Saturday, July 16, 2011

YA Bachelor: Alex from Delirium by Lauren Oliver & Interview

Today's bachelor is another dystopian guy. Both Jena from Shortie Says and Brooke from Brooke Reports have combined forces to host Alex Sheaths from Delirium by Lauren Oliver. Dare you not to take the love solution!

In Lauren Oliver's Delirium our boy Alex works as a guard protecting the boarders around Portland, which is sort of ironic, considering he's the thing they try to keep out. Alex is an Invalid, and uncured from the dun dun dunnn Wilds.

What is there to say about Alex Sheaths….he is the perfectest boy ever! With golden brown hair that looks like autumn leaves and amber eyes that can look right into you, he is stricking to look at. Alex has carmel colored skin (yum!) and the whitest teeth you’ll ever see (and you will be seeing them a lot because this boy is all smiles.) But it’s not the smile that'll make you swoon it’s his lips, his perfect, perfect lips. The lips he tends to chew on the corners of..... talk about distracting.

Speaking of distracting... our Alex (pretend he has amber eyes!)...

AND BAM I bet you're feeling like this now...

I know, I know... those eyes, that body, that FACE. UNF. Don't you wish you had an Alex now too?

His voice alone is enough to make you melt, low & hypnotic like a song. And his laugh is loud, bright and musical. *sighs* don’t we love a boy who can laugh.

Alex can also be very sarcastic and he likes to tease Lena, but in an adorable way. Yeah, that’s just the right word to describe Alex, adorable. He likes to read poetry (awww), will remember the very first thing he ever hears you say (double awww) and is an amazing listener.

Lena tells her deepest fears, desires, and secrets to Alex and he just listens. When she’s unhappy he tries to make her laugh, when she cries he rubs soothing circles on her back. eeep! He's the type of guy that will be there for you no matter what, because he needs someone just the same.

Alex hides his past from Lena the first time they meet....because he is scared of being rejected by the only person he cares most about. Behind Alex’s neck right behind his ear is the three-pronged scar that marks him as cured. Only he’s not. and the only person he's upfront and honest with about it is Lena. He tells her everything including how he hated it in Portland, craved the freedom (still does)  and how he even used to .…..cry...because he missed the wilds. (a boy who CRIES!! Can I get a triple awww!)

He would do anything to make Lena happy, even if it means sacrificing his own freedom so she can have it.  He risks a lot for Lena all through out the story, and If you’ve read Delirium you know Alex *SPOILER* would literally take a bullet for his woman & that also makes him pretty noble.

Vote for Alex because if you do he’ll come over light candles, read poetry and knock out the roof of your house so you can lie under the stars together!

Best one liner:

“Everyone is asleep. They’ve been asleep for years. You seemed…..awake.” Alex is whispering now. He closes his eyes, opens them again, “I’m tired of sleeping.”

Best Regular Guy:
"That's when I hear it. Somehow, above the snorting and stomping and yelling, I hear the laugh above me - low and short and musical, like someone sounding out a few notes on a piano.
The observation desk. A boy is standing on the observation deck, watching the chaos below. And he's laughing.
As soon as I look up, his eyes click onto my face. The breath whooshes out of my body and everything freezes for a second, as though I'm looking at him through my camera lens, zoomed in all the way, the world pausing for the tiny span of time between the opening and closing of the shutter.

His hair is golden brown, like leaves in the autumn just as they're turning, and he has bright amber eyes. The moment I see him I know that he's one of the people responsible for this. I know that he must live in the Wilds; I know he's an Invalid. Fear clamps down on my stomach, and I open my mouth to shout something - I'm not sure what, exactly - but at precisely that second he gives a minute shake of his head, and suddenly I can't make a sound. Then he does the absolutely, positively unthinkable.
He winks  at me.

Sweetest Nice Guy:

“Why do you care?” I say, barely a whisper

“I told you,” he whispers back. I can feel his breath just tickling the skin space behind my ear, making the hair prick up on my neck. “I like you.”

“You don’t know me.” I say quickly

“I want to though.”

*sighs *

Over all favorite: He reads poetry.

Change My Mind:

He reads poetry. ;)

I hope we made you sweat like James McAvoy up there or at least made you "awwweee"! And who are we you ask? Well, it's Brooke from Brooke-Reports && Jena from Shortie-Says! :D

ALSO - If you head on over to Shortie Says - I'm giving away a copy of Delirium!

Thank you all so much! And well... VOTE FOR ALEX :D

Lena and Alex were nice enough to stop by and answer a few questions that Jena and Brooke though up. Big thanks to them and of course, Lauren Oliver! Enjoy!

Lena: Even after meeting Alex, if you still went through with the surgery, do you think you would of ever been truly happy?

