Saturday, 22 November 2014

Swoon Worthy Saturday ~ Richelle Mead's Adrian

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It's Swoon Worthy Saturday! Saturday is a day for swooning. Swoon Worthy Saturday is a weekly meme where in we present a fictional boy who has swept us off our feet, given us butterflies, made our heart do acrobatics and driven us absolutely crazy!

This Saturday's pick is the wickedly gorgeous Adrian Ivashkov from author Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series

Adrian is a royal Moroi - Moroi being a race of generally benevolent vampires who are alive, mortal and born. He specialises in spirit magic. 
Originally in love with Rose Hathaway in the Vampire Academy series (and heartbroken by her rejection), in Bloodlines he begins to fall for Sydney Sage, an Alchemist. 

Oh, and he has the ability to dreamwalk.

Needless to say in both series, Adrian shows that he has a knack for knowing just the right thing to say to the ladies! His quick wit and - underneath all the charm - his good heart are certainly a swoon-worthy combination. 

There are way too many Adrian quotes to pick from, but one of my faves definitely is from The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2): 
I tried to be a better person for her – but it was to impress her, to get her to want me. But when I’m around you, I want to be better because… well, because it feels right. Because I want to. You make me want to become something greater than myself. I want to excel. You inspire me in every act, every word, every glance. I look at you, and you’re like… like light made into flesh. […] You have no clue how beautiful you are or how brightly you shine.
*sighs dreamily* Oh, Adrian...if only you were real! 

Did you swoon? Have you read the Vampire Academy series or Bloodlines series? Let me know in the comment's section below!

Also, be sure to let me know which fictional male you think I should blog about next ;)

About Book #1 of Vampire Academy

'St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. 

Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger...

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. 

But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.' (x)

About Book #1 of Bloodlines

'Blood doesn't lie...

Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. 

But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir - the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir - is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill's guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty - a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. 

But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning...' (x)


  1. I love Adrian with Sydney, but I personally would be team Dimitri I think. I just don't think I could deal with an Adrian and all the problems that come with him. Also I think the next male fictional character you should talk about is Chaol *swoon*, though that may change since I am still reading through Heir of Fire. I hear a lot of people are liking Rowan, though I don't see it yet.

    1. I'm Team Dimitri-with-Rose and Team Adrian-with-Sydney. I think they've each met their perfect match :)

      And great idea! I love Chaol, and it'd be great to do a post on Sarah J Maas' swoonworthy male <3

  2. ADRIAN *swoons*
    Every woman needs an Adrian in their lives. As simple as that LOL

  3. Adrian was one of my favorite characters in both series'! I was so happy he got his moment with Sydney in the Bloodlines series after what happened with Rose!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. I was so happy to see him taking a leading role in Bloodlines after what happened w/ Rose, too! He deserved true love...and he got it <3

  4. I have only read up to the 4th book of VA and am not nearly as impressed with the series as so many people seem to be... Though I'm persisting cuz people say that Bloodlines is much better...
    Adrian is awesome, though!!! He's pretty hilarious and swoon-worthy. And apparently he is even better in Bloodlines...???!!!?!?!?! ERMAGAWD!! <3 ;D

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  5. I have and Oh god I've never read about anyone like him. I love him. He has forever ruined my chances to date in a real world.
    Damn you, Adrian.

    1. Lol, I know the feeling! Sorry, real life guys - boys in books are just soooo much better <3


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