Swoon Worthy Saturday #4 || Adam Wilde

swoonworthy saturday

So I’ve decided to start my own book feature! Saturday is a day for swooning. Swoon Worthy Saturday is a weekly meme where in we present a fictional boy who has swept us off our feet, given us butterflies, made our heart do acrobatics and driven us absolutely crazy! (Join the fun here.)

This lovely saturday, I shall introduce to you Adam Wilde from Gayle Forman’s If I Stay and Where She Went!!!!


The Gist of Adam Wilde:

1. Front man of Shooting Star

2. He sings, writes songs and plays the guitar

3. Sweetest boyfriend a girl could ask for

4. Lopsided smile, flecked green eyes, vintage concert t-shirts

5. He loves Mia with every fiber of his being

Adam Wilde’s Swoon Worthy Moments slash Quotables:

If I Stay

“But the you who you are tonight is the same you I was in love with yesterday, the same you I’ll be in love with tomorrow.”

“Please, Mia,” he implores. “Don’t make me write a song.”

“But I’m still here. And I’m still crazy in love with you.”

“Me too,” I said.  And then we stopped talking for a while as Adam strummed an unfamiliar melody. I asked him what he was playing.

“I’m calling it ‘Th Girlfriend’s-Going-to-Juilliard-Leaving-My-Punk-Heart-in-Shreds Blues,” he said, singing the title in an exaggerated twangy voice. Then he smiled that goofy shy smile that I felt like came from the truest part of him.


“I’ll let you go. If you stay.”

Where She Went

I’ll be your mess, you be mine


And I have to fight the urge to take her by the shoulders and slam her against a shuttered building until we feel the vibrations ringing through both of us. Because I suddenly want to hear her bones rattle. I want to feel the softness of her flesh give, to hear her gasp as my hip bone jams into her. I want to yank her head back until her neck is exposed. I want to rip my hands through her hair until her breath is labored. I want to make her cry and then lick up the tears. And then I want to take my mouth to hers, to devour her alive, to transmit all the things she can’t understand.


“You’re a classical cellist whose parents are old punk rockers. You’re a totalfreak. But you’re my freak.”


“So let’s hear another one of your irrational fears.”

Mia grasped me by the arms and pulled herself in to my chest, like she was burrowing her body into mine. “I’m scared of losing you,” she said in the faintest of voices.

I pushed her away so I could see her face and kissed the top of her forehead. “I said ‘irrational’ fears. Because that’s not gonna happen.”


“You dumb-ass,” I crooned, kissing her on the forehead.

“You don’t share me. You own me.”


First you inspect me

Then you dissect me

Then you reject me

I wait for the day

That you’ll resurrect me


Hunter Parrish is totally Adam for me!!!

I fell in love with Adam during If I Stay and I bled for him during Where She Went. The first book was beautifully tragic and my heart totally went to Mia. But that second book, I just… ADAM TOTALLY, ABSOLUTELY HAD ME. I regret not picking up Forman’s books earlier. Seriously though, if you haven’t read any of her books, run to the bookstore RIGHT NOW.

Speaking of, I’m going to start reading Just One Day now! I hope I love Willem as much as I loved Adam!

Don’t forget to come back again and swoon with me over book boys next Saturday!

Who’s had you swooning lately?
Leave your link at the comment section!

Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.
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  1. alenaabesamis on July 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I totally feel the same about Adam! I just loved him even more after reading Where She Went!! He’s just.. the perfect boyfriend to all the girls out there. Too bad he loves Mia so much! Lol =))

  2. flipthatpage on July 28, 2013 at 1:36 am

    You totally got me at Hunter Parrish. HEARTS ARE FLYING EVERYWHERE! Ehehe I also really loved these books. Gosh, when I do a reread, Adam will be Hunter-ized in my head. Now if only I could fly into the pages and take Mia’s place. Haha!

    • Hazel @ staybookish on July 28, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Have you listened to Hunter’s rendition of Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing? When I listened to it, I just knew he was my Adam!

      • flipthatpage on July 28, 2013 at 10:35 am

        Yep. I actually hadn’t known about that rendition before I found your reply, although I went “REALLY?! YouTube time!” before I checked back :) And yes. Gosh yes he sounds Adam did in my head. That is so cool! I just love Gayle Forman books– cannot wait for Just One Year :D

  3. books for a delicate eternity on July 28, 2013 at 7:02 am

    I haven’t read these books, but the swoon-worthy quotes have made me so interested! I love finding amazing book boyfriends :D And Adam sounds pretty amazing.

  4. Books, Tea & Me on July 30, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Okay. You MADE me want to read her books now. I’ve seen them at stores countless times but I always said “Meh” to them. But now? Now, Adam alone makes me want to give these books a try. So thank you for kicking my butt in the right direction.

    • Hazel @ staybookish on July 30, 2013 at 7:05 am

      No problem! Happy to have been the one to finally convince you to read them! :)

  5. Lottie Eve on July 30, 2013 at 5:21 am

    Oh, Adam! That boy is so darling <3 Definitely swept me off my feet!

  6. Brittany on August 2, 2013 at 4:34 am

    I’m re-reading If I Stay right now as part of the Gayle Forman Read Along and I am falling in love with Adam all over again!! I almost forgot how much I loved him *gasp* so I’m really excited to re-read and rekindle that love haha! :)

  7. Alyssa Llanes Ψ (@operativealyssa) on August 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    YEEEESH! Adam’s really swoon worthy. Gosh. Especially in Where She Went.

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