A Definitive Ranking of My Book Boyfriends, Because I’m Alone

Oh, Valentine’s Day! So sweet! So romantic! So beautiful! So–


Kay, to be frank, despite having been single for 20 of the 20 V-Days I’ve experienced, I LOVE today. But still, there’s nothing like an abundance of happy couples to draw a little too much attention to your singleness.

So today, I will not be alone. I will be surrounded. Surrounded by beloved characters who already have beloved girlfriends who will be OVERLOOKED so I can be loved by them.

And what better way to celebrate that than with a large pepperoni pizza, a full bottle of wine, and a top-ten list of my favourite book boyfriends??

Easy answer: there is none.

10. Emilio Vargas

Okay, I so have a soft spot for motorcycles and not-so-bad boys. Emilio is everything wrapped up with a bow. Plus, he speaks Spanish, which could very well kill me.

Estoy caliente.


9. Lucas Delos

HELLO SUPER HOT GREEK DEMIGOD. I’ll take tall-dark-and-sexy warrior ethos any day.

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8. Zachary Goode

A mysterious, sarcastic but also insanely sweet spy? Don’t even care about his crazy-ass family–Zach’s a keeper.


7. Archer Cross

Witty, charming, flirtatious, and a sorcerer to boot! Plus, despite his…er…difficulties, he’s loyal and devoted to Sophie. Real life could do with a few more of those.

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6. Jest

JEST. OH JEST. HOW MY HEART ACHES. But seriously–is there much even to explain here? Jest is clever and romantic and everything he does for Cath makes me swoooOoOooOon.


5. Khalid, Caliph of Khorasan

I die with basically everything he says. The market scene? And before he leaves? And! And! *melts* Honestly, if it weren’t for the whole murders thing he’d be vying for an even higher spot on the list–Shazi might be better at handling that than me.


4. Cole Holland

I think I have a bit of a theme going on here, but whatever. Cole is the epitome of the sexy bad boy with a sweet side, and his utter devotion to Ali is intense but in a good way. Bonus? He’s a badass zombie killer. What else is there to ask for?

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3. Will Herondale

The only explanation this one needs is why he’s not Number One. Sweet, sarcastic, funny, loving, A READER–Will Herondale is literally EVERYTHING WE COULD DREAM OF and he’s only here because I’m still riding the ACOMAF high and I’ve loved numero uno since I was, like, 12.

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2. Rhysand, High Lord of the Night Court



1. Jace Herondale

This was T-O-U-G-H, because I love so many of theses guys BUT I AM NOTHING IF NOT LOYAL AND I AM LOYAL TO MY BELOVED JACE. I love the sarcasm, the wit, the caring and devotion and humour. He’s a badass, and a cutie, and he owns my dear bookish heart. ❤


Alas, my love remains unrequited. But hey–who said I couldn’t dream?

Anyway, if you need me, I’ll be curled up, wining-and-dining with one of my many husbands. Happy Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day, my lovelies! ❤ ❤ ❤

Much love to all of you!

xoxo, Brittney

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