“Meeting your soulmate is like walking into a house you’ve been in before.” —Jandy Nelson
What’s up guys?
It’s Friday Favourites time again! This week I’ve gone for a very cliché post, which is basically just an excuse for me to gush about some of my (sadly, fictional) boyfriends. All of these characters come from Young Adult Fantasy books, as I’ve discovered that that’s basically all I read, apart from the hundreds of books I had to read for my degree. (You think I’m joking, I counted my uni books the other day and there is over 100 of them, and that doesn’t include all of the ones I downloaded onto my kindle – I wasn’t going to spend money on the classics when you can just download them for free!)
I’m going to try to not give too much away, but if you’re planning on reading the book then maybe skip over the description!
Will Herondale – The Infernal Devices
There is no way that I could write a post about fictional boyfriends and not include Will! The Infernal Devices is a series written by Cassandra Clare, the author of The Mortal Instruments series (made both into a film and a TV series). I don’t know whether this is a popular opinion or not, but I think TID is so much better! It’s set in the same universe, but in Victorian England rather than modern day America. Will is a young and very troubled Shadowhunter, who believes he was cursed by a demon and that everyone who loves him will die. Because of this he tries to push away the multitude of people that love him, including the heroine of the series Tessa Gray. This doesn’t work, and they all love him anyway. His troubled nature only adds to his charm and he is funny, intelligent, witty, brave and would do absolutely anything for the people he loves. When he dies at the end of the series, I full on ugly cried!
“Will smiled the way Lucifer might have smiled, moments before he fell from Heaven.”
2. Adrian Ivashkov – Bloodlines
Another troubled character (you will see that there is definitely a theme going on here), Adrian is one of the main characters in Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines series, a spin-off of the Vampire Academy series (the first book of which was made into a film). Adrian is a vampire who has an affinity for one of the more difficult elemental magics, Spirit. Most vampires who have this affinity go insane. Adrian tries to control his madness through drugs and alcohol, which naturally only makes it worse. In spite of this he’s an engaging and intelligent character, that tugs on the heartstrings of the reader. The heroine of the series Sydney, is an Alchemist by birth, which means she is brought up from birth to despise and hate vampires. However even she falls in love with Adrian, and their story is absolutely beautiful.
“I don’t care if you say we can’t be together. I don’t care if you think I’m the most evil, unnatural creature walking on earth. You can think whatever you want, go whatever you want. I’m going to just go on loving you, even if it’s hopeless.”
3. Percy Jackson – Percy Jackson and The Olympians
Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson is a demi-god, son of a human woman and the Greek God Poseidon. Throughout a number of novels, Percy is tasked with saving the world from a whole load of monsters and deities from both Greek and Roman Mythology. He is incredibly brave, but most importantly (although he is a demi-god) he is very human. He makes mistakes, he struggles with his decisions and basically reminds the reader that a hero is not always the strongest and most powerful person but the one who is brave enough to fight even though it may seem as though they have no chance of winning. His love for his girlfriend Annabeth only makes him more attractive to the reader, as he risks his life for her and she does the same for him (because in the world of demi-gods women definitely aren’t always the ones that need saving!)
“It’s okay,” he said. “We’re together.” He didn’t say you’re okay, or we’re alive. After all they’d been through over the last year, he knew that the most important thing was that they were together.”
4. Damon Salvatore – The Vampire Diaries
Damon Salvatore is the definition of a bad boy. He wears leather jackets, is moody and mysterious and being a vampire, naturally is a cold blooded murderer. However in both the books and the TV series (which although have the main characters in common follow VERY different storylines) you can’t help but fall in love with him. You discover that he didn’t originally want to be a vampire, and although he embraces it after a while, he does have a very strong streak of humanity inside him that means that you can’t help but love him. Damon goes through a lot of pain in both stories but always comes out fighting, and while he would never admit it, he loves both Elena and his brother more than anything. Oh and don’t forget that he’s played by the gorgeous Ian Somerholder (heart eyes emoji).
“I just have to say it once. You just need to hear it. I love you, Elena. And it is because I love you that I can’t be selfish with you, why you can’t know this. I don’t deserve you. But my brother does”
(Yes I know this isn’t from the book, but the series is definitely better even though I hate to say that!)
5. Heath Luck – House of Night
For once, in a Vampire book, the human boyfriend is my favourite! Don’t get me wrong, there a plenty of ‘vampyre’ boys in this series that I would date, but Heath comes out top in terms of romance. Despite the fact that he’s a very fragile human, he loves the heroine Zoey so much that he’s happy to fight a multitude of scary and powerful vamps to protect her. When he’s killed, Zoey’s soul actually shatters because she loves him so much, and he is happy to give up his time in paradise/heaven whatever you want to call it in order to go back to earth in a different mystical body to help her defeat evil. Swoon.
“I’ve loved you for as long as I can remember, and I’m going to love you for the rest of my life.”
And BONUS, just because Matthew Daddario – here’s Alec Lightwood from the Shadowhunters Netflix series.
(Alec didn’t make the list because he couldn’t be my boyfriend because he’s gay, and also his character isn’t as nice in the books. But I couldn’t not include this picture!)