February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to you all! 

Thanks for always being so supportive of what I do. It's greatly appreciated. 

If you haven't yet, be sure to check out my guest post on love in Young Adult novels HERE. I've always thought young love is something to be proud of, and that as adults we should strive for that sense of fearlessness when we love. It's a difficult thing to do, sure, but it seems to me that it's a worthwhile thing. After all, what's love if not fearless? That, I think, is something we learn daily if we are readers of Young Adult novels. 

And, like Orion (Yes, the constellation) from Light of the Moon says, 
"Sometimes being brave just means falling in love."

And for all of you wanted a book boyfriend or girlfriend to be yours for Valentine's Day, I have a few suggestions:

SAM ROTH from Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver because he sings and writes poetry. If those aren't your things, he is also a werewolf, a leader, and he sneaks in through windows to visit the girl he loves.

"Right now, every phrase, every lyric, that I had in my head ended with the same word: love." - Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

HERMIONE GRANGER because come on. She's Hermione Granger. She needs no introduction.

ETHAN WATE from Beautiful Creatures because he's strong and understanding at the same time. His character growths throughout the books - and yet there's always the sense that he'd do most anything for those he loves. Plus, southern gentleman. You're welcome.

"I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I'll never love you any less than I do, right this second." - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures

LENA HALOWAY from Lauren Oliver's Delirium because she is not perfect but she is willing to fight for love. There's something epic about fighting for love - not because you there's no reason, but because there's no other option. Love wins.

Who is your Valentine this year?


  1. Love this list. I'm gonna have to start reading the Beautiful Creatures series now. Ethan sounds like an awesome character. Also want to see the movie now.

    My book boyfriends would have to be Adrian Ivashkov from the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. He has just really surprised me in that series, in how he treats Sydney (the female lead).

    But my #1 book boyfriend has to be Rhode Lewin from Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel. He is just so selfless, respectful... just everything. An amazing male character.

    Great post and thanks for sharing.

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  2. Thanks, Jennifer! I'm excited to hear what you think of Beautiful Creatures. And you're right, Adrian is another great pick!

  3. I'll just go with Sam Roth since the picture of him is Matt Dallas. This was a fun list!