Top Ten Tuesday is a heme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic: Top Ten Most Memorable Secondary Characters.
Word Game Time:
What do you think of when you read the words “Thanksgiving Meal?”
Time’s up! You said:
Ding – turkey. Which is okay, but without the mashed potatoes, candied yams, corn, green bean casserole, dressing and/or stuffing, pea salad, various casseroles, pies, cake, and canned cranberry sauce, it isn’t a real meal. The turkey may take the center stage, but it would be nothing without its holiday co-stars.
Maybe it comes from a love of blending into the background, but minor characters can make or break a novel for me. The protagonist is the main event, but I have always found myself more interested in the other characters in books. This week, we’re discussing the most memorable secondary characters.
10. Genya from the Grishna series by Leigh Bardugo – she’s alluring, awesome, and confident. All of her decisions were not the best ones, but, as a character, she made the first book a wonderful read.
9. Richard Parker from The Life of Pi by Yann Martel – TIGERS! I want my own Richard Parker! He is an animal character, but he definitely caused me to warm up to the book.
8. Zombie from The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – This book would have been toast without this character in the book. I LOVED his part in the novel!
7. Carlisle from the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer – The only reason I do not shun these books is because of the secondary characters. Just putting that out there.
6. Igor from The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrande – Yet another animal side kick. You have to read the book to get the full effect of awesome catness from this fellow.
5. Silena Beauregard from The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan – I think that Silena was a sadly underused character. From such little exposure, we see a very sweet and caring person who made all the wrong decisions. Her love with Beckendorf was flat out adorable as well.
4. Finnick from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins – Just. Wow. I honestly wish he was a real person. I fangirl the hell out of Finnick.
3. Brimstone from The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – I almost feel like a stalker, because I tend to mention this author’s work constantly. I was iffy about DoSaB, but Brimstone added a whole star to my rating. He should have his own book.
2. Buruu from Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff – HE MAKES ALL CAPS COOL.
1. Asha from Speechless by Hannah Harrington – So much love SO MUCH LOVE for this girl! I cannot even start on her awesomeness.