Friday, June 15, 2012

YA Crush Tourney 2.0 Nominations!!!!!!!



It's time! 



Yep.... That's right. NOMINATION TIME. 



I know you're all SUPER excited (we are too)! But before we start, there's a couple of rules and such we must lay down. 

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU NOMINATE!

  • Each person  may nominate TEN book crushes. ONE TIME ONLY. If you submit more than one form-- all your nominations will be deleted. If you can't think of all ten now, you may want to wait, because once you submit, there's no adding more for places you left blank. 
  • You MAY NOT nominate the same character 10 times (or any more than once). If you do, your nominations will be deleted. 
  • They must be from a YA BOOK. If it's Mature YA/New Adult-- that's fine. But books that are definitely not YA will not count. 
  • You MUST, MUST, MUST put your character's name AND the Book Title. There are lots of characters named Adam and Alex and James, etc.... and we have no way of knowing which character you mean to nominate. Nominations without a book title will be DELETED. 
  • As WINNER of our 1st Crush Tourney-- JACE WAYLAND/LIGHTWOOD is not eligible to be nominated. All nominations for that lovable bad boy will be deleted. SORRY. 
  • Please be patient as we count nominations. It takes a very long time. We'll try to update you once a day. And while we are widely read, we haven't read EVERYTHING. If we spell a character's name or Book wrong, we're sorry. Please let us know. 
  • NOMINATIONS CLOSE JUNE 19TH AT 11:59 PM (CENTRAL TIME)




Did you get all that? We know it's a lot of rules... but we're trying to keep things running as smoothly and fairly as possible. We know your brains are probably pre-occupied with fictional yumminess. 


Well.... I think we've stalled long enough. Keep checking back on this post for updates on nominations! 

Nominations are closed, and the final tournament contestants have been posted





86 comments:

  1. WOOHOO!! I'm so excited girls!! And Amanda's banner is GORGEOUS!! :D

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  2. YES! This is going to be so much fun. :D

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  3. I love The Elf!! lol Thanks for that laugh this morning. I'm excited for this tourney! I hope some of my favorites make it.
    Kathryn
    Clean Teen Fiction

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  4. This was so fun last year! Excited to see it back again :) Thanks for putting this together.

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  6. Excited the tournament is back even though we cant pick Jace it doesnt matter I have a lot of other crushes...

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  7. Whoo! Submitted my crushes! I can't wait to see this year's tourney!

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  8. Let's vote for William Herondale!!

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  9. Excited for this. I hope my crushes make it!

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    1. Nominations and Advocate Applications close at the same time (the 19th at Midnight). Then we'll get to work on deciding that. :D

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    2. Where can you sign up for being an Advocate?

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  11. DONE!!! SO very excited! Can't wait to see if my drool-worthy guy can sneak in with all the popular hotties because he is YUMMY!

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  12. I fell in lurve with Patch & Ash, & LOTS of other book boys because of this Tourney last year!

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  13. Ah, I accidentally pressed enter D: can I resubmit??

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  14. I'm sad to say that I couldn't even think of ten characters. I got up to nine and then I got stuck. If this included more than YA books then it would have been easy peasy, but since I read more UF books, I couldn't really think of many guys to nominate.

    Looking at the list, it seems Cassandra Clare can write some really lovable boys. Jace won last year and I'm thinking that Will is going to win this year.

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  15. I have no nomnations everyone already picked mines

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    1. Janysa-- We determine which characters make the Tournament by who gets the MOST nominations. So, please feel free to nominate characters already listed.

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  16. ADRIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. I'm voting for Will!
    TEAM WILL FOREVER! :)
    I would like to see Jace Herondale passing the crown to Will Herondale! ^.^
    *So excited!* >w<

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  18. I'm voting for Sebastian/Mortal Instruments!!!!!
    I love bad boys

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  19. I think I've picked some awesome choices for my list. Hope the guys make it...especially AUGUSTUS WATERS!!! :-D

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  20. Oh¡ It's very difficult¡¡ I love a lot of them¡¡
    A nice blog¡¡
    By Myra

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  21. Done and Done! Thanks for running another exciting tournament, Ladies! Come on Daemon! Or Seth! I'm team Armentrout all the way this year! =)

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  22. Your blog totally just led me to Goodreads stalk 'Easy' and then by a copy on my Kindle. Oops. :)

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    1. That's not an oops! That's a YAY! That's my favorite thing about the Tourney is hearing from people who've discovered new books!

