Friday, December 21, 2012

12 Days of Fictional Boyfriends: Day 8

We LOVE LOVE LOVE our Fictional Boyfriends and we thought it would be nice to do a "12 days of Fictional Boyfriends".  It is like the "12 Days of Christmas" but with hot men!

Because I am having fun loving on the guys that my fellow Book Nerds will not, today's pick is...

Adam Parrish

This is from a Raven Boys dreamcast I grabbed from
So, I was a little bit of a slacker on the Book Nerds October read a long, so I didn't get to The Raven Boys until after Tee and Jacque had finished. They kept telling me that Gansey was going to be one of our fictional boyfriends. So I read a bit, met Gansey and thought, "Eh..." They told me to keep reading. I read some more and thought, "Eh..." Meanwhile, I kept insisting, "I like Adam! Adam is a cutie!" At the end of the day, I stand alone with Adam Parrish, and that's alright by me!

What's not to love about Adam?! He is a dedicated friend, a hard worker, and a gentle soul. Though he may take it a little too far, his pride will not let him accept handouts from those who would toss them to him like it was no big deal, because it wasn't. He is also, as Blue notes, brave. I believe her quote is something like, "I'm only going to say this once and then I'll be done with it: but I think you're awful brave." 

Since I don't have the book with me, it was a little hard to find some good Adam quotes, but here are a couple I like:

“Don't take this the wrong way," Blue replied. Her cheeks felt a little warm, but she was well into this conversation and she couldn't back down now. "Because I know you're going to think I feel bad about it, and I don't." "All right." "Because I'm not pretty. Not in the way Aglionby boys seem to lie." "I go to Aglionby," Adam said. Adam did not seem to go to Aglinoby like other boys went to Aglionby. "I think you're pretty," he said.” 

“She watched his throat move, and then, he reached out and touched her face. "You sure are pretty," he said. "It's the stone," she replied immediately. Her skin felt warm; his fingertip touched just the very edge of her mouth. "It's flattering." Adam gently pulled the stone out of her hand and a set it on the floorboards between them. Through his ingers he threaded one of the flyaway hairs by her cheek. "My mother used to say, 'Don't throw compliments away, so long as they're free." HIs face was very earnest. "That one wasn't meant to cost you anything, Blue." 

I am so curious to see how his actions at the end of The Raven Boys will affect everything that is going to happen in the next book. Also, in light of the whole Gansey situation, I am pretty sure my heart may break at some point.


  1. I think you enjoy selecting the "other" guy in every book. Nice job selling Adam...but I will still take Gansey.

  2. Im with J...I totally am a Gansey lover. Maybe the 2nd book will change my mind???