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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

YA Academy Awards -- Dress Our Finalists!

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Thanks so much to all of you who submitted nominations and voted. It's time to find out who will be facing off this weekend in our awards ceremony. Just like in the real awards show, I took the top four candidates in each category.  You can see how close the voting was --some beloved characters and books lost out by just one vote! So when voting re-opens, please vote!
But remember, it's an honor just to be nominated.

FINAL VOTING WILL BE 12:01 AM FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22 THROUGH 9 PM SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24! Watch for the post on Friday.
If you want to know more about the nominations and first round of voting, check out the nomination post and the semifinalist post.


And, there's a new chance to win by dressing one of our nominees. But first, let's find out who made it through to the finals!

Best YA Leading Guy of 2012

Adrian from the Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Daemon from Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Four from Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Jace from City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare





Best YA Leading Lady of 2012

Cinder from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Sydney from the Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Tessa from the Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Tris from Insurgent by Veronica Roth



Best Supporting Guy in YA 2012

Isaac from Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Kenji from Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Roar from Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Simon from City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare




Best Supporting Girl in YA 2012

Calla from the Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Iko from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Liv from Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Zuzana from Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor





Most Dramatic YA of 2012

Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry



Funniest YA Book of 2012

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers series) by Rachel Vincent
Spell Bound (Hex Hall series) by Rachel Hawkins
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
Endlessly (Paranormalcy series) by Kiersten White





Best Villain was a write-in category -- by popular demand. Here are our top four vote-getters:

Warner
from Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (11 votes)
The Darkling from Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (7 votes)
Anderson (Supreme ) from Destroy Me/Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (5 votes)
Queen Levana from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (5 votes)

Again, FINAL VOTING WILL BE 12:01 AM ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22 THROUGH 9 PM EST ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24. 
After the winners are picked, I'll draw three people who participated in the awards and entered in the Rafflecopter. Each winner can choose from the books that inspired our final winner in each category.

New way to enter -- dress a nominee!  What would Sydney Sage wear to the awards ceremony? Perhaps that red dress we heard so much about? How about the Darkling? I'm picturing him in a long black coat. Just pick any of the finalists in any category and find them something to wear for the ceremony. You can include accessories if you'd like. Then leave a link in comments to your outfit -- you can link to a web page, a Pinterest board, a blog post, or a Polyvore collage.

If you want to see what other people have suggested, check out or follow my YA Academy Awards Pinterest board. I'm pinning everyone's ideas with their name and comments.

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42 comments:

  1. How about something similar to this for Tris, only in black, of course. I like the top dress, it's tight like the Dauntless like. The bottom dress has a skirt that tears away so I am pretending the top one does too. Just in case she needs to get away and jump on a train or something. lol

    Four can wear an all black suit, like this.

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    1. LOVE!! And I watch Say Yes to the Dress, so I even know who Pnina Tornai is.

      I'm making a master Pinterest board and pinning on everyone's ideas with notes :)

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    1. I'm glad you think so. I need to find some clothes. I'm just as excited about dressing the guys, which is weird.

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  3. Great post. All I could think when dressing the nominees was Daemon in a dark gray colored Armani suit with a bow tie. I couldn't find a pic of exactly what I was looking for though.

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  4. Found these and immediately thought Tris: http://pinterest.com/pin/475622410616921803/

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    1. Sorry -- I was having serious internet issues at home -- but I'M BACK!

      Love this dress - I pinned it on the board!

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  5. An amazing dress for Sydney (red, of course): http://www.shoppingeveningdresses.com/offtheshoulder-silk-red-bridemaid-cocktail-long-evening-dresses-p-3536.html
    Adrian would love it so much, I'm sure of it!

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    1. Love it! And we know that Adrian loves Sydney in red...

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  6. I'd love to see Roar in this http://www.limelightoccasions.co.uk/grooms-mens-wedding-suit-hire/Grooms-Eveningwear.htm

    It's formal but the color gives it a touch of his funny easygoing personality even in a formal event.

    Awesome idea!!:)

    Thank you:)

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  7. I love this idea!!! Very snazzy. I'm thinking Iko could fit one of these snazzy and cute metallic dresses:

    Iko #1
    Iko #2
    Iko #3
    Iko #4
    Iko #5
    Iko #6
    Iko #7
    Iko #8

    Okay, so yeah that's a lot. But I think 1, 5, 6 & 8 fit best. :D Love the idea Jen! Happy Wednesday!

