This or That: Bookish Boyfriends Edition

I’m a single, book-obsessed, hopeless romantic who is no stranger to online dating, but after very little success, I think I’ll just stick to my fictional men! I know I’m not alone in my little obsession, and I will openly admit that these fictional men have left me with high expectations for future partners! I’ve mentioned before that I’m an indecisive Libra, so it’s no surprise that I spent way too much time thinking about my choices, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I 100% have a type!

I was worried at first that I wouldn’t have enough fictional crushes to fill this post, but that quickly changed as I went through my bookshelves. If anything, I’ve had to cut this list down, so keep your eyes peeled for part two! I’m curious to know if you agree with my choices and who your ultimate fictional crush is?

Two men who just want to be loved, but like Addie my heart will always Henry. Not only does he have the best job in the world but he’s such a kindhearted and adorable character who deserves to find love and happiness.

We’re only on the second question and I’m already stumped! It’s been three months and I’m still not over A Court of Silver Flames, and the sarcastic and playful relationship between Cassian and Nesta. Rhys is perfect but I think I’d have more fun with Cassian.

Probably one of the most controversial choices but I’ve got to pick Chaol, he was one of my first fictional crushes and there’ll always be a place in my heart for him. His friendship with Celaena is one of my favourites and although he’s made some mistakes and questionable decision, he’s still a brave and loyal friend.

1000% Rowan, but I wouldn’t want to steal him from Aelin. Their love for each other is incredibly powerful and moving and I can’t help but get a little emotional when I think about them, someone hand me the tissues!

‘I love you. There is no limit to what I can give to you, no time I need. Even when this world is forgotten whisper of dust between the stars, I will love you.

I’ve just realised that this tag is quickly becoming a post dedicated to the men of Sarah J Maas, and I’m not sorry about it, I can’t help it she knows what I like! We still don’t know much about either character and I’m equally curious about each of their storylines but I think I’m going to pick Hunt. I’m a very passionate person when it comes to sport, especially rugby, so I think we’d have great fun chilling and watching the sunball games on TV.

One the one hand you’ve got my babyfaced flyboy, Ezra and on the other you’ve got our bad boy and resident funny guy, Nik. My ideal partner is someone who can make me laugh, and Nik does just that! I wouldn’t mind be stuck on a spaceship if Nik was there to make me laugh and have my back.

One of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make, how am I meant to choose between these two classic literary heartthrobs who are no strangers to rejected proposal! As much as I love Laurie, I’m going to have to pick Mr Darcy purely because of that scene in the 2005 adaptation where he walks through the field on a misty morning in his flowing coat to find Elizabeth!

These two are masters at keeping secrets so I wouldn’t want to trust either of them with my heart! Even when I was reading this series I couldn’t decide who I liked more, every time I fell for one of them they’d go and do something reckless and I’d end up disliking them. It was a painful and emotional cycle. I think I’d choose Legend purely so I could visit Caraval and experience all the magic and wonder!

These two blonde heartthrobs have left me with a very difficult decision. My younger self would automatically pick Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles but I think I’m going to choose West! I’m a sucker for ‘pirates’ and would happily be whisked away on an adventure aboard The Marigold!

100% The Darkling! There’s always been a part of me that has shamelessly loved the Darkling, and ever since Ben Barnes put on that black Kefta that obsession has doubled in size. I still love Kaz but there’s just something about falling for the villain that’s so enticing…

I don’t think I’ll ever be able to choose between these two!

Top 5 Fictional Boyfriends

Valentine’s Day is here, and it’s time to think about to whom you’re going to profess your undying love. As dedicated fangirls and fanboys, we all have a few characters we are at least a little bit in love with. Or a lot in love with. Or obsessed with! So we thought why not make our own lists of Our Top 5 Fictional Boyfriends!


It took me quite a while to make this post because, as you know, there are so many amazing fictional men to choose from but I finally made my list!

  1. Bellamy Blake from The 100 – For me Bellamy is a perfect boyfriend. From the show we can see he is a true leader and will do anything to protect the ones he loves. Plus I have a massive crush on Bob Morley who plays him in the show!
  2. Chaol Westfall from the Throne Of Glass Series – Again Chaol is just perfect. He is strong but sweet. His relationship with Celina is so real and the way he acts towards her is so romantic! If Celaena doesn’t want Chaol, I’ll gladly have him!
  3. Finick Odair from The Hunger Games Trilogy – He is sexy (and he knows it), loyal and a lifesaver; what more do you want. It was Finick’s relationship towards Annie which really shows what’s behind that facade and shows that he’s really just this kind and loyal character.
  4. Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice – A classic! He’s arrogant, he’s classist, he’s awkward but his actions towards Elizabeth are truly romantic! And thats why he’s on my top 5 list.
  5. Murtagh Morzansson from Eragon Series – Even though Murtagh can be considered to be the villain in this series, i personally think he is a brilliant character who is strong yet caring. Even though the film wasn’t the best, i thought Murtagh was portrayed very well by that could be biased as I love Garret Hedlund who portrayed him in the film!


It didn’t take me as long as Amy to conclude my top 5, to me it was pretty obvious!

  1. Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games Trilogy – The Hunger Games was the first proper teen novel I read so Peeta was my first fictional boyfriend so I couldn’t not include him!
  2. Jace Wayland from The Mortal Instruments series – I love Jace for his wit and humour! He does make me laugh with some of his one – liners.
  3. Will Herondale from the Infernal Devices series – Ahhh he’s just so gorgeous and intelligent which is really quite attractive (his face isn’t bad either…)
  4. Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars – what a sensitive and lovely guy! He is also very intelligent…
  5. Noah Shaw from the Mara Dyer series – this guy is so adorable and really caring, he always looks out for Mara and I think that’s just so cute!

So those are the fictional boys we’re in love with this Valentines, feel free to comment below your top five fictional boyfriends or girlfriends, so we can compare notes!I hope you’re having a nice and relaxing Valentine’s day whether you are with loved ones or not.