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Who Would You Pick Nightshade Edition

November 10th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books

I wanted to have some fun awhile back so I started this little series of Who Would You Pick?  It’s been awhile since I posted the last showdown but I really wanted to get back into this because I love hearing everyone’s opinions.

Originally I started noticing that a lot of the books I was reading involved love triangles and quite a number of them aren’t clearly black or white on who the heroine should choose.    Both guys all have their good points and are not totally bad.  So how about a series of who would you pick if you had the two guys fighting over YOU and why?

The pick for this week is Ren vs. Shay from Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. You can see my review of Nightshade here.

Description from Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she’ll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters’ laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything–including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

Note: This is after just book 1 and I haven’t personally read the prequel yet.

So I honestly do not see the appeal of Shay. From the start he struck me as a small child who sees Calla as this shiny toy that he wants. I did not like the way he provoked Ren and then has the nerve to call Ren the ass for reacting jealously.  I mean come on.  Calla is pretty much his fiance and despite this being an alliance marriage I honestly see Ren as a great guy who truly loves Calla.

As for Ren himself he’s sexy, strong and even though everyone calls him a player I thought it was sweet that he actually became monogamous as it approached their “wedding” day where as Calla is waffling around with this other guy.

So if I had this hot, sweet, strong guy who obviously loves me vs this whiny kid who thinks he knows everything and has the right to judge things he doesn’t understand it’s obvious who I would pick. (Just a note that I don’t agree with the way the head of the packs pair up the mating pairs but still Shay makes judgments before he even knows anything about their life and culture.)

So who would you pick? Are you team Shay or team Ren and why?

Posted in Books, Young Adult

13 Responses

  1. Anaiz Martinez

    I would pick Ren without a doubt. I agree with you that Shay just seems like a whiny kid who wants to question everything and force himself on her like her knight in shining armor. Get real Shay, I don’t think Calla needs any rescuing at all, Ren seems like the type of guy who would protect her from everything and be loyal and caring. Oh my gosh I am love in Ren’s character, but I can’t be blamed can I? ;) It practically broke my heart when he did what he did in the end for Calla and Shay (trying not to spoil anything for curious readers)

  2. Enna Isilee

    TEAM REN!! No doubt.

  3. Heather

    I am totally with you! TEAM REN all the way!!

  4. Angela

    I’d choose Ren too!

  5. Michelle

    I haven’t read this one yet so I can’t pick! I’ll have to come back once I can. :)

  6. Jenny N

    I’m Team Ren. He’s the alpha male and he’s dark and sexy plus he has some troubles of his own with his father and the Keepers.

  7. dsuzuki

    Yay Team Ren! Michelle-can’t wait to see who you pick. I honestly want to see why someone would choose Shay :)

  8. Stephanie

    Team Ren!! <3 He's sweet and nice to Calla and isn't needy and demanding like Shay! I really dislike Shay's character. Ren and Calla all the way!(:

  9. dsuzuki

    Stephanie-I know,Shay is way too needy!

  10. Jess

    Team Ren all the way! Shay is just…ok..Ren is HOT! xD

  11. Della

    Ren all the way!!! I love the way Ren treats Calla. Ren absotutley loves Calla but she keeps going back to Shay. Calla you need to realize Ren is the one for you. And not cause you two were chosen to be toghether but because he really and truly loves you.

  12. Bree

    im reading wolfsbane and im totally team ren!!!!!!!!!! he is fierce and lets calla do her own thing. shay just seems like he needs calla too much!!!!!!!!!

  13. haleigh

    I am totally team ren..shay needs to step aside and leave calla alone

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