We kick things off today with a "My Wings Are Sexier Than Yours" showdown between Cam and Daniel from Lauren Kate's FALLEN. Sarah plays Lucifer by tempting us with the delicious, forbidden fruit that is Cam in all his sexy winged glory and Brooke entrances us with
Read on, lust and pledge your loyalties to either Team! If you haven't read Fallen, vote for whichever guy has stolen your heart below :) Don't forget to enter the giveaway form at the bottom for your chance to win some amazing prizes!
Represented by: Sarah from saz101
Dark, messy hair, striking pale complexion, emerald-green eyes and golden wings. Ladies, we love a bad boy, and I'm pretty sure Fallen's Cam Briel, a fallen angel A.K.A. DEMON is right there in the dictionary next to bad boy.
OK, so first up, let me say this: We all know who wins this little triangle as far as the Fallen series is concerned. Luce's mind is made-up or perhaps made up for her, because of the curse. So there's no use bringing her opinion into it... much. Let's remove Luce from the picture, and talk about the man we'd choose for ourselves.
I'm not going to Daniel-bash. Daniel's cool, but talk about baggage. He's been in an on/off relationship for FIVE THOUSAND YEARS. So rather than talking about why Cam is awesome, and Daniel's not (because, hey, I'd be lying, right? Both boys are cool, not to mention smoking-hot), I'm going to talk about why Cam is the man all of his own right. We don't need to make Daniel look bad to make Cam look good...
Naughty or Nice?
Naughty? Nice? Come on girls, I KNOW you love a bad boy. Throughout literary history, we've fallen for them over and over. Let's tick em off:
- Romeo Montague: Kills his girlfriend's favourite cousin
- Mr Rochester: Don't even get me started
- Patch Cipriano: You don't get much more badass than trying to MURDER YOUR GIRLFRIEND
- Jace Wayland: Tortured, reckless, now possessed. The boy's just HOT.
- Adrian Ivashkov: Cigarettes, drinking, madness and swoon!
- DAMON EFFING SALVATORE
You love these boys, right? You know you do. Well, you can add Cam to this list. As the fairer sex, we have a long and hallowed history of crushing on the guy who's a little bit badass. You can't deny the obvious appeal of the boy so bad he's good. Charming, confident, can get away with anything. I love a man who can keep me out of trouble by charming his way out of it... or at the very least keep me company in detention.
But what's this, you say? Cam's evil? Yes, I concede our green-eyed fallen angel has a dark side, but don't we all? For example: my husband hates The Vampire Diaries and hasn't read a novel since high school, but I still love him. There are folks that think Vampires Suck (poor, misguided souls. They even made a movie). I'll even wager there are people in this world that don't like Tim Tams! All of these things are pretty darn bad in my books. So, I ask you now: what's worse? Playing a little more for the naughty team than the nice, or NOT LIKING CHOCOLATEY GOODNESS. I, for one, know which seems a better indicator of character to me.
The point (Ha! Yes! I DO actually have one) is that it's the darkness that makes the good parts shine. Let's face it: good guys or bad guys, it's the fact that Cam's a total badass that makes him so darn sexy.
And, if you're still worried about the whole evil' thing? Even Daniel Grigori, in Passion, says Cam may not actually be evil. Chapter 16, page 313 in AU paperback:
Miles: 'But he's still evil'
Daniel: '…he was not evil, not yet. Maybe not even now.'
Bad boy, yes? Evil? Nup.
Aw, the Badass is a TOTAL SWEETHEART!
Badass he may well be, but that doesn't make Cam any less of a sweetheart. When Luce first shows up at Sword & Cross, scared, isolated and unsure, Cam pulls her under his wing (pun intended) and makes her feel at home. Cam shows time and time again that he'll put himself on the line to keep Luce safe... even after she rejects him for another man. That's loyalty, and believe me girls, that's what you want in a boy.
Despite having to work with the guy he's been rejected for, Cam calls a truce to a millennia-old war, and works with the enemy to keep the girl he cares for safe.
When Luce flees back in time through the Announcers, Cam follows, unbidden, despite knowing he still won't win the girl. What... dedication AND selflessness? He's willing to put himself at risk to protect the ones he loves. *sighs*
Throughout the eons Cam's been there, watching Luce, along with Daniel. That kind of dedication without satisfaction or reward makes Cam pretty swoon-worthy in my books... Can you imagine what he'd be like with a girl who did return his love?
I'm starting to think our bad boy has a soft, gooey centre.
He's Pretty, Too?!
I don't know about you, but from the first page Cam showed his face in Fallen, he had my attention, all dark, messy hair and pale perfection. And I've yet to meet a girl (or a Young Adult author) who doesn't go weak at the knees for gorgeous emerald-green eyes. Plus, uh... he has wings. Golden wings. And ink. I have an inexplicable love for (good) tattoos on guys. Wait, did that sound like I was more excited about the tattoo than the wings? Let me repeat: HE HAS FREAKING WINGS. Yeah, yeah. I know Daniel does too, but, you know, just thought I'd remind you.
Cam might not always play by the rules, but he always comes through. Clever, calculating and committed, this is the man you want on your team. Cam'll stick by your side if you've won his loyalty. Dedicated, sexy as hell, and the ultimate bad boy, what more could you want?
We all know who's going to win out in the Fallen series. No contest, and that's been obvious from the start. So ladies, I'm asking you this: Not who do you want to end up with Luce; who would you want to end up you YOU? I sure know who I'd choose ;)
Represented by: Brooke from Brooke Reports
Daniel Grigori might seem aloof and distant at times, but underneath his leather jackets & ripped up Tee’s, he’s literally, yes literally, an angel.
So what makes Daniel Grigori the right corner of the triangle for Luce to pick?
Well there's this:
ANNNNNNND there's also this:
Ehem, right...abs aside, Mr. Daniel Grigori is a perfect gentleman. He is an angel after all! Like, legit. He has wings and everything. And his wings happen to be HUGE! (You know what they say about big wings right? *wink*) Annywho, they're blindly gorgeous, like fresh fallen snow, and super soft and shimmery and he’ll cuddle you right up into them. Daniel also likes to take Luce on breath-taking dates. So he flys. In the sky. At night. When there are romantical stars shining and twinkling! How amazing is that!? I do believe the only date a certain someone (*cough, Cam, cough*) has taken her on was to a bar. Or restaurant or some other totally mundane place! Lame.
Daniel, while looking rather good shirtless, also knows how to “dress to impress”. I think that’s what makes this boy truly sexy, his style. He knows how to rock a pair of sunglasses, he looks damn good in a scarf & the he can pull off a pair of flip-flops! One day he’s in a sweater and the next a leather jacket, and he looks mind-blowingly hot in both! Oh, and don't forget about his black boots- yum!
In all seriousness, Daniel is the better pick because he's been around for centuries and has only ever been in love with Luce. They both madly and desperately love each other; so strongly that even hell can’t break their bond. If they're not meant-to-be and that’s not true love, then I don’t know what is!
"I do all of these things," Daniel said, leaning into her so that their foreheads touched, "because you're my love, Lucinda. For me, you're all there is."
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