My Book Boyfriend of the week this week is none other than....
ARCHER CROSS from the Hex Hall series.
Oh Archer. Oh goodness gracious. I'm not even sure there are words out there to describe how much I love Archer Cross.... gosh darn it just thinking about him makes me all... giggly (so I try to refrain from thinking about him and Hex Hall in general lest I get looked at strangely for grinning like a fool in public).
But anyways... here's a short description of Archer:
- came to Hecate when he was 14
- is a warlock
- kind of has that whole adorable-bad-boy thing going on
- was once betrothed (which is totally normal in the Prodigium world)
- has curly black (but really it's dark brown) hair and dark brown eyes
- thin but muscular
- "resident heartthrob"
- extremely fluent in the language of sarcasm
- (without giving away any spoilers...) let's just say there is more to him than meets the eye
"Archer?” I asked, raising my eyebrows. Hey, you might be able to take away my magical powers, but the power of sarcasm was still at my disposal. “Is your last name Newport or Vanderbilt? Maybe followed by some numbers? Ooh!” I said, widening my eyes, “or maybe even Esquire!”
I’d hoped to hurt his feelings or, at the very least, make him angry, but he just kept smiling at me. “Actually, it’s Archer Cross, and I’m the first one. Now what about you?” He squinted. “Let’s see . . . brown hair, freckles, whole girl-next-door vibe going on . . . Allie? Lacie? Definitely something cutesy ending in ie.”
You know those times when your mouth moves but no sound actually comes out? Yeah, that’s pretty much what happened. And then, of course, my mom took that opportunity to end her conversation with Justin’s parents and call out, “Sophie! Wait up.”
“I knew it.” Archer laughed. “See you, Sophie,” he called over his shoulder as he disappeared into the house."
"She was my assignment."
"From The Eye?"
"No, from the Boy Scouts. That Witch Dating badge just kept eluding me."
"Well, you must have at least three Total Douchebag badges by now, so that has to count for something."
-Archer and Sophie
"So did The Eye come here looking for me?"
"Actually, we came because we heard it was free corn dog night. Imagine our disappointment."
-Sophie and Archer
Cal: "Oh, come on, Sophie. Don't you get it? He's L'Occhio di Dio's ultimate weapon. They used him as a spy at Hecate for years, so what makes you think that's stopped now? This is probably just his new assignment, getting close to you so he can use you for information about the Council."
Archer: "Actually, I was just going to use her for her body, but that's a good idea, too."