1. Nikolai Lantsov
My sweet, sweet little Nikolai *crushes Ruin & Rising to my chest* momma's here for you!! I feel like that's weird to say because yes, I want to cradle him in my arms for all the crap Bardugo put him through, but then I also want to rip all his clothes off. *shrugs*
2. Rowan Whitethorn
I'm 60% done with QoS and just hit uh, a certain scene with Rowan and uh, another person and let's just sAY I SHIP IT. HARD. I've always shipped these two since the first time they locked their hate-filled gazes on each other. Plus they're are almost as hilarious as Kenji and Juliette.
3. Kenji Kishimoto
I have a weakness for egotistical assholes that can make me laugh. As you might notice, 90% of this list is going to be filled with them. I LOVE A GUY THAT CAN MAKE ME LAUGH. And Kenji is probably 50% of the reason why I love Ignite Me so much. *squishes that to my chest too*
4. Ronan Lynch
I dont even know where to begin with this guy. Rude, morbid, blunt, incredibly attractive, doesn't give a shit about anything, sarcastic... YET, he's my beautiful cinnamon roll too good for this world, too pure. I'll protect him at all costs. NO ONE IS HURTING MY CHILD. And this time, I actually mean my child. No ripping off his clothes here because this is strictly paternal love.
Gansey, on the other hand.... :))))))))
5. Richard Campbell Gansey III
Gansey is the complete opposite of Ronan; polite, intelligent (in his own way, I'm not saying my cinnamon roll isn't intelligent!!), generous, caring, masculine, focused... Gansey is just good. He's pure at heart, through and through, and god damn if that isn't a rarity these days in books.
6. Aedion Ashryver
I wasn't the biggest fan of this guy in Heir of Fire, which is extremely weird since he's the embodiment of my type; tall and ripped, with blonde hair and blue eyes, and the ability to sweet talk a girl in 5 seconds flat. But I knew that was the front he put up, so I wasn't really able to emotionally connect to him. But now that I've read most of Queen of Shadows... this guy is literally a puppy. A fluffy, sweet,
dangerous, gold retriever puppy. My paternal instincts are kicking in again. #KEEPAEDIONSAFE2K15
7. Adrian Ivashkov
Do I even need to explain this one? The shit that comes out of his mouth is enough to make me cry with laughter. SYDRIAN FOR LIFE.
8. Will Herondale
*pauses for a moment of silence*
9. The Darkling
Just... it's the Darkling. My favorite villain. He was awful and evil and corrupt and vicious and atrocious, but... You could see, in his own weird way, that he truly believed he was bettering the world. And I can't fault him for trying. He was so complex and had so many layers to him that we never fully saw his true self. It's a little sad but also crazy interesting. Plus, good gravy, have you read the description of his face?? *drools*
10. Chaol Westfall (QoS spoilers! I think. I don't know, BUT LOOK AWAY)
OKAY. So as some of you may or not may know, I'm a die hard Chaolaena shipper. Chaol was my number man, my top fictional boyfriend, my top fictional man in general. So why was he not first on my list today? Hmm? My answer is I DONT FUCKING KNOW. Queen of Shadows is fucking with my head and my feelings and honestly, I don't know if this is a spoiler or not, BUT HE'S NOT THE SAME. HE'S NOT THE SAME CHAOL FROM HEIR OF FIRE. I won't go into detail (that'll be saved for my long and emotionally charged review of QoS), but he's changed. And I'm not 100% sure I like the new him. But, since I loved him before QoS, I wanted to add him to my list, even if I am confused as hell.
There's probably so many more that I'm forgetting but these were the ones I could think of while looking at my bookshelves. As you probably noticed, this list is a combination of my favorite male characters, some of who are my fictional boyfriends, and some who are purely platonic. THEY ALL DESERVE GOOD THINGS TO HAPPEN TO THEM. *squishes all the books to my chest and whispers everything will be okay even though it never is*