As you may have noticed, I finished reading Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone earlier this week, and since then, I just haven't been able to get the Darkling out of my mind.
If you've read Shadow and Bone, I know what you're thinking--the manipulative Darkling, really?!
I swear I don't usually go for the bad boy/villain, but in the case of love triangles where the dark side is far more alluring than the light, I can't help myself. Much like the way I prefer Warner over Adam in Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me series, I have to pick the Darkling over Mal.
The Darkling is physically about twenty, described as handsome in a mysteriously alluring sort of way. He is very powerful and generally considered charming, though many believe his abilities set him apart from the rest of humanity.
Okay, so now that we've established my absolutely ridiculous taste in guys, who do I see when I picture the Darkling?
Yep, that is definitely Ben Barnes, and I know that he's pretty much way too old for the part, but I've loved him since I was thirteen. Maybe that's why I'm so obsessed with the Darkling...
But seriously, this guy practically screams the Darkling to me. Just look at that face.
Okay, I'll take it easy on the fangirling now.
Feel free to comment on my (crazy) choice or tell me about your special someone in the comments!