For anyone who’s seen the The Last Jedi and is heavily invested in the Reylo ship, try these titles out and see if you like it.
What do the following have in common with Reylo?
- The couple that form the pairing are on opposite sides. So expect both to be enemies at some point during the story
- They share a common history/experience that isolates them from the rest of the world. This is usually what brings them together. This shared experience or history that only the other can understand.
- One side insists on having the other join them. Not surprising as they are on opposing sides. However there is a “push and pull” going on. With both attracted or at the very least drawn to the other, but neither is willing to go over on the other’s side as they usually have opposing philosophies. Or in some cases, going over to the other side is just plain impossible.
Warning: some spoilers abound
The Forbidden Game by LJ Smith
Jenny & Julian
Jenny just wanted to buy a game for her boyfriend Tom. But this game ends up being deadly and dangerous for Jenny and her friends. Winning means they get out of it alive. Losing however will be a fate worse than death.
Julian, the one who sold Jenny the game in the first place, wants them to lose. All to get at Jenny
The Diabolic by SJ Kincaid
Tyrus & Nemesis
Tyrus & Nemesis are actually allies on The Diabolic. With Tyrus as the heir apparent to the throne pretending to be crazy and Nemesis pretending to be a noblewoman/ hostage to the crown, they form an alliance to depose Tyrus’ uncle. However, by book 2 the Empress, several political & emotional upheavals have them at opposing sides.
Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
Rachel Morgan & Trent Kalamack
Main Protagonist Rachel Morgan’s first job after setting up her own investigative agency involves finding out the truth about billionaire/philanthropist Trent Kalamack. In a world were all supernaturals are supposed to be out in the open and genetic science considered the height of abomination, Kalamack claims to be human and a legitimate businessman though there are many who suspect otherwise.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Alina Starkov & The Darkling
Like The Diabolic, Alina & the Darkling actually start out as allies with Alina as the newbie Grisha (people with enhanced powers that have historically been treated like the mutants from Marvel’s X-men) and The Darkling as the leader of the Grisha army. But they eventually end up on opposing sides of a civil war.