After an incredibly close race with over 70,000 votes cast, the winner (by just under 400 votes) of the 3rd YA Sisterhood YA Crush Tourney is....
from the Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead
Thank you so much to all of the authors, advocates, and fans! You were fantastic! And we hope you all found some great new books to read! We definitely encourage you to look back through the matches and to meet any fabulous crushes that were unknown to you! Love you all!
Welcome to The YA Sisterhood's 3rd Annual YA Crush Tourney! We hope that through this all you will meet a lot of book loving people, discover new books, and of course be introduced to many more dreamy crushes!
Be aware that we have tried to keep all the posts pretty general, but there might still be some spoilers. If the spoiler is big, it will be marked. However, still proceed with caution!
Matches will run for 24 hours, 12am to 12am EST every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information please check out our Tournament Page.
Dimitri from The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Hello everyone! *Waves* Welcome to the 3rd Annual YA Crush Tourney! I am Chandra from Unabridged Bookshelf and I have the great honor of representing the esteemed Dimitri Belikov this year! If I seem familiar, you may have seen me here last year representing another fellow from the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series by the incrediably talented Richelle Mead, Mr. Eddie Castile. I had a lot of fun last year, and could not be more excited to have the chance to be an advocate again let alone for the gorgeous guardian Dimitri.
Dimitri is the knight is shining armor girls have been dreaming about for years. He is protective, noble, always willing to put his life on the line for those he loves and those he has sworn to protect. He takes his duty as Guardian for the Moroi (good vampires) very seriously, especially after losing his first charge and his best friend to the Strigoi (bad vampires).Dimitri is a true gentleman and most defiantly crush worthy.
Dimitri is tall, dark, and dreamy all wrapped up in a Russian accent. Dimitri stands just over 6’7” with dark soulful eyes, and long dark hair and he is incredibly fit. Don’t believe me, why not find out what Ms. Rose Hathaway has to say about Dimitri’s looks.
“The other problem in my life is Dimitri. He's the one who killed Natalie, and he's a total badass. He's also pretty good-looking. Okay-more than good-looking. He's hot-like, the kind of hot that makes you stop walking on the street and get hit by traffic.
Dimitri has many talents including making girls melt around him. He is a fierce warrior, and is admired by the entire Dhampir and Moroi world. When we first meet Dimitri in Vampire Academy he already has six Molnija marks which are given every time a Dhampir Guardian kills the evil Strigoi. He is a lethal machine who only softens ups around those he loves.
“Yet, it had been Dimitri’s gentleness and thoughtfulness mixed with that deadliness that made him so wonderful. The same hands that wielded stakes with such precision would carefully brush the hair out of my face. The eyes that could astutely spot any danger in the area would regard me wonderingly and worshipfully, like I was the most beautiful and amazing woman in the world.”
Rose Hathaway-Blood Promise.
As advocate, I am here to campaign for Dimitri and convince you of why you should vote for my favorite Dhampir. If the above has yet to convince you, then let me leave you with one final quote for you to ponder over.
“Dimitri: Well, you and I will both be Lissa's guardians someday. I need to protect her at all costs. If a pack of Strigoi come, I need to throw my body between them and her.
Rose: I know that. Of course that's what you have to do.
Dimitri: No. If I let myself love you, I won't throw myself in front of her. I'll throw myself in front of you.”
Will Herondale from Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
TMI Movie News: We are a fansite for all things Cassie Clare. We are obscenely passionate about The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices, especially our boys Jace and Will Herondale! We keep everyone up to date on the important fandom related news including books, movies, hawt characters and just plain fan-crushing. Please check us out on our site MortalInstrumentsMovies.com , Twitter: TMI_MovieNews, and Tumblr: CityofBonesMovie! William Herondale, what can you say about Will? He is snark and wit to all, yet sweet to those who've captured his devotion. Guarded to protect not only mortals but his own heart, yet more vulnerable than most. He loves reading and poetry, but can also wield a seraph blade with astonishing skill. Will is strength and control, but he is also beauty and reckless abandon. To know him and not love him seems impossible. His kindness is found by the true observer. Will is deep violet blue eyes, and ink black hair that often falls in his eyes. Will has thick lashes, and elegant features; he is well built with broad shoulders and strong muscles. “His eyes were steady and blue they were everything Will was; true and tender, sharp and witty, loving and kind.” Behind his walls Will is just someone who wants to be loved, to be part of a family and let those people care for him. He is a romantic; his love is fierce and unyielding. He will do anything and everything for those he loves no matter the cost to himself. “He bent to put his cheek against hers. His breath against her ear made her shudder with each deliberately spoken word. "I have wanted to do this," he said, "every moment of every hour of every day that I have been with you since the day I met you.”
Will Herondale is somewhat of a kicked puppy; in desperate need of help but just wants love and he'll protect you. He has had a tragic childhood; he has punished himself by pushing away anyone who could possibly love him. He is self sacrificing almost to the point of masochism. His control and restraint for the betterment of others is unparalleled, placing him leagues beyond what most heroes are capable.
Will would do anything for Jem his parabatai; even give up his own happiness and dreams for Jem. Nearly selling his soul to help make Jem’s life a little easier, providing not only tangible palliatives but also those of friendship and loyalty. “Our souls are knit. We are one person, James.”
A true literature hero must win our hearts thru writ, and no one does it better than Will. He loves books as much as we do. The boy can whip out a quote from any number of classics to suit the moment or express his feelings - oh my.
“It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.” I will be honest with you, Will. We flipping LOVE you more than words could express! If his wisecracks don't enamor you, watch out for his naked vulnerability, expressed to only one.
Will has mastered the art of killing Demons, while he does not have any supernatural abilities he knows how to fight his way out of the whole schmear. And while your donning 17th century grace, that's a tough act to beat. Chivalrous protection? Yes, please! Ah...but be warned, never will he oppress your dignity or honor. Once earned, you will maintain his loyalty and protection, unthreatened by disrespect or belittlement. His valiance is that of humility and earnestness to earn love, not for intimidation or domination. Will is also hilarious; his brand of sarcasm and dark wit will leave you rolling...or blushing. Take for instance his opinion on ducks. “Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks?"
"They ate it too, Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.”
And there's always the less innocent remarks - "Do you think you can be trusted in Downworld? The gaming hells, the dens of magical vice, the women of loose morals..." Will smiled the way Lucifer might have smiled, moments before he fell from heaven. "Would tomorrow be too early to start looking, do you think? " Have you ever noticed how "Will" is always the cornerstone of all great phrases, like Will you marry me or Where there's a Will there's a way? Finally, and perhaps one of the headiest arguments, because of Will we got Jace Wayland-Morgenstern-Lightwood-Herondale, another flawless character who you can’t help but fall in love with! You simply can't help falling deeply, madly and heinously fully in love with William Herondale - “What he needs now is to love and have that love returned.”
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