So I have a lot for you guys today, from my Team Will argument to a chance to enter to win a TOTALLY marked up, annotated ARC of Vanish. I have no idea what Sophie's writing in it, but she's telling you her comments and maybe even a secret or two. Yeah. I'm jealous of who wins this.
Now let's get this kicked off! I bring you guys: Team Will All the Way
While I can appreciate Cassian, and admit that he has his moments of hotness, it’s Will that my heart lies with… and who I think makes a better pairing for Jacinda. In an environment where Jacinda’s draki side was being wasted away, a dry place that made even her skin uncomfortable, Will reignited the part of herself that she seems to value the most. And face it, when a guy can literally make you steam, he gets major points in his favor.
But Will’s hot looks… angsty tormented side… and gentle ways aside, he and Jacinda connect in a way that she doesn’t connect with Cassian. With Cassian, she has to worry about being some huge celebrity practically when it comes to the pride. While I don't doubt that Cassian views her with far more emotion and sensitivity than the rest of the pride, Will just views her as… well, pretty much as someone to love and take care of.
And if that’s not enough, then there’s the kissing. Holy hormones batman, these two have some steamy kisses, and not just because Jacinda’s wings have a tendency to want to expand and her breath becomes a steamfest when Will’s around. Nope. There is an undeniable chemistry between them that frankly, Cassian just doesn’t have, locked at the lips or otherwise. (Gasp! Did I just tell you she kisses Cassian? Uh. No. I didn't. But there IS kissing in Vanish. And it's hot. And you should read it to find out because seriously, some of the hottest kisses around.) Plus! She's known Cassian for years, with not much more than a wrinkled nose in response. But with Will? Instant attraction, and by the time Cassian could even come close to that kind of hot attraction, Jacinda and Will are, well, let's just say it's a few notches above Cassian.
Yeah, Cassian is kind and endearing, but Will is the guy who wants to break out of the life he knows not only for Jacinda but himself as well. He’s the guy that will put her first. And he’s the guy that risks everything so they can be together. Besides, you will get a lot more of Cassian in Vanish, and maybe not as much Will (or is he splashed across the pages? Read to find out!), and yet I still am totally Team Will. That's saying something.
So yes please, Will Rutledge is the winning guy. He’s the best of both worlds, and you know what I mean if you’ve read Firelight (and if you haven’t, why not? You should get on that like now!). Also. He drives a Hummer. And it's loaded with weapons. Yeah. It’s hot.
And that, lovelies, is why Will is obviously the way to go. Rawr. Times like ten.
So what do you guys think? Team Will or Team Cassian?
Because with that, and the answer to a trivia question related to the excerpts posted throughout the week, now is your chance to win Sophie's very last Vanish ARC that is up for grabs, marked up with her commentary. Absolutely one of a kind item, so get ready!
To enter, just fill out THIS form and answer this question: Who is driving the car when Jacinda's group runs into the hunters?
This contest is US only (focused on getting buzz for the US release of Vanish, coming September 6!) and ends July 27.
But international readers (and everyone else), don't fret! You have the chance to win signed Firelight and Vanish swag simply by leaving me a comment! Easy, right? Fill out the form to enter for the ARC, comment to enter for the swag, and just because surely you have something to say about Will or Cassian or the books or Sophie.
And did you miss any of the stops this week, or aren't sure the answer to the trivia question? Then just check out the links of the awesome bloggers who helped put this together, and comment on each of their posts for an additional chance to win a swag pack!
Sunday, July 10: Mundie Moms
Monday, July 11: The Book Scout
Tuesday, July 12: IB Book Blogging
Wednesday, July 13: Reading Teen
Thursday, July 14: Electrifying Reviews
Friday, July 15: Once Upon A Twilight