12 of YA’s Greatest Duos of All Time That Show What It Means to Be “Ride or Die”

5. Kenji & Juliette (Shatter Me)

In book one of the Shatter Me series, Kenji appears as this random loudmouth guy Juliette isn’t sure she can trust, but by the time RESTORE ME rolls around Kenji is… still a loudmouth. But, he’s also the person Juliette can always confide in and his comic relief is much needed as she tries to figure out the whole Supreme Commander gig!

One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill.

No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power. It feels like a curse, a burden that one person alone could never bear. But The Reestablishment sees it as a gift, sees her as an opportunity. An opportunity for a deadly weapon.

Juliette has never fought for herself before. But when she’s reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, she finds a strength she never knew she had. Read More.
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6. Mare & Farley (Red Queen)

Okay yes, these two definitely butt heads but it’s only because they’re both so passionate and dedicated to the cause of the Scarlet Guard. In and out of battle they never fail to have each other’s backs, and it’s this underrated trust that earned them a spot on this list!

Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.

To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal. Read More.
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7. Ryan & Gabby (Top Ten)

This book is literally comprised of the top ten reasons why Gabby & Ryan have the best friendship, and it’s 100% true. Their personalities complement each other perfectly and there’s no doubt that they do love each other—but whether it’s just as friends or something more, you’ll have to read to find out!

Ryan McCullough and Gabby Hart are the unlikeliest of best friends. Prickly, anxious Gabby would rather do literally anything than go to a party. Ultra-popular Ryan is a hockey star who can get any girl he wants—and frequently does. But somehow their relationship just works; from dorky Monopoly nights to rowdy house parties to the top ten lists they make about everything under the sun.

Now, on the night of high school graduation, everything is suddenly changing—in their lives, and in their relationship. As they try to figure out what they mean to each other and where to go from here, they make a final top ten list: this time, counting down the top ten moments of their friendship. Read More.
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8. Will & Jem (Clockwork Angel)

Where do we even start?! We have so many emotions about these two, from everything between Will’s heartbreaking backstory and ~curse~ to OUR heartbreak during CLOCKWORK PRINCESS. Has anyone else reread the epilogue and cried? We can’t be alone, right? These two are the epitome of the parabatai bond and no offense to every other pair in the Shadowhunter Chronicles but like… Will and Jem are the best, sorry.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa’s power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. Read More.
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