This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks topic is Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters.
Oh, now you've all done it. Do you know how hard it is to narrow down favorite characters for me? There is no way I can limit to just ten. But here are ten at the top of my head in no particular order.
1) Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling-Really all the characters from HP are fabulous in their own little ways (even the villains) but Luna stole my heart the first chapter she appeared and I've never lost that love for her.
2) Percy Jackson from Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan-How much do I adore Percy and hist snarky ways? I have no idea. I just know I love him a whole lot and while I do like Kane Chronicles and Lost Heroes, those characters are no where near as epic for me as Percy was.
3) Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins-Everyone seems to have beef with Katniss in the HG fandom. While, I do understand why they may have issues with her (she is flawed after all), I personally adore Katniss. Her inner strength is amazing. I for one would not have been able to go through half the crap she went through in what, less then two years with the amount of strength she did. Yes, she had a few angsty moments in Mockingjay, but you know what? She kept going on and finished what she set out to do. To me, that's a damn strong person. Nothing but respect for Katniss.
4) Gandalf the Grey/White from Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien-Long before Dumbledore, Gandalf was rocking the long white beard and being generally badass. I judge all wizards by Gandalf's standards.
5) Lyra Belacqua from His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillup Pullman-Another character with amazing inner strength. and all around general badassery.
6) Tyrion Lannister from A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin-Anyone who reads this series or watches Games of Thrones knows how awesome Tyrion is. For those that don't Tyrion is a dwarf who doesn't let that limit him in any way and goes around snarking at people and pwning everyone and throwing around epic one-liners in court all with a smirk on his face. He's a fascinating character. But then all the characters in this series are interesting in their own ways even though all (including Tyrion) are deeply deeply flawed people.
7) Evie from the Paranormalcy Trilogy by Kierstan White-Evie is just one of those MCs I just love unconditionally. She's sassy, badass, and just plain fun. Were she real, we'd totally be best friends.
8) Cassel Sharpe from the Curse Breakers series by Holly Black-Cassel is just so interesting to me. He's flawed but generally a good guy who is caught up in a bad world therefore his life tends to suck a lot. Yet he keeps going and his snark, like Percys, is fabulous (are you getting yet that I love snarky characters?). I really do need to read the third book in this series...
9) Trisana Chandler from The Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce-Well really all the characters in Pierce's two series are awesome, but Tris I especially adore. She's flawed but in awesome ways if that makes sense. I just love how much she's not afraid to be herself even if being herself doesn't earn her friends.
10) Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot-All of Cabot's characters are well defined but none moreso then Mia. PD was one of the first YA titles I read when I was younger and I still have a deep fondness for Mia. I especially love how Cabot slowly shows her developement over time but still keeps what's so fun about Mia. She can be petty, she can be whiny, she can be thoughtful, she can be insecure, she can be shallow, she can be loving, and insightful. In short she's a fully realized teenager still going through growth. Mia is a fully fleshed out character and I love how we get to see her grow up and change through her extremely amusing diaries.