Wednesday, July 6, 2011

YA Crush Tourney: St. Clair vs. Puck (Match #2) goes to St. Clair

AND WINNER IS...

ETIENNE ST. CLAIR

Here it is, folks. A battle between two hot YA guys that together span several centuries, continents, languages, realms, and even species. Sensitive Gorgeous English/French/American guy vs. Hot Hilarious Trickster Fairie. Who will it be? Well, two super fans of each are here to help you decide!

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.

Now. Let the games begin! (May the odds be ever in your favor!)



St. Clair (Seed 9)


St. Clair is represented today by Melissa, follow her on twitter @3fixedhearts. Etienne St. Clair is a character from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. It's a fabulous read, which we unfortunately haven't written a review of yet, but you can learn more here.

Personality
Étienne St. Clair...there is so much charm in him it is difficult to know where to start. He is adored by everyone because of his magnetic personality. MAGNETISM: the phenomenon of physical attraction; the strong attractiveness of something. That is St. Clair. He is smart, witty and 'ridiculously attractive'. But it is his charm - he is so charming to everyone, drawing all types of individuals to him - that makes him stand out. Though he sometimes hides it, he has incredible depth in his emotions. St. Clair feels things on a deeper level than he lets on. Deeper than most boys. He knows just what to say, how to say it and when to say it to make anyone feel better. He is also extremely intelligent. Oh, and he is romantic and flirtatious without even trying. He will draw you in with his charm. He will flirt with you - forcing you to surrender. Yes, he does have his moments when he seems to disappear but he never runs away - like many boys do. And he always defends his girl (his 'true' girl). He will defend you, as his love, forever. He will move mountains for you - he will move to another country for you. While witty and funny and a wonderful friend he may be, there is no escaping his charm and magnetic personality. He will draw you in and turn you in to one of 'them' - one of those girls who swoon.

Looks
First: The hair. The "I-pretend-I-don't-care-but-I-really-do' hair. Breathtaking, dark, thick 'you wanna run your fingers through it when you are making out with him' hair. You wanna run your fingers through it even when you are not making out with him. Hell, you want to run your toes through this perfect head of hair - hair that looks so beautiful and smells so clean and boyish. Then the eyes: big, brown beautiful eyes. Eyes that look deeply into you, reading your every thought. Described as weapons against the female race. Perfectly shaped lips- very useful. White teeth, with a twinge of imperfection making him real. Stylish - dresses cute! Wears cute pajama pants when he has a sleep-over with you. The way he carries himself...confidence and charm ooze. Though he is not tall, he carries himself tall - and having him your size, ladies, has tremendous advantages (wink). The whole entire St. Clair package deal: ridiculously attractive, charismatic look that, like his personality, draws you in. You can't help but stare at him.

Talents
Bilingual. OH. MY. GOD. What is hotter than hearing a boy speak with an English accent? What? Oh, Étienne saying sweet nothings in your ear in FRENCH. Helloooo! Girls. Étienne St. Clair - first, his French name is hot and fun to say. He will speak to you in his sexy, English accent - which every girl knows is a deal-maker. Then, he will bust out (BRADLEY COOPER STYLE) in perfect French, sealing the deal. He draws - an artist. But sort of an undercover one, one that does not boast. He is rather shy about his talent. Another talent? Knowing amazing facts, especially history. He is definitely the one you want on your team for trivia games. Did I mention he speaks with an English accent and can talk to you in French, while kissing your neck? TALENT.

Special Attributes
Back to the charm and magnetism. Rarely does a boy posess such traits as does St. Clair. Rarely does a boy have the ability to draw you in with such power that you are forced to surrender. You actually give up and fall into the crush. It is unavoidable with St. Clair. He is strong and yet vulnerable at the same time - making him so attractive to us girls. He is a history expert and actually enjoys reading everything he can about history. Like I said, pick him for your trivia team. He will back you when you need it. He will stand by you. His wit and friendly sarcasm will keep you laughing - especially when you need it most. It is really his magnetic personality and good looks that make him special.

What makes St. Clair better than Puck?
Both Puck and St. Clair are friends to the girl throughout the book. Both have you wondering, "Will they ever get together?" I have to say, Étienne is much more charming and flirtatious. Though Puck is funny as hell and a best friend who would stand by you, he doesn't have that magnetism that Étienne was born with. Étienne is sort of a bad boy because he is such a flirt and he is taken - so the 'I want him but can't have him' factor is there. But having him as only a friend is unacceptable. The way he charms you, enthralls you, captivates you...flirts with you...turns you on so you think about totally wanting to make out with him...that is what makes Étienne St. Clair so crush-worthy and so entirely hot! You don't want to be just a friend. He is fun, fun-loving and funny, yes, but you totally want to jump his bones...and that is no laughing matter. With Puck, you laugh at his jokes, want to elbow him in that 'you're so funny, like my brother' way and are glad he always has your back. But you don't really look at him and get chills and heat in your body at the same time. To borrow a line from a movie (since Anna loves movies), Étienne makes your heart beat faster and slower at the same time. Definitely more crush-worthy and holding more swagger and swoon-factor. I DO NOT want to be only his friend. Puck, sure, buddy, we can hang out. Étienne...just hanging out would kill me. I would surely die a painful death having to just sit next to you, while you flirt and charm.

