Welcome to the Team Puck/Team Ash Face-off hosted by Julie Kagawa
Julie is the amazing creator of these two wonderful characters and author of The Iron King, the first book in the Iron Fey Series
. First let me just say, if you haven’t read Iron King by Julie, GO BUY IT NOW!
You can read our review of The Iron King HERE
, enjoy a Q & A with Julie HERE
, and watch the trailer HERE
OK now on to the fun stuff. Julie wants to know where your loyalties lie when it comes to the two fey after Meghan’s heart. Either with Ash, a Prince in the Unseelie Court who’s dark, brooding, cold and dangerous; or with Puck, the legendary prankster who’s playful, devilish, sarcastic and mischievous? (Thank you Julie for the great descriptions!)
As you can probably tell, we’re Team Puck! And let us tell you all the reasons why!!! Pixie and I thought it’d be fun to try and come up with a reason for each letter of the alphabet, so here we go!
A – Awesome! Yeah, that’s right, Pixie’s 11 year old daughter says she’s Team Puck “because Puck is just Awesome!”
B – Brave – Yes Puck is brave! He risks everything over and over again for Meghan and he’s always right there at her side!
C – Charming – Puck has away with the charms! He can spin the glamour like no other!
D – Daring – He’s always willing to take a chance, for good or worse. Puck goes at things 100%
E – Enigmatic – Puck is very much an enigma. He still has mysteries and things he’s holding back, makes him a bit of a tough nut to crack and what girl doesn’t want a bit of a challenge?
F – Fool – he’s the court fool/jester for the Seelie court, so he can be quite entertaining!
G – Green – Puck has amazing green eyes!!!
H – Humble – Even though Puck is from humble beginnings as a fool/jester he has come up in the world as one of Orberon’s most trusted servants.
I – Imaginative – Puck can be very creative with his tricks and how he deals with situations. You never know what you’ll get with Puck!
J – Jingoistic – Puck is nothing if not loyal to his court! He would defend the Seelie court against the Unseelie court by all means necessary.
K – Kissable yes, who does want to just kiss this boy? I think he would be VERY kissable!
L – Long lasting – Puck is noted in several classic works including Shakespeare’s a Midsummers Night Dream and more recently was a character in the Disney Cartoon “Gargoyles.” Puck is hard to forget meaning he wont be fading away anytime soon!
M – Modern – Puck does just as well in the modern human world as he does in the Nevernever.
N – Nerveless – Puck is calm and collected in the face of danger or crying girls!
O – Oppositional, not going to hold back, our boy has a bit of a problem following the directions, but hey, it’s always in the name of a good cause!
P – Preeminent- TEAM PUCK FOR THE WIN! Yes, Puck is #1 in our book!!!
Q – Quickwitted – What more can a girl want – Puck is intelligent and resourceful.. He is able to make life saving decisions in the face of danger.
R – Robbie (what Meghan knows him as when she thinks she’s a normal human) is Meghan’s best friend! He’s been with since she moved to Louisiana. They have a history he knows who she is outside of the Fey world.
S – Shifter – That’s right our boy Puck can shift into a raven. This is a very handy skill!!
T – Trustworthy – Puck is a steadfast, trustworthy, and loyal friend. He’s always got your back and lets very little get in the way of being there for those he cares for.
U – Unique – There isn’t another person/fey/magical creature…like our Puck, he’s a one of a kind and we like him just the way he is!
V – Valiant – When faced with danger Puck fought bravely, alongside his enemy to save the life of the women he loves.
W – Wonderful – Yes Puck is wonderful to us! He’s dreamy and the best friend and any girl’s dream choice!
X – Xtra ordinary – Ok yeah, I’m pushing it here, but still he’s Puck! He is amazing and fun and every girl’s dream, so he is xtra ordinary!
Y – Yang – Puck is the Yang to Meghan’s Ying!
– Zeal – Puck is full of zeal for life and Meghan.
Ok so I know y’all are Team Puck now right??? Well just in-case we couldn’t convince you, our co-Team Puck captain, Nicole over at WORD For Teens is also posting a fun Team Puck post up on her blog! And if by some reason you want to hear about the other person in this face-off, head on over to see Gail at Ticket to Anywhere and Erica at The Book Cellar. All four of us will be hosting the same contest I’m about to share below!
OK, want to win a signed copy of Iron King AND a hand painted Grimalkin rock? Well here’s how!
To enter post in the comments why you’re Team Puck or Team Ash (if you are Team Ash after our amazing 26 reasons why you should be Team Puck, we wont chastise you or deduct entries, Team Ash people are welcome to enter too!), then fill out
One lucky winner will receive a hand painted Grim rock and a signed copy of Iron King. All of our standard rules apply (read them all HERE). This contest ends May 3rd at 11:59 cst.
And visit Julie’s web page to snag a team button to show your Team Puck/Team Ash Pride
UPDATE! Grim has kindly agreed to host this wonderful face-off! Stop by and read his wonderful commentary as well as learn about how Julie has sweetened the pot! The Grim amazingness can be found HERE.