Wednesday, July 6, 2011

YA Crush Tourney: Nash vs Hale (Match #1) goes to HALE!



It's finally here! Our first ever YA-Sisterhood Tournament! And, what could be better than a Tournament of YA Crushes! All our ficticious dream guys in one place!

Some general rules before we begin:

There may be some spoilers in the following post. We've tried to keep it fairly general, but overall, this Tourney will not be spoiler-free. So beware.

Secondly, You are welcome to write your own comments about either character in the comments section, but we will not tolerate rudeness. The minute it crosses over from logical argument into character bashing, your comments will be deleted and your vote canceled.

Get ready for our first match! Where a gorgeous supernatural being faces off against a super hot art thief! So, without further adieu, let the games begin!!!

Nash Hudson (Seed 16)

Nash is represented by Rachel. You can follow her on twitter at!/Rachel498.

Nash Hudson is the sexy male bean sidhe from Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series. He's confident, popular, protective, and charismatic. Nash loves deeply and is willing to put himself in danger (and risk his life) for those he cares about. He's totally loyal to Kaylee, and despite the fact that he's made some mistakes, he'll do whatever it takes to be worthy of her.

Hot. Sexy. Gorgeous. Nash is described as having "hypnotic hazel eyes with amazing swirls of brown and green" along with beautiful chestnut hair. Playing football and baseball has given him the perfect physique..and does that paint a great picture, or what? Unsurprisingly, with his sexy smile and perfect body, it's those looks that have practically every girl in school competing for his attention. All in all, when it comes to appearances, Nash has the whole package.

Being a male bean sidhe means Nash has a particular talent called Influence. He can compel people and project emotions, causing you to feel excited, or relaxed, or angry, among other feelings. He has the ability to direct and restore souls with the help of a female bean sidhe, as well.
Oh, and he's also *very* talented at kissing. And we all know that's a pretty important skill.

Special Attributes
Nash's eyes also act as a sort of mood ring. Whenever he experiences intense emotions, such as desire, love, anger, etc., the colors in his eyes swirl. Which is pretty damn hot.

What makes Nash better than Hale?
On top of being good-looking, Nash is supportive and understanding. He learns from his mistakes, strives to be good enough for Kay, and refuses to be in a relationship with anyone but her. He's brave, too- able to face down demons in order to protect those he loves. And one thing you can count on with Nash is that he's always there when he's needed.

Nash also faces the harsh consequences of his past mistakes, and even though things get really rough for him, he's willing to do and endure anything for Kaylee. He knows that in the end, Kaylee is the most important thing to him, regardless of previous events and decisions. And even with another girl after him, he only wants and has eyes for Kay.

Oh, and here's a quote from our drool-worthy bean sidhe that will make you swoon:

"I don't have you, and without you, it feels like what I do have doesn't matter." Nice, right? Hale may be a handsome and rich human, but he's no delectable bean sidhe.

W.W. Hale V (Seed 17)
Hale is represented by Deanne D, a Children's Librarian in NM. You can follow her on twitter @librarychickD.

W.W. Hale V (known just as “Hale”) from Heist Society and Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter is best friend to and possible, one-day, hopefully boyfriend to Katarina “Kat” Bishop. He is a lot of things but most of all he’s protective; protective of Kat, the family, their chosen profession, and even his first name, which he’ll never share. He’s smart, sarcastic, quick- thinking, loyal and an excellent thief.

Ally Carter is purposefully vague on the description of Hale; I think to allow each reader to imagine their own version of Hale. We know he has light brown hair, golden skin (most likely from spending time in exotic locales) and is tall with broad shoulders and is the hottest guy that Kat has ever laid eyes on. He’s also confident which makes him even hotter! Most girls instantly fall into love (lust?) with him but he only has eyes for Kat.

He’s a thief! And a darn good one at that! He’s also charming which helps with the thievery. He’s a good con-man and charming so he’s able to talk himself in and out of most situations. He’s smart and open-minded which helps him see solutions to get Kat out of trouble which she always seems to find or always finds her.

Special Attributes
He’s rich, he has absentee parents so he’s free to travel the world using his family’s resources (private jets, villas) without anyone questioning him, and he’s got a trusting, faithful butler/valet to take care of him. He wears Superman pajama pants! How can you not love a guy who wears Superman pajama pants to bed, especially when he’s sleeping in a room with stolen masterpieces by Monet or Vermeer?

What makes Hale better than Nash?
Hale is a normal, human boy. There’s nothing supernatural about him. He’s just a normal (albeit super-rich) guy that loves a girl and will do anything to help her even when he’s been hurt by her. He has never lied to or used Kat. His number one priority has always been her. He’s a hero, not a superhero, just a regular, everyday hero for Kat.

Vote for Hale!!!

Okay, now is the time to vote! Pick the guy that is most crush worthy to move onto the next round! Voting will be open for 40 hours. (8AM Wednesday to Midnight Thursday)