Day 7 in the 25 Days of Book Boyfriends: Prince Aldrik from Air Awakens

Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop (day 7) of the 25 Days of Book Boyfriends hosted by Lovin' Los Libros and Reader's Live A Thousand Lives!

Since December 1st, 25 bloggers have been featuring their favorite book boyfriends and today I get to feature my new love and heart, Prince Aldrik Solaris from Elise Kova's Air Awakens series.

Air Awakens by Elise Kova
(Air Awakens #1)
August 27, 2015 / Silver Wing Press
YA Fantasy

A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond...

The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.

Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.

Prince Aldrik & Vhalla:
(Artwork by Merilliza Chan - Fire Falling cover)
Isn't he gorgeous?!
Reasons Why I Think Prince Aldrik Is One Of The Best Book Boyfriends EVER:

Prince Aldrik is one of the fastest rising favorite book boyfriends of the year and for good reason. This character first appeared this past August and from then on he has been breaking hearts left and right. This is why I want to point out my own reasons as to why I think Aldrik is one amazing, swoon-worthy book boyfriend!

  • First of all, he is a PRINCE. The crown prince no less! It's not that his title is what makes him all the more desirable but this prince is the kind that's worth a million crowns. The kind that really cares for his kingdom even if his people don't love him at all.
  • He's a firebearer &  an agile fighter. This guy can take on a group of 10+ people all on his own using his affinity and great fighting skills. They actually call him the Fire Lord.
  • Aldrik is extremely intelligent and full of knowledge. When he's not up front at war fighting, he spends his free time researching about old magic and other ways that might help him end the war or help him understand.
  • He's the brooding kind. I have an affinity for bad boys or dark guys that keep to themselves, and Aldrik fits this trope perfectly. He's not a soft person that carries his heart on his hand, but if you look up closely into his beautiful dark eyes, you might catch a glimpse of his beautiful yet tainted soul.
  • He is not perfect. He is terribly flawed and has done some horrible deeds for the sake of keeping face and protecting himself, but this person is real and deserves to be loved. Being the crown prince is no easy feat and everybody is looking for his weakness to bring him down.
  • He's BEAUTIFUL. In Vhalla's Yarl own words: “Nothing about him was traditionally handsome, and for it all, he was astonishingly striking.” . Yup, beautiful I said! He's tall and lean, with black long-ish hair, black eyes and pale skin. Just how I love my book princes. ♥
  • He deeply cares for Vhalla. Putting aside that awkward moment where he almost ends her life to prove something, it's apparent that Aldrik really cares, even loves, Vhalla. It takes some time for him to actually admit his feelings, but YOU KNOW he does. Again, look into his beautiful eyes. He might keep you waiting, but when the time comes, it's all worth it.

And seriously, I could go on and on, but I thought it would be a better idea to ask a few other readers to tell you guys why they think Prince Aldrik is an awesome book boyfried:

Leila Khouane:
"I think Aldrik is awesome because he's unique, mysterious, unnervingly composed, wise and my favorite part is that he is unstable. like FREAKING unexpectable, he keeps me on my toes every time he appears. I LOVE him! heart emoticon (and of course he's sexy, undeniable, and got that devil may care attitude that leaves me fangirling and swooning like a schoolgirl) *Yep, I've got it bad for him.."
Emily Ricotta:
Megan McCorry:
"He's a very complex character! He's not 100% good or bad, but he admits to his flaws."
Meredith Costello:
"He is painfully self aware of his flaws... That in a man? So sexy!"
Jasmin Kiryu:
"Initiates tons of sexual innuendos." (LOL)
Dani Werner:
"Because he and I would enjoy a battle of the wits."
Erin Davis:
"I think it's that he's so confident but at the same time so broken. How he is confident and doubting of himself at the same time shouldn't even be possible."
Mia Sopapilla:
"Aldrik makes a sincere effort to be a supportive partner to someone he truly views as an equal. Aldrik is protective, secretive, and cold due to circumstance, but trusting, honest, and warm by choice, and it's his choices that count."
I think these girls pretty much summed up Prince Aldrik perfectly.

All I have left to say is the Aldrik is a one-of-a-kind complex character that deserves all the praise and love. He is highly intimidating and all, but I wouldn't mind having him as my book boyfriend. I LOVE HIM. You should meet him soon! ♥

“I may be a prince,” he said as his lips brushed her ear lightly. “But I would trade it all to be a common man, even if only for tonight.”

 And now a giveaway!

Because I want you to have a chance to read more about Prince Aldrik, one lucky reader will win the complete Air Awakens series in kindle books (five in total!).

