Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Top 10 Book Boyfriends in 2011

1) Jace Wayland ("City of Fallen Angels" by Casssandra Clare): Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Jace Wayland- in my opinion he is one of the greatest things to happen to the world of YA. I loved that in this book we saw an entirely different side of Jace- a softer/ bordering on gushy (from being in love side)- rather than the brooding, angsty side that we have all become so familiar with in the first three books of TMI books.

2) Adam ("Shatter Me" by Tahereh Mafi): I cannot tell you the number of times while I read this book Adam's actions brought tears to my eyes- what he did for Juliette well before he "knew" her, it is unfathomable. He was just so good (and bonus! Swoon-worthy). 

3) Reese ("Here" by Denise Grover Swank): While Reese was actually only a secondary character in this book I couldn't help but fall for him. The best comparison that I can make to Reese is "The Vampire Diaries" (the TV show, not the books). Evan, the main character of this book is like Stefan- very much a hopeless romantic, sappy, and the likes of, whereas Reese, like Damon Salvatore, very much has a 'devil-may-care' attitude (and he gets bonus points for being a computer geek).

4) Jay ("Desires of the Dead" by Kimberly Derting): The way in which Jay and Violet's relationship develops is probably my most favourite out of every YA book I have ever read. Jay is the epitome of selfless YA male character. These books made me squeal so much while reading them (and I admit that while reading them I shed quite a few happy tears)- almost exclusively because of Jay.

5) Daemon ("Obsidian" by Jennifer L. Armentrout): I am going to be honest with you, when I first read this book I thought that Daemon was a douchebag, albeit a totally smoldering hot douchebag. But then I read the little snippet of "Obsidian" that Jennifer wrote in Daemon's POV for the YA Sisterhood Heroine Tournament (you haven't read it yet? OMG! Go HERE and do so ASAP) and I read it and realized that there is a lot more to Daemon- that he actually has feelings. I didn't think it possible for me to fall in love with him even more than I already do. I learned that it is in fact possible.

6) Cricket ("Lola and the Boy Next Door" by Stephanie Perkins): First off I gotta say, Cricket is the cutest name of all time- if I don't end up being a crazy cat lady for all of my days and actually have kids, I am going to name one of them (preferably a son) Cricket. Cricket was just so awkward and innocent that you couldn't help but love him and root for him the entire book.

7) Tod ("If I Die" by Rachel Vincent): Like Cassie Clare, most people who know me know how much I love Rachel Vincent- therefore it should come as no surprise that I included the latest installment of her "Soul Screamers" is on this list. From the get-go I have been Team Tod (Nash who?), so as you can imagine I was SO FLIPPING HAPPY about the outcome of this book. Tod is by far the bestest dead character of all time.

8) Dev (Altered by Kimberly Montague): I think that if you were to take all of the best characteristics from all of the male characters on this list and mash them together you would get Dev. As I said in my review of the book, "I think that Dev possess all of the best characteristics of all of my favourite book boys- Jay Heaton's super caring nature (from Kimberly Derting's "The Body Finder" series), Marc Ramos' over-protectiveness (from Rachel Vincent's "Shifters" series), and Jace Lightwood's arrogance/ cockiness (from Cassie Clare's "Mortal Instruments" series)."

9) Beck (The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver): I don't know if I have ever wanted two characters in a book to get together as much as I did Beck and Riley. Seriously, the age gap between them is nothing compared to some other YA books (or heck, even MG books- anyone recall Numair and Diane in Tamora Pierce's "The Immortals" series? There was like a 7203496023860183 year age gap between the two of them and they still ended up together- so why can't Beck and Riley?).

10) Tamani (Illusions by Aprilynne Pike): Much like I have been Team Tod since the beginning of Rachel Vincent's "Soul Screamers" series I have been Team Tamani since the beginning of this series by Aprilynne Pike. Let's be honest, TAMANI IS THE ONE FOR LAUREL AND DAVID IS JUST KIDDING HIMSELF BY THINKING THAT HE IS. In the previous books I was so annoyed by Laurel continuously running back to David so I was obviously pleased by the outcome of this book.


  1. Adam, Jay, Cricket, Tod <33333

    That is all =b

  2. I think my favorite is Han from the Gray Wolf Throne, a YA fantasy novel. I used to love fantasy but had given it up, preferring Paranormal and Urban Fantasy. This Gray Wolf series has made me love it again, and Han is both tender and badass all at the same time.

  3. JACE!!! I think he will always be my number one YA fictional boyfriend, I just can't get enough of him even when he's all dark and broody. And I'm all about Beck and Riley, I was rooting for him in that first book, I'm hoping they end up together:)

  4. I LOVE TOD & CRICKET! I still have to read Shatter Me, Obsidian, The Body Finder, and Here. They are all anxiously awaiting me on my TBR list!
    My Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2011

  5. What Jen said! XD You made me really curious about Shatter Me. And I love Tod. Cricket wasn't so bad either. ; )


  6. Avery!! OH OH OH MY GOD! I haven't seen the POV! And I've read it ASAP!! OH my GOD! My heart is still pounding so so hard. DAEMON <3 God..

  7. Love your list! I didn't pick any of your choices, but I love your reasonings for them. And I really think I need to check out Obsidian.

    The Cait Files

  8. Adam is on almost everyone's list and I can't believe I left Beck out! Damn!

    Great choices!

    Jez's Bookcase


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