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Favourite Side Ships
1. Pierce Brown
I have yet to read a book where one of the couples bicker more than Sevro and Victra. Their romance was such a slow burn and for a long time the rest of the characters didn't know about it. In Golden Son they didn't get on, in the slightest. Sevro constantly distrusted Victra, believing her to be as awful as her sister. Yet, after her rescue she sees compassion in Sevro and the two grow closer. I love their relationship because of the journey it took, it was fought for and so gratifying.
Yay, an LGBTQ+ side ship. Though this isn't yet cannon I definitely think its something that will set sail in later novels. For the majority of Windwitch Vivia had a wall up, a mask that suggested she was without remorse and didn't feel anything. The only person that ever got to see her without that guard, was her second mate Stix. A 'fully blighted Waterwitch' with many admirers. I truly loved how much Vivia warred with herself over Stix. For no other reason than thinking she wasn't good enough, and that Stix wouldn't reciprocate her feelings. In short they are precious and I want them to be happy.
The majority of characters in the ACOTAR trilogy are somewhat terrified of Amren - not Varian. Where others see a tiger he sees a house cat. My favourite part had to be when Varian was told that Amren had become rather attatched to the necklace sent as a token of the blood feud between the two courts. Like Sevro and Victra at first they toed the line between love and hate. Neither wanting to instigate anything but the appreciation was there.
Again Farley and Shade's relationship was as much of a shock to the reader as it was to the characters. Particularly, Mare. They balanced each other out so well. Shade made Farley a softer more caring person and Shade was made stronger by Farley's presence. In the wake of Glass Sword* I really love how Shade brought Mare closer to Farley as well.