Top 10 Books/Series If You Are in the Mood for Romance + Adventure

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For X. I enjoy quiet love stories, but I also love action-packed stories, and it’s a bonus if there’s romance in the mix too! Thus, here are my favorite books/series that have a nice blend of both! In no particular order…

1. The Leviathan Trilogy


Alternate WWI history with lots of adventure AND secret love? Yes please.

2. Seraphina


Dragons + one of my favorite ships ever. The book starts off a little slow but it picks up. (Important FYI: This does not include the sequel Shadow Scale.)

3. The Grisha Trilogy


Wonderful fantasy with magic and best friends trying to decide if there is more between them.

4. Across a Star-Swept Sea


You’ll probably want to read the not-as-adventurous but still wonderful For Darkness Shows the Stars first, but this book based on The Scarlet Pimpernel is full of missions and secrets and unwelcome love.

5. The Lunar Chronicles


How many series are there out there with as many swoon-worthy couples and daring escapades as The Lunar Chronicles? Honestly, I’m not sure there are any others.

6. Rook


Another Scarlet Pimpernel retelling full of missions and secrets and unwelcome love…

7. All Our Yesterdays


The best book I have read where time travel served as the main plot, plus a love story.

8. Loop


Don’t let the kissy cover fool you, there are many conspiracies afoot in this book, with the romance taking a backseat.

9. The Mistborn Trilogy


Heavier on the action and lighter on the romance, but what romance there is SUPER sweet. And the ending of this trilogy will leave you with so many feels.

10. Killer Instinct (The Naturals #2)


I enjoyed the first book as well, but the second book in The Naturals series ups the ante both on the action and romance sides. Now I need to read book three!

Are you a fan of any of these adventure + romance books? Which books would you include on this list?

9 Responses to Top 10 Books/Series If You Are in the Mood for Romance + Adventure

  1. love this take on the topic! I love adventure stories with romance as well… like if my fave couple is fighting evil but also trying to fall in love, I will be into it. I need to read Leviathan definitely soon! Love Cinder and Shadow and Bone especially 🙂
    here’s my TTT!

  2. I had so much fun with All Our Yesterdays. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it half as much as I did, but I wound up coming very, very close to loving it. Also the Leviathan series is great and the very slow-moving romance was perfect. And The Lunar Chronicles is such a wonderful balance of romance and action-y adventure scenes. I never heard of Loop before but I’m going to go check it out. Great list, love your topic idea!

    My TTT

  3. All Our Yesterdays was one I wanted to read for the time travel elements, but never got to. That’s a cover version I haven’t seen before either. I still need to get to that one…

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