Day three is all about "Book Boyfriends". Need I say more? As always, after checking out my list here, don't forget to check out my co-hosts lists and link your post. I can't way to see who everyone's swooning over. So, check out who are some of my "Book Boyfriends" of 2011, then check out my event co-hosts - Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic, Rachel from Fiktshun and Jamie & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books and then link up yours with the linky below.
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books, 487 Pages (May 3rd, 2011)
Book Boyfriend: Four
Swoon-worthy, in a sentence - Four is an unforgettable character that smoulders and takes your breath away from the first time you "meet" him in this story... Four is going to be a hard character to top. Hot, hot hot! I'm swooning right now just thinking about him. I think this needs to be reread asap.
Synopsis: In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her.
Author: Myra McEntire
Publisher: Egmont, 400 Pages (June 14th, 2011)
Book Boyfriend: Michael
Swoon-worthy, in a sentence - I love Michael because he tries so hard in the beginning to avoid his true feelings and you see him struggle under the pressure - those few stolen moments between him and Emerson are pretty hot - I found myself grinning from ear to ear.
Synopsis: One hour to rewrite the past . . .
For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.
So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past. Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?
Author: Cat Patrick
Publisher: Little Brown, 288 Pages (June 7th, 2011)
Book Boyfriend: Luke
Swoon-worthy, in a sentence - When you read this title and you find out who Luke is, it changes how you feel about him - what he does for London in spite of all she's up against show's he's a strength for her & has it bad for the girl, which makes him pretty swoon-worthy.
Synopsis: Each night at precisely 4:33 am, while sixteen-year-old London Lane is asleep, her memory of that day is erased. In the morning, all she can "remember" are events from her future. London is used to relying on reminder notes and a trusted friend to get through the day, but things get complicated when a new boy at school enters the picture. Luke Henry is not someone you'd easily forget, yet try as she might, London can't find him in her memories of things to come.
When London starts experiencing disturbing flashbacks, or flash-forwards, as the case may be, she realizes it's time to learn about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.
Author: Josephine Angelini
Publisher: HarperTeen, 487 Pages (May 31st, 2011)
Book Boyfriend: Lucas
Swoon-worthy, in a sentence - I think for me, what makes Lucas swoon-worthy is how the chemistry comes across between him and Helen - they are destined - they have so much between them and their relationship comes across pretty balanced in how they didn't rush into things.... their emotions built and changed and that in itself makes him extremely hot.
Synopsis: How do you defy destiny?
Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.
As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.
Publisher: Simon Pulse, 273 Pages (February 22nd, 2011)
Book Boyfriend: Sebastian
Swoon-worthy, in a sentence - He's dark, mysterious and brooding - three of the things I love in a boy from a book.
Synopsis: A dark and lush paranormal romance set in a richly reimagined New Orleans—now in paperback!Ari can’t help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is.
Her search for answers uncovers a message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t know what she’s running from or why she is being pursued.
She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very...different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her.
Ari won’t stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen, 361 Pages (October 25th, 2011)
Book Boyfriend: Ash
Swoon-worthy, in a sentence - It's Ash, need I say more?
Synopsis: Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.
Unless he can earn a soul.
To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.
Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.
With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side.
To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.
And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Author: Jenna Black
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin, 294 Pages (May 25th, 2010)
Book Boyfriend: Keane
Swoon-worthy, in a sentence - He's not in the books enough, but I look forward to reading each and every word of the parts that he's in - he's dark and broody and has many layers to him - I'm always eager to learn more about this mysterious boy.
Synopsis: It's all she's ever wanted to be, but it couldn't be further from her grasp...
Dana Hathaway doesnt know it yet, but shes in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, again, Dana decides shes had enough and runs away to find her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the captivating, magical world of Faerie intersect. But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she isn't just an ordinary teenage girl, she's a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and the only person who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.
Dana finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone's trying to kill her, and everyone seems to want something from her, from her newfound friends and family to Ethan, the hot Fae guy Dana figures she'll never have a chance with...until she does. Caught between two worlds, Dana isn't sure where she'll ever fit in and who can be trusted, not to mention if her world will ever be normal again.
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: HarperTeen, 323 Pages (September 7th, 2010)
Book Boyfriend: Will
Swoon-worthy, in a sentence - Will is amazing in so many ways - he's sweet and he'd do just about anything for Jacinda, no matter the cost... I like that he's a little mysterious and what he does for her early on in the book, right through to the last page.
Synopsis: A hidden truth.
Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.
Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.
Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton, 338 Pages (September 29th, 2011)
Book Boyfriend: Cricket
Swoon-worthy, in a sentence - I have a huge crush on Cricket - from his rubber bands around his wrists to the reminder notes he writes on his hands to how shy he can be... and I pictured him just as he looks on the cover. *fans self*
Synopsis: Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.
When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
Author: Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel
Publisher: Bloomsbury, 320 Pages (September 13th, 2011)
Book Boyfriend: Alan
Swoon-worthy, in a sentence - Alan reminds me of a guy I had a crush on in high school. And did I have it bad then! He's just such an an amazing character that I fell for wholeheartedly and I'm sure you will too after reading. Totally swoon-worthy!
Synopsis: Aimee and Alan have secrets. Both teens have unusual pasts and abilities they prefer to keep hidden. But when they meet each other, in a cold Maine town, they can't stop their secrets from spilling out. Strange things have been happening lately, and they both feel that something-or someone- is haunting them. They're wrong. Despite their unusual history and powers, it's neither Aimee nor Alan who is truly haunted. It's Alan's cousin Courtney who, in a desperate plea to find her missing father, has invited a demon into her life-and into her body. Only together can Aimee and Alan exorcise the ghost. And they have to move quickly, before it devours not just Courtney but everything around her.
Honorable mentions - Jared from The Dragon Diaries Series By: Deborah Cooke, Aiden MacRae from Between By: Cyndi Tefft, Jack from Blood Red Road By: Moira Young, Lucian from Sleight By: Jennifer Sommersby and Mirka from Descended By Blood By: Angeline Kace and Elder from Across the Universe By: Beth Revis... again, just to name a few. I'm afraid this list could go on and on and on.
Tomorrow's Topic - Top 10 Characters in 2011
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