Image Map Image Map

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Book Boyfriend: Malyen Oretsev



So I've seen this meme floating around many book blogs, but initially I got the idea from Reading Lark and they got this meme from The Unread Reader. I've enjoyed the meme so much that I will also be joining in on the fun on Wednesdays. Welcome to Book Boyfriends everyone!

I really struggled when it came to picking my very first book boyfriend. In my opinion, he had to be the best of the best. The one that I would choose before everyone else and after going through all of my favorite male characters, I settled in on Malyen Orestev from Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.

When picking my first Book Boyfriend, I really wanted to decide who was the best boyfriend to their female partner, and Mal was the only one that really fit that mold. He has his faults, but in spite of everything he stayed with Alina. From his side of the relationship, especially in Ruin and Rising it seemed hopeless for him to be with the girl that he loves. He went looking for her in Shadow and Bone when she was fooling around with the Darkling. In Siege and Storm, he stayed with her even though Alina wasn't thinking about his feelings or the things he wants at all and kept pushing him away with her lies. Then finally in Ruin and Rising he willingly stepped aside as Alina's main man knowing that she needed to be with Prince Nikolai to have the power and influence she needed. All the while he still stayed by her side, even when there seemed like there was no possibility of them being together. He supported her and defended her no matter how much it hurt him.

Mal's personality isn't perfect, and to be perfectly honest in Siege and Storm I found him to be a little bit whinny, and I almost lost it when he that little moment with Zoya (ugh) but otherwise he's physically attractive. He has bright blue eyes and brown hair (my favorite combo), on top of that he's a well trained solider (also my favorite ^^) which means he's physically well built. I love how snarky he is, and his cocky attitude. Although, in my opinion, he's cocky for a reason. In general, I love the way he speaks, especially about his feelings towards Alina.

Here are some quotes from him:

1) "I missed you every hour. And you know what the worst part was? It caught me by surprise. I'd catch myself walking around to find you, not for any reason, just out of habit, because I'd seen something that I wanted to tell you about or because I wanted to hear your voice. And then I'd realize that you weren't there anymore, and every time, every single time, it was like having the wind knocked out of me. I've risked my life for you. I've walked half the length of Ravka for you, and I'd do it again and again and again just to be with you, just to starve with you and freeze with you and hear you complain about hard cheese every day. So don't tell me we don't belong together."

2) "Here's my answer captain. She's the thing that made this all okay-The threadbare coats and the old boots and the guns that jams when you most need them to fire, the loneliness of knowing that you don't matter, that you will never matter, the fact that you're just another body, another uniform to be sent into the fold or the frost, another good boy who knows his place, who does his job, who doesn't ask questions, who will lie down and die and be forgotten. What is she? She's everything, you dumb son of a bitch."

3) "He tapped the sun over his heart. 'I came here for you. You're my flag. You're my nation.'"

4) "'I know I'm supposed to say something noble--I want a united Ravka free from the Fold. I want the Darkling in the ground, where he can never hurt you or anyone else again.'" He gave a rueful shake of his head. 'But I guess I'm the same selfish ass I've always been. For all my talk of vows and honor, what I really want is to put you up against that wall and kiss you until you forget you ever knew another man's name. So tell me to go, Alina. Because I can't give you a title or an army or any of the things you need.'"

5) "He met my gaze, his blue eyes steady. 'It's not going to be okay.' He brushed the hair back from my cheeks and cupped my face in his rough hands. 'None of this is happening for a reason.' He skimmed his lips over mine. 'And Saints help me, Alina, I want to live forever.'"

Lastly, who do I picture as a real life Mal. I know the general protocol is to pick an actor that could play Mal in a movie but I have a huge problem picking out an actor that suits my book boyfriends. A lot of the time I can find someone I think looks similar but then I know that he can't act, so it ruins it for me. So I'm going to bend the rules a bit and not pick an actual actor (this most likely will continue). My pick for Mal, is a hockey player from the New Jersey Devils, Adam Henrique.

My love for hockey players are only second to soldiers. Anyway, in my opinion Adam Henrique looks like Mal, he's built because of all the training he needs for hockey. He's confident and snarky. No clue if he can act, but he's gorgeous. 

Well, that's it for my first Book Boyfriend. You guys can check out the full reviews of all three books of The Grisha Trilogy by clicking the links below.

Shadow and Bone

Siege and Storm

Ruin and Rising

28 comments:

  1. The idea that you share in this article is wonderful and you act according to this plan. Some ideas are so wonderful and work in real life but most people try to act according to their way that they opted but we have professional thesis writers which is easy to manage all type of task. Overall, this is the unique article.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Nice post about books. You wrote this article in a different manner. I liked your writing skills. Being a student, I suggest here that anyone student, who is worried about his coursework. I advise him to try coursework writing services if he wants to get good grades.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Books are our friends. We love books and like to read books daily. I read this post very carefully and found that this is one of the best post about books. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. I am a writer and works with dissertation writing service, I will offer to those students which are worried about dissertation writing, try our Ph.D writers if they want to get good grades.

