Monday, December 31, 2012

Top 12 Book Boyfriends of 2012

I was going to do "12 books I meant to read in 2012 but didn't" and then decided that if I do a giveaway I would want to give a book away that I read this year, not one that I WANTED to read.  So I decided, why not join the rest of the flock and blog about some dreamy boys?  So here are 12 boys from 12 books I read THIS YEAR that I wouldn't mind snuggling up next to in a blizzard (or, you know, getting a cup of coffee with).  They are in NO particular order and are from ALL of the books I read this year, regardless of release date (that means the few 2013 books I've read are up for grabs too! YAY).

1. Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars
“Oh, I wouldn't mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”   Enough said.

2. Jay Heaton from The Last Echo
I've ALWAYS been a HUGE fan of the whole falling in love with your best friend thing.  Jay is sweet, he's funny, he knows EVERYTHING about Violet and doesn't care.  He's stayed with her through everything she's been through, and despite the fact that Violet can take care of herself he wants to keep her safe.  

3. Travis Stephenson from Something Like Normal
I'm not even sure where to START with Travis.  He is SO dreamy.  First, he's a marine, so he's GOT to have a rocking body. Right?  And he can cry! I think we ALL want a boy who can cry.  He's also SO devoted to his friends, his girlfriend, his family.  Tough boys are always a handful, and despite the fact that Travis is broken he's still so sweet. 

4. Jace Wayland from City of Lost Souls
Does this one really need an explanation?  Personally I don't think so, I mean, it's Jace Walyland for God's sake!  But for those of you who don't know him he's sexy (that's supposed to be him on the cover, so you can't say he's not), he's smart, he's got one of those cocky attitudes that you just love to hate.  He's also fiercely loyal, and not even the powers of hell can change how he feels about Clary.  Wow. Now is it any wonder why we all love him?

5. Galen Forza from Of Poseidon
Galen reminds me of Castiel from Supernatural, basically he's hot and he doesn't really know anything about human life so he's hilarious.  That and he's REALLY sweet.  Don't you want a merperson prince to fight over you?  I know I'd want Galen to fight over me!  Especially if the little tinglies went along with it.

6. Nathan from A Midsummer's Nightmare
Nathan is pretty much everything I want in a boyfriend.  He's cute, he's thoughtful, he's sweet, and he's a total dork.  In the YA world there is a great under-appreciation for attractive dorks when it comes to the love interest (there also seems to be a shortage of them in real life, but I can't do anything about that).

7. Daniel from Something Strange and Deadly
Daniel is also somewhat of a dork, and I love him for that.  He's the crazy inventor who always has his head in the clouds, except when he has his eyes on Eleanor...or he's fighting the undead.

8. Lend from Endlessly
I don't think you can get any better than someone who is willing to give up being immortal to be with you, because we all know that's what Lend would do in a heartbeat.  He's so sweet and so thoughtful, and if you're not Evie he can look like ANYBODY.

9. Noah Hutchins from Pushing the Limits
Everybody loves a bad boy, what what I love more than a bad boy is a bad boy that's really a good boy.  And Noah, he's a bad boy that's really good.  Along with that he's sexy and fiercely loyal, and there's always the fact that he likes to push your buttons.

10. Patch Cipriano from Finale                 Patch is the ultimate bad boy.  Fallen Angel, willing to start a war to save his girlfriend's life, and he rides a motorcycle while wearing a leather jacket.  Can't get any sexier than that.

11. Perry from Through the Ever Night
I could spend hours talking about Perry.  He's handsome, he's a leader, he's kind, he's thoughtful, he's pretty much selfless.  He can be a little infuriating, but God if he rendered to you the game is all but over.  I don't think it would be possible to resist him, although getting through to him might take a little time...or a lot of time.  And he has been known to use women a little, but it's not his fault he does't render to everyone!

12. Jeb Holt from Splintered
He's a best friend.  He followed his best friend into the unknown just to keep her safe, and he makes the ultimate sacrifice.  I don't think there's a girl alive who wouldn't want a guy like this (although he can be just a little bit OVER-protective).  His heart is in the right place and that's all you can really ask for.

Honorable Mentions

Daemon from Obsidian

 Ben from Unraveling

Akiva from Days of Blood and Starlight