My Book Boyfriend #5 : Alex Sheathes

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My Book Boyfriend is a weekly blog meme hosted by Missy from The Unread Reader, it's to share fictional boys we crush, include stats, picture and quotes from the character that make us swoon. If you interest to join, visit Missy's introduction post about My Book Boyfriend

Wow, more than a month I didn't post any MBB! My blog turns very dry these days, real life has almost been taking all of me :(. Still try to catch up though ;)

For this week I pick Alex Sheathes from Delirium. Like I said before, I found myself waiting for his appearance while read through the pages and smiled widely when he did. His sacrificial moved me alot and I hope I still could see him more /:

Alex is the 'Invalid', the Uncured who use to live at 'Wilds'. He has been disguising as a college boy who work as a part-time guard. Romantic and love 'forbidden' poetry.

Hair : golden-brown / auburn
Eye : brown / amber color
Love interest : Lena

"Alex. Nice to meet you." Alex keeps his eyes on me as he and Hana shake hands. Then he extends a hand to me. "Lena," he says thoughtfully. "I've never heard that name before."

I hesitate. Shaking hands makes me feel awkward, -

The moment we touch, a tiny electrical shock buzzes through me, and I pull away quickly.

"It's short of Magdalena," I say.

"Magdalena." Alex tips his head back, watching me from narrowed eyes. "Pretty."

Alex : "You haven't said you're sorry yet, by the way."
Lena : "For what?"
Alex : "For standing me up. You were a no-show at Back Cove that day. So? Are u going to apologize, or what?"


He laugh. "You were pretty hard to miss. You used to run around the statue and do this jumping, whooping thing."

Heat creeps up my neck and cheeks.-

"I don't..." I lick my lips, fumbling for an explanation that won't sound ridiculous. "When you run you sometimes do weird things. Because of the endorphins and's kind of like a drug, you know? Messes with your brain."

"I liked it," he says. "You looked... You looked happy."

For a sec we just stand there in silence. Then, suddenly, Alex is back, easy and smilling again. "I left a note for you one time. In the Governor's fist, you know?"

"You left a note for me?"

"I'm pretty sure it said something stupid. Just hi, and a smiley face, and my name. But then you stopped coming." He shrugs. "It's probably still there. The note, I mean. Probably just a bit of paper pulp by now."

"Lena. I like you, okay? That's it. That's all. I like you."

I'm half delirious as I open it, but still I don't really expect it to be from him. My hands begin to shake as I read:

I'm so sorry. Please forgive me.

He looks at me then, and his face is so full of concern it makes something ache deep inside me. "Listen, Lena." He looks down amd rearranges the pile of matches he has made, placing them neatly side by side. "Maybe it's not such a good idea. If we get caught - I mean, if you got caught -" He sucks in a deep breath. "I mean, if anything happen to you, I could never forgive myself."

"'How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.'" -
"'I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach...'"-
"'I love thee to the level of every day's most quite need...'"-
He kisses each cheekbone, a delicious, skimming kiss, , barely grazing my skin "'I love thee freely...'"
"Alex," I say, a little louder. My heart beating so fast I'm afraid it will burst from my ribs.
He pulls back and gives me a small, crooked smile. "Elizabeth Barrett Browning," he says, then traces a finger over the bridge of my nose. "You don't like it?"


"And I love you too." His fingers skate the edge of my jaw, dance briefly over my lips. "You should know that. You have to know that."

Aaaaah, so sweet, Alex.
My model for Alex is Benjamin Stone. Well, Alex maybe more dark or tanner, but I can imagine Ben as him while look on those pictures.
Do you love him as I do? =D
Who's your MBB this week?


Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

I LUUUUUUUUUUUURVE ALEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UGH So upset with Pandemonium! It better all work out in Requiem. He is so sweet and perfect! SWOON!

Ash said...

I love Alex too! What a great book boyfriend, I can't wait for Requiem either!

My keeper shelf said...

Can you believe I've never read Delirium? I think I'm the only person in the world who hasn't!

Lis said...

I love love love Alex!!!
I´m just onether one really upset with Pandemonium!
Great pick!!!

Elodie said...

AHHH I absolutely love Alex too and that's why I ended up being a bit disappointed in Pandemonium because we see so little of him :( .. But I can't wait for Requiem because i'm sure we'll get tons of scenes featuring him !! Screw Julian, Alex is ten times better and I'm definitely hoping that's who Lena will end up with :)
Love those pictures :)

Jennifer said...

I still haven't read Delirium, but Alex is inspiring me to try it. Love the pictures!

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

The Autumn Review said...

I have to read Delirium. It's been on my Kindle for a while now. Can't wait to read it!

Amy said...

Oh Yummy - I absolutely LOVE your pick! I haven't read this series yet, but after those quotes and pictures, I'll definitely be checking it out now. Thank you for sharing!

Here's mine:

Missie, The Unread Reader said...


I'm so with you on feeling behind. Yesterday, I was so busy with work, than I didn't have a chance to drool, but I'm here today, and lucky me, because the model you picked is so cute. I have yet to read Delirium, but Alex sounds amazing. Gotta love a guy that can quote Shakespeare, or something close to that. LOL

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