Tuesday, 17 June 2014

TOP 10 BOOK BOYFRIENDS

Admit it. You saw this coming.

This week for our Top 10 Monday we've opted to showcase our favorite and most memorable book boyfriends. In theory, it should have been a simple enough task, but we've come to realize that each week, our Top 10 Monday picks teach us a valuable lesson about ourselves. This week, the lesson is that we're picky and choosy. As a result, compiling this list was a lot harder than anticipated.

And so this week, instead of featuring two separate Top 10 Monday lists, we're making a combined one. We seem to have a similar taste in boys, anyway.

Enjoy! (Seriously, enjoy. They're highly enjoyable, not to mention edible.)

* And we sincerely apologize for being a day late and turning a Top 10 Monday into a Top 10 Tuesday this time around. Technical difficulties got in our way.






1. Kellan Kyle (Thoughtless)


Kellan Kyle... where to start? A rock'n'roll superstar who will leave you messages on rose petals before he leaves on tour. A sensitive poet who will write you songs even as you pull away from him. A consistent roommate who will make you coffee in the morning (and occasionally undress you in coffee stands). A loving boyfriend who will step in front of a truck for you. A friend who will walk you to class every single day to quell your nerves.

He will always put you first. And he will do so with no hesitation. But he will also allow you space to grow and evolve, and he'll match your pace as you do.

There really is no shortage of swoonworthy traits where Kellan is concerned. Don't take our word for it, either. Pick up the books and see for yourself!


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2. Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games)


I know everyone hates the 'team' thing but I've always been team Peeta. How can you not love this guy. He's gentle, kind, smart and thoughtful. You just read these books, they're so filled with hate, murder and destruction, betrayal and fear, and as Katniss mentions, Peeta's the dandelion in the spring. The ray of hope. Although book one has you guessing about him, he becomes more known as a main character and you can't help but fall in love with him as you get to know him.

The whole time, he has one thing on his mind and that's saving the love of his life. swoon! But he doesn't use anger or hatred, he uses his mind and his beautiful words.

He has a sense of humour, he's handsome, he's kind and caring - he also cooks! What a bonus. A guy who can cook is always good in my eyes. With his strong, protective arms and his soothing nature, Peeta is our number 2 book boyfriend.


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3. Ron Weasley (Harry Potter)



Don't judge me. Nothing beats your first love! Ron was my first book boyfriend and he'll always have a place in my heart. Although Ron has his faults - and we all do! - he surely makes it up with his big heart and his loyalty, his humour and his charm.


I don't really need to explain much about him because who doesn't know Ron, we all want to be a Weasley, they're the dream family to be apart of. Throughout the Harry Potter series, he truly showed his Gryffindor bravery by overcoming his fears, his life was put at risk for friendship and for a better world, and he managed to still crack a joke and win the heart of all of us, aswell as Hermione Granger.

Yes, he'll always be apart of my book boyfriends list.

Weasley is my king!


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4. Aaron (Shatter Me)


Oh, he has a full name, I just won't use it, as it's a bit of a spoiler. "Shatter Me" features one of those love triangles that aren't really love triangles, but gradual realizations of one's own feelings towards one person, and then towards another, devoid of dramatic betrayals and misery.

“I like the way I feel about myself when I’m with him,” I say quietly. “[Aaron] thinks I’m strong and smart and capable and he actually values my opinion. He makes me feel like his equal—like I can accomplish just as much as he can, and more. And if I do something incredible, he’s not even surprised. He expects it. He doesn't treat me like I’m some fragile little girl who needs to be protected all the time.”

This is the crux of my love for Aaron - a deep-seated understanding and a feeling of kinship he nurses for Juliette throughout the series, without ever deeming her weak or anything less than capable. He will step in and give you the world on a silver platter, but then step back as you use those resources to realize your true potential. And when you've blossomed into a powerful, strong individual, he won't be surprised for a moment to find that you are amazing. He's known it all along.


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5. Prince Maxon Schreave (The Selection)



Maxon is one of my favourite things about the Selection series. At the start, the protagonist, America Singer, thinks he comes across a bit stuck up but into the book, which makes us question him also. Boy, were we all wrong. He's actually a complete gentleman! He's incredibly kind and with the situation he's in throughout the book series, we see that he becomes very generous, thoughtful, carefree and actually being quite funny.

He risks his life and his future for the one's he loves, he helps those in need, and after a while becomes very protective over the protagonist. How sweet!

And did we mention, he's a Prince? A handsome one aswell.  What's not to love? We love Prince Maxon!


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6. Noah Shaw (Mara Dyer)


What a dark, dark world Mara Dyer would be living in without Noah to brighten it up with his lighthearted humor and his unwillingness to succumb to darkness and despair. A vehement protector, Noah is the kind who will shield both your physical health and your mental health when the whole world is out to get you. And if you end up killing someone with your mind by accident? No worries. Noah can save them. If not, he can cover it up. (Oh, and he can turn anything into sexual innuendo. What more could you want in a boyfriend?)


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7.  Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus)



If you've read this series and don't love Percy......why. When you read through the series, he grows from age 12 to being in his late teen's and you can't not love him and admire how brave, tough, smart and funny he is.
You'll know that this series is about all the weird and wonderful things from greek mythology, the things and creatures he faces and defeats proves that' he's a real hero with his heart in the right place. He's incredibly loyal and has that boyish charm throughout the series.

What I love about Percy mostly is that sarcasm. I'm quite sarcastic myself so I liked him more over our similar personality. A young, handsome man with a sword and the knowledge to fight and breathe underwater - wow. Not bad, eh?


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Once upon a time, an angel fell in love with a devil, and it nearly tore the skies apart.

Akiva and Karou are the beginning. In a world torn apart by bloodshed and war, they are the first to dare to dream of a future of unity and peace. From the lair of beasts and monsters, to the fortress of gods and angels, Akiva endeavors to bring to life a dream he dreamed long ago, for someone he thought he'd lost just as long ago.

Akiva has faults. His transgressions are many, and their magnitude is extreme. He was raised to see the world in black-and-white, to be no more than a soldier and no less than a bastard. And yet he sees the world in shades of grey, he singlehandedly abolishes the bigotry and hate among his people, he converts his brother and sister, and all so his future with the girl he loves could be more than a life of hiding and uncertainty.

Really. He's that devoted.


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9. Will Cooper (Slammed)



When I picked up the Slammed series, I loved Will instantly. If you've read it, you'll understand. He's mature and yet he has his young and fun side, he's sweet and also quite romantic. We all love a romantic guy, don't we? The series had me in tears for various reasons but the love between Will and the main character, Layken, is enough to melt your heart.


After a tragic accident happens in his family, he's strong for his brother who he has to support and raise, he's kind and talented. He writes and reads Slam poetry and he's attractive. Um, hello?

Give the Slammed series a go and meet Will - you'll love him.


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10. Daemon Black (Lux)


Daemon Black, the undisputed king of sass. Fiercely devoted to his family, fiercely protective of his loved ones, he meets uncertainty with cheek and danger with a hint of swagger. He gives back as good as he gets, and his humorous banter with Katy is what kept the Lux series so damn entertaining even in its darkest moments. Also, his ego steroids are so much fun to witness.

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