Hey you guys, how’s everyone’s February going so far? I’ve been seeing a lot of those “Top Books to Read for Valentine’s Day” posts lately, and I wanted to talk more about the characters I loved in any kind of book, not just a fluffy contemporary (although if you want to recommend me one, let me know!). So, without further ado, my favorite “book boyfriends” in no particular order:
Percy Jackson from Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
-Okay, so obviously, Percy is high on this list. If you haven’t read anything of Rick Riordan’s, you should probably get going, because he writes amazing stories that will make you love mythology. Percy is sweet, hilarious, brave, loyal, he has a pegasus, he eats blue food, I can keep going. I’m pretty sure he was the first character I really started to love, and I will probably be rereading the PJO series when I’m 80. Just saying.
Cricket Bell from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
-I know that some people didn’t like Lola as much as Anna or Isla, but I think it was my favorite out of all three! Cricket was such an interesting character because he was quiet, reserved, insecure, dorky-ish, and so much more. I can’t really describe why I like him so much, but maybe because he’s so awkward and totally, obviously in love with Lola that you can’t help but love him.
William Herondale from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
-I will admit, I am getting sick of the male character who can get away with being rude and inconsiderate because he’s sassy, funny and has a tragic backstory, but Will is probably my exception. He obviously uses humor to distance himself from others to avoid pain (cursedddd), but when he becomes closer to Tessa, he shows a rare side of himself that really made me love him. He has the capacity to be affectionate and caring, but only shows that to the people he really loves (and he likes to read). Plus, Cassie writes her characters so beautifully that I probably could’ve fallen in love with the villains if she wrote it to be like that.
Jase Garrett from My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
-YOU GUYS THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD. I read it at least once a year (normally in the summer), just because it makes me so happy. Jase is a total sweetheart, and keeps a positive attitude even when life just keeps giving him bad things. He’s got family money problems, concerns about his future, seven siblings and a whole lot more, but he still manages to be positive. His relationship with Samantha, the main character in MLND, is super adorable and is one of those that you read just for that fuzzy feeling x18347501. Plus, he’s an animal person 🙂
Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
-Of course Peeta is on the list. (Sorry if any of you are team Gale) Do I need to explain this one? I don’t feel like I do, but I might just do it anyways. Peeta is such a good person, even when Katniss treats him badly. He lightens situations, he can be funny, he bakes, he’s saved Katniss’s life more times than I can count, HE BAKES (whoops I like baked goods). If anyone’s #teamgale, sorrryyyyy.
Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
-Do we learn Levi’s last name? Every time I see it, it’s just Levi. Oh, well. I just read Fangirl for the first time recently, and I am pretty sure that Levi is my favorite character from the novel, hands down. He’s a total farm boy, but isn’t stereotypical, he’s really supportive of Cath’s fanfiction, he approves of Emergency Kanye parties, he’s always there when Cath needs him, the list goes on and on. (This is the point in the list that I realize I like all of these character because they’re either sweet or slightly nerdy…huh)
Sean Kelly from The Originals by Cat Patrick
-I will be super surprised if anyone’s heard of this book, just because I don’t think I’ve met anyone who has. It’s really good (look it up, read it, and then talk to me about it!!), and a large part of the book revolves around the main character, Lizzie, and her relationship with Sean, who is super great. he’s really understanding about the screwed up situation that is Lizzie’s life, and when she needs him, he drops everything to be right by her side. He’s a photographer, a little obsessed with his phone, likes creative writing and has a tiny dog named Dumptruck. Enough said.
Frank Porter from Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
-Okay, before I spend like five minutes gushing about Frank: Since You’ve Been Gone is probably Morgan’s most popular novel, but if it’s the only one you’ve read, CHECK OUT HER OTHER BOOKS NOW. They are amazing and totally deserve your time, I promise :). Okay, Frank now. If you’ve read this book, you probably understand how I feel about Frank Porter (I adore him. Completely.) and how I can talk about it for probably the entirety of my existence. Frank is known as one of the smartest kids in the grade, student body president, all that jazz. But he is so much more than the smart one. He’s always there for his friends, he loves solving puzzles, he listens to comedians while he runs and can talk in only Beatles song titles for two days. Probably in my top three love interests of all time.
Okay, those are my favorites, but I want to hear from you guys! Let me know what character you love more than anything, if you agree with any of my choices, or even if you disagree with me! 🙂