Hello everyone! The Elite 8 is here! The Sweet 16 had 457 votes, which puts us at a total of 2,210 votes so far!
Let’s go over some numbers:
The Closest Contest:
Empress of the Fall by David Hair narrowly defeated The Secret of Spellshadow Manor by Bella Forrest. It was the closest match both in terms of votes (only by 7) and percentage of votes (55).
The Largest Victor:
Frank Dorrian has thrown down the gauntlet. He racked up an impressive 82 votes. His book, To Brave the End, defeated The Lich by Adam Vine by 55 votes (75%). In fact, Dorrian earned more votes than any single match. (So needless to say his match had the most votes, and Dorrian’s book received the most votes).
Least Voted On Contest:
Night Lights by Helen Harper vs Gilded Cage by Vic James only received 53 votes. This was a slower round than usual, but we were bound to level off after three consecutive record breaking months. Fifty votes in a contest isn’t anything to balk at, but, as always, I’m going to ask that when you rally your voters, please ask them to vote in each match.
To Brave the End is the current leader in total votes due to his amazing support. The Burning World isn’t far behind, but rest of the pack is. The number three vote earner so far (Asharielle by Kathryn Cook) is 46 votes behind.
There’s still time to support your favorite book cover.
The Elite Eight lasts until April 18, so things should pick up with less time to vote between rounds.
Head over here and vote!
One last thing. I’ve gotten a bit of feedback that says the tournament is too long. I want the authors to have enough time to drum up support, but I don’t want it to be taxing. Do any of you have any ideas or recommendations? Is the tournament too long? How many days do you think you need?
Thanks for reading,