One of my best things about YA books has to be the book boyfriends. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had many a literary crush on the dudes who fill my favorite adult romances, but boys in YA just seem to take it to another level.
Maybe it’s because everything is heightened, more dramatic in young adult literature. Maybe it’s because so much of it is told through a first-person, female lens. And maybe it’s because the focus is less on the bedroom and a happily ever after then on the building of tension and drama. But whatever the reason, YA boys float my boat. And one of my all-time favorite book boyfriends has to be Adam Wilde from Gayle Forman’s If I Stay series.
If you haven’t met Mr. Wilde, let me give you a quick overview.
- He’s a musician
- He fights for his woman
- He pours his heart into his words and his music
- He’s a bit of a bad boy
And most importantly,
- The boy is HOT
Okay, so maybe that last one isn’t technically a trait, but it’s a fact. And bonus? Where She Went, the sequel to If I Stay, is told in Adam’s raw, authentic, swoon-worthy point of view. And added bonus? His poetic, emotional lyrics are included throughout the book.
Yes, I have many book boyfriends—boys I will be sharing and discussing and sighing over with you here in the months to come—but Adam Wilde will always be at the top of my list. I highly encourage you to discover him for yourself…just remember, I called him first.
So who is YOUR number one book boyfriend?
I read these books because of Rachel’s recommendation, and oh my, did I fall for Adam too. One of my top book boyfriends.
One of mine has to be Cole from the Shiver series. Another musician/bad boy 😛
Yay, Cindi! Since Adam’s technically Mia’s, I’m happy to share him with you =) And Gwen, yes, Cole is definitely a hottie! Excellent choice <3
I’ve got a LOT of book boyfriends (I even have a list of them on my blog!) but right now I gotta say Daemon from Lux series. I love that boy so much! 😉
Oh yeah, that boy is very, very nice =D