Fictional Crush of the Week-Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices

As a reminder, capsule since someone complained last week haha, ailment ALL Fictional Crushes of the Week will have spoilers. If you would like me to share this warning every week, diagnosis I can.

Character Name:

Will Herondale

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Book or Series They Appear In:

The Infernal Devices

Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, Clockwork Princess 

Author/Creator:

Cassandra Clare

Played By: 

No One…Yet

Who They Are:

William ‘Will’ Herondale is one of the main characters of Cassandra Clare’s Victorian steampunk series, The Infernal Devices. In the first novel, he is cruel, cutting but as time goes on, we learn that he is the victim of a demon’s curse, that everyone whom loves him will die. He is cruel in order to keep others away from him,  but he also is very caring to his best friend and parabatai, Jem Carstairs, and has a wicked sense of humor. When we learn that the curse is not real, and he is able to finally stop pushing people away, we learn of the incredible loyalty and kindness he possesses. He’s a natural Shadowhunter, a fierce and talented fighter. He is willing to do anything to protect those he loves, especially Tessa and Jem.

Why I Am Crushing On Them: 

I’ve gotta admit, when I read Clockwork Angel, I was like…Jace Wayland is a jerk but Will Herondale blows him out of the water. Wth. I was on Jem for sure. But then I read Clockwork Prince and realized why Will was the way he was…and that was it for me. I switched SO fast.

The fact is…Will Herondale is an amazing person. He’s an amazing character. He’s amazing in that…I can’t imagine that there is an actual person like this. The loyalty and love that he shows to his friends and to the people who become his family is absolutely beautiful. He is such a large part of why Clockwork Princess is so freakin beautiful. He has that bad boy, sarcasm and wicked sense of humor. Its obviously that he is an ancestor of Jace Wayland easily.

But he also has things that Jace doesn’t have (though Jace will always be my first love). Its HARD for him not to show the love he has for other people, and he only hides it for their safety, to keep them from dying. When they all realize the curse was never real, and he can show it, its awesome. He loves every one in the Institute: Charlotte and Henry, who have helped to raise him, Sophie, Tessa, Jem, even Jessamine a bit. The amount of love and affection he shows for everyone is incredible and to just be his friend would be an honor.

But he also makes me laugh. He always has the most ridiculous things to say, and he’s afraid of ducks, and he’s capable of making everyone, including you the reader, roll their eyes on almost every page, because of the silly things he says.

Plus he has the amazing combination of dark hair and blue eyes, and he’s a Shadowhunter, for heavens sake. He fights demons, he protects the world (well, London anyhow), and he’s amazing at it. He’s a fantastic fighter, he’s extremely brave, and he’s essential to the team at the London Institute. And who wouldn’t want a Shadowhunter for a boyfriend? ;)

Notable Quotes: 

“They ate it too,” Will reminisced. “Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.”

“Thomas! We must away at once to the nearest brothel. I seek scandal and low companionship.”

“We live and breathe words. It was books that kept me from taking my own life after I thought I could never love anyone, never be loved again. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.”

“You are the first dream, the only dream I ever was unable to stop myself from dreaming. You are the first dream of my soul, and from that dream I hope will come all other dreams, a lifetime’s worth.”

“I love you, and I will only ever love you until I die —”

“He wanted to make her laugh. He wanted to sit and listen to her talk about books until his ears fell off. But all these were things he could not want, because they were things he could not have, and wanting what you could not have led to misery and madness.”

I could go on forever and ever and ever but I had to stop myself haha.

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Tune in next week for another Fictional Crush :)

Win an Autographed Copy of Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare!

So as some of you may know (or you may not, nurse and in that case, viagra approved welcome to my blog!), I went to meet Cassandra Clare for the second time yesterday. Though this time, it was extra special because I won the Biggest Fan award and was able to personally meet her and interview her.

There’s all kinds of cool pictures and my video interview that I can’t wait to share with you, once I get that all! I also have some funny stories and all that to tell you guys. It was a BLAST and Cassie is seriously…just a wonderful person, and a fantastic author.

But while I was there, I decided to do a little something for my fellow TMI/TID fans. I got an extra copy of Clockwork Princess and had our dear beloved author sign it, as you can now see below.

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The absolutely gorgeous cover.

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Its a first edition so it comes with the family tree! Don’t worry, I took a picture full of glare and blur so if you haven’t had a chance to get the book yet, there’s no spoilers :D

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All pretty and signed!

Want a chance to win this lovely signed book? Its easy enough to enter,  you just need to do ONE of the following!

By April 1st, 2013, do ONE of the 4 options below:

1. Become a follower of this blog. On the right side of this entry, there is an option for that. Any new follower will be added to the drawing.

2. Follow me on Twitter @anerdgirlsays and tweet “I want me some Clockwork Princess!”

3. If you’re already a follower of this blog, simply comment below with “I want me some Clockwork Princess!”

4. Become a fan of “WhataNerdGirlSays” on Facebook and post “I want me some Clockwork Princess” on the wall!

Remember, you only need to do ONE of these, though you are more than welcome to follow  my blog, my twitter or my facebook page :D

I will be doing the drawing on April 2nd and will notify the winner of their prize! Don’t forget to share with all your friends on Facebook and Twitter! Good luck everyone!

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A quick added note: I will ship ANYWHERE. So don’t worry about what country you live in, please enter!