Hola and happy friday! I hope you've all had a great week =] Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee.com and the question for this week is:
"What is the worst book you've ever read and actually finished?"
You know what? I thought this was gonna be a hard question...then I remembered:
Yep. Breaking Dawn is genuinely the worst book I ever finished. It's so bad, I refused to let my mum read it even though she liked the rest of the series. I'm very, very against book burning but I do not blame the people who burnt their copies of this appalling excuse for a novel.
I've been thinking about adding more content to my friday hops post, and have decided to go with something I included when I first started doing them, but dropped for some reason: Five Friday Fiction Favourites.
This week I'm going with: Five Friday Fiction Favourite.... Crushes.
1. Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries This vamp will probably always be top of my list. He's just so...amoral. It's bizarre, I know, but I like that in a love interest. He's also sarcastic, and dangerous and dead and...yeah.
2. Bones from the Night Huntress novels. Bones is a new (but highly rated) addition to my crush list. I pretty much like him for all the reasons I like Damon, but he's got the added bonus of an english accent and Spike-esque feel to him.
3. Ash Redfern from the Nightworld series. Another LJ Smith character (I actually love a lot of them, she knows how to write excellent bad boys) this guy is mean and a liiiiiiittle bit of a dickhead. He's blonde, which isn't my type anymore, but his snarkiness and downright cute behaviour makes up for that. Ash is probably my oldest bookcrush, I've liked him since I first read these novels back when I was about 14.
4. Adrian Ivashkov from the Vampire Academy series. Surprised? Most people seem to choose Dimitri. But honestly, I much preferred Adrian. That careful carelessness holds great appeal for me, and his witty banter is endlessly entertaining. I can't wait to get an Adrian fix when Bloodlines comes out later this summer.
5. Eric Northman from The Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries. I debated this one long and hard. Eric held great appeal for me years ago, but as my tastes (and his character) have changed, he's not as attractive to me as he once was...but who to replace him with? Personally I think love interests in YA have lost their edge. They're all whiny, broody, carbon copies of each other recently. There's no diversity (or immorality) in their characters anymore-I'm sure you're all going to disagree with me on this, that's fine, it's my personal and very warped opinion.
It's no coincidence that every guy on my list is a vampire. Vampires have a special place in my heart, and they always will have. There's something about them that I will find endlessly appealing-despite many readers moans about the sheer volume of 'vamp lit' currently lounging around in bookshops. I might do a post one day about why the undead get my pulse racing, for now is not the time.
So what do you think of my list guys and dolls? Any you agree/disagree with? Feel free to share your own lists in the comments!!