Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Team Smackdown

Hello everyone!

It's time for the another Team Smackdown! Are you ready?

This week's Smackdown is:

Team Will vs Team Jem (Infernal Devices Series)

Jem is being defended by Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead.

Team Will - Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare 

Hi, I’m Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead. I campaigning for Will Herondale, The Infernal Devices, today on Library Mosaics Character Smackdown.

Will Herondale:
Messy black hair
Eyes like blue glass, framed with thick lashes
Elegant cheek bones
Full mouth, crescent shaped, a slight dent in the center of his bottom lip.

Quotes from Clockwork Angel:

   “I’ve mastered many things in my life. Navigation the streets of London, dancing the quadrille, the Japanese art of flower arranging, lying at charades, concealing a highly intoxicated state, delighting young women with my charms…” Page 36

     “As for the temperature of Hell, Miss Gray,” he said, “let me give you a piece of advice. The handsome young fellow who’s trying to rescue you from a hideous fate is never wrong. Not even if he says the sky is purple and made of hedgehogs.” Page 40

    “I have an assignation in Soho this evening with a certain attractive someone.” – “Goodness,” Tessa said to the back of his head. “If you keep seeing Six-Fingered Nigel like this, he’ll expect you to declare your intentions.” Page 117

His tone was playful. It was so odd, Tessa thought. Only a few days ago he had snarled at her about his parents, and later had begged her to help him hide Jem’s bloody coughing, hi face burning with intensity as he did so. And now he was teasing her as if she were a friend’s little sister, someone whom he knew casually, perhaps thought of with affection, but for whom he had no complex feelings at all. Page 200

“Tess,” he said, his voice thick and soft with desire, she leaned toward him, swaying like a tree whose branches were weighted by snow. Her whole body ached; she ached, as if there were a terrible hollow emptiness inside her. She was more conscious of Will than she had ever been of anything or anyone else in her life, of the faint shine of blue beneath hi half-closed lides, of the shadow of light stubble across his jaw where he hadn’t shaved, of faint white scars that dotted the skin of his shoulders and throat – and more than anything else of his mouth, the crescent shape of it, the slight dent in the center of his bottom lip. 

Both images are taken from Cassandra Clare’s website. She states that the young man on Clockwork Angel is Will. The actor some Infernal Device addicts would like to see cast as Will is Nicholas Hoult.

Dear Will,
I am writing in your defense today; hoping you win this seed of the Character Smackdown. You deserve to win. You have to win…so listen close.
You are exactly my type of guy: sexy, quick-witted, sarcastic, and a tad bit bad. Then there are the times that you let your walls down just a bit and I see the real you; the man that loves Tessa, even though you don’t want to. In her eyes, you are beautiful in every way. The one that would do anything you could for Jem. I love the passion you defend him with, even though he doesn’t need your protection. You have been alone for far too long but letting others in will never be easy for you.
You are a fighter among fighters, one of the best. Saving others is what you do best, even when you aren’t certain that they are worthy of being saved. This is your duty, and you hold it above all else. In fact, you bit a vampire, risking your own life to save Tessa and the others around you.
I hope that you will learn what you need from Magnus Bane so you can move on and have the life that you deserve.
Yours Truly,


Jem is being defended by Rimsa

Team Jem - Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare
Name: James Carstairs
Appearance: Silver eyes, silver hair
Heritage: Half chinese, half British
Age: 17

Jem is one of the most compassionate, caring, yet HOT male characters you will ever find in any book. He is half Chinese and plays the violin which is so cool! Unlike so may male characters, he actually treats girls with respect and can make you feel really good about yourself. He is nice to everyone and even Will loves Jem, that must mean soemthing right? Since Will hates pretty much everyone.

Eventhough Jem is a total sweetheart, he definitely has a smutty side which people will see in Clockwork Prince :) Did i mention he is Chinese? He also speaks Mandarin and says some seriously cute things which any girl would love to hear and totally meakes my heart melt.

“Say something in Mandarin,” said Tessa, with a smile.
Jem said something that sounded like a lot of breathy vowels and  consonants run together, his voice rising and falling melodically: “*Ni hen piao liang.”
“What did you say?” Tessa was curious. 
“I said your hair is coming undone — here,” he said, and reached out  and tucked an escaping curl back behind her ear. Tessa felt the blood  spill hot up into her face, and was glad for the dimness of the
carriage. “You have to be careful with it,” he said, taking his hand back, slowly, his fingers lingering against her cheek

* that actually means 'You're beautiful'

Jem also has an extremely tragic back story and yet he treats people nicely and doesnt take it out on everyone else by being rude to them. *cough cough* Will!

how can you not love such an adorable guy who is aslo dying. I dont know about you, but it would be heaven for me if Jem played the violin for me or talked to me in his sexy mandarin! So VOTE FOR JEM <3


Now that you've read a little bit about each of the guys in today's Team Smackdown is time to vote for your favorite!  The Team that wins today will face another Team in a future round!
Which Team are you on?
Team Will Team Jem   
pollcode.com free polls 

I also have a little giveaway for you!

  • One winner will win a bookmark from Sophine Giam. Here's an example: 


  1. I'm team Will. Jem's great, but if he were real, I'd love him like a friend. A best friend even. But as a boyfriend, Will's my kind of guy. Smart, ironic, funny, really complicated... The type of boy who half the time you want to kiss him because he's sweet even if he doesn't show it, and the other half you want to kick his... for being an... Both blanks could be filled with the same word :D

  2. Personally, I think Rimsa has done a good job so I'm voting for Jem even if I've not read the book yet! :P
    And well, secondly, it'll be because I'm a Chinese so we can totally communicate through (his sexy) Mandarin ^^

  3. Before December, I would have been Team Will all the way, no questions asked. But Clockwork Prince came out and after reading that, you really get to know Jem a whole lot better and he just becomes irresistible. And while my love and heart ache grows for Will, Jem (for me) just really took the spotlight in this book.
    I think that one of my favorite (and most true) quotes from the series so far is how Sophie describes Jem and Will- "Will has always been the brighter burning star, the one to catch attention- but Jem is a steady flame, unwavering and honest. He could make you happy." (Clockwork Prince, pg 256)
    Clockwork Angel made me Team Will. Clockwork Prince has turned me Team Jem.