There are SO many other hotties in the world of YA literature (and non YA) that they deserve some love--and love letters! So today, let your literary crush know who they are---come on, swooning is half the fun!
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And now....onto my crushes.
Umm, because I couldn't pick just one here are my current top 3 YA crushes, and top 2 paranormals.
1) Kent McFuller, Before I Fall, Lauren Oliver
You won me over on Day 1 of Before I Fall--even though it took Sam a few extra days to smell the hottie. I loved your shoes and that you drew your own valentines. It's not everyday you find a guy who doesn't care about being popular, is a great kisser and tucks you into bed.Having a party just to get Sam to come was too cute and I LOVE how you stuck up for Juliet and called Sam out on all her crap--while still loving her. Kent, you can be my hero any day!
2) Adrian Ivashkov, Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead
I admit, I've been an ardent member of Team Dimitri, but in Spirit Bound, I finally fell for you too. Maybe it
3) Gale Hawthorne, The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
You know I refuse to choose sides. I love you and Peeta both. But I decided to write my love letter to you, because like Adrian, this is a day for the underappreciated. I loved you through all of book 1 and knew Katniss felt the same way even though you were only on the page like 3 times. It takes a really special guy to leave that kind of an impression, especially with the big show Peeta put on. I love how you hunt and took Prim away from Katniss when she got up on the stage at the reaping. I love how you accept every new twist and turn and horror in your world so stoically and I love how you had to kiss Katniss. Because...you just had to. I don't know who I want to end up with Katniss, but if it isn't you, Gale, I would marry you.
BTW, do think you could ever like tofu?
4) Seth Mortensen, Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid Series), Richelle Mead
Seth, Seth, Seth...you are the love of my literary crush life. I never thought I'd go for an introverted awkward writer who can't dance. But I can dance enough for the both of us. You're sweet, caring, passionate and have great taste in t-shirts. I don't even think I'd mind when you get into one of your moods and start writing for 10 hours without stopping to realize there's a real world out there (including me) because...well, I'm the same way. If we did get married though, you'd have to take dance lessons. If you and Georgina don't get your happy ending in Succubus Revealed next September, I'm going to cry. But then I will propose to you myself.
5) Marc Ramos, Stray (Werecat Series), Rachel Vincent
I love the way you speak Spanish at random moments and the fact that you never ever seem to get tired. Your loyalty and devotion to Faythe are unmatched in the literary world and so is your passion. While I do think being your girlfriend would be the most exhausting thing in the world--obviously due to your possessive nature and jealous streaks (no other reason...) I wouldn't be able to say no if you asked me to be with you. Especially if you ask me in Spanish. Jace is cute, but if Faythe doesn't pick you in Alpha, she is crazy. Also, I'd wear your ring. Just saying...
Honorable Mentions (or more boys I crush on)
James from Ballad and Lament, Maggie Stiefvater (sorry Sam, James has my heart)
Adam, If I Stay, Gayle Forman (the wait for Where She Went is too long)
Fred and George Weasely, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling (I still miss Fred :(
Dexter, This Lullaby, Sarah Dessen (If any of her novels deserve a sequel, its this one)
Thanks for sticking around while I swooned. Let me know who your crushes are too and if you see Eclipse tonight....have fun!