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Dec 23, 2011


My name's Momo and I'm the blogger behind Books Over Boys. I got the honor of being the advocate for the awesome Alexandria Andros from Jennifer L. Armentrout's Covenant series for this tournament. You can connect with me via twitter and facebook to stay up to date with the #HalfBloodLegion as we support our girl, Alex!

About Alex Andros:

First off, according to Aiden, this is what he thought of Alex when he first saw her...after those three years:
Long, thick chestnut colored hair fell past a chest that had grown in the last three years. Her face was oval shape; lips full like a pure-blood’s. Cheekbones high and eyebrows delicately arched over two wide, brown eyes. Even with the faint purplish bruises marring an otherwise flawless complexion, she was… unbelievable.

And in Alex's own words:
With all the dirt and overall grossness gone, I looked just like my mom. Long dark hair fell down my back; I had those high cheekbones and full lips most pures did. I was a bit curvier than Mom's willowy frame and I didn't have her amazing eyes. Mine were brown, homely old brown.
Alex is irrational, unstable, out of control, wild, crazy, rash, and stubborn but that makes her everything that she is, which is a fighter. She is unpredictable and very quick to act but she believes strongly in what is right versus what is wrong. She hardly ever lets anything faze her and that makes her high lariously funny. She says the darnest things at the most inappropriate times, lol, but what's life without some humor? She's uber sarcastic and tough and edgy and all-out fierce. She lives in this world where all that matters are the pures and their safety. She doesn't want to be forced into servitude so she is in the process of training to be a Sentinel - one who fights and kills daimons → the scary, looking things that will suck the life out of you. Alex isn't a fighter just physically, but she's also a fighter internally...if you get what I mean. She won't take anyone's B. S and she won't ever give up, you can count on that. Plus, Aiden said this ↓ ↓ ↓ about Alex's...qualities that I had listed above:
...I always thought your irrational nature was a flaw. It's not. It's what makes you so strong.
*nods* Uh-huh, what he said.

Alex's Best Attributes:

Alex stands out to me among all the other female characters because she's funny. I know, anyone can be funny. Okay, not anyone but it doesn't take a mad scientist to crack a joke here and there. Alex is such a smart mouth; she speaks without thinking and that totally comes with its consequences, haha, but you can't help but think, "Omg, I was so thinking that!" She says stuff that you wouldn't say out loud or stuff that you would bite back. She's definitely hard to forget because she has such a character; that's why when the nominations for this tourney began, Alex immediately came to mind. You won't be able to forget her if you tried. Also, she stands out to me because she can definitely hold her own. She'll take things into her own hands when needed; she won't back down and she indubitably won't take no for an answer. Alex is rebellious and at times, that might sound like a bad thing but like I've mentioned, she believes in what's right and if a little rebellious-ness is needed, where's the harm in that?!

What makes Alex a true heroine?

As defined by...dictionary dot com, a heroine is:

  1. a woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for her brave deeds and noble qualities.
  2. the principal female character in a story, play, film, etc.
In my opinion, a true heroine is someone who isn't afraid to be heard, someone who speaks up and fights back when they see something that is unjust; someone who isn't afraid to dive head first into a difficult situation. Also, a true heroine is courageous and brave and strong; someone who will step up when needed. And according to that, Alex is all of the above. Alex is a fighter, she's resilient and always bounces back after a horrible tragedy occurs. Like they say, what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. Because of what she's been through, it has shaped her into the kind of character that she is. You can count on her to save your butt whenever you're in a dire situation, that's for sure. Alex is a true heroine to me because she doesn't need a man to get her out of a ditch when she falls into one. She'll tire out all possible chances of saving herself before she'll resort to a man. Did I forget to mention that Alex can stab stuff? Oh yes, absolutely! She's a feisty little thing! Heck, she don't need no dagger or blade, she'll take you down with a garden spade! (OH WHAT?! That rhymed right there! I'm a genius! ;))

Why should we vote for Alex instead of Rose?

Oh sweet goodness! Why should you guys vote for Alex instead of Rose?! REALLY?! I love both of these girls oh so very much and I think they both share the same attributes that we all look for in a heroine. They are such strong girls; they have both been through the toughest life battles that you could imagine, they love so hard, and they're just flat out, awesome. Rose's story is now over but Alex's has just begun and already she's so top-notch and hardcore. Now just imagine how much more powerful and kick-butt she will become by the time Apollyon releases.

And I totally agree with Jaime and Patricia! I think that if Alex and Rose met in real life, they would be such a force to be reckoned with. If I ever saw them...like, down the street or something, I would totally turn and start running the other way, lol. NO. JOKE.

Anything else you'd like to add?

I actually have a few things to add so bear with me, it might be a little bit overwhelming. ;) First of all, I had organized this...thing (I still don't have a name for it) with a few bloggers about why you should vote for Alex so I'll post all their blog links below and you guys should totally head over to all of their blogs and read their post. And let me include, a few of them are hosting some giveaways....so you know, don't miss them! Additionally, I am hosting a giveaway of the Covenant series; I'll be giving away a copy of Daimon, Half-Blood, and Pure so head on over to this post and enter! It won't end until Friday, January 6th! And lastly, for this round of Alex's match, Jennifer L. Armentrout has broken down her rewards with vote numbers and it goes something like this:

500 VOTES: If Alex reaches 500 votes, I will give you a juicy scene from Pure. It involves a pool, but will be edited to avoid spoilers.

750 VOTES: If Alex gets 750 votes, I will give you Chapter 16 from Half-Blood in Aiden's POV. Yes, that chapter.

1000 VOTES: If Alex gets 1000 votes, I will give you Chapter 26 from Obsidian in Daemon's POV.

Yes, that chapter.

WINNING VOTES: If Alex wins against Rose, I will write a very lengthy scene/basically a freaking novella from Aiden's POV about a trip he and Leon took that involved searching down a certain daimon that got away at the end of Half-Blood. Now. If she wins, all of this will take me some time, of course.

JLA rocks! So you people, ya'll better vote for Alex because...because that's a whole lot of awesomesauce!

List of blogs that you should totally check out:
1.) Shellie from Creative Reads
2.) Donna from Book Passion for Life
3.) Jena from Shortie Says...
4.) Erika from Moonlight Book Reviews
5.) Kayleigh from K-Books
6.) Amy from Book Loving Mom
7.) Linda from Mission to Read
8.) Valerie from Stuck In Books
9.) Sophia from The Book Basement
10.) Alexa from Collections
11.) Ecey from Ece Red: YA Book Blog
12.) Cate from Going from Nobody to Somebody
13.) Heather from Putting Pen to Page
14.) Fran from BookChowDown
15.) Deea from Deea's Journal
16.) Amy from Amy's Book Den
17.) Vivian from Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
18.) Kate from Nomalicious Reads
19.) Zareen from Reach for the Stars...and the Books
20.) Taneesha from A Diary of a Book Addict
21.) Amanda from Stuck in YA Books
22.) Darla from DforDarla's Definite Reads
23.) Autumn from The Autumn Review
24.) Valia from Words are things...

I know, there are a lot of blogs to go through (that's probably an understatement) but if you need some more convincing, hey, you know where to go! ;)

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