Day 8 of Blogentine’s Day.
Today for Blogentine’s Day, I will round up some of my favorite love interests from YA books. I selected nine characters and used a randomizer to sort them into three separate rounds. For each round, I will choose a character to marry, kiss, or push off a cliff (and survive). After three rounds, the winners from each round will compete in one final round. Here are the results:
ROUND ONE: Finnick Odair (Catching Fire/Mockingjay), Cricket Bell (Lola and the Boy Next Door), and Tobias Eaton (Divergent series)
Ugh, this is so hard! I love all three of these characters so much.
Marry: Finnick Odair is absolute perfection. I didn’t care about any other character after he was introduced in Catching Fire. #teamfinnick
Kiss: I love Cricket and it was definitely hard choosing between him and Finnick. I’ll put Cricket at number two because he is more cute/adorable compared to Finnick.
Cliff: I’m going to have to choose Tobias! I love Four, but just not as much as Finnick or Cricket!
ROUND TWO: Michael Moscovitz (Princess Diaries series), Andrius Arvydas (Between Shades of Gray), and Owen Armstrong (Just Listen)
Okay, this one is a little easier.
Marry: Owen Armstrong, for sure. I love the other two, but some reason, Owen is one of my favorite YA love interests. He’s nowhere near perfect, and usually someone who is slightly pretentious about music would annoy me, but I love Owen more every time I reread Just Listen.
Kiss: Sorry, Michael, but I have to choose Andrius! He showed his kindness throughout the novel and even in such a terrible situation, he made Lina feel safe.
Cliff: I love the Princess Diaries, but out of these three, Michael isn’t my favorite. I liked Michael in the beginning of the series, but didn’t really feel a strong connection to him by the end.
ROUND THREE: Dexter (This Lullaby), Ryan Bauer (The Lonely Hearts Club), Etienne (Anna and the French Kiss)
Marry: Dexter, for sure! Dexter is so dorky, but has a heart of gold. He’s definitely husband material.
Kiss: I would have to kiss Etienne! Even though I think being in a relationship with him would be a little too dramatic for me, the accent is a definite plus!
Cliff: I’m going to have to choose Ryan. I really like him, but I feel like he doesn’t have as much depth as the other two characters.
FINAL ROUND: THE WINNERS FROM ROUNDS 1-3
Finnick Odair (Catching Fire/Mockingjay), Owen Armstrong (Just Listen), and Dexter (This Lullaby)
This. Is. So. Hard.
Marry: Finnick Odair forever ❤ Obviously, I love all three of these guys, but Finnick will always hold a special place in my heart.
Kiss: If I have to choose… Owen Armstrong. Just Listen was the first Sarah Dessen book that I read, so I’ve had a connection with him longer.
Cliff: My heart is breaking. I will put Dexter here, but it is very, very painful.
What would you choose in each round?