Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Love Interests

...or at least the top ten I thought of today. Tomorrow half of them might be different. This week the the Broke and the Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie! I couldn't help it. Possibly because...no, no, I just couldn't help it: YA love interests just sounded like fun. So in no particular order, here are my Top Ten (for today).

1. Dimitri Belikov from Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series. The parts of Dimitri I adore are ones I'm going to echo a lot here. I have a type, okay? His devotion to his duty and refusal to let anything turn from it. His love for his family. ...and yes, his accent.
2. Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Seriously. Who didn't have a crush on Gilbert? That night when Anne thought he was dying still makes me cry.
3. Almanzo Wilder from the Little House books. He drove 20 miles in blizzard weather to find the seed wheat to save the town. He took her for carriage rides. He built her the perfect kitchen. *sigh*
4. Valek from Maria V. Snyder's Study series. Dangerous, deadly and utterly devoted. Also he started off by threatening to kill her, and it wasn't creepy at all. I can't help it. I love Valek.
5. Kaisa from Ash by Malinda Lo. She's got horses. Gorgeous horses and tells Ash stories.
6. Eli Stock (Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen). I had to have a Dessen boy in here somewhere, right? Eli and Wes are my favourites, and I flipped a coin. (Well, I went to a random number generator but same difference)
7. George Cooper from The Song of the Lioness and other Tortall books by Tamora Pierce. King of Thieves. He taught Prince Jonathan how to be a King. He takes care of his people both as a thief and after when he becomes a spy. And he utterly adores - and respects - Alanna.
8. Ilya Bakhtian from Jaran by Kate Elliott. He's a Genghis Khan-type figure with the soul of a poet. Uncompromising and completely devoted to his people, but he bends for Tess.
9. Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. So not the perfect guy. Not even close. But he takes Anna to the center point of France. He climbs to the top of Notre Dame for her! He convinces her not to be afraid of Paris!
10. Adam Wilde (If I Stay/Where She Went by Gayle Forman) He brought Mia her music.


  1. I am just starting my first Sarah Dessen today, Along for the Ride. So now I am psyched that it is a romance.

  2. I keep hearing about Anna and the French Kiss!! Everyone says such good things about it; I can't wait to read it!

    I'm so glad you stopped by my blog earlier :) I'm also hosting my very first giveaway so I hope you'll come back!

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  3. Awww Almanzo! And St. Clair! I love this topic. Great choice, and great list. :-)

  4. Haha, I chose the same topic! :) What a coincidence. I haven't read any of these books in which your love interests come out of but I've heard of them. Great list (especially the Dessen boy, Eli. I love Dessen boys). :)

    My Top Ten :)

  5. Etienne is perfect FOR ANNA. :) Oh and Adam is a good pick too.

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  6. What a great Top Ten, I loved Valek from The Study books too. And YES. of course Dimitri. Swoon. :)

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  7. @Anne Bennett I hope you enjoy Along for the Ride! It's one of my favourite Dessen books. And oh yes, to the romance. There's a reason they're called Dessen Boys. ;)

    @ThatJennaGirl Read it quickly! ...and then book the trip to Paris that it's going to make you yearn for. :D

    @Katie Thank you! I had to include Almanzo. He's just such a good guy...and I still have a crush on him. From age 5. Oh yes.

    @Sophia It's such a GOOD topic! ;) And you totally need to read some of the books on the list. They're fantastic. In my oh-so-unbiased opinion.

    @Sash Well, yes! But he drives me nuts with his WAITING. I know it's a hugely hard time for him, but you have to go for it sometimes!

    @Lacey DIMITRI! I love him so. :D He and Valek are kind of a little similar...though I don't think Dimitri's nearly as sneaky. Thank you for following!

  8. Oh I adore your list! Dimitri, Valek, and Gilbert are all in my top 10 as well. (I'm glad to see more people are finding the Study series).

    Have you read Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith? I think you would love Vidanric.

    Thanks for stoppping by! I love your friendship quote by CS Lewis. It's so very true about how friendships start.


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