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Top Ten Fictional CrushesThis is hard. First of all, it was hard to narrow it down to ten. But then, it was even harder to put them in any kind of order. I tried my hardest, but this could change depending on the day of the week.
1. Percy Jackson from Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan (review)
This may surprise you, but seriously, just read this series. Percy is adorable and hilarious. Humor is really important to me. He is also fiercely loyal, and his thoughts about Annabeth and their scenes together in The Son of Neptune and The Mark of Athena are just amazing. I want that. Seriously. Not to mention, he’s portrayed by Logan Lerman, who is and has always been my top celebrity crush. ♥♥♥
2. Daemon Black from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout (review)
Daemon. Hot and infuriating. I love the relationship he has with Katy – their back-and-forth. They’re constantly challenging each other, and I think that’s the best kind of relationship. But despite coming off as a heartless bastard at the beginning of the series, you do see that his feelings run deep and are true, and he would do anything for the girl he loves. So yes, Daemon. Obviously. ♥♥
3. Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Let me first say that, yes, a lot of this is fanon goggles. I’ve read so much Draco/Hermione fanfiction that it definitely has its effect. (It’s my OTP of OTPs, haters to the left.) But regardless, Draco is such an interesting character. Especially towards the end of the series, you see that he struggles with the definitions of right and wrong pushed on him by his parents and by Voldemort. I just. So much sympathy. ♥
4. Trevor from Pivot Point by Kasie West (review)
I don’t know if I can talk about Trevor without (a) gushing uncontrollably, or (b) spoiling the story. Umm… Trevor is the strong but silent type. He’s an artist. He’s funny, but modest. He’s basically so awesome, you just really want to be friends with him, but at the same time, you can’t be friends with him and not fall in love with him. He’s irresistible. And what he does for Addie? That’s just amazing.
5. Gale Hawthorne from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
*bites lip* Gale…. I know I’m like the only one who’s not “TEAM PEETA OMG!!!1!1!” It’s not that I don’t like Peeta, and I agree that how the story went, Katniss should end up with him. But Gale stole my heart. I’m more likely to go for the “best friend” character to begin with. But those scenes in Catching Fire… Can I just say that I can’t WAIT to see that on the big screen??? EEP.
6. Willem de Ruiter from Just One Day by Gayle Forman (review)
You all know I fell deeply in love with Just One Day. A lot of it came from Willem. I love that he’s Dutch. I mean, it was very recognizable. Willem’s a free spirit and quite mysterious to boot. He’s all about loving life and seizing the day, and I think that kind of guy would be good for me. I can just imagine the kind of adventures he would take me on… 🙂 Can I just please get my hands on Just One Year?
7. Faramir from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (review)
Faramir was very much a side character, but even so, I fell in love. Not only was he treated so horribly by his father and deserved so much better, but he was just so noble. Despite growing up in awful times and by an awful father, he had his own principles and… Okay, him and Éowyn were just amazing together. I could just reread that chapter of Return of the King over and over again.
Finnick gave me all the feels. I mean, who among us didn’t fall in love with him a bit? I loved his flirty, teasing persona from the get go, but when it turned out that there was so much more to him underneath all that… He’s just amazing. And with Annie, it also turns out that he’s the perfect and most loyal boyfriend ever. Just. Finnick. All the feels. I’m still mad at Suzanne Collins for Mockingjay.
9. Raffe from Penryn & the End of Days by Susan Ee (review)
I think this list has aptly proven that I fall for the mysterious type. And how much more mysterious could you get than Raffe? Though it was really subtle, throughout Angelfall, you could see how he struggled with his feelings. He’s also the kind of guy that is fiercely loyal to the people he cares about. And so witty!! I just want more of him in my life. Seriously, when is the sequel coming out??
10. Christian Prescott from Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (review)
I sat on the fence until almost the end with the love triangle in Unearthly. But then I discovered that by the start of Hallowed, Christian had begun winning me over, little by little. “I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” (Bonus points if you know what that’s from.) He’s just the kind of stable, dependable guy that you gradually grow to love.
So… who are your fictional crushes? Do we have any in common?
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