This is a weekly meme hosted by the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish/.
I decided to do the fantasy genre because as anyone who reads this blog, can tell...that's my genre. I read other stuff too, but fantasy is my main love. Plus, that's where a lot of my favorite characters come from anyway.
1) Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling: Look, I love Hermione, don't get me wrong, she's very badass. But I love Luna even more. This is a girl who not afraid to be herself no matter how much society picks on her for it. I just love that.
2) Lyra from His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillup Pullman: I know a lot of people have beef with Lyra and yes, it's kind of annoying how in the second book she got pushed aside in favor of Will but I still think she was pretty awesome by book three. It's not her fault that the author decided to focus on Will instead.
3) Daine from the Tortall series by Tamora Pierce: Everyone has their favorite Tortall girl and for me, it's Daine. Partially it's fondness on my part because I actually read Daine's books before I knew about Alanna's books and she was my first foray into Tortall and Tamora Pierce's world. The other part is I just love Daine's matter of fact way of dealing with things. She's a little different from the other heroines of Tortall but not any less awesome.
4) Trisana Chandler from the Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce: I love my fierce redheads and Tris is no exception. She's a weather mage who doesn't take any crap and lets you know precisely when she thinks you're being an idiot. I honestly cannot wait for the book where she goes to magic school which sadly won't be for like two years which is WAY TOO LONG.
5) Percy Jackson from the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan: A lot of people can tell you: it's rare when a main character is actually people's favorite in a long running series. But in this series, Percy is my favorite. He's snarky, dorky, not always the brightest but does try to do the right thing, and is all around likable. I think that's why I've found it hard to get into the Lost Hero books, I just don't like these guys as much as I like Percy.
6) Gandalf from Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien: Need a badass wizard to haul you off on a adventure? Gandalf is your guy. Just expect much sarcasm along the way.
7) Sansa Stark from the Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin: Look, I love Arya, don't get me wrong. Tyrion is also awesome. But Sansa gets all my love. This is a girl who goes through crap and is forced to grow up fast because of it. Quite honestly, I think Sansa has her own shot at the throne because this is a girl who knows how to play the game way better then her father did. If nothing else, she'll be one to actually make it out alive because she is a survivor.
8) Alexia Tarabotti from the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger: Again, it's hard making your main character a favorite in a series but Carriger pretty much makes you fall in love with Alexia from page one. Alexia is honestly the main reason to keep reading the Parasol Protectorate even if some of the middle books are rather formulaic.
9) Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments series/Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare: MI has its issues so I'm being pretty honest here when I say that Magnus Bane is one of the main reasons I am still reading it. This character is probably the most interesting in the series. I honestly can't wait for the Magnus Bane Chronicles coming out this summer (which I'm sure wasn't at all planned in time for the movie in August).
10) Puck from the Sister's Grimm series by Michael Buckley: I absolutely adore this version of Puck that Buckley has created. He's hilarious, kind of rotten, but you just can't help but love him as much as you want to slug him.