Top 5 Couples I Don’t Think Stayed Together!

We all grew up on Disney right? So we have a healthy (unhealthy?) dose of “happily ever after”. But – what if it’s not always the case? There are a ton of relationships in books. Some you love and some you don’t. And some make sense for the time but you don’t think it will last forever. Here are 5 (well 4 actually…… that’s all I could come up with!) couples that I don’t think had everlasting love:

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KADY GRANT & EZRA MASON – The Illuminae Files

I’m starting this post off in a way you probably NEVER expected!!! I loved these two together. They are the perfect balance of shy and arrogant. Smart and sassy. All that aside – they are a fire that burns bright…… and then eventually dies out. As much as I love them together, I don’t think they will STAY together. I think that they will always remain friends, support each other, and carry a torch for each other – but they will always come back to being broken up like they were in the beginning of Illuminae. They’re just too different.


LINH CINDER & EMPEROR KAI – The Lunar Chronicles

I have VERY mixed feelings about this couple. In a way I love them together…… they were sweet, share the same values, and are very caring and passionate when it comes to the people they rule/influence. But I think that passion for the people is what will keep them apart. Neither one will feel like they can make the other a priority. They will constantly feel that they need to care for everyone else first which would cause a rift. I don’t think it will last.

When Dimple met Rishi

DIMPLE SHAH & RISHI PATEL – When Dimple Met Rishi

This is one that DEFINITELY won’t last! They were cute enough for a summer fling, but not to stand the test of time. 1 – they’re far too young and immature. 2 – they are facing a lot of pressure from their parents. 3 – these two a brilliant minds with a drive to learn and have spectacular careers. They will be too focused on that to focus on a relationship. 4 – they couldn’t be more different! It would be cool if they lasted, but I think that there are better people out there for them. Especially for Rishi! He was so sweet and romantic and deserves someone that will soak in those details and appreciate it!

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ELISABETH & NATHANIEL – Sorcery of Thorns

I REALLY liked these two as a couple! They challenge each other on a daily basis. They’re unexpected and keep each other on their toes. But Elisabeth has been so sheltered her whole life growing up in the library. She’s barely been able to experience the world! I don’t think that she’s quite ready to settle down. Even when she does settle down, it’s going to be in a library with the books that she loves so much……. truth! And Nathaniel….. he’s so damaged right now. He’s going to need to fix himself before he chooses a love to stick with.

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Making this list was WAY harder than I thought! I know that as soon as I see some of the participants lists I’m going to smack myself across the face for not thinking of certain couples. That happens every week I swear!

I was going to add Ron and Hermoine from the Harry Potter series……. I HATE them together! But at the same time, a divorce would mean failure, and i’m not sure Hermoine would allow that to happen. But hey, a girl can hope, right? What couples do you think split after the book ended??

Until next time, happy reading!

22 Comments Add yours

  1. This is such an interesting topic choice! I also can’t see Kady and Ezra staying together forever. Like you I think they’ll always be friends – very close friends – but I just can’t see them making it work forever. I love a second chance romance, but sometimes people break up for a reason.


  2. jamsu says:

    It might be because I never liked Cinder and Kai together but I don’t see them sticking together either. I mean Kai couldn’t even trust her most of the series and then I just couldn’t see any chemistry between them. They were more like friends to me.

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    1. Exactly! They were constantly questioning each other. It will never work out 😂


  3. I totally forgot about this post today. I was trying to figure out couples and struggled. Then forgot. I agree on Dimple and Rishi.

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  4. Totally agree with Dimple and Rishi!!

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  5. Yep interesting topic because life is not a Disney fairytale and there is rarely happily ever after there is always something to navigate either together or separately.

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    1. I love Disney but I hate that everything works out. That’s not realistic!!

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  6. evelynreads1 says:

    I love this topic! I definitely agree with Elisabeth and nathaniel though!


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  7. CJR The Brit says:

    I so agree with you about Cinder and Kai!

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  8. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Yes but I believe Nathaniel will fix himself and end up with Elizabeth FOREVER LOL Here is my tweaked post Shanah


  9. Great topic, and for the most part agree. How’ve there is that opposites attract thing and sometimes its the very thing that keeps them together.

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  10. Such great picks! I had never considered Sorcery of Thorns, but I think you are 100% right with that. (And also with Cinder and Kai, although I wish they could make it)

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    1. It would be nice if they could make it work. They could be a serious power couple!

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  11. kyera says:

    I can definitely see Cinder and Kai being super stressed trying to juggle everything and stay together. Kady and Ezra I totally agree on. I see your point about Elisabeth and Nathaniel, but I loved them and I want them to be forever so I’m going to go cry now.

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    1. 😂 sorry to make you cry! I just imagine Elizabeth in a library surrounded by cats…… lol!

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  12. I think you are spot on with Cinder and Kai (which makes me a little sad, because they were so sweet together), and also Kady and Ezra. In fact, of the Illuminae bunch, I think only Hanna and Nik would stay together (and that’s probably more of a hope than a will)!

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    1. Hanna and Nik would have a very interesting relationship. I imagine them fighting constantly but making up within minutes lol

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