Yesterday, I finished reading Dominion by Melody Manful. As I was scheduled to review it on the same day, I posted my comments on this blog yesternight. You can see that in my view, the story was well-written for a YA fiction, and I can’t help but like the characters, especially the dark angel. Gideon Chase is someone who can make any woman attracted at the same time scared.
So I think it came as no surprise when I woke up this morning feeling funny. I just dreamed myself being with Gideon! In my dream, I was the heroine, Abigail, and Gideon and I were together. The dream went according to the storyline of the novel, and it was really weird. I felt a deep connection with the story that when I opened my eyes, I felt excited and tired, my heartbeat faster.
I know there are explanations why I usually dream about the things I have read. The stories may be lying in my subconscious, or there are some suppressed desires (whoa!) like admiring the hero of the book that could trigger the dream. Anyway, I don’t want to play Freud or Jung so I will stop analyzing it.
Today is Valentine’s Day and it is a big deal here in my country. It is also called Single Awareness Day and I’m sure you know why it is named as such. Everywhere we look here in the city, there will be a tinge of red here and there (not blood though). Of course, flowers, chocolates, and teddy bears vendors are all over the place hoping for last-minute shoppers. Tonight, the roads will be highly inaccessible due to traffic here in the metro as couples will flock to various restaurants and have dinner with their Valentine.
If a woman is single, she will surely be aware of her current relationship status when she sees all those things mentioned in the previous paragraph. But if she is in a relationship, wouldn’t it be nice to be with someone who fills her dreams (both literally and figuratively)?
Thus, I came up with a list of fictional boyfriends.
Daniel Grigori of the Fallen series
Daniel is one of the Fallen, a good angel who was banished from Heaven when he decided to side neither with God or Lucifer, but with his mortal love, Lucinda, during the War. As punishment, the two were cursed. When he gets emotionally closed to her, she spontaneously combust before her 18th birthday. Then she will be reborn, and Daniel will find himself falling in love with her all over again.
Jace Lightwood of The Mortal Instruments series
Jamie Campbell Bower is Jace for the upcoming movie City of Bones (Mortal Instruments Book 1)
He is a shadowhunter, a Nephilim whose blood was blessed by an Angel to fight demons and creatures of the Underworld. An arrogant, charming and handsome man, he is popular to girls from different worlds to a promiscuous degree. However, he never formed any emotional attachments until he met Clary, who he thought was just a mere mortal who was gifted with a Sight, explaining her ability to see him and the others.
Jem Carstairs of The Infernal Devices series
Photo taken from the Clockwork Prince, Book 2 of the Infernal Devices
The series is the prequel for The Mortal Instruments. Jem is a shadowhunter who appeared to be like a silver angel with the same color of eyes and hair. He is kind, unselfish, and very handsome. He got sick and must take a silver powder made from demon’s blood to strengthen his power. Without the drug, he will grow weak and die. Tessa accepted his proposal because she likes him and to make the remaining days of his life happy.
Kellan Kyle from Thoughtless series
Photo of Kiera and Kellan from the official book trailer
This is one handsome, charismatic, sexy guitarist and vocalist. He fell in love with his roommate’s girlfriend (Kiera) when the guy (Denny) took an internship and was away from her. The feeling was new to him and it was difficult for him to express. Meanwhile, the couple has problems keeping up with each other that they decided to call it off. Kellan and Kiera then gave in to their feelings, but found themselves in a complicated situation when Denny returned professing his undying love to Kiera.
This list can go on for few more pages, but I don’t want to bore you with my fictional boyfriends. Perhaps you can share your book boyfriend or girlfriend instead? Who do you like and why? Have you dreamed of this character, too?