Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Top 5 guys for 2010

Favorite guys from 2010

In no particular order.

1. Varen from Nevermore: Dark, tortured, brooding and mysterious is how I like my guys, and Varen Nethers is about as tortured and brooding as you can get. There's just something about his stoic resignation that makes you want to leap in and save him, both from himself and the horrors that surround him.

2. Will from Firelight: Technically, I'm just starting this book, but I already love Will, the young draki hunter out to get Jacinda (in more ways then one). Like I said, I've only just begun, but I expect the romance to get fire-breather hot really soon. :D

3. Gale from The Hunger Games: No, I am not Team Gale. I am not Team Peeta, either. I will reserve judgment for who I think should get the girl. But Gale is a skilled hunter and a rebel, and I like him slightly more then the soft, somewhat bumbling baker boy. (Team Peeta, don't kill me. I like Peeta, too, just not as much.) I have a sneaking suspicion who Katniss will end up with, but having only recently read Hunger Games (yes, I'm late), I still have two more books to see where the story takes the characters.

4. Kylar Stern from Way of Shadows: Not a YA book, but Kylar starts out as a street rat and grows into a formidable assassin. That's all it takes for massive love from me. Anyone who knows me knows I have a thing for assassins (my favorite YA hero is and remains Valek from Poison Study). I don't know why I love assassin stories so much. Maybe its the mystery, the dark allure, the inner torment. Or maybe its because I'm also a ninja nut.

5. Mackie Doyle from The Replacement: Mackie is weird. He's different. He's a changeling. And I might have a biased love for all things faery. But Mackie tries so hard to be human, to do the right thing, even though he really doesn't belong in either world, that you can't help but admire his determination.

Those are my top 5 guys for 2010. Who are yours?


  1. mine? YOur Prince of Winter Ash of course :P

  2. I love Varen and Mackie too! As for which Iron Fey boy I like -- well, I've always been Team Puck. ;)

  3. I love Will, but I also love Cassian. I think Firelight was the first book I have ever read where I love both love interests.

    I love Ash, team Ash all the way!!

    I also love Sam from Shiver/Linger :)

  4. Nice list. I haven't gotten to Nevermore yet, nor the Replacement, and I really didn't like Will. He was way to perfect for me, and I spent most of the book rooting for Cassian. Gale>Peeta always
    My top five:
    Can I say Puck *and* Ash?
    Tamani from Wings (I just finished Spells, so it's fresh in my mind)
    Leigh is so right about Sam, too!
    Brigan from Fire by Kristen Cashore. I LAV Kristen's books.
    If I can't say Puck and Ash, I'll say Po, from Cashore's Graceling.(Told ya I love her)

    Um, that good?

  5. I liked Will, but I think I liked Cassian better. The whole alpha male thing might not be great in real life, but it's hot in a book. lol I am also a Gale fan - sorta like you where I like Peeta but I like Gale better.

    Great list! I'd add Jem from Cassandra Clare's CLOCKWORK ANGEL, as well. :)

  6. I wholly agree about Varen and Mackie, I loved both of them. I still need to buy my own copy of Nevermore. Plus, The Replacement was so beautifully written! Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

  7. I completely agree on the terms of Will and Gale!!!! I think Jacinda is a lucky lady to get Will, and I feel like kicking Katniss for being so stupid about Gale!

  8. 1. Dimitri from 'Vampire Academy' A hot bad-ass Russian fighter who has wonderful morals and believes in his one true love??? Ah, yes.

    2. Ash from 'The Iron Fey' A gorgeous, skilled fighter who would do anything for the girl he loves, even go against everything he's ever known?? uhh YEA I'm team Ash!!!!!!

    3. Delos from 'Black Dawn' in the Night World series. I don't know why, I just found him... very alluring with his cold demeanor and slowly developing love for Maggie. Very alluring.

    4. Jace from 'The Mortal Instruments' Uhh do I really need to explain myself??? Sexy, sarcastic, confident, loving, and protective?? Enough said.

    5. And last but not least...... Quince from 'Forgive My Fins' I really do love him. He did whatever he could to make the girl he loves happy, even try to help her get another guy she wanted! Caring, funny, lovable, and trusting, he is absolutely adorable!!!!!!

    Those are my top five guys!!!!

  9. It's funny that you mention Varen now because I just read Nevermore, like, yesterday x) And I have to agree! The dark and brooding are my favourite type too.

    Which might be why I love Ash so much!! LOL your Winter prince definitely makes my list ;)

    I am forever Team Gale, too!

    Hmm... Who else? How 'bout Jace from the Mortal Instruments series? I LOVE HIM! He's just hot, no questions asked :P

    I haven't read Firelight yet, but it's sounds super interesting and is next on my list, so I'll see about will when I get finish!

    Love your top 5, Julie! :)

  10. I have to say reading "5 Guys" made me want a burger. Not sure if you have that restaurant in your area or not. Hahha.

    I like both of these so much, I can only pick the 2:

    Varen from Nevermore, and St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss. So different, but both so great in their own way. Dark and Broody, and Bright and Charismatic. I'm always a sucker for cute dark haired boys. But, I'm about to start reading Iron King for the first time, so in a few days my answer might be different.

