Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My Book Boyfriend (10) Elias

My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme hosted by Missie of The Unread Reader. Its a chance to pay homage to the hotties that haunt the pages of the novels we love. The men who stay in our thoughts late at night, who plague us during our long hours at work, who cause us to stare off into the starry night and sigh, because we want them here with us. Yes ladies, its the Book Boyfriend.
This week's book boyfriend is: 
Elias from Carrie Ryan's Forest of Hands and Teeth Books
Physical Description:
Hair: Light Blonde
Eyes: Piercing Blue
Body-Type: Built, Tall and Wiry

Personal Stats:
Grew up in the Forest of Hands and Teeth
Has worked and trained as an unconsecrated killer
Knows about the world outside of Gabry's villiage
Has a dark secret and it involves someone from Gabry's past

This cutie hails from the second book in the world of The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Dead Tossed Waves, The Dark and Hollow places, etc. Elias is kind of a mysterious figure for most of the second book. He ends up saving Gabry's life multiple times. He also knows much more about the world outside of the village where Gabry lives. He was a "Recruit" which means he was in charge of eliminating zombies and clearing out areas of forests for people to live in. This is a dangerous job, and most of the recruits didn't make it past their first year. Yet Elias has made it over 3 years and is now searching for someone from his past and the search leads him straight to Gabry

I love this series a lot. Carrie Ryan pretty much takes what my soul wants to say and then turns it into book form. Each book has a different narrator, which kind of bugged me at first, but I have since gotten used to. I haven't finished The Dark and Hollow Places, so I REALLY need to find out what happens to Elias and Gabry. Elias is such a sweetie. Not only does he save Gabry from the unconsecrated several times, he actually sacrifices himself (partially) to save her. That's dedication my friends! Plus he's such a sweet talker...

Totally Fantabulous Elias Quotes:
I can tell by the way he pulls me to himself, by the way he holds me as if he could push the pieces of me back together again, that it's Elias. I can tell by his smell and his strength and the way he leans his cheek against my hair that he's mine and I'm his.
"You know how you can know someone...or think you know them...but maybe you know them in one way? And then maybe something shifts. Maybe one day you hear them say something unexpected. Or hear the way they laugh and then suddenly you see them all over again. This time, maybe you see them as...beautiful." 
I'm falling in love with you Gabrielle. Not wih the person you used to be, but you. I might not know how you've gotten every cut, scrape, or scar, but I see the girl you've grown to be, not the one they all think they know. 

Isn't he just a cutie pants! The actor's name is Brett Davern and I first saw him on MTV's Awkward. He's super cute...if you're into that whole cougar thing. I kind of want to pat him on the head and give him a cookie...not something that my book boyfriends usually inspire, but still...I had to give him mad props for being such a smooth-talker. Elias is absolutely fantastic for Gabry and I hope things work out in the next book! So what about you ladies? Does Elias make you wish that he wasn't jailbait? Hey, this is a post-apocalyptic zombie world...I don't think the term jailbait applies any more :P


  1. I love Elias. I love this series. But I have to be honest and admit that Catcher stole my heart in the end. *sigh*

  2. Oooh...those quotes are amazing! I haven't read this book, but I'm on the waiting list for it at the library. Can't wait now! Here's mine:

  3. I must check this book as well. I'm somehow familiar with the name of it, but so far I haven't come across it.
    I love the first and last quotes, so lovely <3

  4. He is the definition of ADORABLE! *sighs* I knew I should have read the rest of the series. I only made it through book one and got so mad at Mary that I refused to pick up the rest, but Elias sounds worth it, and since I already own the books, I need get on I mean get on them. LOL

  5. I need to read this series and ASAP... that boy is to cute to ignore....

    Diana @The Lovely Getaway

  6. Well, I know what I'm knocking off the TBR pile next!
    And trust me, the cougar thing will sound a lot more appealing in a few years.

  7. just made me realize how much I need to get on to the second book of that series already.

    Here's PiF's.

  8. Aw! I don't usually go for blondes but those quotes are adorable.