April 04, 2012

My Book Boyfriend #11: Seth


Boys in books are just better. Right? Well, let's put them to the test. 

My Book Boyfriend is hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader, and it's a weekly meme in which you choose a fictional boy that makes your heart all gooey and write up a post for him. For more information, check out the introduction post. For sign ups and Missie's choice this week click here.

Seth
Seth is a half-blood. And also a badass Apollyon. He is weird, sarcastic, funny and I have a great feeling he really do care about Alex. I liked him in the first book, but hell, there is no comparison to how much I truly adore him after reading the second book!!

Lets see why :)

His hair was pulled back in a leather tie, but like always, shorter strands slipped free and curled around his chin. He had this golden complexion uniquely his own and a face perfectly pieced together, with those odd amber eyes holding an exotic curve. Sometimes I wondered if the gods had specially crafted those cheekbones and smug-looking lips, if they’d put the faint cleft in his chin and carved his jaw out of granite. No one else quite looked like him.
Pure, page 28


He leaned over, brushing his fingers over the elbow I’d just cracked. “This.”
There was a small, barely visible red spot. “How in the world can you see that? I hit it on the door a few minutes ago.”
A grin slipped over Seth’s lips. “You’re so unbelievably graceful. Should I kiss it and make it better for you?” I could tell he was only half joking. His presence around the Covenant had created quite the stir. So had his… extracurricular activities. If bed-hopping ever became a major sport, Seth would go pro. Or so I’d heard. I stepped around him. “Thanks, but I’ll pass.”
He followed me around the edge of the bed. “I’ve been told my lips can make a girl forget just about anything. You should try it out.”
Pure, page 37


Seth laughed deeply. “Since when do you care about rules?”
“I’m a changed person.”
“When did you change? Just right now? ‘Cuz I heard about your smackdown in the cafeteria yesterday.” A mischievous grin played across his lips. “By the way, that was made of awesome.”
“Really? No one else thinks it was awesome. They said I was being… irrational.” I pushed away from the wall and dropped on the bed. “Do you think I’m irrational?”
Seth sat down beside me, his left leg pressing against mine. “Is that a trick question?”I scooted to the top of the bed. 
“So I’m irrational?”
He twisted at the waist and stretched out on his side. “You’re a bit crazy. You throw apples in people’s faces when you’re angry. You go off half-cocked half the time. It entertains me to no end. So if you are irrational, I hope you stay that way. I love it.” 
I frowned. “All of that sounds really good. Thanks.” 
“Rational is mundane and uninteresting. Why would you want to be that?” He reached out, tugging lightly on the hem of my PJ bottoms. “You don’t even have it in you.”
“Have what in me?” I pushed his hand away. Of course Seth would be drawn to the unstable part of my personality. He was a bit crazy himself. I wasn’t sure if it was all the aether in him that made him that way, or if he was just plain old crazy.
“You’re too wild to be balanced and normal. Or logical,” he added as an afterthought.
“I’m completely logical—totally. You don’t know what you’re talking about.”
He sent me a knowing look before rolling onto his back. “I think I’ll stay here tonight.”
Pure, page 40


“I’m not done being stupid yet.” He leaned in. Strands of his wet hair brushed my forehead. “Actually, there’s a lot of stupid left in me.” 
At once, I placed my hands against his chest to stop him. His skin felt incredibly warm for being above the water. I opened my mouth to respond, but found myself at a loss. A strange edginess swamped me. Somehow, he managed to get closer and I… I didn’t push him away or move my hands. Seth seemed to read something in that, because his hands slipped away from the edge and fell to my waist. 
“You know what?” His breath was warm against my cheek. “There are a lot of stupid things to do, but I really want to do the stupidest thing possible.”
“What’s that?” 
“I want to kiss you.”
Pure, page 217


