This week’s topic is angsty romances, meaning relationships in books that have a lot of ups and downs or maybe even a tragic end. I think every reader has a list of books that ripped out their heart and stomped on it in this regard, and here are mine.
5. Louis/Lestat from The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. No, I haven’t read all these books, but Interview with the Vampire is enough to see that Louis and Lestat lived like a married couple for quite a while. And then had a sudden and awful falling out. The book is more subtext than explicit, but this is definitely a romance between two people with clashing life philosophies. Which means sometimes love isn’t enough in that case. Hilariously, Louis often makes Lestat sound like a childish bully, but Lestat views Louis as this giant crybaby. Despite their differences, you can’t help but crave a proper reunion where they bury the hatchet. Though not in each other’s necks.