Friday, February 12, 2016

Ten top doomed romances in YA fiction

Catherine Doyle lives in the west of Ireland. She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in English from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her latest book, Inferno, is the second part of the Blood for Blood series.

For the Guardian she tagged her top ten doomed romances in YA fiction, including:
Violet Markey and Theodore Finch in All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

By page three, you know this book is going to punch you in the heart. Don’t fight it. Just lay back and let it happen. Violet and Finch first meet on top of the Bell Tower at school, a not-so-subtle foreshadowing of how precarious their relationship turns out to be. Violet is still mourning the death of her sister, and Finch is suffering from severe bipolar depression. In each other, they find solace. Niven writes love in a way that reaches out of the pages and pulls you in. Unfortunately, you’re still there when heartbreak hits. It inches towards you, slowly, slowly, until you’ve cried yourself into severe dehydration without even realising it.
Read about another entry on the list.

All The Bright Places is among Shaun Byron Fitzpatrick's seven new YA novels that deal with death.

Writers Read: Jennifer Niven (January 2015).

--Marshal Zeringue