Monday, July 25, 2011

YA Crush Tournament: St. Clair vs. Zachary goes to Zachary!

And the winner is... 


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.

And now it's time for the Englishman vs. the Scotsman....

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.

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.

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.

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 Zach?
Our Scottish friend is hot, I’m not going to lie;
But St. Clair has more swagger, making ALL, not just one, the school girls sigh.
And kilts, who cares – Mr. St. Clair also wears cute stuff;
Is comparing the clothes really enough?
Etienne St. Clair has that broody enigmatic quality like Zach;
He, too, has the lovely accent; he, too, has his girl’s back.
But Etienne St. Clair is charismatic and charming beyond belief;
To have a boy like him love you makes your life complete.
He has ‘to die for’ hair and big beautiful eyes;
He is handsome and funny and definitely wise.
And St. Clair’s hands are large, too, and we know what they say;
But he isn’t an ever-patient, too understanding puppy dog,
Like a real boy, he makes his own way;
With a crush-worthy, swoon-worthy, falling-in-love-worthy boy like St. Clair;
Measuring him against another boy, there is no way to compare.
Although If I must throw out one last strife-
Ladies, your Zach boy is only here for a year, Mr. St. Clair is yours for life.

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.

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 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 St. Clair?
Tis true, St. Clair is from a FAB book
But when it comes to boyfriends? Let’s take a look:
St. Clair has Anna, and their story is great
But without Anna, well, there is no debate.
It took St. Clair a while to decide
If, in Anna, his heart did reside.
Zach’s own story is switched around
He waited till Aura’s affections came 'round.
Zach is a better crush by far!
100% Scot + Kilt  = RAWR!

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!!

*Voting is now closed*
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