Daemon vs Bishop
Round 1 Match 7
Why you should vote for Daemon
Hello lovelies! Today I will be championing Daemon from Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout as part of the March Madness Hero event hosted by the awesome people at Entangled Publishing. The voting period will last 24 hours so make sure to vote for your favorite alien 😉
Reasons to vote for Daemon Black
1. His sarcastic, witty, swoon-worthy self’
“I want a years-worth of seconds and minutes with you. I want a decade’s worth of hours, so many that I can’t add them up.”
Daemon Black is the ultimate deliverer of hilarious witty lines some of which are swoony at times and offer the best sort of entertainment.
2. He understands that book life
“I could always give you a teaser. You bookish people love teasers, don’t you?”
Katy is a blogger, a total bookworm, and freaks out over books (sound like anyone? *cough cough*) But the most important thing is that Daemon gets it. He understands why she squeals like a fangirl when she gets a new book in the mail and that, to me, is one of the best qualities a book boyfriend can ever have. He even buys her a Macbook Air so she can blog, if that doesn’t melt your cold heart I don’t know what will.
3. His utter devotion to Katy
“Kat tipped her head back, meeting my stare. Her throat worked on her next words. “I think I might love you.” Air punched out of my lungs. I held her tight, and I knew right then I would burn down the whole universe for her if I had to. I would do anything to keep her safe. Kill. Heal. Die. Anything. Because she was my everything.”
The love between Daemon and Katy in the Lux series is absolutely beautiful. The reader can truly tell that Daemon would do anything for Katy, like “burn the world down to save her.” And the fact that he is so obviously head over heels for her makes me turn into a pile of goo.
4. His deep desire to protect those he cares about, at any cost
“You don’t understand,” Daemon replied. “Right now, you can lead an Arum right to my sister. And I have to protect her. She’s all I have left. And I have to protect the others here. I’m the strongest. This is what I do. And while you’re carrying the trace on you, I don’t want you going anywhere with Dee if I’m not with you.”
One of the most admirable qualities Daemon possesses is his deep desire to protect those he cares about. His sister is huge part of this and the bond he shares with her is heartwarming (don’t be there when he eats her ice cream though)
5. He makes up 1/2 of an epic hate love banter filled relationship
“Daemon pressed his forehead against mine. “Oh, I still want to strangle you. But I’m insane. You’re crazy. Maybe that’s why. We just make crazy together.”
There is nothing better than a love-hate relationship filled with glorious banter that has you laughing out loud. Daemon is 1/2 of one of the best LH relationships I have ever read about so he gets points for that.
6. His fantastic character development
His eyes opened, meeting mine for a second before closing. “You do dislike me, don’t you?” I hesitated. “I don’t dislike you, Daemon. You’re hard to…like. It’s hard to figure you out.” And suddenly, I felt like I was intruding, witnessing this moment. For it to be me, of all people, to see beneath the layers of attitude didn’t seem right. It should’ve been someone he cared about, someone important to him. “I…I miss the idiot,” he said raggedly.
Daemon goes through an amazing character development journey throughout the length of five novels. Starting out from a “mean jerk” who I wanted to slap some sense into for his insensibility to a wonderful male lead whom I grew to love and rapidly rose up the ranks on my massive book boyfriends list.
7. His Pen
Daemon took the seat behind me, and my stomach jumped clear into my throat. I was going to vomit. Right here, in class, in front — He poked me in the back with his pen. I froze. Him and that goddamn pen. The poke came again, this time with a little force behind it. I swung around, eyes narrowed. “What?” Daemon smiled. Ten seconds passed between when Daemon Black took his seat and when he poked me under my shoulder blade with his trusty pen. Ten whole seconds.
I doubt this one requires much explanation 😀
Find out more about Daemon in Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Why you should vote for Bishop
I am so excited to announce that I am participating in March Madness hosted by Entangled Teen! In this fun competition I will be championing the one and only Bishop Lattimer from The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel. You can view my full review of The Book of Ivy HERE.
I wanted to champion Bishop because he is a character I support through and through. I hope you’ll agree with me that Bishop is an incredible character, and you will vote for him using the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post.
Let’s get right onto the head to head battle!
Bishop Lattimer v. Daemon Black
The Book of Ivy Obsidian
Bishop Lattimer and Daemon Black. The two are nothing alike….. or are they?! Bishop is a normal teenager, born to the President and living in luxury. Daemon, however, is an alien from a faraway planet who fled to Earth in hopes of survival. Yet both of these characters have similar backgrounds. Bishop and Daemon are quite mysterious when introduced in their respective novels, and both are surrounded by danger and families who should be avoided at all costs. One might think that with such similar histories, these characters would follow the same path. Of course, that isn’t the case. There is a clear distinction between Bishop and Daemon, with the classic battle of Good Guy versus Bad Boy.
It is easy to see how Bishop is clearly a hero, especially when faced up against Daemon. All one needs to do is look at how each character treats his female partner. Bishop is a true Prince Charming, despite Ivy’s initial fears. He respects Ivy right from the start, and never pushes her to do anything that she is uncomfortable with emotionally or physically. In fact, Ivy and Bishop are able to grow a healthy and stable relationship due to Bishop’s kindness. Unlike the other men in his society, Bishop rises above the norm. He does not abuse Ivy, and even goes against the odds to find her a job she enjoys. Thus, not only is Bishop a hero to Ivy, but he is an incredible example of how one can still be honorable despite the cruel reality of the world in which he lives.
Daemon, on the other hand, treats his love interest Katy crudely. Daemon is the ultimate playboy. He always flaunts his body, hangs out with other girls, and is extremely temperamental. Katy never knows Daemon’s true feelings for her because he is constantly hot and cold. In this way, Daemon toys with Katy’s emotions, which demonstrates his disrespect towards her. Their relationship is an unhealthy one, in which Daemon touches Katy without permission, calls her names, and purposefully says things to annoy her. While some may argue this is just Daemon’s flirting style, I say this is a guy to avoid at all costs!
In the end, both Bishop and Daemon will go to lengths to protect their partner when she is in trouble, but it is truly Bishop who is the real hero. Bishop is kind, trustworthy, and respectful in a society where that is not the norm. That’s what makes him the hero to beat!
VOTE FOR BISHOP
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Find out more about Bishop Lattimer in The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel