Friday, August 2, 2013

Utah Book Month: Mini-Challenge OTP Showdown

Welcome to Utah Book Month! To kick things off for the fest (sort of), I'm hosting a mini-challenge today.

OTP Showdown

For those who aren't obsessive fangirls (like me), OTP stands for one true pairing. I see it most often referring to couples on genre TV and film but I think we can purloin the term and apply it to books. Let's face it, in the world of YA books the love triangle is king when it comes to romantic entanglements. That said, it's time to start a showdown.

Pick two of your OTPs and pit them against each other in a fight. Who wins and why?

For example, Peeta and Katniss from The Hunger Games vs. Ron and Hermione from Harry Potter.

Honestly, I have to give this one to Peeta and Katniss. Hermione's brilliant but as we have seen it takes her some time to recall information from the books she's read. And Ron's wand is often on the fritz after its beating from the Whomping Willow. Katniss is quick on her feet and Peeta balances out the Ron factor in the fight. He's willing to take a bullet for her which I think he'd do any time Ron or Hermione cast a spell Katniss' way.

Feel free to disagree in the comments. Also, don't forget to pit your OTPs against each other!


  1. Very fun idea! I'm going to write up a post with my pairings in just a bit and come back with a link. :)

  2. Here's my pairing post:

  3. I love this idea! The OTP idea in and of itself is a lovely thing to contemplate. And it takes it to a new level to bit two of them against each other.

    I need to ponder on who my Utah couples would be. I definitely think one would be Marianne and Philip from EDENBROOKE. Hmmm... And maybe Miri and Peder from PALACE OF STONE would give them a good run for their money. Post forthcoming. :)


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