Thursday, July 5, 2012

Match #2: Zachary (#16) vs. Alex (#17) Goes to Zachary

And the winner is:

Zachary Moore

Welcome to The YA Sisterhood's YA Crush Tourney 2.0!  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 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  For more information please check out our Tournament Page.


Good afternoon. We are Professors Jen and Amy from the National Crush Institute, here to bring you a breaking discovery.

As you may or may not know, the human brain is a complicated organ that responds to  many types of stimuli. It has been proven that visual stimulation in the human brain of book lovers results in an attachment to loving, handsome boys of the fictional variety, thereby encouraging said human to vote for that fictional boy in online tournaments. On all types of electrical devices. 

 To prove this scientific study, we present Fig. 1: The Ultimate Crush: Zachary Moore.


1 Zach falls firmly in the ìNICE GUYî classification of fictional boys and has been referred to as "Captain Patience" Exhibit A: SHINE, page 110. Our research, however, has revealed that Zach recently had a 24 hour lapse in good guy judgment as evidenced in Exhibit B:  #tweetlikeabadboy

2 Examples include: Weddings, Prom, Fictional Character Crush Tournaments, and Jen's Dreams

3 Fans of Zachary Moore seem to be particularly interested in his Scottish accent.  A minuscule sample is found in Exhibit C: Scottish Vortex of Charm

4Specific attention should be paid to Einsteinís Theory of Gravity. Exhibit D: SHINE page 274.

5 Strength is prevalent in this fine specimen. A less refined citizen would say this boy ìis the full meal dealî. Intelligence, astonishing good looks and a heart that is more sincere and giving than any other the young adult literary community has ever seen. Exhibit E: 2011 TEAM KILT Zachary Moore Trailer.

*takes off lab coat*

GUYS! Zachary Moore (from Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready) is the FULL MEAL DEAL and deserves your vote today! Even SCIENCE says so. Youíre not going to argue with science, are you? 

If after all this, your vote we lack
Hereís more reasons to vote for Zach:
He brushes his teeth, so heís got no plaque.
His sexy never left so he neednít bring it back.
Under extreme amounts of pressure, he will not crack. (*cries*)
Dances at prom with a wiggity-wiggity whack.
When visiting Irish castles, he knows just what to pack.
He'll protect you like a boss, when you're under attack. 
Now go vote for Zach and keep our win on track!

 A big thanks to Jeri Smith-Ready for giving us Zachary Moore, the crushiest crushing crush in YA.
  Come on over to Fictitious Delicious to join in the #TeamKilt party, enter our giveaway, and have a blast!  

Team Kilt FOREVER! 


“I met an invalid, and fell for his art
He showed me his smile, and went straight
for my heart”

-From "A Child's Walk Home," Nursery Rhymes and Folk Tales

About  Alex:

When Lena meets Alex he is posing as a security guard for the testing center. He has the mark which proves he is cured, but isn't he the boy she saw during her testing? Wasn't he laughing?

Yes, yes he was! Alex is in fact an invalid, someone who isn't even supposed to exist and even better he is from The Wilds! 

The Looks:

" His hair is golden brown, like leaves in the autumn just as they're turning, and he has bright amber eyes. The moment I see him I know that he's one of the people responsible for this. I know that he must live in the Wilds; I know he's an Invalid. Fear clamps down on my stomach, and I open my mouth to shout something - I'm not sure what, exactly - but at precisely that second he gives a minute shake of his head, and suddenly I can't make a sound. Then he does the absolutely, positively unthinkable.
He winks at me"

Umm Swoon much?! Did Alex really just wink at Lena during their very first meeting! Yes, Yes he did. Alex has Golden Brown hair the color of autumn leaves just as they are turning and bright amber eyes, and caramel colored skin (tan hottie much?!). And who could forget about that killer smile which he uses to dazzle Lena...and all of us as well! 

If you were on the fence about how much of a sexy hottie Alex is I would like to present 


Woo if that doesn't give you a severe case of amor deliria nervosa I'm not sure what will!

“He Is looking at me through the smoke, across the fence. He never takes his eyes off me. His hair Is a crown of leaves, of thorns, of flames. His eyes are blazing with light, more light than all the lights in every city in the whole world, more light than we could ever invent If we had ten thousand billion years.”

The Personality:

Alex was born in the Wilds and is a member of the resistance, trying to change the way things are run in Portland. Alex is working for the greater good in a society ruled without emotions. A hottie with a cause, how much more could we ask for?!

And on top of all this...he falls in love with Lena and allows her to make her own assumptions about the government. Alex never forces Lena to believe something he shows her all the sides and then lets her decide.

He is confident and supportive:

“There's that confidence again, that semi-infuriating easiness of his, the tilt of his head and the smile. but today it's not infuriating. Today I like it, feel like it's somehow rubbing off on me, like if I was around him enough I would never feel awkward or frightened or insecure.”

A boy who can make a girl feel confident and better in a world full of lies and secrets *swoon*

And persistent:

“For a second we just stand there in silence. Then, suddenly, Alex is back, easy and smiling again. “I left a note for you one time. In the Governor’s fist, you know?”
I left a note for you one time. It’s impossible, too crazy to think about, and I
hear myself repeating, “You left a note for me?”
“I’m pretty sure it said something stupid. Just hi, and a smiley face, and my
name. But then you stopped coming.” He shrugs. “It’s probably still there. The
note, I mean. Probably just a bit of paper pulp by now.”

Alex was determined, even when he didn't know who Lena was, even when he just looked at her from afar he was doing cute sentimental things like leaving notes in statutes just on the off chance she might notice and read them! So freakishly cute I could scream ^^

The Best Qualities:

So while we all like a hot guy, hotties are a dime a dozen. There has to be something under the surface and Alex is the full package deal

He reads poetry aloud (not only does he have banned books, he reads them!)

When he first moved from the Wilds to the city, he cried because of how homesick he was (A man who's in touch with his feelings *double hot*)

He has a great sense of humor and loves to laugh (he will make you laugh!)

He is king of the romantic one-liners or one-pagers depending on the mood  He would literally take a bullet for the love of his life

The swoon-worthy quotes:

“Everyone is asleep. They've all been asleep for years. You seemed ... awake.' Alex is whispering now. He closes his eyes, opens them again.'I'm tired of sleeping.”

“And I love you too.” His fingers skate the edge of my jaw, dance briefly over my lips. “You should know that. You have to know that.”

The Reason You Should Vote Alex:

  He is the total package. Great personality, sexy, mysterious, and supportive
  He will whisper sweet nothings to you all night
  He would do anything for the girl he loves
  He is a great listener
  He knows how to laugh, and how to make you laugh
  He reads banned poetry books under the stars

So what are you waiting for!? Vote Alex now!!