My Top 5 Literary Crushes

30 day blog challenge – day 26

Have you ever had a crush on a literary character? Alright, some of you probably think “um, that’s a little crazy” but I’m sure the fellow book lovers know EXACTLY what I mean.

5. Svengali

Trilby by George du Maurier


Alright, so Svengali is portrayed as a villain, and he’s seen as seductive and manipulative, etc. etc. But when I was reading Trilby, I thought there was something quite beautiful about him and the way he essentially became a Muse to her. I think there’s a little bit of him in Vincent in my Muses series (who would be #1 on this list if I thought it wouldn’t be too ridiculous to put a character I created on this list).

4. Charlie

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


It may seem weird for me to say Charlie now that I’m 28, but when I was also 14, it wasn’t as weird. I pretty much was Charlie in high school, so my crush on Charlie was much more of a “kindred spirit” literary crush.

3. Puck

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare


I’ve seen Puck played by males and females, and I love this character every time. Who doesn’t love Puck? He’s magical, he’s fun, and I want to go to a party thrown by Puck! (Plus, he easily has the best lines in the show.)

2. Snape

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling


Alright, some of you might think I’m weird for this one, but come on! Snape is my favorite character in the Harry Potter universe. And seriously, his chapter at the end of Deathly Hallows…I MEAN, COME ON.

1. Lestat

The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice


This is a no brainer. Hottest literary character ever. Lestat single-handedly made vampires sexy. He’s a complex and dynamic character, painted as a villain in the first book in the vampire chronicles, and then we dive into his story for the remaining four books (of the original chronicles) and see that, actually, he’s a very interested, well-rounded, awesome character. And he’s hot. Yum.

There you have it. Now you know that I have weird crushes on fictional people.

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