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Rating My JLA Book Boyfriends

Hi, my name is Allison, I’m 27 and have a million book boyfriends…

To start, I haven’t read all of Jennifer L Armentrout’s series; I’ve read six. However, I have fallen in love with the male characters in all of them so far and need to just rate them. I don’t have a least favorite, but I’m going to rate them from my favorite to the one I would literally die for (which is most of them so…). It’s a messed up scale, but it’s the best I can do.

#6 Ren from the Wicked Series

I didn’t fall in love with Ren right away when I read the Wicked Series. I wasn’t sure how I felt about him, but then he pulled out the “Sweetness” pet name and I died a little. I liked the chemistry between Ivy and Ren and was really pulled into their banter and relationship. I also appreciated that this was an adult series and I got to see that side of them. I watched the movie version of the first book and am struggling to picture Ren as anyone but a young John Travolta (not a bad thing, but not how I envisioned him).

#5: Casteel from the From Blood & Ash Series

Casteel was my first JLA boyfriend. I love him so much, even after I got past everything that happened in book 1. I fell in love with JLA’s writing because of this series, and Cas would be number one on my list, but I met all the other lovely men JLA has created. Cas is cunning, sexy, and just all around scrumptious. I love his fierce love for me…I mean Poppy, and how he would do anything for her. I can picture Cas the most clearly in my head (thanks to some bussin’ fan art) and I highly recommend this adult series. Kieran is also a runner up solely because he has the best and most sarcastic personality. I really need Cas and Kieran in my life…I’d love to be a trio with them.

#4 Roth from the Dark Elements Series

I love me a good demon lover. Roth is such a badass and really makes my heart swoon for a demon. I would happily sell my soul and maybe a family member or two to be Roth’s lady. However, as for pet names, Roth calls Layla “shortie” and I really HATE that. It’s not endearing and bumped him down a few pegs because of it. I found myself throwing myself back into high school because of Roth and, looking back on my own HS experience, I wish I had a Roth to entertain me.

#3 Daemon Black from the Lux Series

I’m currently on book 5 of this series and have loved Daemon from the first time we met him in all his shirtless glory. I don’t usually go for aliens, but I’m ready for an extra terrestrial take-over right about now. I also don’t usually love the pet name “Kitten”, but I get some vicious butterflies whenever he calls Kat that. Daemon does have some controlling characteristics that I’m not fond of, but since he is a book character, I can look past that. I SOOOOO wish JLA would do an adult spinoff of this series with Daemon and Katy grown up some…I would literally buy every copy. Daemon would be such a great character in an adult book. Buy, I am quite content using my imagination!

#2 and #1: Seth from the Covenant/The Titan Series

Seth the Apollyon God of deliciousness has my heart. We met him in the Covenant series and as soon as Alex formed an opinion on him, I was hooked. He was the typical bad boy that my soul lurches toward in books/movies/tv shows. I would literally die for Seth. He has this rough exterior, but his heart is so big. He made some big mistakes through these two series, but he made up for them (in my opinion). I also was SO thankful that JLA wrote a spinoff series about Seth that was ADULT! Talk about fueling the fire in my “soul”.

Now all I want is for my other book boyfriends that were part of YA stories to have their own adult spinoffs. One can dream right?

Are you shocked that Zayne and Aiden aren’t on this list? They aren’t my cup of tea. Aiden made me so angry because he was such a rule follower, and I go for the bad boys (as you can see from this list). Roth just over powered Zayne and I was 100% in love with Roth, so I never gave Aiden a chance. I have heard that Zayne goes from BFF to Daddy in his follow-up series, so I may add him to the list then…who knows!

How do you rate JLA book boyfriends? I’d love to know! Are there any that I haven’t met yet that you think I should read about ASAP?

Book Reviews

The Covenant Series Book Review

Overall, this series gets 4/5 stars!

For this review, I’m not going to summarize the books since there are five of them, but you can find the summaries for each book on Goodreads!

Before reading these, I had only read the FBAA series and one other JLA book. I started Half-Blood over the summer and couldn’t get into it because it was too similar to the Vampire Academy. But, I decided to pick it back up this month (mainly because I wanted to read Seth’s series) and I felt the same…however I powered through and by the last 25% I was hooked. Being who I am, I immediately fell in love with mysterious, bad boy Seth.

I loved Alex throughout this entire series. By book two I was totally team Alex and also Team Alex and Seth. In the FB groups I’m in, everyone loves Alex and Aiden and I just can’t see it. Aiden is a smidge annoying and too goody goody for me. I like what I like, and in this case, it’s Seth.

Anyway…I really enjoyed the Greek mythology path that this series took. I liked the involvement of the gods and Underworld, Olympus, etc. I don’t typically like those types of books, but I couldn’t put them down (once I got past book one). I thought the pacing of these books went well and some of them left me hanging at the end, which I love (and also hate haha). I was able to picture everything in my head because JLA (as usual) does a great job building her worlds and characters. I put myself in the story as Alex’s character (and made a few edits when Aiden was around) and felt every emotion that Alex was feeling. Being able to immerse myself into the plot and story is always a big must for me when reading a story. If I can’t see myself as a character, or see the characters/places, I lose interest quickly.

JLA broke my heart, again, as usual, with some of her chapters and I am not okay. Since I do feel what the character feels, I may or may not have cried a lot…it wasn’t pretty.

One of the issues I had with this book is that there were some pieces that were repetitive. The characters mention putting a bell on another one, A LOT and it started driving me bonkers. There’s also the phrase that’s so often used in YA stories “I let go of the breath I didn’t know I was holding” and I was annoyed each time I saw that. There were also a few others that irked me, but nothing too series that swayed my enjoyment.

Now, if you’ve read any of my other review, you know that I love my spicy books. I knew this was YA going into it so I don’t hold the lack of steam accountable. However, there were so many scenes where I was sitting there thinking “omg I can see this scene turning adult” and then proceeded to daydream about the scene in an X rated fashion.

ANYWAY…I did love this series and highly recommend it! I just started reading the first book in the Titan series (adult spinoff with Seth as the main character) and I am SOOOOOO excited to keep reading this. I love Seth…can you tell?

This has been more of my thoughts instead of a review, but it is what it is. Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Have you read this series? What are your thoughts?