February 14, 2014

Cupid Strikes!

Happy Valentines Day My Dearest Darlings!

I hope everyone is having a chocolate-filled day, whether they have a boyfriend or not. I'm also hoping you're reading a particularly swoony book on this love-filled day (especially if you don't have a boyfriend and need a dose of romance in your life).

Now, in the event that you're not quite sure which swoony book you want to read this Valentines Day, you might find this cute little feature, CUPID STRIKES particularly helpful. What I've done, with some help (read: actually a lot of help, this post would have never gotten done with out her) from Gillian over at Writer of Wrongs is make up a list of date descriptions we thought our favorite swoony YA boys would take their Valentines on. So, read through, pick your favorite date(s), match up your number(s), and voila! just like that you'll know which book boyfriend you'll need to (re)visit this Valentines Day!

The Date Descriptions:
1. This guy will take you to the high seas, share copious amounts of vodka with you, and let you have your way with him.

2. He’ll sign you up for a couples lesson in hand to hand combat. There’s nothing more romantic then getting your energy up on the sparring floor, except maybe turning it into face to face combat.

3. Your date with this handsome boy includes a historical tour of the city. He’ll finish the night off with a delicious dinner and some chocolates—French, bien sur.

4. This guy will go all out to charm you, though he may not do it within the limits of the law. But what girl doesn’t want a private tour of the night sky in her very own, temporarily borrowed space ship?

5. He'll take you on a walk to a quiet cove where he's set up a picnic and a small private concert - his original, sweet songs written just for you.

6. He’ll take you to a low key restaurant with a huge menu stuffed with all your favorite foods (which is a lot of them). Plus, he’ll keep the conversation totally on you, making you feel like the most beautiful girl in the room.

7. This guy'll build a hot air balloon just so he can take you on a romantic flight over Paris.

8. He’ll attempt to duck out of anything nice and try to convince you to go for a training run instead. But once you drag him to a fancy restaurant, he’ll more than respond to your advances.

9. He’ll treat you to a romantic trip to the racetrack and then to the nicest dinner he can afford, always making sure to show as much courtesy towards you as possible.

10. You might think starting the night at a Starbucks is a bad omen, but this guy will make it worth your time. And don't worry, afterwards he'll take you to the most romantic, out of the way place you never knew about so he can charm you off your feet in private.

11. He'll fight off a pack of wolves just so he can take you into the woods for a delicious Valentines day picnic put together with vegetables from your garden.

12. After some times spent in the batting cages—with his arms around you to help you “swing”, of course—you decide to skip dinner and take a walk through the barn, for no real reason, obviously.

13. He’ll take you out to a cozy but eclectic restaurant and present you with your gift—a beautiful, personal, and intricate trinket he created just for you.

14. You'll find a train ticket on your dresser, prompting you to take off to a new destination where your guy will be waiting to take you on a Valentines adventure you'll never forget. 

15. He'll bake you a cake that's decorated to perfectly represent your time together as a couple and spend the whole evening staring into your eyes.

16. He’ll take you to the beach or the lake, somewhere the two of you can swim and kiss under the stars. He'll want to alone with you away from the noise and craziness of home.

17. Money is no object for this Valentines, but he'd prefer to go the creative way. He'll make you a gift from scratch and take you to the one place he knows will mean something to you, all the while making you laugh with his jokes and witty banter. 

18. He's a dedicated friend and an adoring boyfriend who saved up all his money so he could take you on a camping adventure on the beach this Valentines day.

19. He'll buy you backstage tickets to see your favorite band and hold you close as your favorite song plays.

20. In between plotting to take over the world, the guy will treat you to opulent dinners, buy you fancy clothes, and have his way with you in dark corners.

21. He'll spend the day taking you shopping at the most expensive stores and then leave you at the spa so he can go off and prepare a dinner with all of your favorite foods.




And Here's the Answer Key! 
1. Sturmhond (Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo)
2. Po (Graceling by Kristin Cashore)
3. Etienne St. Clair (Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins)
4. Carswell Thorne (Scarlet by Marissa Meyer)
5. Roar (Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi)
6. Hector (The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson)
7. Daniel Sheridan (Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard)
8. Chaol Westfall (Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas)
9. Isaiah Walker (Crash Into You by Katie McGarry)
10. Levi (Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell)
11. Ze'ev "Wolf" Kesley (Scarlet by Marissa Meyer)
12. Ryan Stone (Dare You To by Katie McGarry)
13. Cricket Bell (Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins)
14. Willem de Ruiter (Just One Day by Gayle Forman)
15. Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)
16. Jase Garrett (My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick)
17. Jesse Oliver (Also Known As by Robin Benway)
18. Mal Oretsev (Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo)
19. Adam Wilde (If I Stay by Gayle Forman)
20. The Darkling (Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo)
21. Warner Anderson (Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi)

If you guys think this post is long, I wish you could have seen the original list. A lot of good book boyfriend got cut when we realized that, although we love them, they're just not swoony on their own - they're simply made swoony next to the brilliant females they like to kiss. Although, I will always have eyes for Kenji ;)

Oh, and, I ended this list with Warner on purpose, because I want to wish you a very Happy Chapter 62 Valentines Day. Because, like, maybe you want that kind of thing. I don't know. HAVE FUN WITH IT. 

*Warner Swoons*
Who's your Cupid Strikes match? What book are you going to read this Valentines Day? Oh, and if you have a Book Boyfriend date scenario you'd like to add to everything above, PLEASE DO SO IN THE COMMENTS BELOW. I love date stories, especially ones about my fictional crushes.

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