Note: If you recognize this novel, please don't name it, as that would be spoilery.

[Poll #1774314]

From: [identity profile] naomikritzer.livejournal.com


I don't recognize the book but I'd say that of the options, the people who should MOST take a sick day instead of going on the final mission are:

* The little sister
* Anyone who's been described as brown-skinned
* Any and all pets
* Anyone who'd be looking for their love interest in the MEN FOR MEN or WOMEN FOR WOMEN sections of craigslist.

The heroine and her love interest can go in with guns blazing.

From: [identity profile] naomikritzer.livejournal.com


Also, if this is on a stage and being sung, any ladies who sing mezzo soprano or alto should go hide somewhere safe until the shooting dies down. The soprano's going to be fine.
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From: [identity profile] rikibeth.livejournal.com


okay, this last bit is funny because it's SO TRUE. There is a REASON my bff goes by the name [livejournal.com profile] eternaleponine.

From: [identity profile] thecityofdis.livejournal.com


I agree with your logic except then I was like, "It's probably a dystopia of the You Must Be Depressed Forever variety, in which case rocks fall and everyone dies, except the heroine, who lives with the suffering and angst forever."

From: [identity profile] juliansinger.livejournal.com


Yeha, see, my theory is, heroine survives (to angst), and the buddy dying means the adopted son can survive (to be Very Sad); the buddy dying means there's also the to-be-wife who can be Sad. If the adopted son died, the equation's somewhat different, since I don't know if the to-be-wife likes/loves him.

From: [identity profile] shweta-narayan.livejournal.com


Oops hit the wrong button, meant to select the heroine's little sister not the love interest.

From: [identity profile] zornhau.livejournal.com


Depends who you want her to save if she's given the choice. What's the theme?

Otherwise, kill off the love interest so she can go through courtship again in ep 2.

From: [identity profile] janni.livejournal.com


If you're in any fictive place and plan to get married and settle down once the mission is over, you ought to know better than to tell anyone.

I mean, I'd bet there's a TvTrope for how that guy always dies.

From: [identity profile] janni.livejournal.com


While the pet will either die for no good reason or not die even though there is plenty of good reason. (You do know the trope Death by Newbery, right?)

From: [identity profile] bemused-leftist.livejournal.com


I was going to say, All of the above if it wins a Newbery Medal.

From: [identity profile] janni.livejournal.com


Hah! I'm turning in a book tonight and I still managed to visit into TVTropes and come out in time! :-)

From: [identity profile] coraa.livejournal.com


There is a TVTrope for it, in fact! Subsumed under the he-was-just-a-week-from-retirement cop show trope, and thus called 'retirony.'

From: [identity profile] fadethecat.livejournal.com


If there were a love triangle involved, I'd totally know who to pick.
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From: [personal profile] chomiji


Only the heroine will survive. Because this isn't manhwa.


From: [identity profile] asakiyume.livejournal.com


I might or might not recognize the book, but hanging around in YA Dystopiaville for as long as I have, I'd say EVERYONE is likely to go down except the heroine and her love interest. Definitely the pets, siblings, and supporting cast.

From: [identity profile] juliansinger.livejournal.com


I can't fill out the poll due to my weird browser issues, but, the possibilities include: The sister, the brown-skinned badass, the rogue's buddy, and the pet.
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From: [identity profile] nenena.livejournal.com


Recognize the book. Took the poll anyway.

From: [identity profile] nekonexus.livejournal.com


Betting on everyone - except the heroine's love interest - dying.

Curious as to the source, now.

From: [identity profile] phoenixfalls.livejournal.com


I say brown-skinned warrior woman, plans-to-be-married guy, and pet, at a minimum. Next up would be the little sister. Don't know the book, but then I avoid YA dystopias like the plague. ;)

From: [identity profile] phoenixfalls.livejournal.com


Oh, and phoenixfalls = phoenixreads, I was just too lazy to log out and back in. :D

From: [identity profile] rachelmanija.livejournal.com


To my surprise, the pet survived. It's a "wisdom of crowds" moment: the poll's top two contenders were the ones who bit the dust.

From: [identity profile] lady-ganesh.livejournal.com


To be fair, a man who plans to get married and settle down as soon as the mission is over is pretty much the same as naming a character "Dead Meat."

From: [identity profile] coraa.livejournal.com


It depends on whether it's a Defiant Last Stand book or a Life's A Bitch And Then You Suffer More book. If the former, the buddy and the brown-skinned warrior are toast, but the sister and the pet have at least a fighting chance. If it's the latter, it's the sister and the pet that are guaranteed toast, and the buddy and the brown-skinned warrior are still likely to die in that "rocks fall, everyone dies" way, but the impact will be secondary to the kid/pet thing.

E-mail me the title of the book? (Or ROT-13 it or something?) I'm curious now, and I don't mind spoilers for this kind of thing.

From: [identity profile] rachelmanija.livejournal.com


It's Defiant Last Stand, and you are totally right about who dies in those.

Oybbq Erq Ebnq. It's actually the best of the YA dystopias I've read this year, with a very strong voice, albeit with the usual flaws of thin characterization and worldbuilding, and giant gaping plot holes. I will review when I get a chance.
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From: [identity profile] 17catherines.livejournal.com


Has to be the pet. Gives the author a shot at the Newberry...

From: [identity profile] maxiekatt2.livejournal.com


Can you message me the title? I think I might want to read it, lol.
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