My Bookish Confessions is a new feature here at Such A Novel Idea. I started this weekly feature to reveal some of my secret quirks when it comes to all things books.
My Bookish Confession (8)
I’m in a relationship with a boy who doesn’t exist.
So, I have a confession… I’m in a relationship with a fictional character.
Here is just a short list of my most memorable relationships:
- Oliver hazard- Perry, Jack Force, and Kingsley Martin from the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz
- Jasper Hale, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black from the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer
- Stark from the House of Night Series by P.C. and Kristin Cast
- Adam Wilde from If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Foreman
- Daniel Grigori and Cam Briel from the Fallen Series by Lauren Kate
- Augustus Walters from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- Christian Ozera, Dimitri Belikov, and Adrian Ivashkov from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
- Tobias Easton from the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth
- …and my most recent relationship and currently in… Jace Wayland and Simon Lewis from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
The thing about fictional boyfriends is that you can leave and return to them whenever you want because you know they will always be there waiting for your return. They never say anything negative or are mean to you and they care for you beyond imagination (well, within your imagination). They also can’t say anything back, so while you may be screaming at them for something that they did to upset you, they will sit quietly and take it all in.
But here is the thing: I love bad boys. Nine times out of ten, I am going to fall for the bad boy and will swoon in total adoration over him. However, I also fall for the bad boy who just happens to be the good guy (case in point: Jace Wayland and Adrian Ivashkov to name a few). They have all the aspects of the “bad boy” that instantly draw me to them, yet they are Good, so really there isn’t much to disapprove of. The thing that draws me to these characters are their personality because the majority of them are snarky and sarcastic and hilarious and clever with their word play as well as being rather intelligent.
I know that it isn’t really plausible and maybe it isn’t healthy, but I do adore my fictional boyfriends and the best part is that I can go back and visit them whenever I want without any awkwardness between the two of us. My FBs are there to comfort me when I am at my lowest or there to keep me company when I don’t feel like going out (which is never. I much rather curl up with my FB than go out). It never fails, I know that I can count on my fictional boyfriends more than I can count on the real one.
Plus, fictional boyfriends are just more fun!
Now your turn… Who are your fictional boyfriends?
So, that’s my eccentric quirk for the week. What’s YOUR bookish confession?
Fictional guys are what make these books so much fun. I actually like the bad boy (but only if he’s actually good) in paranormal and dystopian books (although a lot of times I like the good guy too), but usually I like the good guy in contemporary YA. Some of my favorites are Dimitri and Adrian (but only Adrian in Bloodlines, I didn’t like him in VA). And Lincoln in the Embrace series. Daemon in the Lux series, Aiden in the Covenant series, Chaol from Crown of Midnight series, Will from Infernal Devices (if you love Jace you will love Will), Jace from Mortal Instruments, Liam from Darkest Minds series, Fade from Enclave series, Day from Legend series, Four (until Allegiant, that is), Rafa from Shadows and Haze, Raffe from Angelfall and World After…so many more I can’t list them all and I haven’t even listed any from contemporary YA! Fun post!
Ohmygosh… story of my life!
To quote myself from freshman year: “Fictional boys are so much better. Real boys are icky.” I’m not even kidding. Those EXACT words came out of my mouth (granted, I was somewhat kidding at the time).
In honor of my Book Boyfriends, I’m doing a feature called “Battle of the Book Boyfriends” as a countdown to Valentines Day *cough*single’s awareness day*cough**cough*. I’ve only posted one post so far, and I’ve already swooned a million times 🙂
Oh, my lanta! I love that. There is just something about a book boyfriend that you can’t get in a real boyfriend..I love them.
And on a side note: Valentine’s Day aka Singles Awarness Day is always better with book. Who needs a man when you have your Book Boyfriend? (:
Agreed! Plus, I can where sweatpants to school everyday without having to worry about looking pretty and impressing a real boyfriend.
I love that! Perfect way to look at that 😉