Tuesday the 13th | “Ships” I’ll Sail to the Ends of the Earth

It’s February the 13th! That a day before Valentine’s day? 11 days before my birthday? All those and it’s also a Tuesday! So that also means:

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme by Shanah at the Bionic Book Worm. If you are interested in participating just head over to her site and welcome to Tuesday parties! Here is the list of Topics in February.

This Tuesday’s topic is about ships. As in relation’ships’ and not the actual ships. I was really excited to do this because it gives me another excuse to look for fantastic fanarts and of course hoard quotes.

Beware! This post may contain several quotes, beautiful fanarts, and spoilers for you lot who haven’t read Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. I daresay that the first books in both of her series do lead you on then drops the bomb halfway through, so you could reeaaaally be spoiled just by looking at this list.

Characters from The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare are also here which I admit is a given since they are beloved and truly worthy of my top ‘ships’. The Mortal Instruments series is also included.

So if you haven’t read the books yet, turn back now.

No? Are you absolutely sure?

Ok, good.

Let’s appreciate these lovely couples together then:

Aelin Galathynius and Rowan Whitethorn (“Fireheart” and “Buzzard”)

“If you’re a monster, I’m a monster.”
― Sarah J. MaasQueen of Shadows

Rowan Whitethorn

“To whatever end.”

These two are just perfect for each other. They balance each other out -ice and fire!- and draws strength from their bond. What I also like about them is how they started out as enemies (or more like punching bag to each other) to becoming allies, to friendship and then to them eventually discovering what they mean to each other beyond their loyalty and carranam bond. Heir of Fire was my second favorite book in the Throne of Glass series (after Empire of Storms) and that is because it’s where the two first met. They were both broken and in the midst of their own rage and hate that it was raw and brutal at first, but they eventually made it out of the darkness together.

Rhysand and Feyre (High Lord and Lady of The Night Court)

“And I wondered if love was too weak a word for what he felt, what he’d done for me. For what I felt for him.”
― Sarah J. MaasA Court of Mist and Fury

The first book of A Court of Thorns and Roses in my opinion is a shadow of the second one. The second one, A Court of Mist and Fury, was where it truly began. Where Feyre and Rhys truly began. The dynamics of Feysand’s relationship was pretty much similar to Aelin and Rowan’s antagonistic beginning and then later on the acceptance of what they are to each other. Even though Sarah J. Maas copied some elements from TOG to ACOTAR or vice versa, I could say that each couple has their distinct charm and bickering moments that made them appealing to readers. Aelin and Rowan’s brand of intensity to Feyre and Rhysand’s teasing sensuality.

Malec (Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood)

“So I’m your first ever Shadowhunter, huh?” Alec said.
“You’re my first so many things, Alec Lightwood.”
― Cassandra ClareCity of Heavenly Fire

The Mortal Instruments was the epic adventure of one Clary Fray and her romantic relationship with Jace in the world of angels, demons, shadowhunters, fae and gorgeous warlocks. But the scene stealer for me was these two. Alec and Magnus are two people as different as they could be when put side by side. One immortal and the other just starting out his adult life in the world of Shadowhunters. Not to mention Magnus’ outrageous fashion and personality to match, in comparison to Alec’s simple and honest approach towards everything. But these two work. They complement each other well and probably one of the most stable relationships after the events of The Mortal Instruments (which tested their relationship as well as their resolve to be together). I mean they have a son now. How stable can you get.

Jem Carstairs and Tessa Gray

“I can offer you my life, though it is a short life. I can offer you my heart, though I have no idea how many beats it shall sustain.”
― Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince

It took me a while to warm up to this ship. I was probably on my third reread of the first two books of The Infernal Devices Trilogy and then headed off to the last book when I finally accepted that they were a well matched couple. It was not because I don’t like them together, but because back then I thought that there was no way for them to be together. Like at all. It would just end up in heartbreak and I could not bear that. But some ships are worth getting in to even with the possibility of not working out.

Will Herondale and Tessa Gray

“Be brave,” she said. “It’s not a duck, is it?”
― Cassandra ClareClockwork Princess

We live and breathe words. It was books that kept me from taking my own life after I thought I could never love anyone, never be loved again. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.”

Oh, ducks. My heart hurts thinking of these two. As much as I loved reading about tortured male heroes and them pining for their love, Will took the cake for being on top. These two together was my ideal couple. Both loved books and turned to them for solace and enjoyment. Even while in the midst of a rescue they have time to quote some books to each other. Talk about relationship goals. Tessa was the calm to Will’s storm while Will… he was her book male hero come to life.

HeronGrayStairs (Herondale, Gray, Carstairs)

The ship that ruined all ships. This is my main ship.

“They say you cannot love two people equally at once,” she said. “And perhaps for others that is so … I could not have loved Will so much if I had not loved you as well. And I could not love you as I do if I had not loved Will as I did.”
― Cassandra ClareClockwork Princess

“Most people are lucky to have even one great love in their life. You have found two.”

So that’s it for my Top 5 Tuesday! What’s yours?

14 thoughts on “Tuesday the 13th | “Ships” I’ll Sail to the Ends of the Earth

  1. Feysand and Malec are, uh, EVERYTHING? I haven’t actually finished the TMI series but honestly I’ll force myself through it just so I can read Magnus’ spin off…
    When it comes to Feysand, though, oh my lord do I have some thoughts!! I’ve been shipping them since book one tbh, ever since Rhysand, like the overdramatic little fey that he is (gotta love that man istg), waltzed into Tam’s manor like he owned the place. And honestly, ACOTAR become one of my fav series so 💛💛 I agree!! Great post!!!

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    1. Okay, I just finished editing it because I had to put in some of my thoughts lol but I KNOW!! Feysand was mine too ever since that Calanmai moment. I mean Rhys was the only interesting character for me by that time on the first book. And Malec is gold! I love those two together because they complement each other so well..

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          1. Haha, me too! And since I forgot to reply earlier- man, Rhys became one of my fav YA characters ever!! If that doesn’t say a lot idk what does:))

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  2. I skipped the first two because I haven’t read the series yet, but all the others you listed… Especially Will and Tessa, they’re my ultimate favourite ship of all time…but HeronGrayStairs makes me happier since I’m not leaving Jem out!

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