For those that love to lose themselves in a fictional world of an evening (I’m talking about you, booklovers) I’m sure there has been a point when you have hopelessly fallen for a character or two on your reading adventures. There’s nothing wrong with it, we’ve all been there and had feelings for fictional characters, you know the type I mean, the ones that stay with us for a long time after the story has ended, your book crushes.
1. Louisa Clarke (aka Lou) from Me Before You
I couldn’t help but warm to Lou throughout Me Before You and before I knew it she became one of my favourite characters, bumblebee tights and all. My love affair with Lou ended abruptly with the highly anticipated sequel, After You. Gone was the character I had come to know and love, so for the purposes of this post, I’m going to pretend like After You never happened. I’m not saying that I wanted to run off into the sunset with Lou, but I wanted her in my life, I think we could have been besties.
2. Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars
The emotions I felt for Augustus hit me hard, like a freight train. He charmed the socks off me and broke my heart, he is the first fictional character that I have shed actual tears over. Actual frickin’ tears.
3. Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices
Will won himself a place in my heart, his sense of humour is just my cup of tea and ultimately it was his sarcasm that drew me in (well that and the fact I do love a good Love Triangle)
4. Daemon Black from the Lux Series
I won’t lie, I’m a sucker for the dark and moody type. He’s my guilty pleasure, the type of arrogant that leads me wanting more. As the series continues, his character progresses and then you see his fiercely protective side, which obviously made me swoon.
5. Jericho Barrons from The Fever Series
It sounds so cliché and I almost hate myself for saying it but Jericho Barrons is the badboy that I can’t help but love. He’s the alpha male that I wanted to hate but alas, I couldn’t get enough.
Do you have any characters that you couldn’t get enough of?