    ReplyDelete
  4. It is essential to know how to close an essay if the mark is important for you. Remember, that if you feel that writing any essay is difficult for you, you may ask our writers to help you.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Professional essay writing service with qualified writers. Our writing help is a great option for anyone who doesn’t have time for writing papers. Cooperation with essay masters will set you free from your academic burden.

    ReplyDelete
  6. essay structure
    Expert assignment help services are not easy to find. There is immense saturation in the field of academic writing with hundreds of newbie freelancers and essay typers trying to make a few extra bucks by simple,essay structure

    ReplyDelete
  7. Finest Best Publishing Solutions to give quick recognition in top-tier journals, best editing services, reliable resources to authenticate

    ReplyDelete
  8. Pro Dissertation Writing is here to provide quality Best Dissertation Writing Services UK to help students getting over the pressure situation. Pro Dissertation Writing is one of the best Top UK Writing Services providing companies based in the United Kingdom. We are offering our dedicated services for over a decade, ensuring to deliver the best quality academic writing dissertation drafts.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you very much for giving us to express our feeling and thoughts about above information. I think you will keep updating and changing these information time to time if there is need to change.
    best accounting company for small business, international taxation consultant, Ind AS in India , read more , internal auditing assurance consulting india, accountant service.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Fox Chamber is the Best SEO Services Agency that will assist your website to achieve a higher ranking. We offer the foremost SEO services to our clients.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Fox Chamber offers their clients the Top digital marketing service available. We are a group of professionals who provide extensive business strategies as well as the most effective and the Best Advertising Agency.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Scholarships for Students. Provides information about Top Scholarships all over the world, which are consists of Undergraduate Scholarship, Master Scholarships, and Ph.D. Scholarships as well as Internships.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Perdisco bank reconciliation problems are extremely common ones. You need to practice these kinds of problems so that you can solve them flawlessly one day. But, if you are facing issues and unable to solve them, you must consult with peridsco experts.Perdisco bank reconciliationn At myPerdiscohelp.com, you are sure to get the help you are looking for.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Cheapest Essay Writing Service

    Oftentimes, students fail to access the high priced
    Cheapest Essay Writing Service delivering from expensive sites. Hence, they are forced to submit poor quality assignments and essays and get poor academic grades.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Cheapest Essay Writing Service

    Oftentimes, students fail to access the high priced

    Cheapest Essay Writing Service delivering from expensive sites. Hence, they are forced to submit poor quality assignments and essays and get poor academic grades.

    ReplyDelete
  16. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Assignment Help In Australia
    You must be knowing that My Assignment Experts is delivering essay writing service australia services to students living abroad. We further strive to reach more student communities and serve them with our top quality contents. So, without delaying anymore come to My Assignment Experts and avail our best services.

    Dissertation proposal help

    ReplyDelete
  18. I am very happy to read your post and thanks for your dedication in writing. because always you are try to share some creative and impressive information cover in the post. alternatives to chegg tutors

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thank you quite much for discussing this type of helpful informative article. Will certainly store and reevaluate your website. kenpoly hnd admission form

    ReplyDelete
  20. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Ij start canon and find out the best way to download Canon printer drivers.
    Ij.start.cannon | Ij.start.canon | canon.com/ijsetup

    ReplyDelete
  22. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I really enjoy reading your well-written articles. It looks like you spend a lot of effort and time on your blog. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work. alvan-ikoku-coe cut off mark for social science

    ReplyDelete
  24. This an excellent article blog, it offers solutions to difficult questions, the easy description can make a difficult thing understandable, and you put so much effort to discuss everything in clear terms, thanks for sharing. villanova polytechnic admission

    ReplyDelete
  25. When it comes to planning your honeymoon, the last thing you want to worry about is finding affordable accommodation and activities. That's where all-inclusive Maldives honeymoon packages from Bangalore come in. These packages take care of everything for you, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy your time together. Book Maldives Honeymoon Packages From Bangalore if you are from this location or visit our website for more details.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Cricut machine is a computer-controlled cutting machine that allows users to effectively cut materials like weather, wood, and vinyl. Users can control the Cricut machine with the help of the computer. Make sure to download the relevant software on your PC from cricut.com/setup and install it. The process of setting up the Cricut machine is mentioned below. We have shared the detailed procedure to set up your new Cricut machine. Cricut.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  27. https://worldpassporte.com/ Do you urgently need a valid European passport, Driver’s license, ID, Residence Permit, toefl – ielts certificate and ….. in a couple of days but Not ready to go through the long stressful process? IF “YES ” you found yourself a solution as our service includes the provision of valid EU Passport, drivers licenses, IDs, SSNs and more at good rates.

    ReplyDelete
  28. hampton virginia bankruptcy lawyers
    "Malyen Oretsev is the book boyfriend who sweeps you off your feet with his intelligence, courage, and unwavering loyalty. He's not just a character; he's the embodiment of the perfect literary companion, making every page of the story come alive with his presence. Reading about Malyen is like falling in love with the written word all over again."

    ReplyDelete