The V Girl by Mya Robarts Publication date: June 20th 2014 Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult
ROMANTIC DYSTOPIA FOR MATURE YA READERS YOUNG NA READERSIn post-apocalyptic North America, rape and sexual slavery are legal. Lila Velez, desperately wants to lose her virginity before the troops visit her town, and can take it away by force. She makes plans to seduce her only friend, Rey, the most attractive man in her town. Lila does not love him, but he is the only man who has shown her true affection, an affection she is willing to take as a substitute of love.Lila’s coping mechanism to her mother’s violent attack is her secret. A secret that will bring her closer to Aleksey Fürst, a foreign, broody man that she distrusts because his links to the troops and his rough, yet irresistible appearance. He offers Lila an alternative to her plans, a possibility that terrifies her…and tempts her in spite of herself.All the while Lila will have to find a way to live in the constant company of death, slavery, starvation, sexual abuse and the danger of losing the people she loves the most.Due to strong language, violent scenes and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Authors have book boyfriends, too.
One of the questions I’ll ask my favorite authors if / when I get the chance to meet them will be: who are your fictional crushes? It would be delightful to find out this little piece of themselves and then read the books that feature their book boyfriends /girlfriends and make comparisons. A list of book boyfriends can tell me more about the author than hundreds of pages of interviews. It would be so interesting to see if they value the same character traits I do.
Here are my top book boyfriends.
10) Peeta Mellark- The Hunger Games Series
The strength of his feelings, his high set of morals, and his unquestionable loyalty to Katniss make him one of the best book boyfriends. And he’s muscled.
9) Lestat de Lioucourt- The Vampire Chronicles
Lestat is one of my favorite anti-heroes. He’s the perfect combination of evilness, rebelliousness, and poetic self-awareness. I fell in love with him since I met him for the first time in Interview with the Vampire.
8) Lucious Malfoy – The Harry Potter Series
The way Jason Isaacs potrayed him in the movie adaptations made me fall in love with a character I had overlooked while reading the books.
7) Atticus Finch – To Kill a Mockingbird
Not your typical book stud, Atticus gained my heart because his integrity and morals.
6) Jem Carstairs – The Infernal Devices Series
The guy with a heart of gold and the terrible illness. I have soft spots for chivalrous gentlemen and Jem represents the quintessential chivalrous hero.
5) Minho – The Maze Runner Series
Smart, Snarky, and a courageous leader. Not to mention the Asian look that I find extremely attractive.
4) Mr. Darcy – Pride and Prejudice
3) Magnus Bane –The infernal devices.
2) Will Herondale- The Infernal Devices series
Will has a lot of treats that I appreciate in a hero: the tragic past, the commitment to the people he loves and a funny, snarky side. But what makes him be a favorite is his undying loyalty to his Parabatai, which not even love could tear apart. It’s been a while since I’ve read the saga, but I’ll always remember a single line at the end of Clockwork Prince that broke my heart to pieces: “My Jem?”
- 1) Aleksey Fürst. – The V girl.
This is more than shameless self-promotion. I wrote Aleksey as the kind of mysterious, broody, alpha-male, hero that I would like to become a reality so he could be my boyfriend in real life. He’s a man of honor, who keeps his integrity intact in a violent world. He’s physically one of the strongest human characters I’ve ever read about. What I like the most about him is that, although he’s sexually experienced and insanely skilled at that; emotionally, he is a virgin. I’d love to have the honor to “deflower” a man like him, and I hope soon you’ll add him to your list of book boyfriends.
And you? Who are your top ten fictional boyfriends?
I am a bookaholic and regret nothing.
I spent years trying to become a contemporary dance choreographer. Eventually I realized that I enjoyed writing my stories rather than creating dances for them.
I am obsessed with books that present damaged characters, swoon worthy guys, controversial topics and happy endings.
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