The results for the First Annual Heroine Poll are in! There were a total of 593 participants and 1,779 votes were cast–remember you could choose up to three heroines!
Britt Arthurs took first place with 280 votes, Rakel of Snow Queen was in second with 232 votes, and Tari of Red Rope of Fate took third with 150 votes! Cinderella and Gemma (of Rumpelstiltskin) were neck-in-neck with 140 and 139 votes, and Raven (of Life Reader) was close behind them with 133 votes.
The rest of the girls are listed below with their vote tallies, but I did want to do a brief comparison of the top five heroines and the top five heroes!
The top heroes from January’s annual Hero Poll were (in order of popularity): Stil of Rumpelstiltskin, Farrin of Snow Queen, Merlin and Friedrich (of Cinderella) tied, Arion of Red Rope of fate, and Asher and Aaron of Life Reader.
In comparing the new lists you might notice that they are actually partners (Rakel goes with Farrin, Stil goes with Gemma, etc) just in a slightly re-arranged order. This was a huge surprise to me, and not what I expected at all! It does make me curious, though, if this also predicts my top five favorited books. (Which would be particularly ironic given that none of the books listed are my top sellers, but strangely all five of those books were among my favorites to write.)
But on to the rest of the girls!
- 7th: Dylan: 123 votes
- 8th: Elle: 110 votes
- 9th: Gabrielle: 95 votes
- 10th: Morgan: 92 votes
- 11th: Ahira: 87 votes
- 12th: Robyn Hood: 76 votes
- 13th: Odette: 41 votes
- 14th: Elise: 39
- 15th: Briar: 35
I was a little surprised Briar came in last as she seemed to be one of the more warmly received heroines, however, I do suspect her late arrival to the team might be responsible for it as many of the other girls have had more time to worm their way into your hearts. 😉
A few Champions voted for the “other” option–many of which said they couldn’t choose, one voted for Cagney, one voted for Phile the Robber maiden, one for Friedrich (Hah! He would be so smug about that if he knew.) and even one sweet reader voted for me!
Additionally, there was a resounding YES to my inquiry about the favorite secondary characters, which I am both excited about and quite worried. I have to have at least 30+ secondary characters who would have to be included in the poll, which would make the thing ridiculously huge. I might break it out a bit (All the Timeless fairy tales in one poll, and all my other books in the other) so it’s going to take me a bit to figure out how to pull it off. If you have any ideas, please leave them in the comments! I’m really quite clueless how I should attack it.
Finally, a big thank you to everyone who participated in the poll. It’s so fun that we can have this, and I’m glad I finally got the chance to let the girls take center stage.
That’s all for today, Champions! Have a lovely weekend, and I shall see you next week.