Brigid Downey

October 9, 2019

Love Potion Gone Wrong | Bookending Autumn 2019

Hi dreamers!

Bookend events were created by Sam @ FictionallySam and Clo @  cuppaclo. (Two great bloggers and you should check them out!) They host these quarterly events to bring our book blogging community a little closer. They have hosts and prompts and even Twitter chats! (See full explanation post here.) 

Today’s prompt is by Jamsu @ Jamsu Dreams!


What are some of your favorite star-crossed lovers?

Two people who care immensely for each other but due to their tragic circumstances cannot be together?


I have to be honest, this prompt intrigued me and I’m excited to see everyone else answers, but because romantic plot is my second favorite thing after character I tend not to read a lot of doomed or star-crossed lovers tales. I did come up with four for you, though, so here we go! 

Jack and Mimi from Blue Bloods

This one is actually one of my favorites because of the way Melissa de la Cruz uses the mythology in her world. Mimi and Jack are technically destined to be together forever. Their souls are intertwined and they meet each other in every life, but in this life they’re cursed— kind of. 

They both fall in love with other people, wind up on separate sides of the Earth, and generally say screw you to fate. But at the end of the day their destinies do come true. I think it’s an interesting take on Star crossed lovers and destiny tropes in general. 

Susan and Caspian from The Chronicles of Narnia

Susan and Prince Caspian have a little fling towards the end of Prince Caspian and as a teenager this was one of my favorite things ever was the puppy love, first crush trope. They’re star-crossed because she can’t go back to Narnia after that book because she becomes too old. Which was also my least favorite part of the whole series because it’s a dumb plot device. You only have to grow up if you want to.

Hazel and Gus from The Fault in Our Stars

Ah this one. I almost hate myself for picking this one because it’s kind of cliche and it’s obviously in the title of the book– almost. What can I say I’m a writer I can appreciate when another writer tears readers souls out. Anyway, I think this one is pretty obvious but so sad. 

Vahla and Gabriel from The Real Devil

This is a new one I just did an ARC review on but dang mythology! So Vahla is the wife to Gabriel the fallen angel, but she’s also Lucifer’s sister. Talk about tension and I’m so here for it!

What are some of your favorite star-crossed lovers? Let me know in the comments!

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