Friday, July 8, 2011

YA Crush Tourney: Will vs. Zach (Match #3) goes to Zach!



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.

We’ve got a gorgeous shadow hunter from Victorian England vs. a Scottish Ghost-Repelling Hottie. How will you ever choose? One repels demons, and the other ghosts, but they both seem to attract fangirls like crazy.

Will Herondale (Seed 8)

Will Herondale is a character in the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. You can learn more here. He is represented by Claire, who you can follow on Twitter @autumnbutturfly.

Though regarded as detestable by many, Will Herondale has hidden depths. He enjoys gambling, drinking and the company of ladies; Victorian society in a nutshell really. He is well aware of his charm and how liked he is by women and is described in CLOCKWORK ANGEL as "the brighter burning star, the one to catch attention". He is possibly one of the most secretive boys of YA fiction; believed to be a jerk by many, but I think that his past will show reason for his actions. We have been able to see a more affectionate Will, through Tessa, and despite his angry, cocky exterior, he can be a really sweet guy.

Will is tall, dark haired and Welsh. Not to mention the intricate marks indicating that he's a Shadowhunter that map his body. He's strong and threataning (and Victorian too!!) due to all his training. I saved his best physical trait until last; Will Herondale has stormy blue eyes. Eyes are thought to be the windows to the soul; this seventeen year old guards his eyes, they are his walls and rarely show anything but a stoney, sultry coldness (brilliant, aren't they?!). In rare moments of emotion, his eyes transform.

Extraordinarily physically strong, due to him being a Shadowhunter and easily able to kick some demon-butt. Fantastic at being secretive, Will can lie whenever he wants but can also show affection too. He is well educated, reads and speaks Latin. He's Victorian, so his fantastic mannerisms set him apart from everyone else but he's also able to be cheeky and charming too.

Special Attributes
He's a Shadowhunter, which makes him extremely special anyway! He's Welsh, he's a mystery, he's a Herondale, he can speak Latin ("Pulvis et umbra sumus," said Will, not looking at her as he spoke. "I believe we are dust and shadows. What else is there?") ... what more do you want?!

What makes Will better than Zachary?
Will has an aura of strength about him, he constantly tries to hide his past and keep himself together (which can't be easy). He is affectionate when he wants to be, he is charming, cocky, Victorian, he's a Shadowhunter and he speaks Latin. Will Herondale gives us so much to learn and is a mystery to us; he can teach us so much about the world, about ourselves and about himself as well.

Anything else you’d like to add?
"A quote which shows why Will is the best:
""The smile broke what was left of his resistance -- shattered it. He had let the walls down when he'd thought she was gone, and there was no time to build them back up.""

Zachary Moore (Seed 25)

Zachary is a character in Shade and Shift by Jeri-Smith Ready. You can learn more about the books by reading our review here. He is represented by Amy & Jen at (Facebook: Fictitious Delicious Twitter: @FictishDelish)

In a city in Maryland they call Baltimore,
Is a hot Scottish boy named Zachary Moore.
He says funny words like ‘bugger!’ and ‘aye’
And has moments so sweet that it makes us cry.
He’s bold, strong, and smart, a science geek,
Writes shoddy love poems, has a competitive streak.
He’s real good at soccer, which makes him quite fit.
He’ll call you ‘bonnie’ when you’re feeling like sh… (bugger, can’t say that) …crap.

A once ‘doughy’ lad, with eyes of green,
Has hair of dark brown that he keeps nicely clean.
He’s got giant hands, and you know what they say…
And those dimples of his? You can’t look away!

But of all his talents we surely can’t miss
Is the way this Scotsman knows how to kiss.
Now take it to the bridge!
Would he, could he, in a box?
Yes, and it’ll rock your socks!
Would he, could he, in a river?
Yes, and it’ll make you quiver!
He will kiss you here and there,
Why, he will kiss you everywhere!

Special Attributes
For attributes, his accent is first on the list.
Watch him roll those R’s… yeah, you get the gist.
His mere presence will ward off those pesky ghosts
Which comes in handy when they bother you most.
And let’s not forget to mention the kilt,
Which fits on that body, so nicely built.

What makes Zach better than Will?
Tis true, Will Herondale is mysterious and hot,
But our boy’s all that, PLUS he’s a Scot!
He’d never say things that would make your heart wilt.
And, c’mon, can Will pull off wearing a kilt?

Anything else you’d like to add?
Remember that Zachary is lastly seeded,
So your vote for him surely is needed!
Jeri Smith-Ready has promised a teaser
If Zachary wins! So don’t vote at leisure!
Vote NOW for TEAM KILT for best crush fictitious,
(And then see our blog, Fictitious Delicious!)

Thanks to you bonnie lasses at YA Sisterhood!!