    XOXO, Inky @ Book Haven Extraordinaire

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    1. Your links aren't working for me :(
      You can email them to me at yaromantics at gmail dot com.

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    2. The links are messed up, think this is what they're supposed to be
      1= http://pinterest.com/pin/50384089552969676/
      2= http://pinterest.com/pin/171136854562036538/
      3= http://pinterest.com/pin/224124518926823250/
      4= http://pinterest.com/pin/294704369336010972/
      5= http://pinterest.com/pin/170292429630698762/
      6= http://pinterest.com/pin/33777065926154775/
      7= http://pinterest.com/pin/62346776062774997/
      8= http://pinterest.com/pin/108719778475550729/

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    3. Thanks, Sarah Elizabeth. This was in spam, but I pinned them all up :)

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  8. Cinder really needs something that suits her kick ass personality. It needs to be a long dress with long sleeves, so she can hide her cyborg side. You can see that she feels vulnerable when everybody is looking at it. Also nothing too fancy or dressy, because that doesn't suit her. I think something from the Steampunk will look great on her:
    Dress Cinder.

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  9. Kenji, sans wacky haircut and cigarette:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/65020788342214884/

    :)

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  10. Here's one for Cinder: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=73039008. So much fun! I will have to look at your Pinterest page to see all of the other ones.

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    1. Totally forgot about her hiding her Cyborg parts. Hmm. I may need to add a long-sleeved shrug. :)

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    2. Well, maybe she wants to show the parts, now that Kai knows about her....

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  11. Augustus was so close! :-) I find it interesting that Before I Wake was voted in the "funny" category. I always view that series as more drama, than comedy. Hmmm....

    Looking forward to seeing who wins the finals!

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    1. I guess it's very snarky??? I'm behind reading that one. But some of the other comedy nominees are also paranormal with snark.

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  12. For Tris from Insurgent, I can picture her wearing something like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/77757531037911399/

    Classy and the color of her Faction.

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  13. I'm really surprised that Dee didn't make the cut in Supporting Guy-he was the best part of the book! Loving what everyone has found for the clothing!

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    1. Well, if he's in Just One Year, I'll nominate him again :)

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  14. Adrian will wear black silk boxers and nothing else to the awards ;-) or maybe just the black silk boxers and a black bow tie :-D

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  15. Me and google image search had entirely too much fun with this!

    I imagine Adrian would totally rock the suit and converse look at an award show and I found this excellent example: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_DvyYQdnG-5E/SoLk4JKcc3I/AAAAAAAAAWU/cEnVvTql7XM/s320/black-756718.jpg

    Then I decided to find Adrian a fancy day of the awards show look and this just felt right: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5d942OaIN1qitigdo1_500.jpg

    Then I was like 0h! what would Four wear? Yeah probably a fancy leather jacket ensemble (random aside if you search sexy male leather jacket you will not be disappointed ^.~): http://famewatcher.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/sexy-leather-for-men-chace-crawford.jpg

    or Four could totally pull off this look: http://acuteconsulting.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/channing-tatum01.jpg

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  16. Okay, for the record, I am very... anti-fashion, and live comfortably in jeans and sneakers. ;) But if I did have to dress someone up.. I guess this dress for Cinder? -http://pinterest.com/pin/70157706667442165/

    And I can totally imagine Zuzana wearing these boots- http://pinterest.com/pin/58054282668309846/

    Hee. I created a pinterest account and spent a few minutes trying to find fashion pictures. XD

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  17. I think the only one of these books I've read is endlessly, so I'm going to have to dress Evie! Think this is the sort of dress she'd like (but I could be wrong). I kinda like it though :)
    http://s619.beta.photobucket.com/user/SpiritoftheWhiteRose/media/Prom%20Dresses/SparklyRedDress.jpg.html

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  18. OMG - Just found an even prettier one!
    http://s619.beta.photobucket.com/user/SpiritoftheWhiteRose/media/Prom%20Dresses/DarkBluePromDress.jpg.html

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  19. I made an outfit for Zuzana, inspired by her marionette performance :)
    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=73381351

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