Tuesday, April 24, 2012

TOP TEN TUESDAY (22): All-Time Favorite Characters

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TOP TEN ALL-TIME FAVORITE CHARACTERS


1. Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
Luna is the type of person I wish I could be: just a little left of center yet still completely comfortable with being who I am.  I loved her quirky personality and all the little quips she spouted off throughout the later books in the series.  Plus I liked how thought-provoking her lines could be if you looked hard enough.

2. Mary Quinn from The Agency series by Y.S. Lee
Mary is an orphan who was arrested as a child thief, saved by the gallows to become a charity student at a London boarding school, and eventually became a secret agent.  The missions she went on ran the gamut from masquerading as a twelve year old boy on a building site or as a lady's companion in a wealthy townhouse.

3. Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The steadfast, loyal lawyer who inspired an entire courtroom to stand as he leaves after losing a high-profile case.  I remember watching the movie, and later reading the book, and being complete in awe of Atticus's determination and sense of morality despite outside opinions.


4. Captain Wentworth from Persuasion by Jane Austen
I absolutely adored this man from the moment I met him as a twelve year old.  His steadfast love for Anne Elliot just made me sigh and don't even get me started on that letter...

 5. Valerius Magnus from Seize the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
A former Roman general who suffers from the fact that he actually cares what people think about him. This makes it difficult when everyone around him views his shy, quiet nature as one of snobbery and arrogance.  I cannot tell you how many times Valerius made me cry in this book!


6. Jules Cassidy from the Troubleshooters series by Suzanne Brockmann
An FBI agent who never let his sexual orientation define him and made me hurry through books in an effort to learn more about him.  His sense of loyalty and determination were extremely captivating as was his tumultous love life.


7. Grimalkin from the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
I have loved the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland since childhood so it should come as no surprise that I adored Grim in all his snarky, mysterious glory.  The shadiness of his character just made him more compelling to me and I hope to see more of him in the spin-off!

8.  Finnick Odair from the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
I fell in love with Finnick from the moment we met him and I knew there was more to him than the carefree playboy.  His bantering with Katniss were the few funny scenes in this series.

9. Cole Fenton Davenport from the Coda series by Marie Sexton
At first glance, Cole seems to be a complete cliche from his flamboyant style to his flighty way of talking to his poor little rich boy background.  But, through Sexton's storytelling, readers are able to delve deeper into his psyche and see what has shaped him and made him the unique character he is.

10. Bones from the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
A Master vampire who was a former British gigolo turned penal colony prisoner?  Crispin Philip Arthur Russell III (aka Bones) grabbed my attention the moment he stepped on the page in Halfway to the Grave.  Since then, I have loved every minute that I get to spend reading about this fascinating man with his sarcastic comments and his romantic interludes with his vampire wife. 

13 comments:

  1. :) I agree so much with your characters! Grim, Luna, Finnick and Atticus are fantastic!

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  2. II love your list! I fell in love with Finnick from the first moment as well, he was just too delightful to not love him :-)

    I've never read The Agency series, but now I think I have to check it out!

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  3. I fell in love with Finnick too, you start to see a whole different side of him, a more wiser character than I expected!
    Great choices :)

    Tasnin @ TheWildReader

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  4. While I've seen lots of Harry, Ron & Hermione, yours is the first list I have seen Luna! She is a wonderful character. And I literally just realized I forgot all about Neville!! I may need to go and adjust my list ;)

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  5. Luna! Finnick! Bones! There are so many awesome characters out there. And unlike me, you tend to remember the names of the side characters. I felt dumb writing 'that one side character' from such-and-such book. Great list though!

    Thanks for visiting my Top Ten.

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  6. Alright! I love Wentworth for all the same reasons you do. He hung in there for Anne. And, Grim and Finnick are awesome! Not in the same way, but in their own very different ways. Very nice list. ;)

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  7. oh my goodNESS this is such a great list! I also adore Luna and Finnick and GRIMALKIN! (he was nearly on my list!)
    Thanks for sharing!

    Here are my Top Ten Tuesday picks

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  8. Love Luna, I picked Hermoine but honestly I could have listed every character from Harry Potter on this list. Atticus Finch is another great choice. I am now going to hang my head in shame and admit that I have not read any of your other books.

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  9. I adore Luna & Finnick, and really loved Captain Wentworth & Grimalkin.

    Great list!

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  10. Love Luna! I wish I could be more like her too. A big Grim fan too.

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  11. Luna is awesome :D As is Grimalkin. <3 Adored him ;) And Finnick is too cute. Great list :D
    Thank you for commenting on my Top Ten. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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