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!


20 thoughts on “This or That: Bookish Boyfriends Edition

  1. I love this so so much! So many hard choices on here! After reading A Court of Silver Flames, I also like Cassian better but Rhys is still incredible! I also would have chosen Henry because he was so soft 🥺 Mr Darcy owns my heart and I love the 2005 adaptation so so much! 🥰

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  2. I LOVE that you chose Henry over Luc, I think it’s one of the few times that I prefer the good guy over the super powerful paranormal evil being 😂 & OMG, how hard to choose between The Darkling & Kaz!!! 😭 but my heart will always be Darkling stan, as well ❤️

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  3. I would totally pick Chaol over Dorian as well! And ahhh, before watching the show, I would never have said the Darkling was a possibility for me, but now that I’ve seen Ben Barnes in a kefta, that choice is seriously hard! I think I’d still go with Kaz, though 🤣

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  4. This is such a cool post 🤩 I am more of a Dorian Fangirl mostly coz I fell in love with how much his character grew and changed over the series
    I need to read Addie LaRue but I really wanna get my hands on a physical copy so I haven’t picked it up yet 😢
    Atm I’d choose the Darkling as I haven’t read SoC but I’m very excited to meet Kaz
    And between Nikolai and Azriel, I’d probably go with Azriel since I have known him for more books than I’ve known Nikolai but we’ll see how King of Scars changes that

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