  11. I totally agree with Will. He's dragon-hot. I need to get my hands on Nevermore to know Varen. I'm more of a Peeta than Gale, but I love him tooo! Ash is totally on my top 5, along with Jem of CA and Jace of course. :D

  12. My Top Favourite Guys of 2010:

    1. Shane from the Morganville Vampire Series

    2. Ash from your awesome Iron Fey Series

    3. Peeta (sorry, but Peeta is the one for mee!=D) from The Hunger Games

    4. Lucas from the Evernight Academy Series

    5. And finally, John from Going Too Far.

    These are my favourite guys of 2010 ! I hope you like them !

  13. Etienne St.Claire from Anna and the Frenh Kiss ALL THE WAYYY !

  14. 1. ASH -- He's in my "Top 5 of All Time", not just 2010!

    2. Will from Firelight by Sophie Jordan

    3. Astley from Entice by Carrie Jones

    4. Will from Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (technically not coming out until 2011, but I read it in 2010). There were so many good Wills this year!

    5. Tie: Etienne St. Claire from Anna and the French Kiss and Hale from Heist Society by Ally Carter

    Honorable Mention: Jem from Clockwork Angel, Oscar from Everlasting

    Regarding Firelight, I LOVED this book. It's definitely in my 2010 Top 10. I was hooked within the first few pages and read it all in one sitting, finishing in the wee morning hours. Although I am TEAM WILL, I liked Cassian, and I have a few predictions for him and Tamra. I think Tamra's going to eventually manifest and be a shader like Nidia, and Tamra and Cassian will end up together. (There are hints dropped all over the place about Tamra possibly being a shader: Nidia's old and they're worried about what will happen when she dies since she's the only shader, Nidia manifested at a later age than usual, etc.) Tamra obviously cares about Cassian while Jacinda doesn't, so I think perhaps this is where Sophie Jordan is taking us. Just some thoughts!

  15. 1. Harry Potter from Harry Potter. Who doesn't like him?????
    2. Taylor Lautner from the Twlight Saga. He's WAY to sexy for his own good.
    3. Alex- ur my best friend yet my worst enemy :)
    4. Puck from THE IRON FEY series. I luuuuuuvvvvv u!!!!!
    5. Ummmm the hot sexy guy who's name I won't mention. I <3 u!!!!!

  16. I LOVE VALEK!!!!! Totally and completely!!! :) Assassins are amazing! :)... The Elemental Assassin Series has Gin, my 2nd or 3rd fav female character of all time!

  17. 1. Yes, Ash.
    2. Po from Graceling. I agree with Riv Re, Kristin Cashore ROCKS
    3. Fang from the Max Ride series, there's nothing to say about that, it just is
    4. At first I loved Gale but later on it was Peeta
    5. Patch from Hush, Hush can be very captivating too.
    Ok, all of those comments about Firelight is making me want it more than before. :P
    Happy New Year Julie!!! -WW
    Oh I finished The Iron Daughter and I gotta say, it was INTENSE. Luv ya!

  18. That ninja poster got me. My husband came over to correct me... there are no ninja's in the poster.


  19. 1) Ash from Iron King & Iron Daughter <3
    2) Can I say Puck too? :(
    3) Seth from Wicked Lovely.
    4) Varen from Nevermore.
    5) Nate from A Taste of Magic. (Not YA)

  20. Aw, thank you everyone who said Ash and Puck. :) <3 you guys!

    Mmmm, 5 Guys Burgers and Fries...

    LOL, Marie, they're there, just invisible! That chair in the foreground? Totally a ninja! xD

  21. 1. Mr. Darcy...come on no explanation needed right:)
    2. Puck,I think you might remember him. I love the guy!
    3. Sunny, from Wondrous Strange
    4. The hero from Persuasion. My mind went blank but his commitment got me!
    5. I guess I would have to say Edward, although all the craziness has turned me away some.

  22. 1. Valek from Poison Study
    2. Ash from the Iron Fey
    3. Seth from Wicked Lovely
    4. Shane from Morganville Vampires
    5. Roiben from Tithe

  23. 1.Puck from the Iron Fey Series
    2.Peeta from the Hunger Games Trilogy
    3.Finnick Odair from Hunger Games Trilogy
    4. Ash from the Iron Fey Series
    5. Draco Malfoy From Harry Potter

  24. Ash, Ash, um, Ash, oh yeah, Ash and more Ash! ;) Seriously...

    #1 Ash
    #2 Rain (Tairen Soul Series - not YA)
    #2 Edward (Twilight)
    #3 Jace (The Mortal Instruments)
    #4 Sam (Shiver)

  25. Where are the four ninjas in that picture?

  26. puckpuckpuck!<3
    jace wayland(: (mortal instruments)
    peeta:D (Hunger games. duhhh.)
    Fang!!! (maximum ride series)
    and... hmm.. PUCKK.
    I'm sorry, but he seriously needs to get his own girl. I feel awful. sorry ash.
    I keep picturing Puck as a redhead Christofer Drew. <33 <33

  27. What ninjas?I've been looking for an hour!:'(

  28. Ash-Iron Fey
    Jem-Clockwork Angel & Clckwork Prince
    Shark-House of Night
    Tamani-Wings,Spells,& Illusions
    Alex-Angel Burn
    And if there was a sixth it woud so be Puck but I'm SOOOOO TEAM ASH!
    Thats my list
    Happy New Year Julie!!

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