Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fave Bad Boys of YA

When you read a lot of romance you begin to see a trend. Sure some plots are over done and sure some character archetypes are overused but when it comes to a good story – I don’t care.

I love a delicious bad boy in fiction. I’m sure it has something to do with the fact that my very own love interest was something of a bad boy in his youth. But who doesn’t love the story of a guy, rough on the outside who is kind and generous on the inside?

In homage to my love of bad boys I’ve put together this list: My 4 Fave Bad Boys of YA

1. Sean Kendrick from Maggie Stiefvater’s Scorpio Races:

Why Sean? Because Sean is rough enough to hang with man eating horses from the sea but still sweet. He’s wild enough to disregard the status quo and support my, errr, Puck's crazy, kick-butt dreams. Who doesn’t love a sensitive, supportive man on a horse? Come on?

2. Four from Veronica Roth’s beloved Divergent series:

Why Four? Because Four is the kind of guy that doesn’t see you as a girl first. He sees you as potential first, and a girl second. He’s willing to do what it takes to help you...I mean Tris, achieve and will never, ever, make excuse for her. There’s something incredibly freeing in that. Something that I think every person hopes to find. Lucky for us, Veronica Roth has bottled it up and made it available for purchase.

3. Asher, the dark angle, from Jocelyn Davies’ Beautiful Dark series. Here is some adorable fan art, I just couldn’t pass up:

Why Asher? Because he is dripping with arrogance and sexual prowess but doesn’t behave like you would expect for someone so devastatingly good looking. When the girls are throwing themselves at him he has eyes for Skye. And when Skye needs someone Asher is there, even though it could mean big trouble for him. Asher may appear self absorbed but he is really selfless in the best way. *swoon*

4. Kaidan Rowe from Wendy Higgin’s steamy Sweet series:

Why Kaidan? Because he is temptation incarnate. It’s his job to turn ladies on. But when he falls for someone pure and innocent his internal struggle to overcome his nature makes him vulnerable and endearing. Oh, and did I mention he plays the drums? Yeah, hot.

Do you have a fave bad boy from YA? If so, share here


  1. I would take a bit of Sean Kendrick any day of the week haha :) ...have you read Maggie's Shiver series featuring Cole St. Clair as a secondary character? There is another awesome bad boy for you, courtousy of Mrs. Stiefvater ...and she just announced her next novel is called SINNER featuring him :) HECK YESSSSSSSSSS

    1. **Courtesy Forgive my typo in the name of bad boys everywhere haha

    2. I haven't read the series but I've heard a lot about it. I'll have to check it out. :)

  2. I really liked Sean- and I'm a sucker for horses, so there ya go! And he was the only guy I'd read of out of your picks, though I'd heard of some of the others. Guess I'm behind in my bad boys, lol!

    1. I'm a sucker for horses too. <3

      And don't think about it as being 'behind in bad boys' think about it like you have a lot of awesome bad boy adventures ahead of you. *fans you* Get ready for some steamy fun. :)


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