Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Top Ten Tuesday (18)
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and the Bookish where a new top ten list is posted each week. This week is a freebie so I've chosen to do Top Ten Minor Characters. It always seems to be the hero and heroine of books that get focused on (and to be fair it is generally their story being told) but the minor characters can often be unfairly overlooked. Where would Harry Potter be without Ron and Hermione or Buffy without Willow or Scooby without all those meddling kids?
1. Cole St. Clair from Linger and Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Cole wasn't written to be likeable, heck Maggie Stiefvater herself has said multiple times that Cole is a bad boy and we girls should steer clear. That said, he was a pretty awesome addition to Sam and Grace's world because he has his own demons and actually chose to be a wolf thus showing Sam a whole new side to his wolfish ways.
2. Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series
I love Looney Lovegood! She is probably one of my favourite characters from the entire series. She's quirky and confident in her skin which is unusual for a lot of YA books. Luna doesn't let other people's opinions affect her and if she was real I'd love to be her BFF.
3. Emmett Cullen from the Twilight Saga
Emmett is possibly my favourite character from Twilight. I love the fact he is clearly a badass, and I love his sense of humour. The scenes with him and Bella's father in Breaking Dawn had me in hysterics, plus he's seriously hot in the movies.
4. Giguhl from the Sabina Kane books by Jaye Wells
A naked cat demon? A naked cat demon! Giguhl is brilliant. He starts out as a regular demon and (minor spoilers) accidentally gets stuck as a cat. In trying to turn him back he looses his fur. Giguhl has a great sense of humour and actually puts up with wearing little handknit sweaters :)
5. Stefan from the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs
A vampire who drives a replica Mystery Machine - seriously how could he not make it onto my list? Stefan is Mercy's connection to the vampire world, but he's also her friend as well which puts him in more than one akward position.
6. Jenks from The Hollows series by Kim Harrison
Jenks is Rachel Morgan's pixy partner and he has some of the best one liners I've ever read. Every book in the series has had me in hysterics - in part due to Jenks. Here are some of my favourites: "You think my kids just popped out of the ground?" "Tink's a Disney whore!" and "Grab the fish and run like hell."
7. Nick from the Secret Circle by L.J. Smith
Dark, brooding and good with his hands I adore Nick. He's also incredibly loyal and will pretty much do anything for his friends, as long as you can get to be his friend. He's my favourite character from the series and I'm curious to see how he is in the TV show as soon as I get a chance to watch it.
8. Bubba from the Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris
If you haven't read the Southern Vampire books I won't spoil Bubba's true identity for you, so I'll just say I wasn't a fan until I read these books. Bubba is an awesome character and I was horrified when I realised he wasn't going to be included in True Blood.
9. Savitar from the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Savitar will eventually be getting his very own book, but at the moment he's mulling about in the background of the other Dark Hunter novels so I get to put him here. He's a bit of a mysterious character who has some serious powers and does whatever he wants, which seems to mostly be hanging on the beach and surfing.
10. Ari and Janco from the Poison trilogy by Maria V. Snyder
I debated between these two before deciding one without the other is like Ben without Jerry. I love both of these two and loved every scene they were in. If you haven't read the series, I'd recommend it based on these two kick-butt hilarious soldiers alone.