Diana has mentioned Nine Rules to Break before, and I just have to second the endorsement. It may be the best grown-up-lady book I’ve ever read. It’s smart, funny, and Ralston is oh so charming. Be wary though, it may ruin all other historical romances for you.
Kisses should not leave you satisfied. They should leave you wanting. – Gabriel St. John
As the son of Poseidon (the sea god), Percy is a great choice for a deserted island—what with his ability to talk to sea creatures and control water. It’s the perfect place really for his gifts to shine. And Annabeth is just an in general smart person who would be a great on any team. Together, the pair have definitely survived worse than a deserted island.
Number 4 & 5: Alice & Jasper Cullen (The Twilight Saga, by Stephanie Meyer)
Alice can see the future, so she’s a great choice. Jasper, well, he can control moods—which is obviously a particularly helpful talent when a bunch of unfamiliar people are stuck together on an island. Plus, I imagine if I could get on Jasper’s good side, he might be able to do some mood enhancing to help along Operation Ralston.
Number 6 & 7: Fred & George Weasley (The Harry Potter Series, by J. K. Rowling)
So Fred and George it is. Look, I’m obviously pretending the 7th book never happened here. With that said, the twins will add some much needed levity to the whole excursion. Plus, as a pair, they won’t be too worried about female companionship. (My original plan for the island was 10 attractive men and myself. But I quickly realized what a sausage fest that would be. And no one needs that.)
Number 8 & 9: Peeta Mellarck and Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games Series, by Suzanne Collins)
You have to admit that Peeta is a bit of a loser in the games (and just throughout the series in general). But Katniss is a total rockstar. I’ve always believed that both characters are so damaged the only choice they really have is to be together. So if I have to bring along Peeta to get Katniss, it’s a small price to pay.
Number 10: Tobias (Four) Eaton (The Divergent Series, by Veronica Roth)