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  23. I'm so glad to see Kaiden from Sweet Evil on the list!!!! He totally deserves to be on here!!!! More noms for Kaiden guys!! :)

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  24. Top four guys everyone needs to nominate! You know in case anyone is having trouble deciding lol

    Adrian Ivashkov
    Jem Carstairs
    Tod Hudson
    Logan Keeley

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  25. Whoo! That was so hard so much Hotness to choose from, it amazes me!

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  26. It's ridiculous how excited I get over this! SHEESH! <3 =D

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  27. This looks so exciting!! I really hope Prince Maxon from The Selection makes it!! I'm currently reading the book and I don't think I've ever crushed on a fictional character so hard before! *swoon* Here's hoping he gets more vote before midnight on the 19th!!

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  28. Everyone has to vote for Patch!!! He's a hot bad boy what more could you want?!? I loved hush hush! Oh god and if you don't vote Shane from Morganville then I'll kill you!!! loving this tourney!!!! Xxxx

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  29. WoooooooT!!!!!! Thanks for this awesome event! Hope my crushes stay in! *crosses fingers*
    My top crush is Kaidan from Sweet Evil !!!

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  30. Okay, just nominated 10 :) I'm looking forward to this event :)

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    2. Please be careful that you are not posting Spoilers. Some people have not read the books from which these characters are nominated.

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  32. Sebastian and Jordan should not be on this list. Sebastian is a rapist - if he hadn't been stopped, he would've RAPED his sister, and to me, an attempted rapist is a rapist all the same. He planned to go through with it. It doesn't matter that it didn't actually happen. Anyone who could call a character like that a "YA crush" is messed up in the head, and anyone that thinks he falls under "bad boy" is either immoral or ignorant or has no respect for survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse. Jordan is an abuser, and encouraging people to have a crush on an abuser is basically encouraging teenage girls to be in a relationship with a man that will use and abuse them because "it's the total dream!"

    Edward I could go on about too, but I'll let it slide for now because Jordan and Sebastian are the ones I'm more concerned about getting off the list.

    Just, please. I know this is run on submissions, but seriously, you can't put abusers and rapists on this list. That's just disgusting and wrong, and I'm absolutely appalled. I was mentally abused as a kid. Abuse of any kind is nothing to smile upon, and it's not even remotely okay to make abuse and attempted rape look like nothing by glorifying the abusers and rapists.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. We understand your concerns. These votes are in no way representative of our own opinions. We are only showing the results as based upon voting.

      Regardless of how we ourselves feel, we cannot change votes simply because of any one person's opinion, especially being that there were no restrictions outlining which characters were eligible for nomination.

      We would, however, encourage you to rally support behind other characters in the hopes that they might overcome him.

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    2. THANK YOU! I was thinking the same thing and wondering how the hell they made it on the list.

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  33. So Excited!! Just nominated my top 10 crushes! At first I thought I wouldn't be able to think of 10, but then I was having the hardest time narrowing it down. Here's hoping a few of my crushes make it to the running, even the obscure ones!!

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  34. I respect what you are trying to do here at the YA Sisterhood, but I think the criteria for YA book crush should be more than just how hot a character is.

    I agree that Sebastian should not be considered a YA book crush - to suggest that he is a desirable character sends an unhealthy message. An attempted rapist should not be lauded as attractive.

    Thank you.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. We understand your concerns. These votes are in no way representative of our own opinions. We are only showing the results as based upon voting.

      Regardless of how we ourselves feel, we cannot change votes simply because of any one person's opinion, especially being that there were no restrictions outlining which characters were eligible for nomination.

      We would, however, encourage you to rally support behind other characters in the hopes that they might overcome him.

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  35. I have to say I'm quite disappointed by this list. I understand that people like TMI & ID (I do, too) but do we really need to nominate EVERY male character? This is supposed to be about all YA not Cassandra Clare books. I would like to see some kind of limit per book series. Otherwise, this is just lame to me. This makes me so sad because I usually buy all the books nominated, and this year, I've already read most of them. #epicfail

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    1. Have you read EASY? I know it's toward the bottom, but I'm still pretty impressed it's up there at all considering it's self-pubbed!

