Boys in Books are Just Better (1)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sorry, to the boys, this post is talking about BOYS.  That's right boys.  I was feeling kind of depressed today, it probably has something to do with Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (but I'll have more to say in my review, coming soon).  I needed to blog- blogging makes me happy.  And what better subject to talk about than boys, right?  Don't laugh, I'm not really serious.
It's not a hidden fact or anything (and I think that's why most fan "teams" are made... such as Team Peeta or Team Edward) boys are just better in books.  I'm not trying to be mean to every boy in the world out there, you guys are still great, but you just might have a little more competition than you realized.  Your competition is with fictional guys, that's right, guys that are imaginary, like these (to name a few):

  • William Herondale
Who ever said chivalry is dead?  Well, I certainly didn't.  After I was introduced to him with a scene that was both humorous and cute- Will barging into a room, saving an innocent girl and getting his hand beaten with a bottle jug (or something like that), there was no saying that chivalry is ever dead. 
Also, Will has a dark side.  That's brooding and kind of sexy, what with his jerky attitude or stubborn attitude (depending how you look at it) when he refuses to drink Holy Water after being infected by a vampire.
Not to mention, his adorable, protectiveness over best friend, Jem, who doesn't sound half bad either.  Will would protect Jem to the ends of the Earth and no matter what is muddled in Will's mind, Jem comes first it seems when he always seems to be hovering at his bedside when Jem needs him most.  (Jem's days are number when he was infected by a demon disease).
Will is probably one of the reasons, I enjoyed this book so much.  He is simply gorgeous, and there are some major fighting scenes in the novel, where he knows how to kick butt. 
Plus, William has some major soul-searching stuff to do in the next book, that I for one am looking forward to.  He's one of those mysterious types that you can't help but love. 
  • Jem Carstairs
Another boy that is irresistible on the printed page.  Jem has gorgeous silver hair that sounds pretty awesome, considering I haven't seen ANYONE, let alone a guy with silver hair.  
Here is the poor, innocent- you really want to feel sorry for him, but are too busy swooning over- Jem.  Back when Jem was young, a demon left him with a disease that is slowing killing him.  Now, he has long given up hope of finding a cure for his infliction and instead spends his days with Will, demon fighting as best as he can.  Jem is a pretty good Shadowhunter, if you ask him, until he uses up all his strength.  
Jem is adorable and the first time readers are, actually- really, introduced to him is when main character, Tessa, walks into his room, drawn by his midnight violin playing.  So a boy who is both musically talented and has demon-killing skills too- who doesn't find this boy attractive?  Where William Herondale was a mysterious heart-throb, Jem Carstairs is a sweetheart that will still having girls fawning over him.
And, yes, he is only fictional.

Quotes between the two guys, that made me smile:
"'I see you're determined to miss my point."
"If your point is that there was a pretty girl in the room and it was distracting you, then I think I've taken your point handily."
"You think she's pretty?"  Will was surprised; Jem rarely opined on this sort of thing.
"Yes, and you do too."
"I hadn't noticed, really."
"Yes, you have, and I've noticed you noticing." Jem was smiling."
-Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, pg. 271
Boys in books are just better.  If you've read Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, how did you like Jem or Will?  And if you haven't read it, you can read my review HERE and buy it HERE

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  1. Heyyyyy, I like this! Boys in books rule!!! Plus, the Clockwork Angel looks pretty awesome.. :]

  2. I love these chracters and this quote is just awesome !!