Friday, December 4, 2015

Blog Tour: 25 Days of Book Boyfriends: Rowan Whitethorn

Welcome to my stop on the 25 Days of Book Boyfriends Blog Tour hosted by myself and Lovin Los Libros. I am super excited for the tour this year (make sure you check out the rest of the stops here) and I am SO excited to feature my book boyfriend of choice today... Rowan Whitethorn! Rowan is from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas and he is my favorite character from that series so I am ecstatic to share a bit about him today.

So, I think it is pretty obvious that I adore Rowan, but really I just love this series in general. It is definitely one of my all time favorites. You can check out my reviews for this series below:

Meet Rowan:
So I thought it would be fun to share our first glimpse of Rowan for those of you who have not met him yet. Let me introduce you to Rowan...

"The man—male—down the alley was Fae. After ten years, after all the executions and burnings, a Fae male was prowling toward her. Pure, solid Fae. There was no escaping him as he emerged from the shadows yards away. The vagrant in the alcove and the others along the alley fell so quiet Celaena could again hear those bells ringing in the distant mountains. Tall, broad-shouldered, every inch of him seemingly corded with muscle, he was a male blooded with power. He paused in a dusty shaft of sunlight, his silver hair gleaming. As if his delicately pointed ears and slightly elongated canines weren’t enough to scare the living shit out of everyone in that alley, including the now-whimpering madwoman behind Celaena, a wicked-looking tattoo was etched down the left side of his harsh face, the whorls of black ink stark against his sun-kissed skin. The markings could easily have been decorative, but she still remembered enough of the Fae language to recognize them as words, even in such an artistic rendering. Starting at his temple, the tattoo flowed over his jaw and down his neck, where it disappeared beneath the pale surcoat and cloak he wore. She had a feeling the markings continued down the rest of him, too, concealed along with at least half a dozen weapons. As she reached into her cloak for her own hidden dagger, she realized he might have been handsome were it not for the promise of violence in his pine-green eyes. It would have been a mistake to call him young—just as it would have been a mistake to call him anything but a warrior, even without the sword strapped across his back and the vicious knives at his sides. He moved with lethal grace and surety, scanning the alley as if he were walking onto a killing field."

Five Reasons I Love Rowan:
1. As you can see above... he is fierce and a warrior.
2. Rowan is incredibly loyal... even to the point of his own detriment. 
3. Face tattoos.... superficial I know... but the tattoos just do me in.
4. He recognizes Celaena is a badass. He knows she is strong and he is confident in her and doesn't try to hold her back.
5. He is a good friend. He see's Celaena for who she is, even her darker side, and he doesn't shy away from it.

Favorite Rowan Moments:
**these quotes may contain spoilers, so if you haven't read the series proceed with caution**

"Not a monster - not for what she'd done, not for her power, not when Rowan was there. She'd thank the gods every damn day for the small mercy of giving her a friend who was her match, her equal, and who would never look at her with horror in his eyes. No matter what happened, she'd always be grateful for that." - Queen of Shadows

"He had come for her. She held his gaze as she grabbed her own dagger and cut her palm, right over the scar she'd given herself at Nehemia's grave. And though she knew he could read the words on her face, she said, "To whatever end?" He nodded, and she joined hands with him, blood to blood and soul to soul, his other arm coming around to grip her tightly. Their hands clasped between them, he whispered into her ear, "I claim you, too, Aelin Galathynius."" - Heir of Fire

"They had walked out of darkness and pain and despair together. They were still walking out of it. So that smile... It struck him stupid every time he saw it and realized it was for him. Rowan remained rooted to the center of the room as Aelin climbed into bed and blew out the candles. He stared at her through the darkness. She said softly, "You make me want to live, Rowan. Not survive; not exist. Live." He didn't have the words. Not when what she said hit him harder and deeper than any kiss. So he climbed into bed and held her tightly all through the night." - Queen of Shadows

Visuals:
To give you guys some Rowan visuals, I put together a Rowan inspired pinterest board. It is full of awesome fanart and other pics to spotlight Rowan.

Follow Teresa Mary Rose's board Rowan Whitethorn (25 Days of Book Boyfriends) on Pinterest.

Giveaway:
To spread the Rowan love I have decided to giveaway one paperback of Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas!
-one winner will win a paperback of Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas
-giveaway is open to the US only
-must be 18 years of age to enter
-I am not responsible for lost or damaged items
*see full terms & conditions within the rafflecopter

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15 comments:

  1. I have not met Rowan yet! I've only read Throne of Glass but will soon start with CoM. However, he sounds & seems to be soooo swoonish. I want to love him NOW. ❤ ;)

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  2. Henry Detamble from The Time Traveler Wife ♡ Thank you

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  3. Awesome post chica! I love the Pinterest board! How creative! I'm so glad we did this again this year!

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  4. My favorite book boyfriend would have to be Dev from The Dreamland Series by EJ Mellow

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  5. Girl! I cannot wait to meet Rowan! I am so behind with that series. Definitely need to catch up! Loved the pictures. Lovely, lovely visuals *wink wink*

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  6. I love you for this post Teresa ♥ Rowan is a freaking fantastic character, I loved him even at his harshest but he grew on me all the more when he started to reveal his layers! He's everything that you described him to be and just reading those quotes you shared made me 1. swoon. and 2. want to reread the series all over again. Man, when all the books are out, it will be GLORIOUS to reread it all from start to finish in one go :D

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  7. Love it when a strong guy can handle the badass girl. A series I really need to read.

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    1. Oops. Didn't answer your question. ONE? You expect me to choose ONE? If I am FORCED to choose, I'm gonna pick Aiden St. Delphi from The Covenant series by JLA.

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  8. Like most (I'm assuming) I have so many! I honestly don't think that I could narrow it down to only one. =P

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  9. Yes I love Rowan! I totally agree with your reasons. I especially love the equality and respect between Rowan and Celaena. You chose great quotes also!

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  10. My fav is probably Ash from Dark Hunter Series
    Thanks for the chance

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  11. My favorite book boyfriend has to be...Andrew Parrish from The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski! One of my favorite series :) And thanks for the chance!

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  12. Favorite book boyfriend of all time = Mr. Darcy.
    Dianna

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  13. Not sure of all time but currently Levi from The Crescent Chronicles

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