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    2. I haven't read Easy, but I will check it out for sure. :-)

      I'm sad to see that TOUCH by Jus Accardo isn't on the list especially since the cover is in the banner. :-(

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    3. Kale is definitely getting noms.... just not enough at this point. :(

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    4. I was also surprised to see a lack of Kale. /sad face

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  36. Prince Kai from Cinder is in THAT place? Are you freaking kidding me?!

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  37. Thanks to the tourney, I wound up buying Easy and it's a fantastic book. I'm so surprised (and glad) that a character from a self-published book made it onto the list.

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  38. Crud! I hit enter before I was done :( Luckily the last two I was going to put are already on the list. Hopefully they make the cut :)

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  39. Submitted my crushes in the fragile hope that we can get some lady-crushes up there. Lesbians exist too, but apparently they don't read this blog. (;

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    1. My list was about half guys, half ladies. I'm an equal opportunist and would love to see some lady-crushes in the tourney ;)

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  40. How is Lend from Paranormalcy not on this list but freaking Sebastian, the rapist and child killer, is? This makes me incredibly sad.

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  41. My top 5 crush-worthy guys are

    Adrian Ivashkov - Bloodlines
    Jem Castairs - Infernal Devices
    Derek Souza - Darkest Powers
    Tod Hudson - Souls Screamers(If I Die)
    Ezekiel "Zeke" Cross / The Immortal Rules

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  42. I am so sorry you guys have had such a hard time with something that is supposed to be fun. I love your blog and appreciate all you guys do to promote great books and great authors.

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  43. OK submitted! Surprised not to see a few there like Kale, Astley, Lincoln and Xander!

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  44. There is no love for Daughter of Smoke and Bone or Pure on that list. Man.

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  45. Love these - hopefully my Crushes will inch their way up that list. I am going to list them just in case someone needs help picking a few guys :D

    Tod- Soul Screamers
    Simon - Mortal Instruments
    Tamani - Wings
    Len - When You Were Mine
    Fade - Enclave
    Four - Divergent
    Cassian - Firelight
    Ethan - Take A Bow
    Justin - Harmonic Feedback
    Finn - Born Wicked

    that was hard to narrow down.

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  46. Wow Will Herondale is kicking butt! I'm glad to see Daemon Black in the top 10- he is my all time favorite.

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  47. Thank you for doing this tourney and previous tourney! They are a lot of fun, and I have a lot of fun trying to rally support for my favorite!!

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  48. Wow! I'm so sorry some want to turn this into something it's not. I hope you reconsider your tournaments. These are so much fun! I'm spreading the word about these awesome tourneys and to send you guys some love for being so great!
    If people want to be negative we need to ignore them and be twice as positive. I hope this all blows over for you and it can be kept civil.
    Good luck, I cant wait to see the results! :)

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  49. Yay! Cannot wait to see who makes it! Love this tourney!

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  50. Noooo! Was typing too fast and accidently hit enter when I meant to hit TAB and so I submitted a list with only 3... boo.

    But here is my finished list:

    1. Patch
    2. Georg (Royally Crushed)
    3. Four (I am Number 4)
    4. Josh (The Future of Us)
    5. Peeta
    6. Edward
    7. Percy
    8. Shane
    9. Damon (gotta love the bad boy)
    10. St Clair (Anna and the french kiss)

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    1. Hey there-- go ahead and resubmit. I'll go delete your first one.

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  51. Been meaning to put in my crushes for the lats couple days. So glad I didn't forget. I'm so excited for this tourney to see who wins and discover some great books. Tourney of Heroines led me to Shatter Me (which I loved!) Can't wait to see the results and hope that some of my crushes move up!

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  52. I LOVE YOU NOAH SHAW<3
    The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer's Noah Shaw forever.

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  53. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer's Noah Shaw forever.
    I love you Noah Shaw! <3

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  54. I hope the tourney is as (if not more) fun as last year! Pulling for my Shade boys, Peeta, Cricket & all the other fabulously crush-worthy characters! Let's hope the nice guys can get some love, too! :)

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    1. Hear, hear! I've personally always crushed on the nice boys. :)

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  55. Damn, why only boys on the list?? :(

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  56. Oh my goodness. Peeta, Alex, Noah, and Zach are my absolute faves! I hope they win:)

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