Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:
Valentine’s Day is next week…let’s do a Valentine’s Day themed freebie! Top Ten Books That Would Make Great Valentine’s Day Reads (or anti-Valentine’s day reads), Top Ten OTPs, Top 10 fictional crushes, top ten great love declarations in fiction, swoony quotes from books etc. Get creative!
This is getting harder and harder to find themes… I decided to go ahead and to Memorable First Kisses! 😀
1. Ron and Hermione – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I don’t think I could start this list any other way. Ron and Hermione’s first kiss is epic and totally memorable. The book one, ok?
“There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione’s arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.”
2. Cath and Levi – Fangirl
I just loved their first kiss (and every single one of the others, because they’re adorable!).
“He nudged his nose against hers, and their mouths fell sleepily together, already soft and open.”
3. Simon and Baz – Carry On
Well, given that Cath is above, it’s only fair that Simon and Baz epic first kiss follows. I was literally holding my breath on that scene. I actually had to stop and sit down on the subway bench to read it properly. And yeah, I had people waiting for me 😛
“He shakes his head, and he’s saying something, and I think I might kiss him. Because I’ve never kissed anyone before. (I was afraid I might bite.) And I’ve never wanted to kiss anyone but him. (I won’t bite. I won’t hurt him.) I just want to kiss him, then go.
“Simon…,” I say.
And then he kisses me.”
4. Thorne and Cress – Cress
I ship these two so hard, and their first kiss was just the most adorable thing ever.
“I guess it’s time.”
While Cress’s thoughts continued to churn through the horrible things that could happen to her, she felt herself being suddenly spun around and dipped backward, a supportive arm scooping beneath her back. She yelped and caught herself on Thorne’s shoulder.
Then he was kissing her.”
5. Caroline and Simon – Wallbanger
I admit that I’m a fan of angry first kisses, and Simon and Caroline’s first kiss was sort of perfect in that way.
“”Why are you such a manwhoring asshole?” I asked, my face inches from his.
“Why are you such a cockblocking priss?” he asked, and when I opened my mouth to tell him exactly what I though, the fucker kissed me.
Placed his lips on mine and kissed me. Under the moon and the stars, with the sounds of the waves crashing and the crickets cricketing.”
6. Magnus and Alec – The Mortal Instruments
This technically isn’t in any of the books, but it is on Cassie’s site, so I’m gonna roll with it, you can read the whole thing here: Kissed: Magnus and Alec’s First Kiss.
“Magnus’ finger was under his chin, tilting his face up, and then they were kissing. Alec heard a small hitching gasp come from his own throat and then their mouths were pressed together with a sort of controlled urgency. Magnus, Alec thought dazedly, really knew what he was doing. His lips were soft, and he parted Alec’s expertly, exploring his mouth: a symphony of lips, teeth, tongue, every movement waking up a nerve ending Alec had never known he had.”
7. Rowan and Aelin – Queen of Shadows
This should come to no surprise. Rowan and Aelin are definitly one of my favorite ships, and their first kiss was awesome… come on… we waited a long time for it! It was full of tension and I loved that it was Aelin who kissed him :D.
“Her finger shook as she brushed them against his mouth, and his control shredded apart right there.
“What are you waiting for?” he said, the words near guttural.
“Bastard,” she murmured, and kissed him.
Her mouth was soft and warm, and he bit back a groan. His body went still — his entire world went still — at that whisper of a kiss, the answer to a question he’d asked for centuries. He realized he was staring only when she withdrew slightly. His fingers tightened at her waist.
“Again,” he breathed.” (source)
8. Shahrzad and Khalid – The Wrath and the Dawn
The first kiss between Shazi and Khalid is so damn important! Yep, they had been married for a while and done a lot in the time, but not kissing, that was special.
““What are you doing to me, you plague of a girl?” he whispered.
“If I’m a plague, then you should keep your distance, unless you plan on being destroyed.” The weapons still in her grasp, she shoved against his chest.
“No.” His hands dropped to her waist. “Destroy me.”
The bow and arrow clattered to the ground as he brought his mouth to hers.
And there was no turning back.”
9. Penryn and Raffe – Angelfall
I ship Penryn and Raffe with all force, so when she made a move and kissed him, I was thrilled, even if he says the worst thing right after it. But come one, did we really believe Raffe at that point? Not a chance!
“I place my hand on his cheek. It’s warm and pleasant. Maybe too pleasant. When his eyes don’t open, I tentatively touch my lips to his.
At first, I get no response and I consider backing off.
Then, his kiss turns hungry.
It is not the gentle kiss of a couple on a first date, nor is it the kiss of a man driven by simple lust. He kisses me with the desperation of a dying man who believes the magic of eternal life is in this kiss.”
10. Eden and Tyler – Did I Mention I Love You?
After butting heads for half the book, Eden and Tyler finally find some common ground in their step-sibling relationship… yeah, it’s just not what it was supposed to be! They kiss, and then kiss again, and then there’s a huge headache for both of them, because being in love with someone you shouldn’t is not easy.
“His words have just left his lips when I reach out for him, grasping his face in my hands and feeling the warmth of his skin. I slam my lips into his, overwhelmed by the sensation as my eyelids flutter closed and a deafening silence consumes us. It’s agonizing the way my heart thuds against my chest, but exhilarating the way his lips feel against mine.”
73 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Memorable First Kisses”
YOU ACTUALLY FOUND ALL THE QUOTES? Oh my … great list though. It sure was wroth the trouble.
