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There’s a new topic every Wednesday, and you then list your Top 5 books related to the particular topic.
May is rewind month which means we can revisit old prompts.
I have chosen: Favourite Non-Canon Ships
I really love this topic and for me personally it’s quite an interesting one because most of my ships do end up becoming canon! That’s not to say that all of them have though and I have been disappointed a few times (usually spectacularly so!) I am a day late with this so apologies for that, I was well tired after work yesterday and pretty much crashed out right away when I got home.
There may be spoilers ahead so venture forth at your own risk…
1. Fitz and the Fool – Realm of the Elderlings series by Robin Hobb
Ah, Fitz and the Fool. My number one ship of all time that unfortunately never set sail (why!!) I have shipped these two together pretty much from the first book (well, the end of the first book when they were a little bit older). I wasn’t completely heartbroken because at least they both admitted to each other that they were the most important thing to the other (even Fitz, the knucklehead, finally figures this out). Still, I can’t help but be sad for what could have been… | Goodreads
2. Lucien and Elain – A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas
To be honest, at this point in time I would ship Lucien and… anyone. Poor boy just can’t seem to catch a break. I recently finished reading ‘A Court of Frost and Starlight’ and it’s looking even more likely that Elain (his mate) is going to end up with Azriel. Now, I love Azriel too, don’t get me wrong, but I cannot bear to think of Lucien left alone. He deserves to find some happiness. | Goodreads
3. Bitterblue and Giddon – Graceling Realm series by Kristin Cashore
To be honest, I didn’t like the canon love interest Saf much at all (though I appreciated the inclusion of a bisexual male love interest). I definitely felt that Bitterblue had more of a connection with Giddon. The ending left it open to the possibility so I guess the door hasn’t really completely closed on this ship but unless the author returns to the series, we will never really know. | Goodreads
4. Imriel and Maslin – Imriel’s trilogy by Jacqueline Carey
I didn’t dislike Sidonie but I really wanted Imriel and Maslin dammit! The fact they were both in love with the same woman was irritating. I really just wanted for them both to run off into the sunset together! Ah well not meant to be, I guess the ships sailed on that one! Too bad, it could have been scorching. | Goodreads
5. Jos and Aki – Warchild series by Karin Lowachee
Let me preface this with stating that at this moment in time, Jos is not really capable of being with anyone but someday down the line… I could see Jos with Aki. She is kind and patient and he could probably use a little bit of that. I know a lot of people ship Jos with Evan or Jos with Niko but I could not see either pairing working out well. Evan and Jos are both too broken to be good for each other. As fo Niko, I just don’t see it, and honestly I feel the power imbalance with Niko being Jos’ mentor is just a little bit squicky (YMMV of course!) | Goodreads