Friday, July 6, 2012

YA Crush Tourney : Kaidan Rowe

*Contains mild Sweet Evil spoilers*

So, as a lot of you probably know, it is once again time for the YA Crush Tourney!  And, for those who aren't familiar with this, I'll give you a little run down of what it's all about.

The YA Crush Tourney is a tournament hosted by the girls at The YA Sisterhood.  It was started last year as a way for everyone to share their favorite books, squeal about our favorite, super hot heroes (or villians ;) ), and just bask in the glory that is young adult fiction.  What you do is nominate 10 of your favorite guys from any YA books.  After that, the girls hosting it tally everything up to see which guys made the final cut.  Once that's done, the voting (and the real fun) begins to see which YA guy will ultimately win.

Last year, Jace from Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series won.  As you know (or maybe you don't ...) Jace Wayland happens to be one of my favorite YA heroes of all time.  He's witty, sarcastic, sexy, sweet, and a real kick ass shadowhunter!

Anyway, this year I've been more active in the tourney and have been following more closely than last year.  Today was the first day of voting.  Will Herondale (Jace's ancestor) from the Infernal Devices versus Vincent from the Die For Me series and Zachary from the Shade series against Alex from the Delirium books.  As I hadn't read Die For Me or the Shade series, I voted for Will and Alex!

But, the match up I'm really waiting for is Kaidan Rowe from Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins versus Finnick from the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins which will happen on July 13th.  I've read all the Hunger Game books and have also read Sweet Evil.

And I'm completely supporting Kaidan!  As a fairly new player in the YA world, I predict that Kaidan might be a bit of an underdog.  But I still have faith that Kai can win!

Why?  Well let me give you a few examples.

1)  Kaidan is extra "t" worthy!  “He was smoking hot. As in H-O-T-T, hott. I’d never understood until that moment why girls insisted on adding an extra t. This guy was extra-t-worthy.”  (Anna).  I mean, seriously, do you see this face?  Come on, how can you resist?

2)  Kaidan has good hands!  “I know I’m just a human woman, but so help me, if anything happens to her while she’s with you—” (Patti) 
“I assure you she’ll be in good hands.” (Kaidan)
“Mm-hm, that’s part of what I’m worried about.” She pointed at his hands. “Hands off, mister.” (Patti).  

3)  Kai is ridiculously sexy!  “Good gracious, he was sexy—a word that had not existed in my personal vocabulary until that moment. This guy was sexy like it was his job or something.”  Again, the face!

4)  He cares for Anna!  Though he may not act it at times, throughout the book he continually shows his worth and his big heart.  He doesn't do his "job" because he doesn't want to "ruin" Anna in anyway.  Also, he risked his life by doing all the things he did for her.  

5)  He's the son of Lust.  Literally.  “What were you and Kaidan Rowe talking ’bout?” Jay asked me. “Man, y’all looked like you were gonna rip each other’s clothes off!” (Jay).  I mean . . . that has to count for something, right?  <3

6)  Kaidan helps Anna when he knows it could get him into serious trouble.  He doesn't take her virginity, even though his dad is pressuring him to "take her innocence".  

7)  Kai is willing to hurt himself to keep Anna safe.  The ending.  Oh, the ending :( 

8)  And he's a drummer.  A boy with a talent :) Doesn't get much better than that!  

So, who's with me?  I think we have a YA Crush Tourney winner on our hands!  And It's Kaidan Rowe. Be sure to vote for Kaidan on July 13!  

P.S. Wendy Higgins has promised that is Kaidan wins the first round, she will share a scene from Sweet Evil in Kaidan's POV!  It will be posted on her blog and also on Tara's (Kaidan's advocate) blog, Tater's Tall Tails!  So vote guys!  

I had to do it ;)

1 comment:

  1. Eek, that is a tough match-up! Finnick is difficult first round match-up. But you have my vote!


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