Monday, January 23, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday - Fictional Crushes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

This week's top ten is a FREE-FOR-ALL.

I've decided to compile a list of my TOP TEN favorite swoon-worthy book boys.

I am sure we all have this list – Top Ten Fictional Crushes!!

(In order from least to greatest)

10. Catcher from Dead Tossed Waves and Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan:
He reaches out with his uninjured hand and runs a finger along my lips.‘I can’t let anything happen to you,’ he says. ‘It will kill me.’  (Carrie Ryan, The Dark and Hollow Places)
9. Ky Markhem from Crossed Trilogy by Ally Condie:
 “Ky smiles then, a smile I've never seen before. It's the kind of daring, reckless smile that could make people follow him straight into a firing, a flood.” (Ally Condie, Crossed)
8. Oliver from Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith:
"It seems impossible that she could have liked someone like Mitchell when there was someone like this guy in the world, someone tall and lanky, with tousled hair and startling green eyes and a speck of mustard on his chin, like the one small imperfection that makes the whole painting work somehow." (Jennifer E. Smith, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight)
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7. Zane from Pretties and Specials by Scott Westerfeld:
“’Summer is just too….I don’t know—Warming or something.’” “’When you kissed me just then, was that to help you stay bubbly and to make me remember better? Or was it….’ (Zane) ‘What do you think?’ (Tally)” (Scott Westerfeld, Pretties)
6. Etienne St Clair from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins:
“I'm a little distracted by this English French American Boy Masterpiece.”
(Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss)

5. Patch Cipriano from Hush, Hush Saga by Becca Fitzpatrick:
 “’If you can't feel, why did you kiss me?’"
Patch traced a finger along my collarbone, then headed south stopping at my heart. I felt it pounding through my skin. ‘Because I feel it here, in my heart,’ he said quietly.” (Becca Fitzpatrick, Hush, Hush) 
4. Archer Cross from Hex Hall Series by Rachel Hawkins:
“Archer Cross, resident bad boy and total heartthrob. Warlock. Every girl here is at least, like, half in love with him. Crushing on Archer Cross
might as well be a class.” (Rachel Hawkins, Hex Hall)
3. Sean Kendrick from The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater:
 “’Does anyone ask you why you stay, Sean Kendrick?’
‘They do.’
‘And why do you?’
‘The sky and the sand and the sea and Corr.’” (Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races)
2. Jace Wayland from The Mortal Instruments by Cassie Clare:
“’Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?'
Jace said, ‘Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself.’
...’At least,’ she said, ‘you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.’
‘Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.’” (Cassandra Clare, City of Bones)

1. Caleb Trask from East of Eden by John Steinbeck:
“I think I love you, Cal." -Abra
I'm not good." -Cal
Because you're not good." -Abra”  (John Steinbeck, East of Eden)

Honorable Mentions:
Will Herondale – The Infernal Devices by Cassie Clare
Adrian Ivashkov – The Vampire Academy and Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Alex – Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Akiva – Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Kent – Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

What is your TOP TEN LIST this week?
Leave a comment and link and I will definitely pay you a visit.

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  1. Oliver and Archer would totally be in my top ten for this list!! (Adrian Ivoshkov too!! Although for VA? I'm team Dimitri all the way.)

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  2. I SO agree with Etienne! LOVE him. Sadly, I have not read most of the others you mentioned. I need to remedy this! I love book boys!

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl (and The Broke and the Bookish)

  3. I loved Sean Kendrick! He was just so different from all the other YA guys out there; sweet and deep and special.

  4. What a great topic! I would have such a hard time picking my top ten crushes. I love so many so much! Great Top Ten!

  5. I have not read many of these books but I agree with you about Etienne.

    My Top Ten:

  6. I LOVE your list, and I LOVE the quotes!! That would have been way too much work for me! I so wanted to put Etienne in my list too. (And Cricket Bell!) I've read some of the other books here and have a few more still to read - and I am so looking forward to reading The Statistical Probability...!!! I have a good feeling about that one!

  7. Etienne St. Clair is my alltime favourite fictional crush! But I absolutely love your list!! SO PERFECT!! Oliver is definitely one of the best fictional crushes out there as well! Thank you for sharing this with us, Nikki! ♥ I am a new follower! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Celine @ Forget-me-not

  8. I was going to pick this topic but ended up doing a top ten fictional couples...and realised my top ten fictional crushes list looked very similar!

    Please check out my top ten list here:

  9. Well I have never heard of 9 out of 10 of these people, seeing as I have read a total of 8 YA books in my life (if the 7 Harry Potter books count). But Cal Trask. I think we have forever agreed on that one, nik. (Also quit changing your type. We used to be the same now I cant keep up!)


  10. Awesome list, but really Patch? did you had to choose him? What about Edward from twilight? lol, just kidding. lol. Really!

  11. Great Top 10 List!! Ah, Etienne... of course :D
    I haven't read TMI series, but I love Will from the Infernal Devices one :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Michele | Top 10

  12. Nice list i would have picked a lot of the same guys but my top two would have been Kent from Before I Fall and Kishan from The Tiger Curse series. :D

    New Follower Btw
    My Top Ten

  13. Super awesome list! Etienne! Alex! Oliver!

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