Taking inspiration from my friend’s blog, Derek (http://comicsforeveryone.wordpress.com/),who did a post similar to this around Valentine’s day. This blog post will be dedicated to who this bookworm believes is the top five worst couples in books that I’ve read.

Without further a do, here’s my list:

Number 5: Romeo and Juliet

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A still from the 1996 updated version of Romeo + Juliet, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as the star crossed lovers.

I vividly remember reading Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet  in high school, and thinking that I couldn’t understand why people thought this was a love story to look up to. Not only are they barely out of puberty, but neither had enough brain cells to fully think about the situation. This was not a love story between two teens, it was a warning to teens to not be stupid when it comes to teen romances.

Number 4: Cersei and Jamie Lannister

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A still of Cersei and Jamie during the series premier of Game of Thrones in a compromising position.

Just….Ew.

The incestuous relationship from George R. R. Martin’s, Game of Thrones, has the pair calling each other their soul mates even though they’re brother and sister. Even worse, the pair are twins…The couple have been the reason behind harming people to keep the secret, and have made it clear they are okay killing someone to keep the secret quiet. (Even though, it’s kinda obvious everyone knows…)

Number 3: Edward Cullen and Bella Swan

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A couple of stills from the ending scene from the film adaption of Twilight.

To start this off, I am not hating on Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight just because it’s about sparkly vampires and all that. This is me thinking that the relationship between Edward and Bella is bad, because it’s an abusive relationship.

Bella throws herself into the relationship with Edward, allowing him to control her and he becomes an obsession of hers to the point that she falls into a depression when he leaves her. The two fall into the typical teen relationship, meaning that like Romeo and Juliet: if they believe that the other is dead, than there’s no reason for them to live…

 

Number 2: Joker and Harley Quinn

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A fan made photo of Joker and Harley Quinn

Obviously, their relationship is not a good one. They meet during Joker’s stay at Arkham Asylum as Harley was a psychiatrist by the name of Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzell, and she falls in love with him during his therapy sessions. She completely changes herself, and becomes a victim to the madness that is Joker. Though, she seems to enjoy the madness. It’s not a good relationship between Joker and Harley Quinn, which is why it landed it’s self on my list.

Number 1: Severus Snape and Lily Potter

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A still of Lily and Severus from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

To end off my list, I had to put Lily Potter and Severus Snape as number one worst couple in books that I’ve read.

At the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows it’s found out that Severus Snape, who everyone believed was a traitor to Dumbledore, was in fact in love with Harry’s mother and that had been the inspiration behind his actions throughout the series.But, the reality of the relationship is that Snape couldn’t let it go that Lily loved someone else. He couldn’t accept it, and held onto that anger and turned to the dark side and was a double agent after Lily’s death.

Those are my top five worst couples in literature, but I’m sure it will change the more and more I read. These are just the worst to me for now, even though I enjoyed the books while reading them. What are your most hated couples in books? I’d love to hear them!

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