Team Ky ! [YA Love Triangle Week]

My post is for YA Love Triangle Week is finally up over at Down the Rabbit Hole. But if you haven’t seen it yet, here it is:

Two words: Ky. Markham.

Yeah. He’s really that important.

Let me start off by giving you a song that reminds me of Ky when I listen to it.

Ky is all about poems and art. He’s super creative, so I hope that gave you a first good impression of my post! But let me get to my point.

For those who have no idea who I am talking about, let me explain. Ky is one of the fabulous boys from Ally Condie’s Matched. He’s the guy that is suddenly important in Cassia’s [the protagonist] life. There is way more to the story, but you’re just going to have to read Matched to find out!

But before you get your hands on it, let me tell you about Ky…

With those traits (and more), how can you not at least be somewhat interested in this guy?! Throughout the novel, Ky displays those traits more than once. It’s not even just toward Cassia! He’s also friends with Xander and they help each other on a few occasions. Ky also helps protect Em, Cassia’s girl best friend, even though they are not that close. You know the whole boy next door thing? Yeah, he is exactly that kind of guy.

He’s also really quiet. Not that he’s shy or afraid of talking, but because he’s taking in the world around him. Ky is the type of person that learns by watching things. And because he watched, he learned how to fit in with everyone else. Ky is able to blend in when needed, and stand out from others in a moment’s notice. The way he moves himself is a combination of restraint, honesty and secrecy. He’s open just enough to make people want to know more, but stays mysterious enough to have people dig deeper to find the true him.

Cassia also sees Ky cry. Most guys would never let anyone else, let alone a girl that they liked, see them cry. It’s considered weak and whatever else guys say about crying. But a lot of us disagree. Guys are true men if they cry. Because if they can, it shows that they are not afraid of expressing their feelings. In a world where everything is so closely monitored, people hold back their feelings to keep from being noticed. Ky isn’t that worried of having others see that his feelings are important. Seeing him cry just makes him even better. Sensitive guys are a lot more attractive than you may think.

Now let’s get to what Ky looks like:

Just reading that description makes me swoon! I don’t know about you, but I’m picturing a pretty nice guy in my head right now… Maybe a few guys like this?


[Christian Cooke, Zac Efron, Logan Lerman, Drew Roy]

Man. These guys are pretty handsome ! Not all of them have blue eyes, but his eyes sometimes reflect the environment around him. So they could look brown or green, but they are really blue. How cool is that?! To know your eyes are a certain color, but they appear to be different based on your surroundings! Awesome!

Ky’s voice is described as “soft and deep like water falling in the distance.” It’s also “has music.” Picture a really attractive 17-year-old that has a super sweet personality with a voice that is rhythmic and melodious. Yeah. Talk about the guy from your dreams! Looks aren’t everything, but it’s a plus!

He also says the sweetest things.
(Page 273)

Ky: “Do you think anyone believes in them anymore?”
Cassia:  “I don’t know. No. do you?”
Ky: “I believe in you. That’s more faith than I ever though I’d have.”

*Squeals* Aweee! How cute is that?! If I had a boyfriend that said those kind of things, I would just melt.

There’s one more thing that just makes him even more perfect-the fact that he isn’t perfect at all. He breaks the rules and thinks outside of the box. He’s torn apart on the inside and gets in trouble. Life isn’t perfect. And if someone is perfect, they aren’t real. Ky isn’t perfect, which makes him pretty close to perfect. Highlighting his great features is one thing, but it’s imperfections that complete a person.

Soooo…Did I convince you enough to make Ky your pick?! You’re the one who decides for yourself…But can I just say that if you don’t choose him, it means more for me? Haha, but I’m all for sharing 😉

Now go over to Down the Rabbit Hole to see all of the other posts! And remember to vote for your favorite Team!


5 thoughts on “Team Ky ! [YA Love Triangle Week]

  1. Oh suuuurrree! NOW you like the guy next door!
    Before it was all “Peeta, I love him!” or “OMG Team Edward!”
    (okay, now ur switzerland)
    but REALLY?! Now that I’m not there to nag you about the best-friend option, you choose it by yourself! How do you think that makes me feel?!
    Cheated. That’s what. Because I don’t get to gloat about this one. 😡
    (btw, Ky sounds like an absolute dream!)

  2. I find that in books we usually fall in love with the guy that the main character of the book falls for, because we experience every tender feeling they have for a character. Xander seems to be a good guy from what she says but she doesn’t notice or think of him at all, because she already knows him but Ky is a mystery to her and plus is somewhat her actual match, so he is to us too.

    • I agree and disagree at the same time. Yes, we do feel what the character is feeling. But a lot of the time my friends and I end up liking the guys that aren’t the characters love interest.

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