Anything else you’d like to add?
Did I mention he speaks with an English accent and can bust out hot sexy French stuff while kissing you? Oh my.


Puck (Seed 24)

Puck is being represented today by Krazzyme. Visit this advocate here: http://youngreadersathome.blogspot.com/ or follow on twitter (@kadburytweets). Puck is a character from The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa. If you'd like to know more about the series, check out our review here.


Personality
Puck is charming, funny, sarcastic, playful, mischievous, trustworthy (if he really likes you, i.e), and has a wicked sense of humor.

Looks
He has striking red hair, green eyes and a killer smile.Can't imagine it? You might wanna look at


Talents
Puck can shift into a raven,so obviously he can fly.
He can kick @$$ without breaking into a sweat!
He's quickwitted
He's nerveless
AND his BEST TALENT: He can lighten up any situation!

Special Attributes
He's immortal and a faerie,so he can't grow old!
He's also the court jester.
He's been around forever(remember Puck from A Midsummer's Night's Dream? That's him).

What makes Puck better than St. Clair?
Puck has always been there for the woman he loves.
He's willing to die for her and he expects nothing in return.
He's warm and never tries to push people away.
He's fun and very HOT.
He's reliable and goes to extreme lengths to make his friend happy!

Anything else you’d like to add?
Puck=PURE AWESOME
You'd be a fool not to vote for him!
Team Puck, work your magic, don't let St. Claire win!!!!!

Now the time has come to weigh your options. Think carefully. This post will be open for 40 hours (8am Wednesday- Midnight Thursday). Now...

Vote!


VOTING IS NOW CLOSED!

23 comments:

  1. I love Anna and the French Kiss, but I had to vote Puck on this one, you made some great points!! Great job to both teams!!

    Vote TEAM KILT/Zachary Moore on Friday!!

    Amy

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  3. St. Clair...SWOOOOOOON, SIGH , Fans self

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  4. team puck all the way! I love St. Claire but he doesn't compare to the awesomeness of Puck :)

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  5. If the fact that this blog background didn't FREAKIN' ROCK and make me fall in love with your blog, then the fact that you put dreamy St. Clair in a competition against other hunky YA boys would have anyway!

    Team St. Clair, all the way. Rock on.

    P.s. Congrats... you've just earned yourself a new blog stalker.

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  6. St. Clair...

    Eh-t-yen St. Clair!

    Etienne.

    St. Clair.

    Etienne St. Clair.

    Please let St. Clair win this round.

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  7. GO TEAM PUCK ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!

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  8. St. Clair.....SAINT. hot boy. Boy wonder. Human. Hot talented tongue kisser. uh huh. we know that. close your eyes and imagine it. you did, didn't you?

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  9. Oh, Lord, did I just read that comment? OK. here: "We are kissing like crazy. Like our lives depend on it. His tongue slips inside my mouth, gentle but demanding, and it's nothing like I've ever experienced, and I suddenly understand why people describe kissing as melting because every square inch of my body dissolves into his." Yeah. That's how ETIENNE kisses. I have to say...I like Puck, I do. But you want a guy who will kiss you, melt you and show some swagger after...not tell you a joke. smooch, smooch..hey did you hear the one about the chicken who crossed the street? um, no. VERSUS: smooch, smooch, "Anna, I'm dying here. Would you please tell me you love me?"

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  10. I pledge to vote only once and encourage others to do the same. If 1 person votes a gazillion times, then what's the point?

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  11. I've only read the Julie Kagawa books out of this match so I had to vote for Puck

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  12. I agree with the person above who wrote about voting once. if some silly sits and hits repeat over and over, there is no point. and Jenn (above) you should read Anna and the French Kiss. it's good. you'll like it.

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  13. I vote for funny and charming Puck. Read Julie Kagawa's books and it will not disappoint you. Puck contains all the attributes a girl like to have in a boy: reliable,loyal and can lighten up even the most heavy situation.

    TEAM PUCK RULES!

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  14. Thanks for all the comments-- as for the dilemma of multiple votes. We totally understand everyone's concern! We originally intended to allow only one vote, but after the match was posted, we realized that Google docs didn't allow single answer polls. It appeared as if a few ppl were voting multiple times, while others had no clue it was even possible. The only fair way to even the playing field was to make it known to everyone that you could vote multiple times. I can safely say that the percentages are still largely the same. The multiple votes hasn't skewed the process. In fact, it's about the same, but just with a lot more votes.

    Thank you guys!

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  15. Ahhh this is soooo difficult XD But I chose Puck... sorry St. Clair, I love you too :(

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  16. VOTE FOR PUCK! <3

    Etienne is cool too, but Puck is awesomesauce!

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  17. puck all the way!! love love love him!! :) he is so funny and charming..he stands by Meghan's side no matter what. he is so faithful and would lay down his life for you. and on top of that when you feel down and insecure he automatically tells you how amazing you are and then cracks a joke to make you smile..i don't know about you guys but i love a guy that can make me laugh..plus he has a great smile himself!!
    vote for puck!!
    team puck forever and always!! <3

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  18. St Clair all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    oh, how i wish i was Anna <3

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  19. I haven't read any of the Iron Fey books but I have read Anna and the French Kiss... I am very glad to see St. Clair won. He was amazing!! I loved his character.


    <3 Patricia @ Patricia's Particularity

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  20. love Etienne St. Clair!!!!!!

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