Monday, June 9, 2014

My Last Kiss Blog Tour Guest Post: Top 10 Fictional Crushes

Hi everyone, today we have the pleasure of hosting the Blog Tour for Bethany Neal's book, My Last Kiss. Bethany has been so gracious to give us her list of TOP 10 FICTIONAL CRUSHES!!!!!  The YA Sisterhood especially loves her #1 Choice!!!!!

What if your last kiss was with the wrong boy?

Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. It was on the old covered bridge the summer before her freshman year with her boyfriend of three years, Ethan Keys. But her last kiss--the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died--is a blur. Cassidy is trapped in the living world, not only mourning the loss of her human body, but left with the grim suspicion that her untimely death wasn't a suicide as everyone assumes. She can't remember anything from the weeks leading up to her birthday and she's worried that she may have betrayed her boyfriend.

If Cassidy is to uncover the truth about that fateful night and make amends with the only boy she'll ever love, she must face her past and all the decisions she made--good and bad--that led to her last kiss.

Bethany Neal's suspenseful debut novel is about the power of first love and the haunting lies that threaten to tear it apart


Bethany's Fictional Crushes

Top 10 Fictional Crushes – YA Sisterhood

10. Louis (Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice):
Anne Rice invented tall, dark, and brooding when she wrote Louis de Pointe du Lac. Doesn’t hurt that he’s played by a young, icy-eyed Brad Pitt in the movie adapt either.

9. Joe (The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson): He’s one of the few crushes I have that would actually work in real life. He could play me songs on his horn and we could cuddle away entire days in that bed in the forest. So much sigh for this boy in this effervescent book.

8. Rio (Jem TV show):

I know most of you are too young to know about Jem and the Holograms, but this was by far and wide my favorite 80s cartoon about a music biz exec, Jerrica Benton, who transforms via hologram earrings (I know, right!) into the international superstar lead singer Jem. This double life of awesomeness leads to the world’s most complicated love triangle ever because Jerrica’s main man, Rio Pacheco, also has a crush on Jem—who is actually still Jerrica. It’s a head scratcher, but he has purple hair, so we overlook the minor detail that he’s cheating on his girlfriend…with his girlfriend.

7. Ruby (Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma): I’m an equal opportunist when it comes to crushes, and there’s nothing wrong with a good healthy hetero-girl crush. Chloe may be the narrator, but her saucy older sis, Ruby, steals the show in the novel. Girl loves fiercely and is willing to trade a life for those she loves—literally—but, man oh man, is she magic!

6. Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald):
Oh, Gatsby. You asked too much of your flighty paramour Daisy Buchanan, but our love will shine brighter than her briny green light ever could. 

5. Bruce Wayne (Batman): He’s frickin’ Batman, people! And rich and dangerous and has terrible taste in women. We’re meant to be.

4. Adam Wilde (If I Stay/Where She Went by Gayle Forman): Rockstar: check. Famous and tormented: double check. Dedicated to loving you no matter what as long as you stay safe: big world tour of love-sized swoony check.

3. Edward Cullen (The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer):
I wonder what it would feel like to kiss him on a sunny day on a private beach in the Caribbean with his sparkles washing over my tanned skin… I’m sorry, what were we talking about?

2. Romeo (Romeo and Juliet  by William Shakespeare): Of course, I have a very specific image of my Romeo, and it is Leo DiCaprio in 1996 wearing that untucked suit, smoking as he scribbles all the feels in his journal underneath the Grove of Sycamore, pining over his ex, Rosaline. I shall make thee forget, smexy sir.  I shall make thee forget.

  1. Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show):
Louis may have founded the brooding business that is hunky vampires with a conscience, but Angel turned that billowy trench coat startup into a world-wide enterprise. I’m actually so in love with Angel that I hate David Boreanaz (the actor that played him). He’s on Bones now and not telling Buffy “in 243 years I’ve loved exactly one person.” It’s a crime. A crime I tell you!