Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (10)

Hmmm, this week poses a very tough decision on my part. After all, there are so many amazing characters whose lives I have stepped into while reading, so how can I only choose ten? Well, if I must I must – so here goes.

1.    Sophie Hatter from Howl’s Moving Castle. Now, if we were going on the movie, it would be Calcifer all the way. But I adore Sophie in the book – so much so that I names my puppy Sophie.*

2.    Fred the Mermaid from the trilogy by MaryJanice Davidson. I think she’s just hilarious AND she’s a freaking mermaid. I sometimes wish that I was a mermaid...

3.    Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass. Yes, I realize that this novel has yet to be released by Bloomsbury, but I read it YEARS ago on fictionpress.net and loved her as a character. She’s kick ass and a freaking assassin. Enough said.

4.    Tinkerbell the fairy from Peter Pan. She’s one sassy fairy who swears and gets away with it.

5.    Finley Jayne from The Girl in the Steel Corset. Another kick-ass heroine who has some serious mystery surrounding her.

6.    Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door. I want a Cricket in my life. Dear Universe, get on that – would you?

7.    Ella from Ella Enchanted. I wish that I had her finesse with picking up languages!

8.    Alexia Tarabotti from Soulless and following novels. She’s snarky, proper, and just so cool! Plus, she marries a super-swoon worthy werewolf.

9.    Elena Michaels from the Women of the Underworld novels. She’s the world’s only female werewolf and is as tough as nails.

10.  Ariana Osgood from the Private and Privilege novels. She’s a bat-shit crazy psycho killer and I still like her. She’s just an amazing character to read about since you have no idea what she’ll do (or who she’ll kill) next!

So that’s my list. It would be a lot different if this was a list of my top 10 literary boyfriends... but maybe that can be a topic for another week!

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*ok, technically my aunt came up with Sophie for a name... but this makes for a better story.


Briana said...

I love Ella Enchanted! (Really, anything by Gail Carson Levine!) And skill with languages would be wonderful. I've been studying Spanish for about 7 years now, and I still don't feel completely comfortable with it.

Vicki said...

Ella almost made my list, but got bumped down to honorable mention instead. Gotta say, she's definitely due for a re-read sometime in the near future - as soon as I can fit her in!

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

I like this list. :) Sophie, Calaena (I've only read part of the first e-novella, but I like her so far!), Finley Jayne, Cricket, Ella...all very good choices.

Fara said...

So agree with Cricket. Awesome list!=D

Drop by my Top 10?

Carissa Taylor said...

Oooh I Love Love Love Alexia Tarabotti! Should have thought of that!

Thanks for dropping by!

Pocketful of Books said...

Aww Tinkerbell is one bad ass fairy! I love her! Great picks!

My TTT: http://www.pocketfulofbooks.com/2012/04/top-ten-tuesday-favourite-characters-in.html

Anonymous said...

Sophie Hatter! I love her and that entire series. This week's challenge was really difficult for sure!

Li @ rulethewaves.net said...

Great list! I don't think I've gotten around to any of these books but the characters sound fantastic, I just might have to start adding some of them to my want-to-read list =)

Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier!

BarefootMedStudent said...

I haven't read most of these... but Tinker Bell is an excellent choice!
Ella Enchanted, Soulless and Lola are definitely on my TBR list.
Also, to be a mermaid has long been one of my favourite dreams!
Great post, Feel free to visit my list :)

Jillian said...

Tinkerbell is a great choice! I need to get to reading Peter Pan. I own it but haven't taken the time yet. Cheers!

Eli said...

I recently read Ella Enchanted and made sure to talk about what an amazing character Ella was, even though I personally didn't LOVE the book I loved her.

Shannon (Giraffe Days) said...

Oh fantastic list, K!
I wanted to put Sophie on my list too, but I couldn't decide between her and Howl so in the end I left them both off!

And yay for Elena! Love her!! And Ella and Alexia... Wonderful female heroines on this list! Love Cricket too. :)

I don't think I've heard of Ariana Osgood, but you've got me curious.

Heidi said...

I love that you put Sophie Hatter on this list! I kind of wanted to put her on mine honestly, but since I just read the book less than a month ago I resisted. And I'm actually really excited that you put the Throne of Glass chick on here, because I cannot wait to read it! I do have the ARC, but too many obligations first! Soon...

Angela said...

Great list! I haven't read most of them, but definitely must read them now.