Wednesday, 21 September 2011

My Book Boyfriend (#17): Akiva of Daughter of Smoke and Bone

My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme, hosted by Missie at The Unread ReaderWhat is My Book Boyfriend you might ask.  Well it is a weekly meme where we talk about a literary crush including stats, a picture of what you imagine he looks like and some quotes from him that make you swoon.  If you are interested in participating please check out the My Book Boyfriend Introduction Page over at Missie's blog The Unread Reader.

Now before I start this. I just need to make a note that the person I've used to model, I have had to borrow from Stephanie at Misfit Salon so thank you Steph for allowing me use him :)

Akiva of Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Akiva's Stats: 
Status: Akiva is a Seraphim (that's it...)
Age: Very old (but sexy)
Eyes: Gold 
Love Interest: Karou
Description: He has Kohl-rimmed eyes in a sun-bronzed face. Fire-colored eyes with a charge like sparks that seared a path through the air and kindled it. His eyes were hypnotic, his brows black and velvet. He was copper and shadow, honey and menace, the severity of knife-blade cheekbones and a widow's peak like the point of a dagger.

"He said,"I want you to know..." He swallowed. "I need you to know that I was drawn to you-to you, Karou-before the wishbone. Before I knew, and I think...I think I would always find you, no matter how you were hidden." He was focused on her extraordinary intensity. "Your soul sings to mine. My soul is yours, and it always will be, in any world. No matter what happens-" His voice cracked, and he took a breath. "I need you to remember that I love you."

"Oh, thought Karou, staring at him. Oh. Angel indeed.

He stood revealed. The blade of his long sword gleamed white from the incandescence of his wings---vast shimmering wings, their reach so great they swept the walls on either side of the alley, each feather like the wind-tugged lick of a candle flame.
Those eyes. ." 

"His gaze was like a lit fuse, scorching the air between them. He was the most beautiful thing Karou had ever seen."

Yep, I know Stephanie at Misfit Salon used him last week (Takeshi Kaneshiro)...but I did ask her nicely (no really, I actually emailed her and asked if I could use her images...I ended up just using one as I found my own). Anyway, there you have it. Akiva of Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

If you fancy some Akiva, you can read him in Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, which is released on September 27th. 

I hope you enjoyed this weeks :)


Book Crook Liza said...

AH, THAT GUY IS UBER SEXY! :O I really want to read that book!

Mel said...

I didnt really have an image of him, but he will do nicely thankyou ;P

Siobhán @ Totally Bookalicious said...

Oh yummy. He is so sexy. was finding the book a lil slow until he appears

Carina said...

When I get my finished copy of Daugher of Smoke and Bone I totally need to re-read this. Akiva!! I love him. :) Great pick.


Belle said...

I just got book this week, I'm so excited to read it now! Great pick!

Book Passion for Life said...

@Mel-You're welcome lol.

Siobhan-Yep, Akiva makes it all worth while.

I hope you enjoy it a second time Carina :)

I hope you enjoy it Belle :)


Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

Oh he is pretty! I can see why you would cast him as a Book Boyfriend :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love the new pictures of Takeshi you found, Jess! I’m so glad we share the same vision of Akiva. I fall more and more in love with him the longer I reflect on it. I think a re-read is in order....

haleyeliseread said...

oooo I am so excited to get my copy!! Yum Yum Yum (:

Lucy (The Secret Life of Books) said...

Hey Jess,

Wow that first quote is amazing!! You mentioned on my blog that you have Delirium at home, I can't wait to hear what you think of it!


Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Well, Steph just rocks... and so do you!

Ah... he is so beautiful. I'm going to have to dive into this book fairly soon! Oh yes... *stares at pics* I so do! :)

Missie said...

Jess! I can't believe you and Steph got together to tag team us with a back to back dose of HOT! Bless you!

I can't wait to read this book.

My keeper shelf said...

I love that third picture Jess. AMAZINGLY HAWT

Jesse said...

I am dying to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone! And now after seeing Akiva I seriously need to read it immediately!

Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

Jen (In the Closet With a Bibliophile) said...

*jumps up and down* I really really want to read this book now. I have it on my shelf, but I've promised myself I wouldn't read it just yet. I have to make it through a couple others on the good ol' TBR.

*licks screen*

I may be hanging out here for awhile though. Don't mind me.

In the Closet With a Bibliophile

Book Passion for Life said...

You are all very welcome ladies. I'm glad I could share the Akiva love that Steph and I have for him.

Jen-You are welcome to hang around as long as you like...licking the screen. Not that I blame you though...he is gorgeous!


Silver Thistle said...

Have you seen him in 'House of Flying Daggers'? I love him in that, in fact I think it's on my top 10 list of fave films :D