Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top Ten of 2011: Characters that Stole the Show

Today is day four of Top Ten Week, hosted by Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic and Lisa from A Life Bound By Books and co-hosted by Rachel from Fiktshun and Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books. Today, I wanted to talk about secondary characters that stole the show from the main characters and made these books infinitely more enjoyable. Here are my top 10:
1. Grimalkin
The Iron Fey series, by Julie Kagawa
With his quick wit, sarcasm and dry humor, Grim is probably my favorite character in the entire series.

2. Vic
Touch of Frost and Kiss of Frost, by Jennifer Estep
You just have to love Gwen’s bloodthirsty talking sword. He is awesome and even though I read the books, I could just hear him waging revenge in that British accent of his.

3. Pamela Rowe
Dearly, Departed, by Lia Habel
While the book’s main character is searching for answers and learning how to defend herself from zombies, her best friend Pamela is out killing them. With a parasol. Love this girl!

4. Hector Delos
Starcrossed, by Josephine Angelini
While Lucas may be Helen’s love interest, his cousin Hector is so much more interesting. And hotter. I’m hoping there is a lot more of Hector in the sequel.

5. Master Alcantara
Isle of Night, by Veronica Wolff
This Vampire gives off some seriously sexy/creepy vibes. I’m still not sure if I should be attracted to him or repulsed by him, but he does add delicious drama to the book!

6. Tamra Jones
Vanish, by Sophie Jordan
I hated that Jacinda and Tamra has such a poor sisterly relationship in Firelight so it was awesome to see Tamra really grow in Vanish. Plus, the whole complicated thing she has going on with Cassian is so tense and dramatic!

7. Lia Berttini and Luca Forelli
Waterfall and Cascade, by Lisa T. Bergren
While reading these books, I found myself wanting to know more about what was going on between Lia and Luca than Gabi and Marcello

8. Devon McCallister
Trial by Fire, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Got to love a quick witted werewolf with keen sense of style who delivers awesome one liners. I’m still hoping that he and Lake end up together….

9. Justin Spellman
Clarity, by Kim Harrington
I’m not one for cheating ex-boyfriends but Justin is a really sweet guy who made a horrendous, drunken mistake. I really liked him and hope that Clarity can forgive him and take him back. As you can tell, I’m kinda on Team Justin.

10. Kaleb Ballard
Hourglass, by Myra McEntire
While I don’t think he is a good match for Emerson and a teeny bit too sexually aggressive and self absorbed, Kaleb kept things interesting. Loved the fact the he was so much more easy going than Michael.

Who were your top ten characters for 2011?


Nerd Girls said...

I think Grimalkin was probably my favorite character this year. Great list!

Nerd Girls at Books to the Sky

nea barabea said...

Oh Grim!! I liked that cat so much! Even if sometimes it was so damn anoying lol :)

Kelly said...

Love your idea here! I haven't read too many of these, but I did love Grimalkin - I think he made some of Megan's more annoying moments bearable.

Also, love your description of Pamela! I loved watching her ass-kicking moments - who knew parasols were so deadly?

Top 10 Book Characters of 2011
Kelly | Radiant Shadows

roro said...

how can not think about vic
a cool british accent/he cool
i gotta meet grimalkin
love mysreious felines
my top characters

booksntea said...

I'm with you on Pamela Roe. I love that she always rose above everybody's expectations, and I love that she wasn't as obsessed with all the social class divisions like some of the people she associated with. Plus, she just kicked butt!


KM said...

I am 100% with you about Lia and Luca! And def Hector too. He was my favorite character :-)

Patricia said...

1. This topic is awesome!!
2. Grimalkin really was the best character in the Iron Fey series.

; )

We Fancy Books said...

Ohh you picked some of the most fierce and awesome characters! Great list you have here!

Here' s my Top 10 Characters of 2011

Jay @ We Fancy Books

the Vintage Bookworm said...

Great list! I've only read the first Iron Fey book and I loved Grimalkin. I want to steal him and cuddle him. I still need to read the rest of the books you mentioned. Happy 2012!


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