[Top Ten Tuesday] – #161 – Characters I liked That Were In Non-Favorite/Disliked Books

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, which is now hosted on That Artsy Reader.


This Week’s Theme:
Characters I liked That Were In Non-Favorite/Disliked Books

Initial Thoughts:

While I’d like to think this week’s prompt is easy because I tend to hate everything, it’s also incredibly difficult because a lot of the times that I do dislike a book is due to its protagonists themselves being awful.

Maven (Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard)

Honestly, Maven is the only thing good to come out of this series of what I have read (I haven’t read King’s Cage). Everyone else is either a doormat or just a nobody to me and clearly there for the sake of plot shield and other nonsense.

Adam Thorn (Release – Patrick Ness)

If only the fantastical Side B plot did not exist, I would be so down with this story. The writing in Adam Thorn’s (see: contemporary) story line was heartbreaking and his resolve in spite of his religious family was something that was really poignant to follow.

Aeduan/Iseult (Windwitch – Susan Dennard)

I AM IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL. GIVE ME BAEDUAN AND ISEULT. The rest don’t matter, really.

Ringer (The Last Star – Rick Yancey)

Ringer is probably my favourite character in this trilogy. While I didn’t like her treatment in book two (because it was a whole lot of nothing and second book syndrome, she added a lot of value to balance out Cassie throughout the story).

Bexley/Gamin (The Hating Game – Sally Thorne)

True say: not down with this book at all because it seemed to diminish the idea that any Non-Blue Eyed Hunks as being not romance-worthy, but the two CEOs in this book gave me a lot of feels for some reason. That’s all I got to say. 

Emika Chen (Warcross – Marie Lu)

Emika is saddled with a terrible romantic counterpart and a video game competition that lacks grounded substance to make the story truly sing for me. But she’s an alright character, if not a bit overpowered for her technical hacking prowess. 

Eighth (Zero Repeat Forever – G. Prendergast)

Although he is much more than his inability to speak (for what I know at least), his lack of normal communication made for a compelling reading experience because we could hear his thoughts but no one could ultimately understand him so he had to essentially “sign” his thoughts to the best of his ability.

Madoc (The Cruel Prince – Holly Black)

 “Disliking” this book is a stretch because it has its moments of greatness, of which includes Madoc — only…his revelation by the end of it was kind of like he had a hiccup and suddenly non-existent when we contrast his development throughout the story leading up to it. It just felt odd and out of place due to his meticulousness..


Or maybe I just dislike everyone and everything idk.


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29 thoughts on “[Top Ten Tuesday] – #161 – Characters I liked That Were In Non-Favorite/Disliked Books”

  1. good post. I love this whole top ten Tuesday idea of listing characters you did like from disliked books. I especially enjoyed your take on it. I have seen some list where the characters are named but no reason given as to why they liked the characters. Thanks for including that! Was interesting to read ❤

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    1. I can certainly imagine the disappointment with this new fad of having planning trilogies turned into series (and so the actual story gets unnecessarily stretched). I have heard people were disappointed with King’s Cage….so I’m interested to see how much shit hits the fan with this one to make you not want to return to it haha.


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