Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic: Top Ten Most Frustrating Characters Ever.
There are characters you love, characters you would shag, characters you would exchange friendship bracelets with in a second, and characters that you would
keep in your closet forever confess your eternal devotion until the universe imploded.
Unfortunately, this is not a list of those characters. This week, we devote our Tuesday to the characters who make you cringe and make you want to toss the book right out the window.
WHY DO YOU EXIST?! YOU ARE HERE JUST TO MAKE ME WANT TO SET MY HAIR ON FIRE!!!1!one
Listed below are the top ten most frustrating characters to ever grace the imaginary book universe.
10. Catelyn Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin – I can’t quite pinpoint her personality because she runs from one range to the next in a matter of 2 pages. To quote from my Game of Thrones review: “horrible character, poor choices, oh woe is me, I am so much more noble and I am always RIGHT when I overreact, but no one else can overreact. “ She doesn’t warm my heart. At all.
9. Deanna Lambert from A Story of a Girl by Sarah Zarr – I know this book was a fan favorite on Goodreads, but my feelings tend to sour when a girl hates her best friend because of the guy she is dating, and forced herself on said guy for attention. No. No no no.
8. Corial from Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn – The story was touching, but the main character was a shallow character and very flat. She wasn’t able to carry the story on her own due to the fact that she was too busy gossiping about everyone else in court. No, thank you.
7. Todd Hewitt from The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – Not only was the entire book a sore spot in my heart, but Todd was so unlikable that I swore off the rest of the books by the end. Where is the love for a character who treated a DOG like a horrible scab because the dog was loyal? Nope.
6. Daemon Black from Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout – I loved this book, and I adore the author, and Katy is so freaking awesome, but Daemon made me consider homicide as a favor to the rest of humanity. He’s such an ass. Period.
5. Prince Caesar from The Vampire Empire Series by Clay and Susan Griffith – The Vampire Empire series ranks in my top favorite books, but this doesn’t deny the fact that this vampire needs a stake in the heart and a kick in the man bits. I don’t want to spoil the storyx, but the last book of the series cemented my hate for the guy for eternity.
4. Tris Prior from the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth – Oh boy, this isn’t going to win me any brownie points, but I have to be honest: Tris Prior causes me to break out in an explosive case of cursing. I’ll link the Insurgent book because that was the book that caused my newly found Tourette’s to come to the surface. Eaves-dropping, constantly bitching about your boyfriend and self-sacrifice aren’t qualities that I find endearing.
2. Bella Swan from the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer – I know this looks like a cop-out, but I never had any strong, positive feelings for Bella. Kristen Stewart really deepened those feelings as well when the movies released. I should feel more sorry for her, but she wasn’t a pillar of an upstanding citizen from the start. So here she is, on the list.
1. Lugh from the Dust Land series by Moira Young – I told Kara I was considering listing this character ten times for this meme. Lugh does not have an ounce, a speck, a DOT of decency in his entire character. Every time he appeared in Rebel Heart, I did this:
And finally, this:
The guy makes me angry. Seething, nose-bleeding pissed off.
To quote Kara, I want to “feed him rat poison”.
What characters did you list for this week? Leave a link below!