And you might ask how is this possible when Elise Kova hasn't even released Earth's Ends yet, let alone the fourth and fifth book? Well, it's pretty easy (and no, I won't sneak into Elise's house to steal the books for you as tempting as that sounds!). I'll gift the winner the first two books in kindle format and when the third, fourth and fifth books go out on sale, I'll also buy them for you! Sounds good?

Just enter the rafflecopter below and that's it. This giveaway is of course International and ends December 26th at 12 am EST. Good luck!

Now don't forget to stop by the other blogs to read about their Book Boyfriends!

December 1:
(Bishop, The Book of Ivy by: Amy Engel)

December 2:
(Garrett, The Deal by: Elle Kennedy)

December 3:
(Park, Eleanor and Park by: Rainbow Rowell)

December 4:
(Rowan Whitethorn, Throne Of Glass series by: Sarah J. Maas)

December 5:
(Zeth, Deviant by: Callie Hart)

December 6:
(Tucker Avery, Unearthly  by: Cynthia Hand)

December 7:
(Aldrik, Air Awakens by: Elisa Kova)

December 8:
(Maxon Schreave, The Selection series by: Kiera Cass)

December 9:
(Logan "High" Judd, Walk Through Fire by: Kristen Ashley)

December 10:
(Ryke Meadows, Addicted series by Krista and Becca Ritchie)

December 11:
Rogan, Tough Enough by: M. Leighton)

December 12:
(Dash, Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by: David Levithan and Rachel Cohn)

December 13:
(Levi, Fangirl by: Rainbow Rowell)

December 14:
(Thorne Carswell, Lunar Chronicles by: Marissa Meyer)

December 15:
(Mathias, Zodiac by: Romina Russell)

December 16:
(Eric Northman, Sookie Stackhouse series by: Charlaine Harris)

December 17:
(Gabe Bowden, At Wolf Ranch by: Jennifer Ryan)

December 18:
(Kaidan Rowe, The Sweet Trilogy by: Wendy Higgins)

December 19:
(Tristan Archer, The Archers of Avalon by: Chelsea Fine)

December 20:
(Tarver, These Broken Stars by: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner)

December 21:
(Raffe, Penryn and the End of Days by: Susan Ee)

December 22:
(Dimitri Belikov, Vampire Academy by: Richelle Mead)

December 23:
(Curran, Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews)

December 24:

(West Leavitt, Deeper/Harder by Robin York)


  1. Such a fun post! I love your reasons and I love that you included other readers input, that was awesome! Aldrik sounds great. Thanks for participating!

    1. I also loved all these readers answers. ♥

  2. I have met Aldrik...and I want to call dibs on him for my book boyfriend! I can't wait to read the rest of this series!!

    1. Aaaaahhh noooo, I'll arm wrestle you for him LOL . Hahah ain't he awesome? ♥♥

  3. No, I haven't yet. It seems great character!
    Thank you for the chance!!!

    Raffle name: Artemis Giote

  4. I don't know Aldrik! But that clearly needs to change after your post! This was so much fun to read! Thank you for participating Melissa!

    1. And thank you for reading! :D I hope you also come to love him just as much. ♥

  5. I love this series and Aldrik! <3 Can't wait for the next boooook! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

    1. You're welcome, Ellie! I love that we love the same book boyfriends. ;)

  6. I have not met Aldrik yet, but I'd very much like to!

  7. I really cannot wait to try this series next year. I hope it's all I anticipate and more!

  8. You're really awesome, Melissa! Can't wait for Earth's End. And yes! Prince Aldrik and I always meet in my dreams. (You know, like how he and Vhalla first He always makes time for me. lol. *giggles*

    - Erika @ The Nocturnal Fey

  9. I LOVED these two books, and of course Aldrik as well, haha! I joined the give away too :)

  10. Ohhhh I really have been wanting to read this series and this post made me want to all the more. Love swoons boys! Thank you for this chance!!

  11. I haven't met Prince Aldrik yet, but damn I'm really excited now!! I so want to read these books!!

  12. I haven't had the pleasure, unfortunately. :3

  13. Still haven't met this interesting prince but he sounds awesome.My friends love this series.Guess I need to read these books asap! :) xx

  14. I haven't met Aldrik yet, but I'd love to! He sounds like a great character! I love swoony book boyfriends! Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to read this series! ♥

  15. No, but he sounds great. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ann S

  16. Okay, you've convinced me! This prince looks like it belongs to this girl's book boyfriend list as well XD I love dark brooding princes and I haven't read about one that intrigued me this much since Ash from the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa.