Thursday, August 12, 2010

Now that's a hot kiss!

My guest poster extraordinaire is back to talk about hot kisses in YA! I'll admit that the kissing is my favorite part of a book--go figure! Personally, I have to say that Perfect Chemistry sort of nailed kissing, and don't even get me started on The Demon's Covenant! But let's read more about Kari's list!! Also, on her blog you check out her cross-story character hook-ups!!

If you haven't read these books, this may contain spoilers. You are warned.

I’m here again, taking over Suzanne’s blog. We’ve covered the hottest boys and the hottest girls, along with the best covers. Up today is hottest kiss! As always, this list is based on books I have read… which hasn’t yet included Personal Demons, Anna and the French Kiss or Nightshade but very reputable sources assure me they have some contenders.

10. Camille and Oscar (Everlasting by Angie Frazier):

She’s engaged. He’s just a sailor. There are so many reasons any kind of relationship between this two is wrong. So what happens when they say forget that and kiss? Amazing things. He doesn’t even need to put his hands anywhere besides her sides and hips (he’s a gentleman. Just made it sexier, huh?) to light the pages on fire. I wouldn’t mind having a lip locking session with this Irish sailor.

9. Ellie and Will (Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton):

As sweet and tempting as their first kiss is, I’m going to zero in on one that involves some root beer floats. This is definitely a case where less is more. Take that as you will and let your imagination run with it. Yep. You can now see why it’s hot. Add in the history of these two, their connection… their attraction… Oh, sorry. I was fantasizing. Also, Will has a six foot broad sword. Ellie has swords that light on fire…. Oops. More fantasies.

8. Alec and Magnus (The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare):

They like each other. It’s painfully clear. For a long time. But one of them is dragging his feet. One of them has his reasons for delaying. But when they finally get past that? Oh yes. It’s perfect and steamy and cheer-worthy.

7. Zoey and Doug (Forget You by Jennifer Echols): Zoey and Doug have an interesting connection and relationship. And yes, it most definitely translates in their kisses. The scene in the car, reenacting a certain event…. Did you just heat up? Me too. The sexual attraction and tension between them is rapt… and their kisses do the release justice.

6. Isabel and Cole (Linger by Maggie Stiefvater): Ignoring the fact that Cole is conveniently, accidentally naked the first time these two kiss (he’s a wolf- no judging), this kiss is still downright sexy. This is amped up by the fact that we get both their thoughts on it…and yes, it’s as hot as they think. Besides, what else is a girl supposed to do when she finds a hottie roving her house naked?

5. Violet and Jay (The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting):

We all saw it coming. We were all waiting for it. Eventually we were cussing them out to just kiss already. But who knew when these two finally would kiss, there’d be something like fireworks? As far as above the neck kissing goes… Derting takes the cake. The kisses between these two are some of the most erotic I’ve read. And they’re only PG-13.

4. Brittany and Alex (Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles):

There’s a reason Simone just won a RITA for Best Romance with this book. The natural chemistry these two have is, well, perfect, and it blazes with every kiss and touch. From their first to the tormented ones to the last, each kiss will stir a few things up in readers….in a few places.

3. Jacinda and Will (Firelight by Sophie Jordan): Angsty and tormented, passionate and hungry, Jacinda and Will share some pretty intense kisses that are filled with more than just the fire she produces. Not to mention, there is some teasing lead up to the first time they kiss and it only gets hotter from there.

2. Hannah and Wyatt (Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves): This one is downright visceral. Coated in blood, guts and other monster muck, Hannah and Wyatt’s hunger for each other is disturbingly fantastic. Dia writes this one in a way that is grotesquely hot and will appeal to the naughtier side of pretty much everyone.

1. Rose and Dimtri (Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead):

If you want sexual tension and a long build up, this is the way to go. Not only does the buildup add to the overall affect but this kiss is just… epic. A mix of passion, intensity and release, this will heat you up and turn you on. Add in the slightly scandalous element of their age difference and the fact that he’s her mentor…and this one has no other competition.

Thanks again, Kari!


Leilani @Leilani Loves Books said...

I must agree, I love Vampire Academy!
Great list! Love it!

Corrine said...

Love this post, and love VA! Though I haven't read the other books on the list (yet), most of them are on my shelf waiting to be read. These scenes certainly make them all sound really good! ;)

Violet said...

So many excellent kisses! I particularly agree regarding Rose & Dimitri, Jay & Violet, and Alec & Magnus (Clary & Jace also belong on this list. Every single one of their kisses brings the temperature in the room up about fifty degrees. Wowza!).

I would also like to add Nawat and Aly from Trickster's Choice to this list. He is charmingly forward in declaring his devotion to Aly and would seriously pluck the sun out of the sky to give it to her if he could. He is impressively dexterous and can catch arrows right out of the air. And although he is just learning to be human, he is wonderfully quick to pick up on human mating habits. ;) Their kisses are delicious!