Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was crated because they're particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish (and who isn't?). They're all about creating new lists including a little bit of everything and I've been meaning to participate for so long but always seemed to get behind. I've decided that's going to chance in the new year. So here we are and hopefully you'll head over to their page and check out what everyone else put up for this week's Top Ten.
There are too many characters out there to possibly include all my favorites in a list limited to ten but in nor particular order I've listed a few below with the disclaimer that many have been left out. It was even difficult to stick to just one genre but I did my best, and here they are...
Favorite Character Pick #1: James - Cassandra Clare's The Internal Devices series
He's kind, mysterious, beautiful, and welcoming. When Tessa was thrust into this crazy new reality she wasn't prepared for, James was there as an understanding buffer. With the love triangle forming I couldn't help but get on his team and cross my fingers that she would end up with him.
Favorite Character Pick #2: Yelena - Maria V. Snyder's Study series
Favorite Character Pick #3: Kaleb - Myra McEntire's Hourglass series
Here we have a truly pure heart and soul. He might not seem like the type at first, but this was a character dealing with more than anyone should ever have to, and yet still tried not to put those burdens he was carrying onto anyone else. He did his best to keep it hidden for purely selfless reasons and make it appear as if everything was fine. But sometimes too much is too much. He eventually reached out (reluctantly) and leaned on his friends. It was a journey I enjoyed as a reader and would love to see more of his character in the future.
Favorite Character Pick #4: Stark - P.C Cast & Kristin Cast's House of Night series
Favorite Character Pick #5: Sykes - Ednah Walters' The Guardian Legacy series
He's the funny guy! He adds humor whenever he can and loves riling everyone up. He keeps the situations light whenever possible, but also has many layers to him beyond his sense of humor. Basically he's the guy you want to have around. He's fiercely loyal to his friends and family and equally protective of them as well. He's hard not to like...end of story.
Favorite Character Pick #6: Miranda - Shelley Workinger's Solid series
The "mean" girl you can't help but kind of like. In the beginning she was firmly in the box of characters that I didn't like. Slowly but surely she won me over just as she did with the rest of the group in the series. You just had to let her in and take her for what she was. She kept an interesting dynamic in the group and never let the dialogue get too stagnant. Miranda was always sure to keep things real.
Favorite Character Pick #7: The Erlking - Jenna Black's Faeriewalker series
Favorite Character Pick #8: Four - Veronica Roth's Divergent series
He might go by the name Four in the series but he was my number one! I loved how Roth allowed her readers to get to know his character right along with Tris. He was so mysterious and hard to read but at the same time interesting to watch as the story progressed and the two came together.
Favorite Character Pick #9: Anna - Wendy Higgins' Sweet Trilogy
Favorite Character Pick #10: Zoe - Heather Anastasiu's Glitch series
Can you say fighter? This was one smart and fiercely brave character who refused to take things lying down. She stood up to the authorities, fought for what she believed to be right and just and did everything she could to help others as well. She wasn't content to get just herself out to safety, but wanted to try and help as many others as possible. How could you not respect and like a character like that? I couldn't resist.