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My Book Boyfriend for March: Loki



My Book Boyfriend is hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader, and it's a weekly meme in which you choose a fictional boy that makes your heart all gooey and write up a post for him. For more information, check out the introduction post. For sign ups and Missie's choice this week click here.


In Switched by Amanda Hocking, one of my major problems was with Finn, Wendy's love interest. Some people may love him, but I just couldn't get into him. He's so typical and all You Can't Do All The Things Because I Said So, and I quote from my own review, "the touch of romance that follows the same overdone path, in which the leading man must protect the heroine from her own desires, insinuating what's better for her future." Uh, no thank you.

And then, Loki appeared, and with his entrance came red bloated hearts floating all around like balloons and naked singing Cupids. I was hit with love at first sight and it began the moment he appeared:


Wendy, honey, try as I might, I COULDN'T EITHER. Within our first few seconds of meeting, I was all, FINN WHO? Who dhat? And, in the words of Anna Oliphant, I wanted to "breathe him, lick him, eat him, drink him" (Anna and the French Kiss, 311).

Caramel eyes, blond hair, mischeivous, sexy personality. You'll forgive me for not turning up with a suitable photo. I just couldn't find a single person who could match Loki's perfection. Though, for you anime lovers who've watched Fushigi Yuugi, I think if Tamahome and Hotohori had a baby together, the product would come wonderfully close to the amazingness that is Loki. But that's just little ol' me and my opinion and my VERY SCARY IMAGINATION.

Loki would go through hell and back for her, if Wendy asked it of him. And does. He'd do anything, be anything for her, love her selfishly and against all the rules because she's his whole focus. And, in the end, that's all she needs. To be put first, to be pushed into taking risks, to be given room for her to decide what's what. And Loki manages all those things, even as he's cocky, witty, and mischievous. But it's when he lends Wendy his vulnerable side to see that she's not alone, that we fall in love, because it's so wonderful and attractive to see something that no one else has ever been allowed to see and find something fragile in a strong man, one who is strong enough to give his woman her space but still paint a bulls-eye on her ass and gets ready to kick it if she does something stupid. In Torn, we get snatches of him, but he's one of the top reasons why I loved Ascend, the last book, SO. FREAKING. MUCH.

Get ready for my fangirliness in my upcoming review of Torn by Amanda Hocking. And thanks for stopping by the blog!

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30 comments:

Thelostbookreports said...

oh hot damn! I want him at my Boyfriend!!!

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE LOKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

 Oh hey the last quote is different from the self published version! He doesn't mention money! LOL She must have added that in. I haven't re-read the pretty published ones yet. But that scene is one of my favorites of Wendy and Loki so I would remember him talking about the Virgin Islands and he doesn't in the self-pubbed version! Weird! LOL

Missie Bee said...

LOL! Asher, I love the way you do math. And wow, those quotes. That last one made me melt. Who would say no? Not this girl.

And I love your scary imagination. ;)

Nea Barabea said...

OH MY GOD. Now Asher you make me feel like an idiot for not having picked up this serie yet for christ sake!! Loki <3 <3 I need to read this serie!! And oh my, the way you've put the quotes? SO BEAUTIFUL <3 <3 Asher you rock! ;)

Asher_Knight said...

 Who doesn't? You HAVE TO MEET HIM. He is one of the most amazing guys I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.

Asher_Knight said...

Switched is a bit of slow start, a less easy to like sort of story, but it's definitely a good series. I enjoyed it, I fell in love with it, even when it wasn't perfect. To quote Cricket Bell, "It's a person's [book's] imperfections that make them/it perfect for someone else."

I'M GLAD YOU LIKED THE QUOTES. I hope you pick up the series soon. :)

Asher_Knight said...

 Hehe. I think my addition skills are superb as well. I wouldn't say no either. I'd say screw the kingdom. But that's just me and my selfishness speaking.

;DD

Asher_Knight said...