“I don’t know what I want!” I yelled, my hands balling into fists at my sides. “How do you know, Seth? How do you know it’s not the damn connection between us instead of something real?”
The anger faded from Seth’s eyes, replaced by surprise. “You think it’s just the connection? Do you really think that’s all I feel for you?”
I laughed harshly. “You say it yourself all the time! Anytime you do something nice for me, you say it’s the connection forcing you to do so.”
“Did you ever consider that I was joking?”
“No! Why would I? You said the connection would grow stronger between us,” I said. “That’s why you want to kiss me! It’s not real.”
“I know why I want to kiss you, Alex, and is has nothing to do with either of us being Apollyons. And apparently it has nothing to do with your common sense, either.” 
I narrowed my eyes. “Oh, shut up. I’m done talking—”
“I know exactly why.” Seth stalked forward, backing me up until I hit the cement wall behind me and he stood inches away. “I can’t believe I’d even have to spell it out for you.”
Shivering in the cool, damp air, I flattened my hands against the wall. “You don’t have to.”
“You’re the most frustrating person I know.” 
I rolled my eyes. “And that makes you want to kiss me? You’re twisted.” 
His eyes burned like liquid gold. “Do you feel the connection between us right now?”
I frowned, searching for the telltale signs the connection was doing its thing. I didn’t feel that swamping heat or edginess, so I was going to go with no. “Not really, but I don’t know what it feels—”
Seth grasped the sides of my face and brought my mouth to his. I froze, shocked that he’d actually kiss me after all of that, but he was. Soft, tentative, questioning kisses, as if he was doing this for the very first time, and I so knew that wasn’t the case. 
I knew I should stop him, because allowing him to kiss me totally defeated the point of the argument we’d just had, but I found myself closing my eyes instead. His mouth was so warm and sweet, dizzying actually. Then it deepened, stealing my breath and sending my heart racing.
Kissing wasn’t a big deal, so this kiss shouldn’t be any different. But by the gods, I’d never been kissed like this before. 
I looped my arms around his neck, tangling my fingers in his hair, and then I was kissing him back. Kissing him with the same wild abandonment he’d dived into, and gods, I liked kissing Seth.
He was really good at it.
Seth nipped at my lower lip as he pulled back just enough that I could breathe. “You can’t tell me you didn’t like that.” He pressed his lips to mine again, soaking up my response. “And don’t you dare tell me you didn’t kiss me.” 
I let my hands slid down to his chest. I knew, if I opened my eyes, I’d see the marks. “I… don’t know what that was.”
He chuckled and brushed his lips across mine. “You have a choice, Alex.”
I opened my eyes then. The marks stretching across his face were faint, but I still had the insane desire to run my fingers along them. It took everything in me not to. I met his eyes.
“What choice?” 
His hands dropped to my shoulders, then made their way to my waist. They fisted the soaked material, holding me still. “You can choose to continue wasting away for something you can never have.”
I swallowed. “Or?”
He smiled. “You can choose not to.”
Pure, page 222


Wooow, that made me want to re-read the whole book over and over again!! You just have to like Seth :) He is too damn adorable <3


What do you think of my book boyfriend this week? :)




Ps. Uh huh, young Justin, yeah, he does remind me of Seth :)

11 comments :

Sam said...

Stop with the sexy quotes! I am Team Aiden, I tell you! ;) (Though really, if anything will persuade me to fall for Seth, it's this post!) But wow, that image.... *faints*

Thanks for this, Nea! ;)

Jennifer said...

OMG! Its Justin Timberlake! Excuse me as I squeal like a twelve year old girl! I just finished the prequel to this series and can't wait to read Half-Blood and met the sexy Seth. Great choice!

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-book-boyfriend-32-vane.html

Belle said...

Wowza. I didn't know JT looked... like that ;) I haven't read this but you've included some great quotes

Elisa said...

Justin Timberlake?

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Nea, Is that a young Justin Timberlake? Yummmmmmmmy! LOL

I haven't read this series yet, but Seth is a popular choice and based on those scenes, I can see why!

Joie said...

Oh my goodness now i seriously HAVE TO read this series! Great pick!

Prangon: The Nerd In Heels said...

Oh my theses scene! Seth sounds awesome.
I haven't seen the series before but I will be checking them out :D

Amy said...

Oh wow - I LOVE your pick! Seth is the BEST! Great pictures and quotes - Thank you for sharing him! :)

Here's mine:

http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-book-boyfriend-4-peregrine-to-z.html

Andrea @ The Busy Bibliophile said...

Oooh. You had me at Justin. <3

A. Knight @ Paranormal Indulgence said...

Um, honestly, I knew I was Team Seth. Ok, I was suspicious. BUT THIS JUST TOTALLY MADE IT SO. Aiden was really unimpressive for me in Half-Blood but I was intrigued by Seth. Now I know why. He's wild and crazy and bad boyish. YUMMY. I tend to go for the ones acting up and getting their douche on.

Asher

Lis said...

I LOOOOVEEEEE Seth as well! I agree with you!

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