I think it’s hard to know what true happiness looks like, doesn’t it? Knowing what I do now, I couldn’t ever return to that life; I know that, and that has to be enough. I can’t spend my life spinning over ideas of what if. Otherwise, I’d go crazy.
Lena: Towards the end, You & Alex made some choices and they didn't exactly turned out as planned, do you regret those choices?

I don’t regret any of the time I spent with Alex. But I also don’t feel we were really able to make choices; we lived in a world without choice. That was the whole problem. If we’d been free to choose…well, then things would have been very different.
Lena: Lena, what is your favorite thing about Alex?

There’s a piece of hair at the back of his head that always sticks completely straight up—seriously, it’s like a compass needle or something. I also love the way he listens. He has an amazing memory—he always remembers the stories I tell him.

Lena: Do you regret leaving Hana behind even though it was her choice?

Of course. I miss her so much. She was my best friend. She still is my best friend, in a way. I like to think I’ve kept a piece of her with me.

Alex: You told Lena once that you used to leave notes in the 'statue's hand' hoping one day she would find one. Maybe you could tell us what a few said? :)

Heck, no! That’s for Lena and Lena alone. Sorry! =)

Alex: What was it like to take Lena to the Wilds for the first time?

Big. That’s the only word I have for it—big. It’s the kind of experience that transforms you, you know? She was so beautiful out there, surrounded by all that freedom. I think I fell in love with her that night. Actually, I think I was already in love with her, but that’s when I really knew it.
Alex: What's your favorite thing about Lena?

When she laughs, really laughs, she throws her head back and her whole body moves, as if it’s laughing along with her.
Alex: Alex, how did you learn to ride a motorcycle? Cause we'd totally love to ride on the back with you one day! ;)

Secrets of the trade, ladies. Secrets of the trade! No, but seriously, we had a repurposed motorbike out in the Wilds, in the homestead where I grew up. It hardly ever ran because we could never get gas, but every so often a trader would bring some, and we would take turns tearing off down one of the old roads. Good times.
Thanks to Jena from Shortie Says and Brooke from Brooke Reports for telling us why we should love Alex! Make sure you stop back when voting opens and cast your votes! The more categories you vote for, the more entries you'll get for a chance to win one the voter's giveaway at the end of this entire event. For the schedule and more info, check out The Master Post here!


  1. Hilarious!
    I'm so convinced! Alex's got my vote!

  2. I am so glad you chose Jeremy Sumpter to be Alex. He's my dream crush..

  3. Sigh, he definitely is lovely!

  4. Alex is completely awesome. I can't wait for Pandemonium.


  5. Oh! I loved Alex!! Hmm. I think my mind might still be set on....

  6. I would definitely pick Alex for best nice guy, he is so sweet! :)

  7. Great choice and I loved this post!! :)

  8. haven't had the chance to meet Alex, but I am surely counting down the days now! :) totally swoon worthy!


  9. Great post! I enjoyed reading all about Alex and why we should love him! :) I think I'm even more excited to read Delirium now!

  10. Jerermy Sumpter is puuuurfect for Alex ;)) awesome pick!

  11. Loved Alex and how he brought out the real Lena <3

  12. Alex = HOT. ahhh i love him. and the interview! so friggin' cuuuute<3

  13. I think I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed Alex as a non-invasive yet still fun and interesting YA character. Neat post! :)

  14. Wow! Alex is really sweet! The perfect hero Delirium's heroine Lena! :) Hope to know more about him when I read Delirium!

  15. This made me interested to read Delirium. :> Alex sounds like a fun guy!

  16. *spoiler alert*

    Cry, cry, cry. Alex. Better. Be. In. Pandemonium. PLEASE? HE CAN'T BE DEAD, HE CAN'T BE DEAD, HE CAN'T BE DEAD. I WON'T BELIEVE IT.

  17. I still haven't read this book - I need to get hold of a copy! he sounds great.

  18. Thank you everyone!!! :):):):)

    And YES Jeremy is SO hot :D

  19. Holy wow. *stares at those pictures and reminds myself to breathe* Even more excited to read Delirium now!

  20. I have thought of reading this so many times, but now I am completely convinced that I HAVE TO! Great post!! :D

  21. Oooh, I like your choice for Alex. mmmm


  22. I hadn't wonder Jeremy for Alex, but he looks good! :)

  23. He's dreamy :) I can't wait to read Delirium !

  24. The pictures...oh the pictures ! must read Delirium now !!!

  25. Oh how dreamy! the pics...oh the pics!! need to read delirium pronto!!!!

  26. Aw, Alex seems like a sweet, sweet guy! I haven't read DELIRIUM yet, but it's nice to see a guy who's not always brooding and serious!

  27. Mmmm Alex seems like a really nice guy. :D And I like the actor you chose, I don't think he's someone famous but definitely good looking. :D

  28. Hahaha yall crack me up! Yes, I am now voting for Alex!

  29. Okay does everyone no understand this CARAMEL BROWN SKIN is it that hard to envision


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