Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Match 23: Dank Walker (1) vs. Four (3) goes to Dank!

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.


The Winner of Match #23 is Dank!

Hi everyone! I am so excited to representing Dank today! I started reading about Dank about a year ago I would say, and well, let's face it. He's hot; he can sing and he's death. Yeah - Death - talk about bad ass.

Personality: He's pretty honest and upfront. For the most part, each character who has a run in with Dank knows where they stand with him. The only time he withholds anything is when it might effect/affect Pagan in some way. He writes music from his heart. Dank has a sarcastic side, that isn't abrasive, but just enough to tease Pagan. He takes his "work" seriously and after his love with Pagan, understands what he is doing more clearly, so he is willing to grow (how many guys really are?) 

Looks: Bluer than blue eyes. So blue that they have been referred to as gems. Look at the covers. Those babies pop. He also has black, not too long hair, that curls on the ends. A sultry smirk reserved only for Pagan and a dimple. Just one, sinisterly cute dimple. Smoking hot body. Did I mention his blue eyes? 

Talents: Besides easing people into their deaths? He serenades (and well, like soothingly and sensually) his girlfriend Pagan with a guitar and lullabies that he has written about how she has saved him. I mean, what girl doesn't want that? I do. 

Special Attributes/Best Qualities: One of my favorite qualities about him is his compassion. He can be a tough, I know that, but he can be so sweet and he doesn't have to be. For example, there was a little girl in EXISTENCE and he talked to the little girl and tried to make dying easier and made it a beautiful process. He didn't have to. His compassion extends farther than Pagan. Then there is that whole he is Death thing. Ya know - no biggie. Or the fact that he is a deity. 

Anything else? This year, with the help of my street team (WHO ARE AWESOME) and the great Abbi Glines, I have added some other reader's favorite qualities, moments, and quotes. 

One of my favorite quotes: “He's already proven he'll defy Heaven to keep her. If Hell wants a piece of him too, then bring it on.”  SWOON!

Two Responses from Abbi Glines! 
What are some of your favorite things about Dank? 
He holds the key to life or death in his hands yet he becomes as weak as a human when he falls for Pagan. There is something about watching a Deity act like a mortal because of love that gets to you. One of the reasons I love Greek Mythology. 

And why was he a fun character to write? Because he wasn't a man. He was something that every human fears but they know they will meet one day. Writing him with emotions and giving him a voice was almost comforting in a way. 

From the Greedy Booker - (and a quote I love) - “I’m not a man so I do not have a heart that loves as a human does. I’m an immortal god that dwells with supreme power because I hold the keys to Death. But you are my existence. I am yours.”- Existence

From Jorie Sus- Confronting Ghede with the Warriors threatening to destroy voodoo if he doesn't release Pagan's soul - (I have to say I loved this too. BAD ASS and it reminded me of how tough Dank is.)

From Erica Cope "It's the scene where Pagan is home from dress shopping and Dank comments on the pale pink dress then....

Both his hands gripped my waist pulling me hard up against his body. "You tempt me. I can't be tempted. I'm not made to be tempted but you, Pagan Moore, you tempt me."
Then he goes on to say:
"I didn't understand it at first. But now I know. It's your soul calling to me. Souls mean nothing to me. They aren't supposed to. But yours has become my obsession."
Totaly swoonworthy moment for me. :)
What's better than having a sexy rockstar serenade you in your sleep? :)

Kayla -  Okay, seriously, this year's tourney is full of total hotness and it was hard to choose which fella I wanted to support. I decided Dank was my man this year to support because, well, what's hotter than the baddest guy ever (hello - he's DEATH) who also plays the guitar plus sings and loves fiercely! <3 data-blogger-escaped-font="">

Willow D“I realised you owned me one night in this room. I was singing to you and you were sleeping. You made a little noise in your sleep like you were distressed and I panicked and ran to your side. You grabbed my arm in your sleep and pulled it up against your face and went back to sleep. I didn't want to ever move.”

So if you love Dank or just fell in love with him, support us! Tweet for #TeamDank, on facebook, on your blog and where ever else!


Four/Tobias from Divergent by Veronica Roth

My name's Becky B. and my blog is Bibliognome. I'm thrilled to be advocating for Four, the supremely awesome guy from the Divergent series by Veronica Roth.

*loud clapping and cheering*

* Okay now while reading this post just imagine that you have You're the Best the song from The Karate Kid movie playing full blast, I find that makes everything more dramatic/dauntless (just like Divergent and Four.)  :)

Here we are again getting ready for another YA Crush Tourney. Everyone knows that there are a plethora of capable crushes in this tourney but I'm here today to tell you that Four is the crush that should rise to the top of this Tourney.

If you haven't read the Divergent series here's my review of Divergent and Insurgent.  I can't wait to read the last book and am crossing all of my fingers and toes hoping that the movie of Divergent will be as epic as the book.

YA Sisterhood

Look into those eyes and you should know without a doubt who to vote for. #TeamFour

Here we see how Four sees himself, in Four's own quote from Divergent: 
 “Two things you should know about me; The first is that I am deeply suspicious of people in general. It is my nature to expect the worst of them. And the second is that I am unexpectedly good with computers.” 

Yeah, he's a little pessimistic but in the world of Divergent where choice is everything once you choose a faction be it AbnegationCandorDauntlessAmity, or Erudite you have to follow their rules or you get rejected by society.  

As the tagline for Divergent says, "One Choice Can Transform You." Four is definitely a guy that has transformed himself.  He is willing to sacrifice everything for the love of his life and he and Tris might just be the keys to changing the whole society. 

Be Brave and make the right choice, Vote for Four :)

Four Haiku
Strong and capable
Fierce fighter almost no fear
Four worth fighting for

I made a song for everybody to sing while they vote for/when they want to support Four, it's sung to the tune of I Love You aka that song from the Barney TV show:

Four Amour

I Love Four,
You should too,
Let’s be Dauntless through and through,
With a great big Vote,
and a plea from me to you,
Won’t you say you’ll Vote Four too!

I love Four,
You should too,
Go and join the Team Four Crew,
With a great big cheer,
and a plea from me to you,
Won’t you say you’ll Vote Four too.

Now make sure to VOTE for Four as much and as often as possible and let's take Four to the top of the YA Crush Tourney!  :) Show your support on Twitter, Facebook, your blog, etc. You can follow me on Twitter at @GeckyBoz and make sure to use the #TeamFour tag so I can see all your tweets.

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