Thursday, June 13, 2013

Match 3: Augustus (2) vs. Noah S. (7) Goes to Noah S.

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 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  For more information please check out our Tournament Page.


The winner of Match #3 is Noah!

Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

About Me: Hey y'all! My name is Sam and I'm a teenager from the UK. No, I do not have tea and crumpets with the Queen, but I do read a ton of books and play the piano. Most of my time is spent in my room... with my laptop, and not wanting to go outside, except from Saturdays when I work at a nearby chocolate shop. Anyways, if you love books... let's be friends.

I am so happy to have been chosen as the advocate for Augustus Waters... AUGUSTUS WATERS, GUYS! 

I know there are some of you scratching your heads thinking, "Damn, who is this guy?", and there are many of you nodding your head, smiling and swooning at the mention of his name. 

For all of you who don't know who Augustus Waters, or Gus for short, is... Well, you better get down over to a bookshop/library and check out THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green.

Are you ready for my amazing argument to why you should vote for Augustus?

Gus is described in the book as a major hottie who Hazel (the protagonist) meets right at the start of the book, and their relationship starts with a heated staring contest at a cancer group. 
"Look, let me just say it: He was hot. A non-hot boy stares at you relentlessly and it is, at best, awkward, and at worst, a form of assault. But a hot boy... well."
Dark brown hair, 
Beautiful blue eyes, 
Tall and the 
Definition of perfection

Gus was a star basketball player before he lost his leg to osteoarthritis (an aggressive form of cancer) and is in remission, but even with his false leg, he is beautiful. Can't picture him? Well, maybe this will help you...
(Model: Joshua Anthony Brand AKA the perfect Augustus)
Oi, Sam! You can't win us over with JUST looks! What's his personality like?
I'm glad you asked! Augustus is a charminglovable, swoon-worthybook-obsessed and thoughtful  character. Oh, you want some proof?
He shook his head, just looking at me.
"What?" I asked.
"Nothing," he said.
"Why are you looking at me like that?"
Augustus half smiled. "Because you're beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence.” 
“Oh, I wouldn't mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.” 
Not to mention his unique and optimistic view on the world. He is not scared of death, so he tries to keep the mood light and turns any kind of situation into something to smile about.
“I can only hope,” Julie said, turning back to Gus, “they grow into the kind of thoughtful, intelligent young men you’ve become.”
I resisted the urge to audibly gag. “He’s not that smart,” I said to Julie.
She’s right. It’s just that most really good-looking people are stupid, so I exceed expectations.
“Right, it’s primarily his hotness,” I said.
It can be sort of blinding,” he said.
“It actually did blind our friend Isaac,” I said.
Terrible tragedy, that. But can I help my own deadly beauty?
“You cannot.”
It is my burden, this beautiful face.
“Not to mention your body.”
Seriously, don’t even get me started on my hot bod. You don’t want to see me naked, Dave. Seeing me naked actually took Hazel Grace’s breath away,” he said, nodding toward the oxygen tank.

“Okay, enough,” Gus’s dad said.
I apologise for so many quotes! But the thing is, everything Gus says is either funny, swoon-worthy, or noteworthy and I feel like I NEED to share them with you.

You're right. He is pretty charming, and quite funny, and *Drools* that picture. Hmm, but I'm not quite convinced yet!
Still stubborn? TIME TO PULL OUT THE BIG GUNS... 
At the beginning of May, an Australian Youtuber called Troye Sivan wrote a stunning song for The Fault in Our Stars. He's trying to make people more aware of cancer but also convince people to read the book because he just LOVED it that much. 

I felt that this was important to share because this tournament is not only about sharing out beloved boys, but it's also here to share books.
To conclude:
"I have an Augustus Waters fetish," I explained.
Oh, Hazel, don't we all? Augustus Waters is a beautiful human being with a heart of gold and words of wisdom. If his gorgeous blue eyes aren't enough for you, his words are enough to win anyone over.

Noah S. from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Hi everyone! I'm Sara from The Page Sage and I'm representing Noah Shaw from the amazing Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin. There are no words to express how excited I am to be advocating a character from one of my favorite series. I can't wait to tell you all about Noah... So let's get started, shall we? 

Let’s talk looks.
Noah is gorgeous. He has messy, just-got-out-of-bed hair with a sexy five o’clock shadow. His clothes are constantly in disarray, in a way his tall, lean form can most definitely pull off. As for his smile, it’s one of those half-smirks, as if he’s hiding a secret. His eyes? A smoldering gray-blue. 
But what about brains?
I mean, looks are nice, but intelligence is truly attractive. And Noah is smart. I’m not just basing that on his witty repartee- he’s also widely read. (I mean, come on: a BOOKISH hot guy. Excuse me while I swoon.)

British Accent.
He has one. Need I say more?
YA Sisterhood
What else do you need to know about Noah Shaw?
1.) He saved a dying dog.

2.) He’s a tortured soul.

3.) He plays guitar.

4.) He’s the King of Sexual Innuendos.
’Why do you always look like you just rolled out of bed?’
‘Because usually I have.’ And the way he raised his eyebrow at me made my blush.”

5.) He’s also terribly romantic.
“‘Mara, I have never felt about anyone the way I feel about you. And when you're ready for me to show you,’ he said, brushing my hair to the side, ‘I'm going to kiss you.’ His thumb grazed my ear and his hand curved around my neck. He leaned me backward and my eyes fluttered closed. I breathed in the scent of him as he leaned in and kissed the hollow under my ear. My pulse raced under his lips.
‘And I won't settle for anything less.

What more can you want in a Crush, right? He's drop-dead sexy with razor sharp intelligence, with a British accent and devious smile. BUT, in case I haven't convinced you yet, I wrote a song based on his relationship with Mara. (Which, admittedly, may not convince you at all, but I get points for effort, right?)

Mara was told she'd "love him to ruins." Now it's our turn to love Noah to victory!