Thursday, September 23, 2010

What I like in a literary lover.

Hi guys! So... I haven't posted in a LONG time... but in the end of August I was on vacation... and then school started.... and along with that my extracurriculars. BUT I am going to write an actual post right now. I don't have time for a review, but am hoping to get some done this weekend, so I'm going to talk about literary lovers, because everyone has a book crush. Anyways, this will probably turn out a bit rant-ish, so feel free to skim.

I don't know about you, but usually my favorite part of a book is the main guy character, especially if he is extremely sexy. (Jace Wayland anybody?) And of course, it's hard not to lust after all the badasses in YA novels, especially when they have a slightly more than human part of them. (Jace Wayland, Luc from Personal Demons, Nick from The Demon's Lexicon.. need I say more?) But sadly... when it comes down to it, I realize that I gravitate towards the endearing characters in the books I read. However much I may lust for that badass demon or demon slayer I realize that I really like the good old fashioned, boys-next-door, slightly dorky, human guy. Does anyone else just get weak knees when they think of the puppy dog best friend in a book? I don't know what it is... but they're definitely my favorite. When Cole was introduced in Linger, I still had a girlish crush on Sam. And Simon in The Mortal Instruments series... he's sweet and funny! And of course... there's Peeta in The Hunger Games. Or even Tony in Infinite Days... talk about pulling on heartstrings! Anyways, I just want to know what kinds of characters you gravitate towards in books. I know Shelbie will probably be settled firmly in kickass demon slayer territory... but I just have a thing for the boy-next-door. Give me a guy who reads, writes music, plays video games, says dorky things, paints pictures of me, or BAKES. That is my true love.

Anyways, tell me what side you're on... badass or boy next door? And don't say.... "Bad ass with a sensitive side..." because that doesn't count. Just tell me what you think... and why? And feel free to share some of your favorite lit hunks :) I have included my list too. Seperated into bad ass and boy next door of course :) So yeah.... tell me your thoughts!

Favorite Badasses(and a few of just plain jerks, but sexy ones.)
1) Jace Wayland (Mortal Instruments Series)
2) Nick (The Demon's Lexicon)
3) Wesley (The Duff) ---- not exactly badass, but DEFINITELY not boy next door.
4) Luc (Personal Demons)
5) Patch (Hush, Hush)
6) Will (Clockwork Angel)
7) Mr.Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
8) Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights)

Yes, the last two don't really fit, but I had no where to put them.

Favorite nice guys/boys next door:
1) Adam (Endless Summer)
2) Doug (Forget You)
3) Tony (Infinite Days)
4) Peeta (The Hunger Games)
5) Simon (Mortal Instruments Series)
6) Alec (Mortal Instruments Series)
7) Sam (Shiver)
8) Wes (The Truth About Forever)
9) Gilbert (Anne of Green Gables)
10) Jem (Clockwork Angel)
11) Han (The Demon King)
12) Amon (The Demon King)

Some are missing.... I know. But I can't remember all of them. Anyways... Enjoy!

Love always,



  1. I think if I had to choose - I'd go with badass - it's just more fun to read. I love that you put Mr. Darcy under badass - he totally was! Jace is another one of my favorite bad asses, as is Alex Fuentes from Perfect Chemistry and Dimitri from Vampire Academy or Shane and Michael from Morganville. All badass. All totally swoon worthy.

  2. It's really hard, but, I'd have to agree with you and go with the sweet, sensitive, boy-next-door. I'm a sucker for the boys who always know what to say! Here's my list:
    For bad-ass:
    1. Jace Wayland Lightwood Herondale (Mortal Instruments)
    2. Kingsley Martin (Blue Bloods Series)
    3. Will Herondale (Infernal Devices)
    4. Patch (Hush, Hush)
    5. Daniel Gregory (Fallen)

    For the boy-next-door:
    1. Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games)
    2. Jem Carstairs (Infernal Devices)
    3. Ethan Wate (Caster Chronicles)
    4. Jack Force (Blue Bloods)
    5. Simon Lewis (Mortal Instruments)