Ian and Wanda

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I like Ian and Wanda. But there's just something about it that's different. How Ian is just super sweet. I'm pretty paranoid, so I don't know... It doesn't seem quite right for Ian to always be so nice, so sweet, while everyone else is guarded. I mean, your species is dying. You're being nice to the enemy? It didn't take long for him, or Jeb, for that matter. I understand Jeb, because Jared did say that Jeb was able to see through deceptions easily, so he would have known that Wanda wasn't a bad person. I just figured... Ian wouldn't have trusted her so quickly.

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Okay, so I love all the relationships but something pulls me toward Ian and Wanda more. Maybe because you get to see more of how their relationship was formed. Melanie and Jared...well we just knew they loved each other.

It's so hard to decide though!!! I think that Mel and Jared have a truly passionate relationship and that they really truly do love each other. But we mostly only see Mel's side of it. Jared eventually believes that she is alive inside her head, but he still isn't able to really be with her.

After I finished the book, which was just yesterday, I flipped pages, looking at pretty much every part when Wanderer and Ian were together. I wanted to recap how he went from hating her and wanting her dead to protecting her at all costs and loving her with all his heart. And I did keep reading this line: "You. Are. Not. Leaving. Me." Over and over and over again! He could have left it at "You. Are. Not. Leaving" as in she isn't leaving everyone behind, but no. He added the Me which makes it soooo much more powerful.

I feel sort of like I should like Melanie and Jared more, probably because it's the main relationship, but I think I do lean more toward Ian and Wanda. It's really hard to explain (as you can see by my loooong post which hardly makes sense...) but I have all these squirmy feelings in my stomach whenever I think about it! I LOVE how Ian loves Wanda even though it is so weird. And I LOVE how she loves him back, even though she's been in love with Jared all this time. She still loves Jared, but she FINALLY realizes she loves Ian more, even if it is a different kind of love.

But at the same time, I was trying to think of what happened when Melanie woke up as herself. I can imagine Jared standing there the whole time, and then when she wakes up...That would be such a huge mixture of relief, love, sadness, happiness, and so much more. I always think beyond what is given. I'm always thinking about other scenes not in a book, or events in someone else's point of view ("You. Are. Not. Leaving. Me." Sorry, I can't get over that!), which makes me love all the characters even more.

And I think it's so cute that Ian wouldn't let anyone touch Wanda while they were getting her a body. Awwww
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imhuntingforwitches wrote:I absolutely loved Ian and Wanda. They had this seemingly impossible love that was sustained by Ian. I was practically screaming at Wanda every time she "fell back in love" with Jared. Glad to know that she moved on though! Ian loved her, WANDA, for herself, no matter what body she was in. That was just incredible, to see that his love knew no bounds, that it extended to another species!
Yeah I got sooo mad when Wanda would be with Ian and realize that she loved him, and then see Jared and seemingly forget all about Ian! And at the end when Jared was kissing Wanda, not Melanie, I got soooo mad. Here's what went through my mind:

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! ARGH!
IAN + Wanda = :D
Jared + MELANIE = :D
Jared + Wanda = :evil: :cry:

Even though there was no possible way that Jared was ending up with Wanda, I was still sooo mad!
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Sprinter352 wrote: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! ARGH!
IAN + Wanda = :D
Jared + MELANIE = :D
Jared + Wanda = :evil: :cry:

Even though there was no possible way that Jared was ending up with Wanda, I was still sooo mad!


AHAHAHAHA I'm sorry your little emoticons just cracked me up. Ian and Wanda are the shizznit. End of story.

But did no one like this bit?

"...Melanie's experiences had not gone to waste; I had learned from them. Ian was every bit as honorable as Jared, and I was not going to go through the frustration Melanie had.

So I lied, giving myself an extra year. 'I'll be eighteen.' " pg. 605


Was I the only one who liked that part? Really? No one finds Naughty Wanda funny? No one finds Wanda planning on seducing Ian funny?
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imhuntingforwitches wrote: Was I the only one who liked that part? Really? No one finds Naughty Wanda funny? No one finds Wanda planning on seducing Ian funny?
I think I was too excited to actually really pay attention at that part...but now that I'm rereading it, it's hilarious! How very sneaky...
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imhuntingforwitches wrote:
"...Melanie's experiences had not gone to waste; I had learned from them. Ian was every bit as honorable as Jared, and I was not going to go through the frustration Melanie had.

So I lied, giving myself an extra year. 'I'll be eighteen.' " pg. 605
Was I the only one who liked that part? Really? No one finds Naughty Wanda funny? No one finds Wanda planning on seducing Ian funny?
I think I said this in another post so, if I'm repeating myself, I'm sorry.

When I first read the book I was so tired I didn't see the humor. But through the second reading I laughed or smiled and I like that part a lot still. But hearing you put it like "Wanda planning on seducing Ian" I find that hilarious! :lol: :lol: :lol: I never really thought about it like that...Wanda seducing Ian...so funny!
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I love Ian and Wanda together. I loved Wanda from the beginning and Ian grew on me when he fell in love with her and she loved him, it made me like the happiest person on Earth! I cried when I thought she was going to leave him. :(
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I like Wand and Ian and Jared Melanie. In a way it's like twilight but the Bella character gets both of her loves.
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Alphie wrote:Who here was a bigger fan of Ian and Wanda being together than of Melanie and Jared?
ME!!

I really think what they shared was really special. i said this in another thread: He was able to see beyond the "evil alien" and love the "person", so to speak, inside the body. Ian loved Wanda for who she was. I think thats really special. I'm starting to wish for an Ian rather than an Edward and I am still reading the book for the first time - I'm only up to Chapter 43.
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I love Ian and Wanda better then Jared and Mel, because even though he knows what she is he still loves her. What woman wouldn't want that? It shows that love conquers all. Ian is a good man...and he loves wanda for wanda no matter what body she was in. What a great love story?!

My favorite line is "I held you in my hand and you were beautiful."

I cried when Ian kissed Wanda when she was still planning on leaving. I hardly ever cry at books or movies. I could feel his pain.
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