Sunday, June 23, 2013

Match 12: Will H. (2) vs. Caleb (7) goes to Will!

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 #12 is Will Herondale!

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 , 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.”

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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.”


Hi Blog Readers this is Catarina from Reading and Things! This my first time advocating for this tourney and I'm super excited to be advocating Mr. Caleb Jacobson!!!!

So what makes a girl swoon? This is the YA Crush Tourney and a true Crush makes a girl swoon. And I'm here to give reasons to vote for my guy Caleb. So what makes Caleb a Crush-worthy and Swoon-worthy hunk of male?

"Caleb is different than any book boy out there. He doesn't have a jaded past, he doesn't have 'experience' in all sorts of things, he isn't crude or a jerk, he's real. He has been waiting for Maggie his entire life, knew exactly what he wanted, and wouldn't settle for anything less than her. He's stern and protective and strong like an alpha should be, but his softer side comes out when Maggie comes into the room and he loves her with his entire being, with his every breath. He lives to protect her and bows at her feet, adoring her, to do whatever she wishes. He loves his family, he's great with kids-he has a niece he adores-and loves his girl.'
(Shelly Crane)


"I looked at him in the soft glow of the streetlights. He was tall, that I'd seen before, and broad but his hair was brown and shaggy, curling around his ears and forehead, and his eyes were light, blue maybe or hazel. His lips were fascinating as he sucked them in and out of his mouth in contemplation." 

So a broad shoulder tall guy with brown hair that curls at the ends. I'm sorry but a guys hair that is semi straight but still has a bit of curl in it makes me want to run my hands through it.

 He plays almost every instrument there is. What girl wouldn't want a guy that can play/serenade them with any instrument they choose? Hhhhmmmmmm? 

And he runs track, surfs, and is on the swim team where goes to college. Ok girls think, he has to have a swimmers body. VISUAL AID:

Nice right?

AND!!!!! He drives a motorcycle. He's got the heart of gold with a bad boy edge.

"I followed him out to his car...only it wasn't a car. It was a motorcycle; a sleek, black Yamaha" 

Personality/What He Says:

He is the knight in shining armor that every girl dreams of. He is very protective of those he loves. He has a soft spot for kids, mainly his little niece. He is as strong and dominant as any alpha male out there. But the sweet nothings he says and does for the girl he loves makes him a sweetheart that will make any girls heart flutter. He doesn't underestimate Maggie, he understands that she is independent and she is capable of taking care of things on her own and lets her lead her own life, never the over controlling guy every girl hates. Finally, he willing to give up everything to make sure Maggie is safe and happy. He literally the guy girls dream of.

What He Says:
The best thing a Crush can say is something that makes your heart melt and cause butterflies to fly in your stomach. And I can tell you'll everything Caleb says and try to convince you he does, but we all know its better to read it personally.

""Your heart beat is my favorite thing to listen to. When you look at me and your heart rate jumps..." He smiles. "It's the best feeling in the world to know that I'm in the heart of the most important person to me and the proof of that is literally right under my fingertips.""

"I want you to trust me. I want you to feel completely safe with me. I would never hurt you, Maggie, and I'd never let anything happen to you."

 "It physically hurts me to make you unhappy. I wanted to spare you even a minutes worth of hurt. I'm sorry if you don't like it, but I will always protect you, even if you get mad about it."

"These hands will never touch you without being gentle. Unless that's not what you want, of course. These arms will never hold you back, but I'll hold you as tight as you'll let me. I can't wait for you to be all mine. You belong to me in every way, Maggie. Mine."

What Others Think:

Don't take just my word for how crush-worthy and swoon-worthy Caleb is... Here is what others say about him...

"There were gorgeous scenes in which Caleb left me breathless." 
(Misty Provencher, Author of Hale Maree and Cornerstone)

"Caleb Jacobson is the epitome of swoon worthy male characters. He has a passion driven heart and his undying love for Maggie is what dreams are made of. Couple that with fierce protectiveness and drop to your knees declarations of love and you've got pure perfection. Caleb is the standard by which all book boyfriends should be judged." 
(Lila Felix, Author of Emerge and Love & Skate)

"Caleb is the sweet, sexy, smart guy every girl dreams about--me included!" 
(Nichole Chase, NYT Bestselling Author of Suddenly Royal and Immortal Obligation)

"He's sweet, fierce about Maggie, valiant, honorable, gentle, noble." 
(BookNerdsAcrossAmerica Book Blog)

"Now wasn't he a sweetheart :). Caleb was an amazing male character. You could tell he cared for Maggie and would do anything to protect her. Plus, he never went all happy hands and pushed her too far. I also love the fact he has a big family that he talks to. He always puts Maggie first and would never hurt her." 
(Kayla (Ramblings of a Book Junkie))

And this is only a small portion of what people are saying about Mr. Caleb Jacobson! OH! And did I mention his series is being made into a movie? You all will be able to see Caleb in a theatre near you soon!

So read the Significance Series by: Shelly Crane and DON'T FORGET TO VOTE CALEB JACOBSON!!!! 

Happy Reading!

*Polls are now closed*