Monday, July 16, 2012

Vote for NOAH SHAW

Hello my name is Amanda from Stuck In YA Books, I am representing Noah, who is from the debut novel: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.  Noah is Mara Dyer’s love interest. He is one of the most interesting characters because he is smart, British and is a ladies’ man.  Once you read this book you will not be able to put this down!! Noah is one crush worthy guys in the YA Crush Tourney and he is very good with words (especially Euphemisms) He is one HOT bad boy who is super sweet to Mara.

First Meeting+ LOOKS
“I whipped around at the sound of the warm, lilting British accent behind me.
         The person it belonged to sat on the picnic table under the tiki hut. His general state of disarray was almost enough to distract me from his face. The boy- if he could be called that, looking like he belonged in college not high school- wore Chucks with holes worn through, no laces. Slim charcoal pants and a white button down shirt covered his lean, spare frame. His tie was loose, his cuffs undone, and his blazer lay in a heap beside him as he lazily leaned back on the palms of his hands.
        His strong jaw and chin were slightly scruffy, as though he hadn't shaved in days, and his eyes looked gray in the shade. Strands of his dark chestnut hair stuck out every which way… He could be considered pale compared to everyone else I'd observed in Florida thus far, which is to say he wasn't orange.
        He was beautiful. And he was staring at me.” (Chapter 4)
There is nothing for me to explain there  
Noah is sarcastic, awesome, funny, romantic and BRITISH!! Who wouldn’t want to have a crush on a British Boy with good looks.! He loves the word “rubbish” and listening to a British boy what is not to love about his personality. Noah is also VERY rich and lives in a mansion. He would also defend those who need defending example is that he always defends Mara who mocks her for dating Noah but he would also never give up on her. He is also a gentleman and also has chivalry (due to him and his British culture + upbringing  Here is an example of his funny side: 

"I'm picking you up tomorrow morning," Noah said, as he brushed a strand of hair from my face and tucked it behind my ear...
        I blinked hard, and shook my head to clear it. "But it's out of your way."
        "And Daniel has to drive to school anyway."
        "So wh-"
        Noah placed a finger on my lips. "Don't. Don't as me why. It's annoying. I want to. That's it. That's all. So let me."
        Focus, Mara. "Everyone's going to think that we're together."
        "Let them," he said as his eyes searched my face.
        "But nothing. I want them to think that."
        [...] "I'm a bad actress," I said by way of explanation.
        [...] "Then don't act. See you at eight." He let go of my hand and walked back to his car.
Loyalty and Wit – (With help from Sara @ The Page Sage) 
When Noah cares about someone, he’ll do anything for them, especially in Mara’s case. He also has a quick wit, and he uses it both to defile children’s stories and to stand up for Mara.
 A perfect example of this is when Anna (the mean girl) steals Mara’s sketchbook (which is full of drawings of Noah) to embarrass her.
He’s a Gentleman
He opens doors for Mara, gets her coffee without being asked, gives her rides to school… in short, he’s chivalrous, and what girl wouldn’t want that in a guy?
 Not to mention, he knows how to compliment a girl:
            “You smell good,” He whispered into my neck. He was warm against me. Instinctively, I arched back into him and smiled.
            “Mmm-hmm. Delicious. Like bacon.”
Kissing Skills
Noah Shaw knows how to kiss, as proven by this passage:
            Noah parted my legs with his knee and my lips with his tongue, and I was in his mouth and oh. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. I felt myself unfold, turned inside out by his insistent mouth. When Noah pulled back I gasped at the loss, but he slid his hand beneath my back and lifted me, and we were sitting and his head was dipping and our mouths were colliding and I pushed him down and lingered above, hovered before I crashed into him. 

Supernatural Powers *Spoilers*
Noah can heal any wound by touch alone and he can hear people’s heartbeats, pulses, emotions. He’s determined to help the people he hears that are in danger and he’s even more resolute when it comes to helping Mara. He even helps a poor, abused dog. That’s right, he’s a HOT, KIND guy who helps PUPPIES. 

His Devilish Good Looks (not to mention his British accent)
It certainly doesn’t hurt that Noah Shaw is one of the most (if not *the most*) attractive guys in Young Adult fiction. 
            His strong jaw and chin were slightly scruffy, as though he hadn’t shaved in days, and his eyes looked gray in the shade. Strands of his dark chestnut hair stuck out every which way. Bedroom hair. He could be considered pale in comparison to everyone else I’d met in Florida thus far, which is to say he wasn’t orange.
            He was beautiful. And he was smiling at me.
Vote Noah Shaw as your YA Crush because if we win we get a scene from Michelle Hodkin!!  Check out what we can WIN!!


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