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For this week’s post, I decided to follow the Valentine’s Day theme going around and tell you, lovely people, my top swoon-worthy fictional characters. Now this by no means an absolute list, and may change depending on which books I read next or if I suddenly have a change of heart.
Lestat de Lioncourt
The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
Remember what I said earlier that this list might change? Yes. Forget that. I will forever love this vampire. I have talked about him loads of times in my blog and I feel like I am doing you service by not bombarding you with swooning and blushing remarks regarding this magnificent man.
Prince Aldrik Solaris
Air Awakens Series by Elise Kova
Where do I start? He is just so genuinely… ugh… I can’t. I CAN’T. Can I just say, Elise must be a genius by being able to create such a adorably fierce man? Ignore the extreme polarity of my word choices please.
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Okay. I see your eyebrow raising. You probably were wondering why I placed him here. Well, he is not exactly like “swoon-worthy” but I guess I just had this strong attraction to the character. You may probably say why not Harry? I am wondering the same thing too. But, there is just something about Ron that’s warm and homey and loyal and friendly and makes you want to be his friend for life.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
If the question why is in your head right now, go ahead and pick up Pride and Prejudice right now and read. Yes. Now. I’ll wait. Yep. But seriously, everybody could use a Mr. Darcy. EVERYBODY.
Vel (Vellexore Beuregard Peate)
Razia Series by S. Usher Evans
This boy is sixteen years old, and is adorable and kind-hearted and witty and innocent. Discounting the fact that I am technically 8 years his senior, just the feels from this boy… I think it had something to do with how he handled everything happening around him and learning about the evils of the “perfect” world he used to believe in. Somehow, he handles himself in such a mature way it was just lovely.
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Going into the book, I didn’t really think that he would be the one I would root for. But, the air of mystery took over and I found myself swooning and rooting for him. I might have stalked him if he had social media accounts to be honest. Listen, when a guy so mysterious gushes metallic green blood, has battle scars all over, can enter your dreams, and is busting his ass fighting ugly creatures, you just gotta love him. No other choice.
Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge
Disclaimer: I am fully aware that this guy died a horrible and heart-wrenching death (for me at least) halfway into the book.
With the above being said, besides the fact that this guy’s charm and confidence and pick up game was just on point, I guess I fell for the ‘what if’ situation. I was trapped into that whole imagining scenario of what might have happened if he hadn’t died WHICH MADE ME ABSOLUTELY WANT TO RIP OUT ALL OF THE HAIR FROM THAT EVIL GIRL’S HEAD!!! I know. Relax. Inner peace…..
And that’s it! What? You counted seven? Well, yeah! That’s it!
Honestly, I tried to fill the other three spots but I just couldn’t seem to think of anyone off the top of my head so maybe this will do for now? I know you are kind and understanding beings. Anyway, thank you so much for reading and see you on my next post!
Who is your ULTIMATE book crush?