October 26, 2015

Book Boy Roulette

Once upon a time, we were all texting about the men of Sarah J. Maas. As you might know, it's almost impossible to choose a favorite... but we definitely each have one. In arguing our case, we realized how much fun it was to compare our taste in book boys. And so, we bring you Book Boy Roulette. 

AlexaRachelKelly and I are collaborating to present a collection of our favorite book boys. We're looking at several series with some seriously swoonworthy guys and forcing ourselves to pick ONE favorite from each. There are 12 series total - three on each of our blogs - and we'll share why we picked our favorites for the three series featured on our post.

And we want to hear from you! Do you agree with our choices... or does another fella have your heart?
 Series #1: His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers
Books in the Series: Grave Mercy, Dark Triumph and Mortal Heart

This was a tough call because I love Duval, but I knew I had to give my heart to Beast. I don't know if it's because I loved Sybella's story a little more - or just because these two characters are so perfectly matched - but Beast was one of the highlights of the series for me. He's fierce and loyal and more than a little dangerous, but he's also a safe haven for the people he loves. I swooned when Sybella said, "It is a raw and uncomfortable realization that Beast is partly behind this newfound will to live. Not for him, but because he reminded me of what life has to offer. He lives life so joyously - it is impossible not to want that joy for oneself." OH, MY HEART.

  Series #2: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Oh my goodness, Cricket Bell. Talk about seriously swoony! He's a good dresser, a comical inventor, and he's got that whole cool nerd vibe totally down. And I absolutely loved him! He's the epitome of the nice boy next door, and I was rooting for him from the first moment he appeared. I know people generally freak out of Etienne St. Clair (though I love that Rachel and Alexa are mixing it up with their love for the artsy Josh!), but Cricket will always have my heart. He's adorable, he'd make you cool stuff, he'd get along with your parents... and he's the kind of guy that would make you say, "And if I'm the stars, Cricket Bell is entire galaxies." DYING.

 Series #3: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I loved Sam and Chaol, but there could never be anyone for me but Rowan Whitethorn. I'm sorry, but he's just too perfect! When I first met him in Heir of Fire, I was put off by his gruff attitude and his tough exterior. But I was also intrigued because I could tell there was more to him than meets the eye! Although, I certainly wouldn't be complaining about his looks... Rowan is definitely more of the strong and silent type, which is just fine with me. I'd echo Aelin and say, "I claim you, Rowan Whitethorn. I don't care what you say and how much you protest. I claim you as my friend." But, you know, replace friend with TRUE LOVE because DUH.

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And now, one last question I have to answer:
Who is your #1 book boyfriend?

Gilbert Blythe will always be my first (and forever favorite) book boyfriend. He's practically perfect in every way, as Mary Poppins would say. I recently re-read the entire series for the Return to Green Gables event that I co-hosted with Rachel and Alexa, and it reminded me of all the reasons I love this character. He's faithful, kind, smart, handsome, clever... I could go on! He (and his romance with Anne) taught me so much about love, too. I completely agree with Anne's declaration, "I don't want marble halls and sunbursts. I just want you."

Don't forget to read Alexa's, Rachel's and Kelly's posts, too!

4 comments:

  1. What fun! I wish I could participate more and offer up my own faves my the only one I've read is Throne of Glass... and I've only read the first book in the series so far. (I know, I know... I need to get on that and get caught up with the series.) But I can say that based on just the first book I am very much Team Chaol! :) As for my #1 book boyfriend? It is, and forever will be, Daemon Black from the Lux series. ♥

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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  2. I still need to read His Fair Assassins! I have the first two books, I'm wondering what boy I'll pick :) And I'd like to reread Lola! Etienne is definitely my Stephanie boy, I just love him. Throne of Glass is even harder to pick!!! But I think I'm an Aedion girl, I love his loyalty and I think he's really interesting and um hot of course ;) But I love them all really, including Dorian. #1 book boyfriend, I wouldn't even know where to begin, truly. I'll have to think about it!

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  3. I'm so happy we collaborated on these posts, because they're so darn fun! It's basically us staking a claim on our favorite book boyfriends ;) And I love your logic for choosing Beast, and agree 100%. He's such an amazing character :D

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  4. I'm with Kelly on Gavriel Duval, I fell for him for him more than the other two in that series. But I'm so with you on Cricket Bell. Oh my, I loved this boy so much. Your whole paragraph on him YES YES YES. He was so adorably dorky and sweet and kind, and he stood out to me more than the other two boys (even though Josh was pretty great, too). These posts were so fun to read, you guys!

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