Thoughtful Thursday: Crushes

In honor of Valentine’s Day, as thoughts turn to romance, we ask:

Have you ever had a crush on a character from a science fiction or fantasy novel?

If so, tell us who it is and why you like them so much.

One commenter who comes clean chooses a book from our stacks or a $5 Amazon gift card.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  1. Usually, I know better than to “fall in love” with a character, but the protagonist on the cover of “The Bladed Faith” by David Dalglish has me “thirsty” for him!

  2. I’ve never had a crush on a character in a book

  3. John Smith /

    I always thought Ozma of Oz was very cool because she was so very, very beautiful and elegant.

  4. Abso flipping lately. Miles Vorkosigan from the Lois McMaster Bujold series. He’s smart and fun and very kind. He also has a great sense of humor and doesn’t take himself too seriously. There are others but I’ll leave it at that for now.

    • E. J. Jones /

      I’ve only read Shards of Honor at this point, so I can say that Aral Vorkosigan is pretty hot, too :)

  5. Susan Emans /

    I’ve had too many to count, but Ben from the Mercy Thompson series stands out. He acts like a bad boy but stands up for what’s right and defends his friends. And his profanity is hilarious.

  6. Jillian /

    I know it’s basic, but Kaladin Stormblessed is in fact my love. Brandon Sanderson’s characters feel all too real.

  7. Noneofyourbusiness /

    I liked Jake in Animorphs.

  8. The Distinguished Professor /

    I sympathized with Ayla in “Clan of the Cave Bear”.

  9. Lady Morar /

    I’m surprised Jamie Fraser hasn’t been mentioned.

  10. April,if you live in the USA, you win a book of your choice from our stacks. If your address is outside of the USA, you will get a $5 Amazon gift card.
    Please contact me (Marion) with your choice and a US address. Happy reading!

  11. Noneofyourbusiness /

    The “Notify me of new comments via e-mail.” function isn’t working. I select it but don’t get notifications, and they’re not going into my Spam folder either.

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