Book Boyfriend: Aidan Gray
*originally from Dorset, England. His parents are long dead.
*his voice is deep and soft, with a hint of a British accent
*his presence makes girls go all gooey and speechless; other characters call this the Aidan effect
*he is known to largely ignore his classmates until Violet comes along
*he is an excellent student, who spends a lot of time in the Chemistry lab working on an independent study project
*he sometimes seems to appear out of nowhere or vanish into thin air
*he is a student at Winterhaven, a private boarding school in New York state founded by Washington Irving
*he will do whatever is necessary to protect Violet
~ Violet McKenna
"He's pretty hot, isn't he?" ~Sophie Patterson
Why I love Aidan:Aidan is such an amazing mix of all my favorite YA paranormal book boyfriends (with the exception of that golden blond hair- I prefer brunettes.) This book is best read without spoilers, so I can't post here a lot of my reasons for loving Aidan. What I can tell you is this: when he realizes his feelings for Violet, he doesn't hide from them. He means what he says and says what he means, so he is trustworthy. He is kind and gentle natured, but absolutely fearless in protecting those who have his loyalty. And the Aidan effect- well, if you've ever experienced this phenomenon in real life, the descriptions in the book will bring you right back to that moment, and that's an amazing feeling.
Who would be my perfect Aidan?
I don't know that my perfect Aidan exists. I'd have to take elements from here and there. . . Ryan Reynolds has the hair, the body and the wit, but is too old and too sarcastic for Aidan. Chord Overstreet, pictured above, gets close to the look, but doesn't have the deep, accented voice or the crooked nose. I guess I'll just have to keep looking, friends. I know, you all pity me. :)