To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the online community Razorbill asked bloggers to share their favourite book boyfriend. And no surprise here, my book boyfriend of choice is Alex Warren/Sheathes from Lauren Oliver’s Delirium.
Alias: Alex Warren
Hair Colour: golden brown like autumn leaves
Eye Colour: amber
Smile: a bit crooked
Build: tall and muscular
Markings: three triangular scars just behind his ear
Style: Alex dresses casually in neutral colours so as to blend in and avoid attention but he wears sneakers with laces that have been inked in with blue pen.
Personality: Alex is private—he has to be. He longs for freedom and has a sense of humour that can’t be contained by his eyes. He’s a good listener. He’s very confident about who he is and what he believes in. Alex is passionate and brave. He would risk everything for the one’s he loves.
Interests: Swimming, books (especially poetry), motorcycles
Perfect Date: The perfect date with Alex would be a midnight picnic on a warm summer’s night. Stretched out on a blanket under a sky full of stars, being serenaded by crickets and the wind.
“Are you sure that being like everybody else will make you happy?” The barest whisper; his breath on my ear and neck, his mouth grazing my skin. […]
“I don’t know any other way.” I can’t feel my mouth open, don’t feel the words come, but there they are, floating on the dark.
He says, “Let me show you.”
Who would I cast to play Alex in a movie? Good question! I had such a hard time trying to think of an actor that could embody Alex. In the end, I settled on Alex Pettyfer from I Am Number Four and Beastly.
Who are my other favourite book boyfriends? Find out here.
Also be sure to check out my review of Delirium.