Today we are thrilled to have guest author Kat Zhang over for a guest post to talk about the third and final book in her Hybrid Chronicles series, Echoes of Us. Thea was a big fan of What’s Left of Me and Once We Were, so we are delighted to be a part of the release of book 3!
Without further ado, please give a warm welcome to Kat, everyone!
Like many people, I love a good romantic storyline, and there’s nothing quite so grin-inducing as two characters with amazing romantic chemistry. But there’s something to be said for great platonic relationships as well. If anything, because they tend to get the spotlight less than romantic relationships, I find them all the more special.
When I wrote the Hybrid Chronicles, showcasing Eva and Addie’s unique relationship was really important to me, and in celebration of Echoes of Us releasing tomorrow, here are some of my favorite non-romantic TV relationships! (I chose TV relationships instead of book relationships because…well, gifs :P)
KAYLEE/INARA of “Firefly”
Who doesn’t love Kaylee and Inara? Despite being very different people, they are such great friends, practically like sisters. Their contrasts only serve to strengthen each other as characters, and you never doubt their veracity of their friendship.
DONNA/HARVEY of “Suits”
Okay, let’s not argue about whether or not Donna and Harvey count as an example of a romantic relationship 😛 (I’m a Donna/Harvey shipper at heart, I admit it). BUT as far as the show is concerned, HarveyxDonna doesn’t seem to be a definite end-game (though they like to tease us. mercilessly. my heart), and many of their scenes together seem more like BFF scenes than anything else, so I’m counting it here. Oftentimes, they seem like the only people who truly understand each other, and they don’t put up with each other’s crap.
DONNA/TEN of “Doctor Who”
Donna-s must be automatically awesome or something (and automatically red-heads!). Doctor Who went out of its way to drive home the fact that Donna and Ten were Friends, That’s All. And their friendship was amazing, hilarious, and completely heartwarming. Don’t even talk to me about how things ended.
JANE/DARCY of “Thor”
I really like Jane, but I love Jane about 10x more than I would otherwise like Jane because Jane is besties with Darcy, and them snarking at each other pretty much makes my week. I would pay to see an entire Thor movie in which Thor doesn’t even show up—it’s just Jane and Darcy being snippy but ultimately looking out for each other, always.
I have so many other examples, but this post is getting long enough already! Which pairs have I left off that you love?
About the Author:
Kat Zhang is an avid traveler, and after a childhood spent living in one book after another, she now builds stories for other people to visit. Recently graduated from Vanderbilt University, she spends her free time scribbling poetry, raiding local bookstores, and plotting where to travel next. What’s Left of Me–about a girl with two souls–is her first novel and was released by HarperCollins in 2012. The sequel, Once We Were, came in 2013. Echoes of Us will complete the trilogy in fall of 2014. She is represented by Emmanuelle Morgen of Stonesong. You can read about her travels, literary and otherwise, on her website or check her out on Twitter.
We have a copy of Echoes of Us up for grabs! The sweepstakes is open to addresses in the United States and will run until Sunday, September 21 at 12:01am EST. To enter, use the form below! Good luck!