Sunday, January 22, 2012

Character Challenge: Ren Laroche vs Daniel Kalbi - Ultimate Alpha Boyfriend

Hey guys, so this week we have brand new (well obviously new) match-up! Ever since Twilight there's been the somewhat suckish world of Vampires and Werewolves having to be in the same world. Why? WHY? Well I don't know why... but I can tell you that when Vampires and Werewolves are kept apart in separate novels (in my opinion of course) things become a whole lot more interesting. I,  for one, adore werewolf boys!!! And I'm sure that deep down, whether you're Team Fangs or Team Paws- you have a deep love for werewolves.

 So now, before I waste any more of your time, I give you this weeks Character Challenge featuring Ren Laroche from Nightshade by Andrea Cremer and Daniel Kalbi from The Dark Divine by Bree Despain. We'll see what kind of life these wolf boys have, see what and see just what perks they have from their werewolf lifestyle and then we'll see who would win the heart of an unsuspecting female counterpart (especially when that big bad full moon rolls around). All to see who wins the title of Ultimate Alpha Boyfriend!!! (see what I did there??)

Scenario
It's a sunny day, the sky is blazing and there isn't a cloud in the sky. Cherry Divine was out for a hike in the mountains alone. As she hikes higher up the mountain Cherry comes across a group of rabbits. She takes a few steps closer to them and notices a doe. She watches it and then out of nowhere a wolf comes charging at her and Cherry freezes in place. 

The wolf coming her way is thrown by a wolf coming in an opposite direction. Cherry finally regains control of  her footing and sprints as far from the wolves as possible, she runs into a forest and quickly gets lost. Oh no! Suddenly a stranger appears, Cherry approaches him.
   So the very first thing that we'll be seeing is their lives in the novels they came from (P.S. I'm only doing the first novels i.e. Nightshade and The Dark Divine, I don't feel like including sequels today oh and uh SPOILER ALERT!!! Just a heads up). So let's get started. (worth marks).
Ren Laroche
So, in Nightshade we got to meet Ren (obvious and YAY for meeting Ren!!!). When described in the novel he sounded just amazing. The sexy high school hottie that every girl wishes she could be with, and strangely enough- he's also a the alpha of a werewolf pack (*gasp* I did not see that coming *gasp*). To make things all the more irresistible, Ren also just so happens to be mated with Calla the female Alpha of a different pack. Poor Ren because despite his romantic advances and acts of kindness towards Calla and knowing her since they were kids- a human began stealing the heart of the girl he loved (A human I say!!!). Now all he has to do is wait for the Blood Moon unless that gets ruined for him too... spoiler alert!!! It does.  Oh our poor werewolf boy, losing that girl he had been betrothed to since birth all because of that pesky Shay (Again: A human I say!!!)
VS.


Daniel Kalbi
From what I saw in The Dark Divine, (one of my favorite novels EVER BTW) Daniel was definitely one of those characters whose intentions aren't clear until waayyy later in the novel. Anyways, Daniel had been missing for three years after skipping town when Grace's brother was found battered and bloody on the front porch of her house (I love the sound of that Battered and  Bloody). Now when Daniel returns nobody is sure why. Sometimes Daniel would just find Grace at the most unexpected times, maybe he was stalking her? He is a werewolf (oops spoiler alert) so he could kinda do whatever he wants. Though the closer Daniel got to Grace, the more Daniel tried to distance himself from her? Why you ask? Because on the night of the full moon (that apparently lasts for three days) Daniel's inner wolf will want to kill what it loves most. Oh crap. That's Grace...

Yes. Yes I am going to mark you both on who has the most tragic romance and yes it will affect your turn out when you both battle it out (well not really but let's just say it will). So Ren because your story was the most sad and upsetting... I'll give you full marks for that category.

Next we'll be seeing all the dangerous and fun- filled perks that come with being a big bad wold (get it?I'll stop with the werewolf jokes...). I know that most of you are thinking that it's all pretty similair and blah blah blah- and guess what it kinda is. But different novels have different werewolves and I wanna see the difference. (And it is worth marks).


Ren Laroche
Daniel Kalbi
-He's a werewolf alpha.
-He controls his pack.
-He was born that way (there ain't no other way)!!! *cue the song*
-Stronger.
-Enhanced senses.
-Guarded (well that's just in general).
-Agile.
-He's funny (again that's just in general).
-He is a werewolf.
-He can't control when he turns.
-Stronger.
-Agile.
-Enhanced senses.
-He can (spoiler alert and did) lose his wolf.
Well after long consideration (I timed it and took three minutes) I decided that we will call... A tie!!! Mainly because both of our werewolf boys have the same abilities.
Now we move on to the exciting part!!

Here we are! At the oh so very exciting match-up between both of our characters. Which of our bad boy wolves will win the heart of our Chapter By Chapter female character named Cherry Divine (no relation to Grace Divine). Let's see who wins her heart.
Who goes home packing and who wins the title of Alpha Boyfriend.

The Scenario

It's a sunny day, the sky is blazing and there isn't a cloud in the sky. Cherry Divine was out for a hike in the mountains alone. As she hikes higher up the mountain Cherry comes across a group of rabbits. She takes a few steps closer to them and notices a doe. She watches it and then out of nowhere a wolf comes charging at her and Cherry freezes in place. The wolf coming her way is thrown by a wolf coming in an opposite direction. Cherry finally regains control of  her footing and sprints as far from the wolves as possible, she runs into a forest and quickly gets lost. Oh no! Suddenly a stranger appears, Cherry approaches him. Coincidentally the stranger is Daniel Kalbi. As the weeks go on, Cherry finds herself the apple of Ren's eye whenever she's at school.
At the same time, whenever she's in art class her and Daniel are always talking to each other. After a long while (and after her pet chinchilla got lost in the forest and Daniel found it for her and after Ren took her to a club that the Keepers ran) Cherry finds herself conflicted between choices. Who to choose? Who to fall in love with? Then the night of the full moon rolls around and Daniel had been pushing her away for the past week.  She ends up going for a hike again. Hoping it'll clear her head. Foolish Cherry. A group of drunken teenage boys come across her and begin trying to push her around. Bam! Ren in wolf form appears and sends the boys running for the hill. Ren takes Cherry back home when BAM! Daniel in his wolf form appears trying to tear Cherry's throat out! What's going to happen?! Ren shifts into his wolf form, battles it out with Daniel and one of them gets home with his tail between his legs... Our winner? You'll find out in a minute.
It was a real close call, no really it was! The only issue was Daniel's need to kill the thing he loves most when in wolf form. Other than that I might have made the first ever Character Challenge Tie! But instead it gives me great pleasure to name:

 Ren as our winner for the title of Alpha Boyfriend!



Agree? Disagree? Leave comments...let us know what should change, what was missed! 
This is purely just my opinion :)
If you have any suggestions for future CC's (Character Challenge) let us know! 
Stay tuned for next line up.
- Gabby

3 comments:

jennachristy said... Best Blogger Tips

LOL. it was such a fun read. of course REN should win, so Cherry can be rescued. and i’m team REN all the way. haha. I don’t even know Daniel (is it a good book?) :)

Chapter by Chapter said... Best Blogger Tips

You definitely need to check out The Dark Divine by Bree Despain! You will probably enjoy it!

Sophia Rose said... Best Blogger Tips

Very fun read! Thanks for the share!

Post a Comment

Your comments make us smile

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...