Thursday, October 3, 2013

Book Boyfriend: Ink

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. The Unread Reader features this meme on Wednesdays, but we figured moving our participation to Thursday wouldn't hurt anything. 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 is. . . 
Indelible Ink

from Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

For this post I've chosen Andrew Lawrence as the face of Ink.  

Facts about Ink: 
* He is not human
* He has a sister named Inq
* He spends his time carrying orders, creating signaturae on humans' skin
* He usually smells like rain
* He has never taken a lehman before Joy

* all-black eyes
* lean build, pale skin
* appears to be a teen, though he is virtually ageless
*several inches taller than Joy
* spiky dark hair with shaggy bangs, the back cut close behind his ears and neck

  Ink quotes: 
"Once upon a time, our people and yours shared this world. We were tied to certain territories and a few chosen bloodlines, bound together to safeguard the world's magic from corruption and decay. Nowadays, with so little unspoiled land left, we require far more people to anchor the magic and maintain the balance." ~ Ink, Kindle location 631

"Humans are dangerous," Ink said darkly. "And one with the Sight is the most dangerous of all." ~ Ink, Kindle location 646

"Only takes a second," Ink said casually. "If that."
Joy stared at the plastic jug swinging in his right hand and laughed. "That was amazing!"
He glanced aside through lowered lids. "You are easily impressed," he said and handed her the milk. ~Ink and Joy, Kindle location 950

Why Ink is my Book Boyfriend: Ink is so painfully honest, kind, and naive to human ways. He learns that he can best build a relationship with Joy by paying attention to the little things. He wasn't looking for a relationship at all when he found Joy- but now that he's gotten to know her, he will not be foolish enough to lose her. He is at once vulnerable, and nearly invincible. He comes to sincerely care for Joy, but assumes that she will likely want to get as far removed from him as possible. He never overestimates his own worth, and yet he takes every errand as a very serious responsibility. He doesn't smile often, but when he does, it is dazzling. 

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