Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
It’s a shorter work week for me but this Tuesday morning still feels like it’s been the longest week already. Does anyone ever feel that way?
Anyway, this week’s TTT is all about those awesome duos. I tried to stay away from just romantic couples because that’s a completely separate thing. These are the power duos who work so well together, who have amazing camaraderie, and honestly aren’t their best without each other.
1. Safi and Iseult
These girls are the definition of besties and they fight like a well honed unit. Where one is, the other surely isn’t far behind. Unfortunately they do get separated a lot in this series, but they always have each other’s backs regardless of the distance between them.
2. Katsa and Po
Okay, these two are also romantic partners but their Graces and fighting styles are so well matched that it’s hard not to see how great they are beyond just the romance of it all. They make great investigative partners and their loyalty to each other is everything.
3. Puck and Ash
In this original trilogy, these two boys are part of the love triangle, but they also have such a complicated history with one another. There was even another girl that once came between them, but here we are having the two fight on the same side again against all odds. Their banter makes the series, let’s be honest!
4. Janco and Ari
These guys aren’t the power twins for no reason! You’d rarely see them apart from each other and they make the best pair of loyal friends/guardians anyone could ask for. But watching them fight together is truly a wonder to behold! Even better would be to learn from them.
5. Nate and Bronwyn
Also a romantic couple, they had to be included on the list because their chemistry is off the charts in this opposites attract kind of duo. Their problem solving, the ups and downs of being murder suspects, yep, these two make quite the pair.
6. Will and Jem
I will end off with these two. As part of a complex love triangle where everyone is absolutely lovable, these boys are bound by love themselves as parabatai. Their friendship is to die for, and any snippets of just the two of them in a story is enough to make me tear up. Enough said, they’re the best duo I’ve ever read.
I’m keeping the list a little shorter this week. These are my favourite duos for their chemistry, bond, and ability to be half of a whole. Who’s your favourite duo?