Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Five YA fantasy books where enemies become lovers

Hafsah Faizal is the New York Times bestselling author of We Hunt the Flame and the newly released We Free the Stars, and the founder of IceyDesigns, where she creates websites for authors and beauteous goodies for everyone else. When she’s not writing, she can be found designing, deciding between Assassin’s Creed and Skyrim, or traversing the world. Born in Florida and raised in California, she now resides in Texas with her family and a library of books waiting to be devoured.

At Tor.com Faizal tagged five YA fantasy titles where enemies become lovers, including:
You might have already read this one, and if you haven’t, where have you been? Six of Crows from Leigh Bardugo features a few
romantic narratives, and there’s no better way to establish an enemies-to-lovers trope than having our couple on two opposing sides. Nina Zenik is a Grisha, deemed a witch by the Drüskelle, a cult of witch hunters that Matthias Helvar is a part of. When a shipwreck leaves the two of them to fend for themselves in the icy wilderness, well, that’s when things get exciting. Much of their story is told through flashbacks, and I found that refreshing, given their… current circumstances when the story begins.
Read about another title on the list.

Six of Crows is among Django Wexler's favorite YA sci-fi & fantasy novels.

--Marshal Zeringue