The YA Crush Tourney: Ash heats up the Winter Court

Today on the YA Crush Tourney, hosted by The YA Sisterhood’s blog, is one of the most heated matches to-date.

It’s Ash vs. Patch.

On the one side we have Ash, Prince of the Winter Court, from Julie Kagawa’s The Iron Fey series. And on the other we have Patch, a fallen angel seeking redemption, from Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush series.

Both of these boys are well-deserving of their spot in this tournament. But, I will admit, for purposes of this match, that I have chosen sides. I’m throwing all my support behind TEAM ASH.

Ash is being supported by Jaime and Patricia of Two Chicks on Books. Be sure to check out their site for their reviews of The Iron Knight, the soon-to-be-released book from Ash’s perspectiveto learn a little more about Ash – spoiler-free.

Patch is being supported by Momo of Books Over Boys. Be sure to check out her defense on The YA Sisterhood’s blog, linked above.

Why I support Ash?

I’ve always been a fan of the brooding, sexy, powerful prince of Faerie. My loyalty for this boy never wavered. I never shifted loyalties to side with the tricky, clever, charming Puck who did everything he could to capture Meghan’s heart.

So, my crush on this boy has not simply come about due to the tournament or to support some of my favorite bloggers.

Ash has been crush-worthy from the start. His icy exterior hides a fiery personality and a passionate heart. And you better believe his heat and his fire could melt all the snow that blankets the Winter Court.

Ash is brave, and strong, and self-sacrificing. He is fierce and dangerous and all kinds of sexy. He is no angel – and he’s no Tod – but he is an incredibly crush-worthy boy and deserves the win in his match today.

What do I think about Patch?

I have a love-hate relationship with Patch. Oh how tumultous my love affair with Patch has been. Talk about a rocky path he’s on. His standoffish, bad boy behavior both entices and repels me. Every time I think he has no hope of redemption, he manages to redeem himself.

He is not perfect. He is oh so flawed. Which is one of the things I love about him. But his actions have consequences. And, bad boy that he is, he doesn’t quite measure up when compared to the positive behavior Ash has exhibited for the girl he reluctantly grew to love.

Be sure to stop by The YA Sisterhood’s blog. Voting is open until 8:00 a.m. Central time in the U.S. on Thursday and be sure to…



UPDATE: The match has ended and Ash won! Congratulations Jaime and Patricia. I’ve disabled the link, above, but voting will resume on Monday for Ash’s match against Jace Wayland. Be sure to stop by The YA Sisterhood’s blog to show your support for your favorite Winter Court Prince!

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