The Soul Ripping Romance tag

(Last Updated On: June 20, 2019)

Way back at the end of May, Anna @ Dole Whip and Books tagged me in the Soul Ripping Romance tag (thank you!). And for the subsequent four months this tag sat in my drafts, looking longingly at me whilst I wrote guides and started new projects. I bet it thought that I was never going to give it the love it deserved, but it was wrong! I just needed to be in the right mood for romance… and lucky for you today is the day! Be sure to check out Anna’s blog, she has lovely book and travel content!

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you and create a pingback to the original author – Nel @ Reactionary Tales.
  • Share at least 5 (but more are welcome) romances that tugged your heart strings. They can be from books, movies, TV shows, manga; anything you can think of! They can be examples of sad tears, angry tears, happy tears or a combination of all three.
  • Nominate 5 (or more) people to share their emotional traumas.

Rip out my heart already!

💔 Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters from The Fault In Our Stars

This freaking book has ripped my heart to pieces every damn time that I have read it, and then I saw the movie thinking it couldn’t possibly hurt as bad and HAHA I cried like a fucking baby.

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💔 Alistair and my Grey Warden in Dragon Age Origins

I may have lowkey fallen for Alistair during my first playthrough of Dragon Age Origins (one of the best RPGs ever). The romance is so pure and adorable if you choose that path and it warms my heart… when he gave me my character a flower because if reminded him of me her, my heart melted. Sadly I still haven’t achieved the “Become Queen” ending…. that’s what I should do this weekend!

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💔 Enne Salta and Levi Glaisyer from Ace of Shades


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💔 Moss and Javier from Anger is a Gift

*sobs incoherently*  This whole book ripped apart my heart into a thousand pieces. Such a heartwarming relationship that I unexpectedly became intensely invested in.

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💔 Amaranthe Lockdon and Sicarius in the Emperor’s Edge series

This was one of the most touching enemies – to friends – to lovers arcs that I have ever read. I don’t even really like romance but I swear… the first time that I read this series I was like KISS HER ALREADY. I love morally gray characters and redemption arcs, and this one is just perfection. Honestly I love this series and you should read it immediately.

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My Nominations

| Loretta @ Laughing Listener | Jess @ Teagan @ Fiction No Chaser |
Kayla @ Books and BlendsSam @ Fictionally Sam | Nerd Narration |

spacer_wLet’s go on another adventure together!


  1. Kelly Brigid

    September 17, 2018 at 12:52 PM

    Ah, Hazel and Gus KILLED ME! Love your choices, Kaleena! ❤️

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      September 18, 2018 at 7:55 AM

      Thank you, Kelly! And I have read TFIOS a handful of times and it always makes me cry. MY FEELS.

  2. fablehunter

    September 17, 2018 at 1:28 PM

    Not going to lie, I teared up over Alistair too (just thinking about it now is making me teary!). Ahhh now I want to go home and play Dragon Age!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      September 18, 2018 at 7:57 AM

      I am so excited that I am not the only one, Julia! YOU HAVE NO IDEA! I also want to replay DAO now… I think that’s what I will be doing this weekend, sorry TBR but I need to be Queen!

  3. fictionnochaser

    September 18, 2018 at 6:01 AM

    Thank you for tagging us, Kaleena!!! But omg don’t bring up Hazel and Augustus on a tuesday cuz now i’m walking into work sobbing! (just kidding, sort of)

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      September 18, 2018 at 8:03 AM

      Relatable as fuck, my friend! Hazel & Augustus forever!

  4. Nel

    September 19, 2018 at 6:11 AM

    Thanks for doing this tag and I’m with you on Amaranthe and Sicarius! They’re my favorite!! 😍😭

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      September 19, 2018 at 8:18 AM

      AHHHH you are the first person I’ve *met* that has read the Emperor’s Edge series!!! They are too perfect and I love them. AND his bad boy isn’t toxic and hurtful to young readers.

      1. Nel

        September 19, 2018 at 9:41 AM

        Back at you! Have you read her fallen empire series?? I’m going to check out her new one. The Chains of Honor or something like that. Haas fantastic cover art!!

        1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

          September 20, 2018 at 8:51 AM

          I have that series on my Kindle but haven’t read it yet! I absolutely love her, she is prob my fave indie author.

          1. Nel

            September 20, 2018 at 9:05 AM

            Same! I was on her review team for Sky Full of Stars but then she gave it up cause it wasn’t as popular as Fallen Empire sadly.

  5. Aimee (Aimee, Always)

    September 20, 2018 at 8:41 AM

    I didn’t get a good feel of the Augustus/Hazel romance in the book, but DEAR LORD THE MOVIE FUCKING BROKE ME!!! I was a mess in the theater. 😭😭😭

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      September 20, 2018 at 8:57 AM

      THE MOVIE RIPPED OUT MY SOUL. Thankfully I watched it alone on Netflix.

  6. Marie

    September 20, 2018 at 10:56 AM

    Oh what a fun tag, I love it 😀 Hazel and Augustus just…. I just can’t even think about it, it makes me want to cry 😭 the book had me crying for 20 minutes straight and the movie just as well, my emotions 😭

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      September 22, 2018 at 6:13 PM

      I know, this is such a great tag – I tag YOU if you wanna do it! Hazel and Augustus ripped out many souls it seems.

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    September 30, 2018 at 7:21 AM

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  8. notsomoderngirl

    October 1, 2018 at 2:22 AM

    The Fault in Our Stars made my teenage reading years :'(

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 3, 2018 at 8:11 PM

      Such a wonderful and sad book. Thanks for stopping by!

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