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Saturday, June 30, 2012


Remember last week when I posted this about the 2nd YA Crush Tourney nominations? Well the candidates have been selected and I could not be more excited to announce that this year I will be advocating for one of my favorite characters from my favorite book series.

This year, I will be the advocate for Christian Ozera from Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series.

Christian may not be Rose's love interest, but he is still stole my heart with his sinister smirk, icy blue eyes, dark family past, snarky remarks, and most importantly: his huge heart. In the first book of the series, we get a large glimpse at how wonderful he is, but throughout the rest of the series we get to see over and over that he may come off as kind of creepy, but he'd do anything for the ones that he cares about and he doesn't give a damn about what anyone thinks. He's one of the best bad boys in YA.

This is not my actual defense for the tournament. This is just me bringing the fabulous Christian Ozera to your attention. I KNOW he's going up against a butt ton of other lovelies such as Will Herondale, Peeta Mellark, and other marvelous guys that Mead has created: Adrian Ivashkov, Dimitri Belikov, Eddie Castile. I know it's a tough competition, but don't let Christian slip from your mind, because the guy is HOT! In every sense of the word--Dude can start fires with his mind (and save St. Vladimir's while doing so!)

And I know that with the VA series wrapping up and the Bloodlines series just beginning, your focus is on Adrian and even Dimitri, and you may be forgetting why it was you loved Christian in the first place (but let's face it, no one could forget!). So, here are some drool-worthy, swoon-worthy, and admiration-worthy quotes from Christian:

Christian: "Squatters' rights. Besides, I have to make sure I stay near the chapel as much as possible so people know I haven't gone Strigoi…yet."
Lissa: "I used to always see you at mass. Is that the only reason you go? To look good?"
Christian: "Sure, Why else go? For the good of your soul?”

"People think I'm unstable, but I tell you, Rose is ten times worse. Of course, that makes it harder for people to fuck with you, so I'm all for it."

"Yeah? I thought that was the way all royals were supposed to act. You certainly seem to be doing a good job with it. Or maybe you're just using compulsion on me to make me think you're a two-faced bitch. Maybe you really aren't. But I doubt it.”

"If you weren't so psychotic, you'd be fun to hang around.”

"I saw him because I see everything. Easy when no one notices you.”

"Yes. Like is when you date a big, blond moron and laugh at his stupid jokes.”
Then, out of nowhere, he leaned forward and kissed her. It was hot and fast and furious, an outpouring of the rage and passion and longing that Christian always kept locked inside of him. Christian pulled back from the kiss but still kept his face next to hers.
"That's what you do with someone you like.”

Christian: "You did not just say that. I have a feeling we're on the verge of hugging and coming up with cute nicknames for eachother."
Rose: "I already have a nickname for you, but I'll get in trouble if I say it in class."

Christian: "We can run off to Paris or something and work at a little café. Or sell bad art on the streets.”
Lissa: “Right. I can totally see you having the patience to wait on people. You’d be fired your first day. Looks like the only way we’ll survive is if I go to college and support us.”

Adrian: “And, I can visit people in their dreams.”
Christian: “Stop. I can feel there’s a comment coming on about how women already dream about you. I just ate, you know."

"If there was a way to save all Strigoi, that would change our world. I mean, not that setting them on fire isn't cool after they've gone on killing sprees."

Christian: "Worst .Timing.Ever."
Adrian: "Huh, So that's how you're going to fix the family problem. Little Dragomirs. Good idea."
Christian: "Yeah, that's exactly it. You're interrupting official Council business."
Christian: "Sleep first. Shower later. I'll sleep with you."
Lissa: "Sleep or sleep?"
Christian: "Real sleep. You need it. Of course, afterward if you want to conduct any official Council business..."
Lissa: "I swear, if you say 'Little Dragomirs', you can sleep in the hall."

"I'm Backing down now. I really do love you. That's why I am doing this."

So...I actually started crying when I read this quote.

So I may have had difficulties selecting only a FEW quotes, because he's just that great. I know you think so too after reading all that. And since you've renewed your love in him, I know you're thinking, "Wow. Everyone needs to vote for him. I wish I was advocating for him."

Here's your chance to help Mr. Yummy. Join #TeamOzera! Help me spread the word about why Christian is so phenomenal. It's pretty much a street team.

Fill out the form and I will be contacting the new members on July 7th with more details. There will be different "assignments" and whatnot to help get the word out. I'm really horrible at explaining this, but I swear it will be fun. You can use twitter, your blog, and any other outlet to complete the challenges. So, join the fun--join #TeamOzera!

The only requirements for joining the team are: 1) You love Christian Ozera. 2) You have a social media platform to spread the love, such as facebook, twitter, pinterest, etc. I don't care how many friends or followers you have. 3) No bashing other characters, books, or authors. AT ALL. I'm 16 and I like to pretend the internet is a friendly environment. Don't show me otherwise!

By filling out the form you are only expressing interest in being part of the team. I will email you all the assignments and other information, but I don't want you to feel obligated to participate, though participating will earn you points, and points will help you win prizes! If you have any questions, you can comment or email me at gabbicalabrese AT hotmail DOT com


  1. can we only support one hottie? i've siged for Team Daemon, but I'm also a big fan of Adrian and Christian... Actually, Christian is the underdog, and I've always had a waek spot for him...

  2. Of course you can support more than one guy. The point of the street team is to try to get Christian as far as possible. You can spread the word about him and Daemon and if the two ever face each other, than you can pick Daemon if you'd like. But it would still be AWESOME if you joined the street team and participated in the assignments.

  3. I am the advocate for Eddie Castile! I will be supporting all the Vampire Academy guys until the sad day when they have to go up against each other! Good Luck!!

  4. Okay, I know that you visited my blog where I posted about reading VA - and I LOVE Christian.

    I don't know that I can commit to being part of a team -- I'm doing the Daemon Invasion thing -- but I will help out when I can, like voting for him :)


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