Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and Bookish. Each week the bloggers at The Broke and The Bookish put out a topic, and discuss their top ten options for said topic. This week it’s all about the Top Ten characters that X (are bookish, are epic, stole your heart, ect…)
Reece Walker from As You Turn Away By Molli Moran. A supporting character, as his younger brother is the main focus of As You Turn Away Reece stole my heart because of the story line that’s laid out for him. He’s suffered heartbreak and still manages to be there for his family and the people who need him.
Gin Ichimaru from Bleach by Tite Kubo. Gin is one of those characters you love to hate. He snuck his way into my favorites with his first introduction. He’s a sneaky, wicked character with lots of complexity and layers. And it hurts. He’s a tragic anti-hero/antagonist. I’m still not over him or his story line.
Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments By Cassandra Clare. I LOVE Magnus. He’s sarcastic, smart, and is so much more than he seems. I love his relationship with Alec, I love the character (within the main Mortal Instruments world, I tried the Bane Chronicles and just—no). He’s one of my all time favorite characters. I’d also love to thank the casting director for the movie for casting Godfrey Gao–because hello. That man is beautiful. I was not ready to see him as Magnus.
Razor Eddie from The Nightside series by Simon R. Green. This is SO difficult for me, because I love this series so much. All of the characters are there in my favorites and my heart. But Razor Eddie stole the show every time he showed up. He’s filthy, disturbing and the god of the straight razor. Impossibly strong, impossible to read he toes the line between foe and ally with John. Their relationship is so amazing, and I wish I could write a character like this.
Sawako from Kimi ni Todoke by Karuho Shiina. Sawako is such a different character. I love how hard she tries, and how much she wants to be friendly with everyone around her. Her admiration/love for Kazehaya is adorable.
Pendergast by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Pendergast won me over very quickly from his first appearance in Relic. He’s constantly two steps ahead of everyone, and seems super human. It isn’t until Still Life With Crows that you get to see the chance at how very human he is. Thrown out of his normal element he almost flounders in places and it makes me love him even more.
Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I always loved Neville. He was one of my favorites from the get-go, and as the series progressed he ran off with my heart. I love how brave he is and how he grows as a character.
Professor Lyle from the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger. Though I didn’t finish this series I did get pretty far. I loved the character of Lyle, and her take on the werewolves. I would read an entire series based around his character. I really wanted to know more about him, and frankly this character was why I hung on as long as I did. But even he couldn’t save this series for me.
Atticus from the Iron Druid series by Kevin Hearne. Atticus is a kick-ass, takes no names hero. I love how sarcastic and snarky his narration is. His powers are incredible, and as the last Druid he’s got a lot of people looking for him. I love how much this character grows over the series and evolves. I’m a few books behind, but I really want to get caught up. I miss this world and these characters.
I’m totally cheating here, but the entire cast of Hana-Kimi by Hisaya Nakajo. I love this cast. This was one of the first ‘romance’ type manga that I ever read, and I still love it to this day. I’m tracking down the hard copies so I can own them (I’ve only got two volumes). It’s laugh out loud funny, and full of great story lines.
That’s my Top Ten for this week! If you did a top ten post go ahead and leave a link in the comments.