Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Book Boyfriend (3) Ian O'shea

Hey, Pretty Readers!

We have another lovely Book Boyfriend for you! Technically, this was meant to be out yesterday, but i spent most of my day (well, past two days, really) fighting with my internet, which sucked (especially since the internet, or lack there of, pretty much won that round). No matter, our book-boy obsessions have never been strictly limited to one day a week, so here is ours today:

My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme hosted by Missie from The Unread Reader (who is genius, by the way). She gave this one so we might safely and eagerly divulge our favorite book-boys among those who are likely to share in our strange obsessions. Because, let's face it. If you are reading this post, you're more than likely guilty of falling for a fictional guy yourself, at one point or another.

His Hair is a little on the light side,
But Chase Crawford (when he looks
 as above & below) seems to fit the bill
Like Ian O'Shea. Ian is one of the lead guys of Stephanie Meyer's other (and better, though there's only one book so far) series, The Host.

Ian O'Shea:
* The younger of the brothers O'Shea
* Dark hair, blue (blue, blue!) eyes
* One of thirty-two humans and Wanda and Sunny, who live in a cave system that was formed by volcanoes somewhere in the Arizona desert.
* Is in love with someone (Wanda) not of this world.

Why We Love Him:

Jesse: Ian O'Shea is one of my first mega-book crushes. It's impossible to not fall in love with him. He was an angry, scared man who seemed to follow the mob mentality of the other humans in The Host. But then he caught me off guard. I was never expecting him to have such a change of heart and become so protective and fall in love with Wanda.

Ian is one of the few people who believe Wanda is just an innocent girl and not an evil body snatching alien hell bent on killing all humans. He would do anything to keep her safe and happy, even if it meant giving her up and letting her be with Jared Howe. And he's protective of Wanda while not being ridiculously protective. He still let's her do what she wants to do. But maybe that's because there's no way to stop Wanda from doing what she wants. She's sort of stubborn like that.

Maybe it's because their love is so unexpected or maybe it's because it's so forbidden. I mean, how can you not love someone who falls in love with the "enemy"? It's so... romantic!

Kira: Ian O'Shea is probably one of the sweetest book-boys I've read. Sure he was a little distrustful (Kind of understandable in his situation) and violent (at one point he attempts to choke Wanda) at first, but with the exception of a couple of the other humans in their little cave, Ian was one of the first to see Wanda for the very harmless Soul she is. 

Once he'd done that, he was a goner. He was in love, and all he wanted to do was keep Wanda safe and happy. I don't know how anyone can not fall for Ian in this book, he's just that amazing and sweet. (That, and his constant tête-à-tête with Jared, who loves Mel, whose body Wanda was put into...well, you can't not love those scenes, either...) 

Be Prepared to Swoon:

"He knew what he was doing. He's my brother, yes, but he did what he did, and you are... you are... my friend." {The Host, ebook pg. 305}

He raised his hand as if to lift my chin, but I flinched and he dropped it.
'That makes me so sick,' he said, and his voice truly did sound as if he were nauseated. "And worse, knowing that if I hadn't stayed behind, I might have been the one to do it..."
 {The Host, ebook pg. 258}

"Jared is my past, another life. You are my present.'
He was quiet for a moment. When he spoke again, his voice was rough with emotion. 'And your future if you want that." {The Host, ebook pg. 532}

"You. Are. Not. Leaving. Me." His eyes blazed -- burning brighter than I had ever seen them, blue falmes. {The Host, p. 572}

"You deserve a life, too, Wanda. You deserve to stay."
"But I love her, Ian."
He closed his eyes, and his pale lips went dead white.
"But I love you," He whispered. "Doesn't that matter?" {The Host, p. 574}

He kissed me again, his mouth rougher with the return of anger. His hand curled into a fist around my hair, and he pulled my face an inch away from his.
"Good or bad?" he demanded.
"That's what I thought." And his voice was a growl. {The Host, p. 576}


  1. I LOVED The Host! I have read it 4 times and can't wait for the movie. Ian is just a wonderful character :)

  2. Ahhh, Ian is my ultimate crush! The Host is seriously one of my top favorite books of all time. It's so overshadowed by Twilight and I think its better than that series honestly. Ian is amazing and Chace Crawford is smoking hott so he's a great choice. The movie seriously cannot come soon enough!


  3. *kicks self*

    Why haven't I read The Host! Yes, all those quotes were sooo swoon worthy. I nearly fell over with the "But I love you" line.

    Great choice ladies. Thanks for introducing me to Ian.

  4. I loooooved Ian! Great pick! I pictured him as Paul Walker but Chace would be good too!

  5. Oooh I LOVE Ian! He was awesome. One of my favourites in the book. Awesome pick :)


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