Yeah, I got it straight from the finished copy so there should be no mistakes. I don't know what you read in your version but I totally swooned in this scene :D

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

Okay, those quotes are tricking me into falling for him! :D But... *whispers* I have always preferred Finn. (Yes, don't give me that look!). Still, I love your love for Loki. ;)

Jennifer said...

I have the first book in this series waiting for me.  Now I want to read it quickly so I can get to these books and meet the wonderful Loki!  Great choice!!

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-book-boyfriend-30-malkom-slaine.html 

Asher_Knight said...

What madness is this, Sam?!? *stumbles back* *clutches breaking heart* NO. It CAN'T BE TRUE. 

Joie said...

 Oh my goodness, that last quote! <3
Now i really really really need to read this series!

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

 Yeah I guess when she got it published she changed a few things. I did read the extra short stories in the published books and they were awesome! This scene is still pretty close to the version I read.

Asher_Knight said...

Oh, boy do I hope you pick it up! The series gets better as you move through it, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself :D Loki, of course, was one of the main reasons why.

Michelle Chew said...

Oh my gosh!! Love that last quote!! I still haven't read my copy of Torn yet!! (That quote was from Ascend?)

Asher_Knight said...

Does it just make you want to let go and swoon at his feet? No, this quote is from Torn. I didn't put any from Ascend because I didn't want to tease you guys too much :D

Michelle Chew said...

Oh yay!!! Hahaha! Means I'll be reading it really soon! XD I'll have to wait for Ascend to be released. I've preordered months ago.

Amy said...

Oh wow, I LOVE your pick! I so loved this trilogy and Loki even more - those quotes are the best! Thank you for sharing! :)

Here's mine:

http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-book-boyfriend-2-seth-apollyon.html

Rebecca (Kindle Fever) said...

AhhhhhhhhhhhhhH! I wanna know him NOW. o.o I need to read this ASAP. Seriously. Seriously. *breathes* *runs to pick Switched up*

Asher_Knight said...

Oh, I assure you, if you're a fan of the series, even a latent fan, than you will love the final book. Totally made me fall in love with the series :D

Asher_Knight said...

*sings* I love him. And I'd LOVE it for more people discovered his awesomeness. Read, read, read, and find him. And WHATEVER YOU DO, please don't say you've fallen in love with Finn. Because I will cry. And I look ugly when I cry. So I will blind you with my hideousness should you prove a traitor.

Sarah (saz101) said...

Uh... buh... guh....

*melts*

"Marry me.."
AAAAAAAAAAH! I LOVE THE BACKWARDS WAY OF SAYING 'I LOVE YOU'!

Asher, promise me she ends up with Loki. PLEASE? After this, I swear I can't read it if she doesn't :'(

Caitlin said...

wow okay, I haven't read these books, and actually have had no desire to do so...until now. Loki sounds AMAAAAZING. I might have to read them just to meet him. That marriage quote....can you say heart melting? <3

 

Kristin Feliz said...

AGREED! AGREED! AGREED! Loki is a pure, unfiltered SEX-GOD! Pardon me while I swoon...

Asher_Knight said...

*fist-bumps* *flashes Team Loki headband and face paint*

Asher_Knight said...

Loki IS AMAZING. I feel like a walking cliche every time I read about him, but, there it is. I love him something fierce. AND I CAN SAY IT.

Asher_Knight said...

Exactly. Backwards, forwards, all I cared about was Loki loving Wendy and Wendy slowly realizing she felt the same. ASCEND IS SO BAD-ASS FOR THIS REASON.

*whispers* She totally does. LIKE SERIOUSLY DOES. IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY EVER. :DDD Read it about, my friend.

Guest said...

I like Loki, I still like Finn even though he sucks when he's being all moody and telling her what she can and can't do - i'm still rooting for them two though!
Also liking Lazlo from Hollowland!

Asher_Knight said...

Oh, please, you'll break my heart with all that Finn and Wendy talk. Loki is... There are just no words. Read Ascend, if you haven't already, and you'll see what I mean. And I've heard good things about Hollowland but I just don't know when I'll have the time to check it out :(