YA Tournament of Heroines

Katniss has won the first three rounds (against Fire, Sophie, and Alex)! 
She will face off against Tessa (The Infernal Devices) next, on Wed. Jan 4th, 2012!

Exciting news!

The YA Tournament of Heroines hosted by the YA Sisterhood (the ones who put on the amazing YA Crush Tourney a few months ago) is about to begin! This in and of itself is great news, but there is more:

I have been chosen as the advocate for Katniss!
I will be leading the support efforts on Katniss' behalf, and let me tell you--I am PUMPED! I'll be keeping you up to date with all the information needed to ensure Katniss' victory. I have big plans, but I need your help! I need your support in order to make this happen.

Here are some ways YOU can show your support, and help Katniss for the win:
  • VOTE! This is the #1 thing you can do to support Katniss, so make sure to vote each time she has a match. Every vote counts!
  •  Follow me on Twitter, where I will be Tweeting about the tournament regularly, and giving you the most up-to-date info about the tournament and Katniss' status. There are some really cool plans in store that I'll be tweeting about, and you don't want to miss them.
  • Subscribe to my blog feed, where I will be blogging just before each of Katniss' matches, giving you pertinent info and letting you know when to head over and vote.
  • Take a Team Katniss button or banner (below) and put it on your blog, Tumblr, or anywhere else you want, to show your support.
  • Tweet with us using the hashtag: #HEROINETOURNEY
  • Tell your friends about the tournament, and why they should be Team Katniss (because she's awesome).
  • Post about the tourney on forums, fansites, and anywhere else you can think of.
  • Create your own blog/Tumblr post about the tournament. Spread the word!

Want more info about the tournament
Find it below.

The full list competitors in the tourney (taken from the announcement post), in order of votes received:

*on the ties, a coin was flipped to determine seed placement.

The tournament begins December 1st, starting with two matches:
Clary vs. Kate
Juliette vs. Cammie
Don't forget to head over and vote! A new match will take place each day until the final victor (Katniss, of course) is chosen.
Katniss' first match will be against Fire.
I'm not sure on the exact date yet, but a full schedule of matches will be available soon.
The match will take place on December 9th!
Katniss vs. Fire
Luna vs. Sophie
The tournament bracket is as shown below:

Get your buttons here
Show your support: Rock a #TeamKatniss button or banner!
Link buttons and banners to the YA Sisterhood homepage so everyone can join in.

I am pumped, charged, and geared up for this thing. 
Are you? 


  1. Oh man, it's so NOT fair that Katniss is up against Fire, because I haven't read THG but Fire is one of my favourite books ever and I want to support Katniss because I love this blog!

    Damn it.

  2. Frankly, I only see a handful of "heroines" on that list that really count as heroines (Katniss, of course, being one of them). Most of them are just female main characters, which, in my opinion, is NOT the same thing.


  3. Lissa: Oh no! We would love your support, but I totally understand if you vote for Fire. Gotta go with who you know and love, right? Just know: Katniss ROCKS! :)

    Krazyyme: Thanks! Team Katniss is the best!

    Gina: Lol, that's the spirit! Go Katniss!

  4. Reasons why Katniss is my number 1 heroine!
    She kicks more bootay than any other.
    She is brave!
    She is the fire of the hunger games!
    She is the bestest ever seriously you can't beat her!
    I'm putting one of the banners on my blog!

  5. Congrats on being an advocate! Yay! And for such an awesome character. =) I will definitely be voting for Katniss against Fire, and then I guess we'll see where things go... ;)

  6. Ahhh I love Katniss! GL with your tourny, will support you all the way!

    The Cait Files

  7. Great post Penelope! Love all the buttons!!! Let me know if you need anything or have any questions! Keep up the awesomeness!!!

  8. Hey can't we get some of these authors nominated for the radio show called The Book Report? It is such a fun show and I would love to hear some of these read and discussed. If you agree nominated them at http://www.facebook.com/Book.Report and check out the station list at http://bookreportradio.com

  9. Hi Penelope! I'm the advocate for Fire, and I must say that I was extremely nervous to hear that I was going to be up against Fire. I know that Katniss is more popular and I just wanted to introduce myself :) If Katniss wins against Fire, I'll be supporting Katniss. Great to meet you!

  10. I really love this! What a great idea. And how cool is it that your competitor is such a great sport (see comment by wordslikesilver)? This is what YA lit is all about. :) Go Katniss!

  11. Haunted Rose: Perfect reasons to vote for Katniss! :) And the banner looks so great! Thanks for your support!

    Ashley: Glad to have you! Thanks!

    Cait: Glad to hear it. Thank you!

    Jess: Yes! Let's do this!

    Amy: Thank YOU for hosting! This tournament is going to be so great.

    Brooke: I'm on my way to check it out. Thanks for the heads up. :)

    Grace: Funny you said that, because I was just thinking about how nervous I was to hear Katniss would be going up against Fire! I know she's got some super cool skills and loyal followers, so it will definitely be a tough match. Thanks so much for stopping by! Good luck to you and Fire. :)

    Tracee: Yes, such great sportsmanship! It's all for fun, and I'm glad to be doing this with such great people. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  12. YES!!!!!!!! You are quite the lucky person to get Katniss since she's so obviously THE BEST! I'm so taking one of these buttons for my blog. :D

  13. Julia: YEAH! I'm glad you're taking a button, and I agree about Katniss. She IS the best!

  14. Aw..this is going to be one fierce competition not to mention my 3 top favorite storybook characters are going against each other!! This is going to be tough...really really tough!! :|

  15. Yay!
    Lucky you!!
    Katniss has to be the winner!!


  16. Mockingjay: Agreed! My top two will most likely be facing each other soon (Katniss & Rose). It's going to be fierce!

    Lis: Thank you! I'm very excited for it. :)

  17. I love Sophie but I will have to vote for Katniss, because if anyone stands a chance against Cassandra Clare's characters that's KATNISS.

    And to be honest, she's the most heroine of them all! Go Katniss!

  18. Aw, thanks Melannie! Clare's girls are tough to beat, but Katniss can do it! :)


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