost did actually swoon over it.
And those are my top ten swoon-worthy books. How about you? Have you ever "swooned" over a book?