Of course i found all the quotes. Thank god for Kindle and text search 😉
And I am just sitting here like a cave woman with all my physical books where I have marked no pages at all with important scenes hahaha
The advantages of an e reader. Some books i don’t have w me, like carry on or queen of shadows, but a quick search told me the right quote
That’s cool! 😀
I love most of these too, especially Thorne and Cress because it’s Thorne and Cress and you know how I feel about them XD
You really did someone wait for you because you were reading Simon and Baz first kiss?? Hahah
Almost. I was early. So i stepped out of the train in martim Moniz and just sat there for 15 minutes reading, before actually leaving the platform. Eheh
Good thing you were early 😛
totally 😀 simon and baz deserved my full attention
So want to read Wallbanger.
you so should!!! 😀
Aww what a cute topic.! Nice list!
Can’t beat a bit of romance in books.
YES to 1, 3, 4, 6, and 7!
This list makes me so excited. I need to read the other books you mentioned for those EPIC first kisses!
😀 you do! you haven’t read fangirl?
…. no. >.<
oh =/ it’s good… 😛
I ordered it recently from BookOutlet… so maybe I will get to it this year 😛
that’s good :)!!!
MALEC YES! They’re just sooo adorable! I can’t help but wondering what would Magnus do for Alec this Valentine’s XD And Shahrzad and Khalid kiss is sooo amazing *sighs* I really need to read that book ASAP!
Malec is adorable. Magnus would probably fill the apartment with paper hearts, balloons and glitter… it would drive Alec insane.
Oh my, The wrath and the dawn is so good, and Khalid and Shazi… oh boy
Awww! This is soo cute!!! There are many couples I ship here (Aelin and Rowan, Malec, Shazi and Khalid, Caroline and Simon) and I loved re-reading their first kiss! Now I want to re-read their whole story haha
that was my problem yesterday! refraining from reading the whole books 😀
LOVE this post! Love your graphics and of course the kisses 🙂 My TTT
🙂 thank you
Ron & Hermione are perfect for each other! 🙂
My TTT! 🙂
I have to say that I never remember these types of things. I fall in love with the couple but I’m so bad at remembering quotes in general that trying to remember my favorites couples’ first kiss would be super hard
Some I can’t forget, even if I don’t know the specific lines 😀
Lucky! I just know that it was awesome and I’ll leave it at that haha
lol. I can’t forget some scenes!
Again, lucky! Haha
The level of fangirl and cuteness in this post is too high, I think I just faint…. ❤ Great post! And wow, you must have superpower to find all the quotes like that 😀
ohh 😀 😀 😀
AHH LOVE AND FIRST KISSES ❤
Such a great list! Man, you even quoted the kisses. That's like expert level of book blogging! Bravo 🙂
Great choice of topic!! 😀 I loved the Hermione and Ron kiss so much! And hm, I wanted to avoid reading the Wrath and the Dawn excerpt, because I want to read it, but I couldn’t resist. And now I REALLY want to read that book. so…thank you, haha :p
The wrath and the dawn is SO GOOD!!! 😄😄😄
I ship Rowaelin so much. I just reread QOS and my love has been reignited (not that it ever went away). I’m trying so hard not to read the one for Angelfall, seeing as I plan on reading it next month.
Rowaelin are the best!!! I’m glad you’re reading angelfall, I loved the trilogy
Ron and Hermione!!! ❤ Great list!
ROWAN AND AELIN ROWAN AND AELIN YAAAASSS. Kudos to your for actually finding all the quotes. You rock. This list is so clever, I love it!
Rowaelin are OTP! You know, finding fanart was more complicated than the quotes… 😳
I loved this post!! The topic is so original and I was swooning at all of the quotes! (the valentine’s virus has definitely stricken again 🙂 )
😊 thank you!!
No problem! 🙂
What a fun topic! 🙂 I am now going to read Wallbanger next. I love that quote and that kiss!
yay 😀 😀 :D!!!
Penryn and Raffe’s first kiss is the definition of hot haha. Cath and Levi are just so sweet together. That Wallbanger quote has me rushing to pick up the book. 😉
😀 YES! I want everyone to pick up Wallbanger! 😀 it’s so worth it ;), and oh my, Raffe and Penryn are always HOT 😀
I love what you did with the Valentine’s freebie and the kisses you chose! Just love everything about this post! Awesome job!!! Happy Valentine’s Day!
thank you so much ❤
These are some great kisses! I especially love Tyler and Eden’s! Although I pretty much love everything they do.
have you read the second book? I just finished it yesterday, I have a lot of feeling!
YASSS THORNE AND CRESS! I am reading Winter right now and those two are giving me so many feelings. ❤ Great list! 🙂
Oh, I remember those feelings 😍, they’re adorable!
Loving all of these moments especially for the Wrath and the Dawn. You could really tell it was SO IMPORTANT! And I will forever love the first Romione kiss 🙂 Great TTT!
that kiss from The Wrath and the Dawn was so special, both of them finally letting it happen… *sigh*
Your post just gave me ALL THE FEELS! That quote from Fangirl is so ADORABLE. I need to read that soon!
you haven’t read Fangirl yet? OHHH, go read it!!! 😉
What a cute list 🙂
Great list! Love that illustration of Ron and Hermione 🙂 I really liked Will and Tessa’s first kiss!
i liked it too. but I like her first kiss with Jem more :P, ultimately neither made the list because I couldn’t remember the place in the book to look for the quote.
Fantastic post! I love all of these moments! 🙂