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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Book Boyfriend: Nikolai Lantsov

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!

  • Tall
  • Golden Blond Hair and military length 
  • Bright Hazel Eyes
  • Soldier/Pirate/Prince

Why He's My Book Boyfriend:

The guy is pretty much Prince Charming combined with Captain Jack Sparrow. What's not to love? Nikolai Lantsov stole my heart from the very page he appeared in Siege and Storm and I have been in love with him ever since. He's witty, charming, crafty, charismatic, and just plain hilarious. How can anyone not love him?

Actor to be Nikolai:

How I would love to pick Johnny Depp because I know he could execute this role perfectly, but appearance wise I'd have to go with Ed Speelers.

Physically, Nikolai isn't my type but I fell for his personality so as long as the actor looks like him and can act, it's good enough for me.

Quotes from and about Nikolai: 

1)"Anything worth doing always starts as a bad idea." (Siege and Storm pg. 101).

2) "So you don't trust me to resist his charms?"

"I don't even trust myself. I've never seen anyone work a crowd the way he does. I'm pretty sure the rocks and trees are getting ready to swear fealty to him." (Siege and Storm pg. 176)

3)“The Darkling will hunt you for the rest of your days."

"Then you and I will have something in common, won't we? Besides, I like to have powerful enemies. Makes me feel important."

Mal crossed his arms and considered the privateer. "I can't decide if you're crazy or stupid."

"I have so many good qualities," Sturmhond said. "It can be hard to choose.” (Siege and Storm pg. 81)

4) "I saw the prince when I was in Os Alta," said Ekaterina. "He's not bad looking."

"Not bad looking?" said another voice. "He's damnably handsome."

Luchenko scowled. "Since when--"

"Brave in battle, smart as a whip." Now the voice seemed to be coming from above us. Luchenko craned his neck, peering into the trees. "An excellent dancer," said the voice. "Oh, an even better shot." (Ruin and Rising pg. 119)

5) "Saints, Alina. I hope you weren't looking to me to be the voice of reason. I keep to a strict diet of ill-advised enthusiasm and heartfelt regret." (Ruin and Rising pg.132)

6) He clapped a hand on Mal's shoulder. "It's good to see you, Oretsev."

The smile Mal returned was genuine. "You too. Thanks for the rescue."

"Everyone needs a hobby."

"I thought yours was preening."

"Two hobbies."

They clasped hands briefly, then Mal bowed and moved off with the group.

"Should I be offended that he doesn't want to dine with us?" Nikolai asked. "I set an excellent table, and I rarely drool." (Ruin and Rising pg. 140).

7) "A privateer learns to press any advantage."

"And a prince?"

"Princes get used to the word yes." (Ruin and Rising pg. 190)

You guys can check out my full reviews to all three of books of the Grisha Trilogy by clicking the links below, but my beloved Nikolai only appears in the second book. But either way, the books are amazing so be sure to read them!

Shadow and Bone

Siege and Storm

Ruin and Rising

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