Thursday, July 22, 2010

Top 10 Literary Crushes

So, there have been a couple of different posts around the blogosphere about Top 10 Literary Crushes. Kristi at the Story Siren, Jill at Random Ramblings and Lost in a Book all posted their Top 10 Lists. So, I thought it would be fun to post my version. Without further ado and in no particular order - my Top 10 Literary Crushes.

Edward Cullen (Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer)

So Here's the thing. I am completely 100% Team Edward in the books. I have loved his character from the get-go and he is easily one of my top 10 literary crushes. However, in the movies - I am strictly Team Jacob. I just swoon whenever he comes on the screen.. at least in New Moon and Eclipse.. in Twilight, not so much. That long wig was not doing it for me. I practically squeak during that scene in New Moon when you see him in the rain. Oh but anyways, this is about Edward. Yes, he is controlling and often manipulative, and I certainly wouldn't let my hypothetical daughter date him, but alas, I am utterly in love with him.

Stephen Colley (I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith)

I Capture the Castle is one of my favorite books ever and Stephen is one of my favorite male characters. He is extremely loyal, kind and head-over-heals in love with Cassandra. I just want to reach into the book and knock some sense into her, by force if necessary. Stephen can devote himself to me anytime he pleases. I would by more than happy to oblige him.

Tristran Thorn (Stardust by Neil Gaiman)

Tristran Thron is not your typical leading man. He's a fumbling, bumbling little boy. At least he starts that way. Which is a sure fire way to win this girls heart. Over the course of the book he turns into a sword wielding, butt-kicing hero and King. He's an honest and sensitive character who believes in true love and conquers everything to obtain it.
Dexter Jones (This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen)

Oh Dexter, how I love you. I fell in love with Dexter when I was 14. That's when I first read This Lullaby, and I was certain that my future husband would embody him perfectly. He is what I would call imperfectly perfect. He is lanky, messy, chaotic, unorganized and a total klutz. However, he is also sensitive, intuitive, loving and the owner of an adorable dog. He is also in a band, which never hurts.

Harry De Vries (She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell)

Harry De Vries is just simply scrumptious. He is dashing, respectful, honest, hilarious and sensitive. He aspires to be an art collector and doesn't buy into the 1890's society stigmas. He's a rebel, but a completely harmless one. The man can also dance with the best of them. Oh, and he gets flustered in some situations - there is a completely adorable scene in which he calls on Clara and keeps accidentally running into things. Homeboy can call on my anytime..

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)

Did you think I would forget the infamous Mr. Darcy? Certainly not. Mr. Darcy is one of the original "bad boys", he is all super tough and crabby on the outside, but really he just needs to be loved. He starts off acting like a jerk, but you soon see that deep down he really is a kind, loyal and devoted man. Basically every girl on the planet loves Mr. Darcy, he is the classic heartthrob.

Adam Hauptman (Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs)

I love, love, love Adam. Sure, he's over protective and prone to overreact, but he is also loyal, loving and sexy as hell. He loves Mercy with every fiber of his being; and tries desperately to give her the space she needs. He is the pack Alpha and takes a lot of crap for being with her, since she is not technically a werewolf. Adam is a man who knows what he wants and goes after it with all guns blazing.

 Sam Temple (Gone Series by Michael Grant)

So, I have only read the first book in this series so far, but I can tell you this - I am desperately in love with Sam. He is calm in high stress situations, which is a huge plus, since lets just say, I do not cope well under stress. He is very protective of his lady friend, Astrid, which I also find charming. He is honest, loves is mama and can shoot laser beams out of his hands. What more can a girl ask for? If only he was a little bit older... and real for that matter. 
 Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan)
Percy is a fabulous character. He is an unlikely hero, which you can see from my above choices, means I am quick to love him. He is often idiotically brave and extremely loyal to his friends. He can be quick to temper, but always does what is right in the end. He is also definitely a Mama's boy - which is extremely endearing. Plus, he is the son of the Greek god Posiden and can control the sea, and coincidentally, talk to awesome creatures like sea horses and mermaids, which makes him awesome in my book.  
Aragorn (The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien)

 I should not have to explain this choice at all. Everyone should just expect Aragorn to be on this list. He is a total rebel badass. He is a ridiculously awesome fighter and a fearless leader with a take no crap attitude. Oh yeah, and he wins to love of a kick-butt Elf and just happens turn out to be the King. How can you go wrong with a guy like that? Aragorn is the man.

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