Hey everyone! It's Sunday again. This week's list is a little more on the fun side. There are memes EVERYWHERE lately about loving a fictional character, well guess what, it's true, we all do. So here it is, fictional male characters that women fight over on the regular (also if the book's have been made into a movie or TV show, I'll include a picture, for your viewing pleasure).
In no particular order (except for maybe #1, 'cos he's the best):
1. Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
-No matter what form you know Damon in, the book or the TV show, he is top notch fictional boyfriend material. He's dark and mysterious and has a tortured side that just makes him all the more appealing. He really is sensitive and caring, but masks it so no one will get close. The more you learn about him the more you care about his character. Plus he's a vampire, so bonus points for that. L.J. Smith, you knew what you were doing WAY before this craze started. Well done. Also Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore? Vampire Diaries casting director...you're a genius.
2. Gale Hawthorne from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
-I instantly loved Gale when I started reading The Hunger Games. He's loyal and steadfast and genuinely cares about Katniss and her family. He would do anything to safe them, as well as his own family; his whole district. I was always wondering wtf was wrong with her for not seeing it sooner. Peeta did grow on me and I'm pleased with how Ms. Collins wrapped everything up in the end and who Katniss chose and why. But a secret little part of me will always be Team Gale. And then there's Liam Hemsworth...
3. Logan Echolls from Veronica Mars by Rob Thomas
-So yes, technically Veronica Mars is a TV show, but Rob Thomas is now writing books that start after the awesome, newly released film. Logan Echolls is fantastic. Like Veronica says, "every high school needs their obligatory psychotic jackass", and I couldn't ask for a better one! You hate him, but he just grows on you. And finally the inevitable that we've all been waiting for...Logan and Veronica! And then you hate her a tiny bit, cos she stole him away. Anyways...he's another bad boy with layers, lots and lots of layer. But he truly cares about Veronica and does whatever it takes to protect her, sometimes to his detriment. He's also the son of a movie star, which doesn't hurt (as long as you gloss over the fact that his dad's a murderer, but I digress). And thank you Jason Dohring for being fan-freaking-tastic.
4. Jericho Barrons from Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
-Uh...hello. First off, he owns a bookshop...in Ireland. Win. That's enough right there. Forget the fact that he's gorgeous, has awesome cars and is rather the gentleman. He also has a mystery that if it's been solved, I haven't gotten to yet for how far I've read. There is so much mystery about this man, you just want to know more. If this is ever made into a movie or a TV series, best of luck casting him. Do it right, or fans will hunt you down. Just a warning. :)
5. Eric Northman from Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
-Move over vampire Bill, Eric isn't going anywhere. My goodness. This Swedish vampire is THE BEST. Especially in the 4th novel when he doesn't know who he is. Priceless. Probably my favorite book of the series and my favorite season of the TV show. And he's so sneaky! He finds whatever way to get what he wants, but the other characters don't realize what is going on until it's already done. Genius. And he cares about Sookie, he really does. And he's not scary territorial like Bill. And he's the Sheriff of their area, so that's a bonus. Here's Alexander Skarsgard in all his Eric Northman glory.
6. Jesse Tuck from Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
-This novel and the movie of the same name, are just fantastic. It's a different take on the story of immortality and how this affects a young girl that discovers that secret. Jesse is a sweet and caring and makes you fall in love with him every time. The story is simple and sweet and heartbreaking. If you haven't read or seen this, please do. Johnathan Jackson does a fantastic job as Jesse in the film.
7. Clayton Danvers from Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong
-Now onto the first werewolf on our list. Meet Clay. If you met him in person I'm sure there'd be no doubt that he is more than meets the eye. He's family oriented, protective and knows what he wants. He's also an anthropology professor (awesome!!). He will do whatever it takes for his pack and for Elena. He's sweet, but incredibly intimidating and you don't want to mess with him or anyone he cares about. Frankly after him the love interest in the 3rd and 4th book (Paige's books) just didn't hold a candle to him. Hope to see more of him as I continue the series. Also...the casting directors for the TV literally pulled the image of him out of my head, great job.
8. Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Joss Whedon
-So another TV show that has spawned novels and graphic novels and fanfiction and just about any other form of writing under the sun, this totally counts. Team Angel all the way. Sorry Spike. You've grown on me, but it'll always be Angel. This is a guy who has gone through hell and back (literally) and he's still here. He's a misguided youth who gets turned into a vampire, wreaks havoc across Europe and in his arrogance kills a gypsy girl and gets cursed with a soul (and when he loses it is the most delightfully terrifying bad guy). He then is determined to make up for his mistakes. Watching his recovery is very, very interesting. Also, he and Buffy just need to be together always. I don't care how many other people the writers tried to set them up with, just no. The arc the writers took his character in in the 8th season comics was definitely different and I can't wait to see what happens next. And then there's David Boreanaz...who while is fantastic as Booth on Bones, will always be Angel.
9. Oliver Wood from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
-One of the most unsung character in the series. Maybe the way they portrayed him in the movie made us love him more, but geez he's awesome. He's the Quidditch team captain and teaches Harry all about it and trains him and helps mold him into the great captain that he becomes. He cares about his team and does what he needs to do to make them better. We can also relate to him in the way that we're all a little obsessed with something, just like he is with Quidditch. It was really sad when he graduated. And here's adorable Sean Biggerstaff as Oliver Wood in the first Harry Potter movie (which he was older than me when this came out, so I'm not a creep, I swear).
10. Lord Conall Maccon from Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger
-And we come to our second werewolf of the list. This Scottish lord is fantastic. He's funny, loving, protective and rather scary sometimes. He sees Alexia for who she is and not how London's society sees her. He loves her "faults" and helps her where ever she goes. He also does what it takes to fix things if he mucks them up. He may be a hairy brute (according to Alexia), but he's one that we all love. Again, if these are turned into a movie or TV series, best not mess him up.
Four from Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth
Den of Shadows series by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Any fictional book boyfriends you didn't see on here that you just love?