Disclaimer: I actually LOVE Richelle Mead’s books and totally know who Marcus Finch is because I am audio-ing The Indigo Spell as we speak.
Let’s be real. The only Marcus F. that matters is Marcus Flutie. He entered the picture way before this usurper of the MF initials and will forever be the only MF of my heart. Chances are you totally know who Marcus Flutie is, but if not — I have hit up the twitter machine for answers.
Question, Who is Marcus Flutie?
— April C (@booksandwine) January 30, 2013
— Kait Vixen (@YAVixensKait) January 30, 2013
— Nicole (@wordforteens) January 30, 2013
@booksandwine The totally hot guy from the Jessica Darling series. Love him.
— Rachel (@tigerlilyrachel) January 30, 2013
@booksandwine the boyfriend to teenage girls growing up with Jessica Darling everywhere.
— novel sounds (@novelsounds) January 30, 2013
@booksandwine I keep hearing that he is someone I must meet!
— Allison L (@bookishfeminist) January 30, 2013
@booksandwine The fictional man of my dreams, back when I was about 18 or so.
— Clementine Bojangles (@ClemmyBojangles) January 30, 2013
Clearly, the twitters is in the know about Marcus Flutie. If you aren’t well. It’s time to meet him! He’s the main love interest of writing goddess Megan McCafferty’s Jessica Darling series — a 5 book series that follows protagonist Jessica Darling from high school all the way to post grad life. You guys there are so many things about Marcus Flutie that should make him unappealing. He’s a stoner. He is a white boy with dredlocks. He wears clothing ironically. He’s been all over the block if you know what I mean.
YET. YET. He has this total appeal. He’s incredibly smart. He’s very comfortable in his own skin and always seems to be above high school bullshit. We get to see him grow along with Jessica as the series progresses. While he makes questionable decisions, so does Jessica. McCafferty gives neither character a free pass — and honestly I love that. I love that we legit get to see Marcus Flutie as a human with faults and all. He starts out as an enigma, but you guys we actually get to go so much more in depth and he becomes totally realized and THAT IS WHY HE IS THE ONLY MARCUS THAT MATTERS.
Also? Some choice quotes:
From Second Helpings:
“You, yes, you, linger inside my heart
The same you who stopped us before we could start.”
From Charmed Thirds and no it’s not a spoiler, we all know their relationship has ups and downs:
‘“I thought Marcus was going to be in my life forever. Then I thought I was wrong. Now he’s back. But this time I know what’s certain: Marcus will be gone again, and back again and again and again because nothing is permanent. Especially people. Strangers become friends. Friends become lovers. Lovers become strangers. Strangers become friends once more, and over and over. Tomorrow, next week, fifty years from now, I know I’ll get another one-word postcard from Marcus, because this one doesn’t have a period signifying the end of the sentence.
Or the end of anything at all.” ‘
From Sloppy Firsts:
“yet you forget
there will always be
a part of me in you
I taunted and tempted
with my forbidden fruit
does that make
the serpent too?”
From Perfect Fifths:
““Gone for a while
Hoping, always, to return
If you will let me””
I know, I know totally tantalizing out of context. But for real, you need to read Megan McCafferty’s series because it is AMAZE and you will be like oh goodness, how have I lived my entire life not knowing who Marcus Flutie is.