Book Boyfriend: Kanin

We decided that Thursday needed a little pizazz and stumbled on this meme while hanging out at one of our favorite blogs, A Book and a Cupcake. So we took ourselves over to The Unread Reader to see what it was all about and join the fun. We'd love it if you'd leave a comment if you participate in this so we can check out your book boyfriends as well. 

My Book Boyfriend:  Kanin from The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

My ideal Kanin is Wes Bentley
 Kanin's Characteristics:

Kanin is described as a tall, looming, dark figure all in black (black doesn't show the blood so easily) with dark circles surrounding jet black eyes and pale skin (like granite) and pale lips.    He stands eerily still, like a statue, and speaks in a calm, gentle manner.

Facts About Kanin (contains some spoilers):

Kanin remains a bit on the mysterious side in this first book of the Blood of Eden trilogy.  However, we do know that he was involved in trying to find a cure for the Red Lung Virus by experimenting on vampires that resulted in a race of rabids and that he's trying to rectify his mistakes.

He lives in secret and shadows, attempting to stay elusive to the vampires.

Kanin was the vampire who found Allie after she was attacked by rabids.  He gave her the choice of letting her die or becoming a vampire.  He saw something in Allie that would be beneficial to the vampire race.

Kanin was not only Allie's sire but became her mentor.  He tought her the basics of being a new vampire surviving the current world.

""You are a monster."  Kanin's deep voice droned in my head again, as I forced myself to move, to walk away.  "You will always be a monster -- there is no turning back from it.  But what type of monster you become is entirely up to you."" 
~ p. 343 The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa 

Why is Kanin My Book Boyfriend: 

One of Allie's lucky breaks was Kanin finding her close to death. She couldn't have asked for a better sire and mentor than what she got in him. They were actually a lot alike, and in a tough and no-nonense way; he taught her the mechanics of surviving this crazy world as a new vampire.

 Kanin had that classic, sexy, vampire arrogance about him but, in his own way, also struggled to maintain that fleeting hold on humanity.   I ADORED Kanin! 

Who Would Be My Perfect Kanin: 

While I was reading The Immortal Rules and Allie first crossed paths with Kanin while still human, the first image that popped in my mind was Blackheart from the first Ghost Rider movie, played by Wes Bentley (also known for his role as Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games movie), but with a sexier edge to him.  While the actor's eyes are baby blue... give him pitch black eyes... and he would be my perfect image of Kanin.


  1. I like these pics :-) He works for me! hehe!

    1. lol! I love Wes Bentley anyway... so it wasn't hard to picture him as Kanin! ;)

  2. Michele you KNOW I love this choice!!!


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