This was not as easy as it sounds.
I began drafting this list eight months ago (haha) ~ I found it was EASY to plot my absolute definite top 6 guys. They are all obvious must-have picks
As for the remaining four ~ I had to whittle them down from about ten additional faves. Such as: I REALLY love both Cath Crowley's boys Dave (Chasing Charlie Duskin) and Ed (Graffiti Moon) but I couldn't pick quite which one had the edge over the other (depends on which Crowley book I am with at the time) I spent a few months agonising over things such as this ...
The time has come to move on with my life ;) and put my list out there.
Ten Six YA Guys
(okay, I couldn't do it. I present my top six fave YA guys
~ in no particular order)
from On The Jellicoe Road
from Good Oil
from Raw Blue
from Finding Cassie Crazy and Dreaming of Amelia
(published in the US as The Year of Secret Assignments and the Ghosts of Ashbury High)
from Saving Francesca and The Piper's Son
from Anne of Green Gables (and the entire series, obviously)
The thing about all six of these guys (five of them Australian) is they are more than just a hot, swoony love interests to me. I love them as characters regardless of their love status to the MC (my love for them goes beyond romantic interest). They are favourites of mine as leading men of their own stories ~ I love them hard-core all for different reasons.
Okay, moving on...
So, are you curious to who else is hovering on the peripheral maybe going to be making an appearance in the remaining 4 spots? The remaining guys are a mix of pure swoon as well as characters I just plain love (such as Homer ~ who is no particularly swoony as all, but I love him so)
(again, in no particular order)
Jake Tolan from Saving June
Greg (oh I love him) from Stealing Heaven
Nathan Maguire from Psych Major Syndrome
(in particular, I always seem to have a thing for Elizabeth Scott boys, but Greg is my all-time fave)
Three more Aussie books <3
Ed Skye from Graffiti Moon and Dave Robbie from Chasing Charlie Duskin (Cath Crowley's boys)
Rodden from Blood Song (I think he will be even more impressive as the series continues. Very intrigued about him)
More Notable Mentions:
- Homer (Tomorrow When the War Began) LOVE this guy, seriously.
- Gale (The Hunger Games), Peeta's not bad, but I am a Gale Girl through and through.
- Catcher (The Dead Tossed Waves, The Dark and Hollow Places)
- Adam (If I Stay, Where She Went)
- Tucker (Unearthly)
- Po (Graceling)
As you can see, I DO love lists. I just SUCK at making them definitive. I over-think and chop and change. It's agonising, really :D
Which is why I have locked in my top six fave (too easy)
And also shared a few other YA boys who I have a bit of a thing for :)
I haven't mentioned any of my fave boys from a male POV. I think I will save them up for a different post. (phew ;)
Also, I don't tend to crush as much on the lower YA end of the spectrum. If I did, my faves would go to:
- Dan from Six Impossible Things
- Raven from My Big Birkett
- Will from Perfect You
inkcrush faves is a new feature for my blog. Look out for upcoming posts covering fave books according to genre, fave make-out scenes, fave nostalgic books, etc... (of course, I am not a scheduler, so, you know the drill... it will be a randomly presented feature.
And *huge drumroll* the winner of the signed copy of RAW BLUE by Kirsty Eagar is Flannery from The Readventurer.
Thanks to everyone else who entered and I seriously had butterflies when I pressed the random generator number, haha.Raw Blue is available with free international post through fishpondworld.com