Feb 19, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (21)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Favorite Characters in X Genre

When I saw today's topic, I thought to myself, "Hmm. What genre could I pull ten characters out of?" I conjured up several ideas, then came up with something that I thought was a little different and that I could make work. But that didn't work and I changed my topic around and around. So. Here are my Top Ten Favorite Characters in Contemporary YA. Or ten that I really like, in no particular order. (I'm really bad at picking favorites. These I just pulled off my bookshelf.)

Creed from Don't Breathe A Word by Holly Cupula
He's not your average character. He's homeless, living on the streets in Seattle, and when he sees someone needs help, he offers it. That's just what he does in this book, and he's so protective and just awesome and he rocks.

Miranda Mathison from Tell Me A Secret by Holly Cupula
All the problems this girl has--her mom's kinda loony, her dad is her mom's puppet, she can't end up like her deceased bad-girl sister, and she's pregnant. But following her journey is fantastic.

Auden West from Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
I think we both have something in common--we need to live a little. Oh, and we both have a thing for Eli Stock.

Eli Stock from Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
He's probably my favorite of the Dessen boys, and I love him. He's cool and awesome and just ahh.

Dexter Jones from This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
"Hate Spinnerbait." Dexter is nerdy, in a band, and won't take no for an answer--but in a good way. He's not your everyday heartthrob, and I love that about him.

Alex, Carlos, and Luis Fuentes from the Perfect Chemistry series by Simone Elkeles
Muy caliente. If you've read this series, you know why these brothers are some of my favorites. Just--LOVE. Bad boys? Check. Do we love them? Check.

Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
No explanation necessary except siiiiiiiiiiggggggghhhhhhh.

Josh from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Dude's funny (re: Girl Scout cookie scene) and he's loverboy in Isla and the Happily Ever After. I might as well just add him now.

Cricket Bell from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
An inventor who wears skinny jeans and has tall, spiky hair? YES. Plus, he's super nice and caring and awesome.

Otto from Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
Unlike the other characters on this list, Otto isn't a human--he's an ape, Bonobo style. And he's AWESOME.

I almost forgot one that I just have to add, so here's lucky number eleven!

Ty MacFarlane from Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher
Okay, so he may have kidnapped a girl he was in love with, but he's just so...I don't even know how to describe it. He's an amazing, interesting character that I fell for even though I shouldn't.

Who are some of your favorite characters? Tell me!


  1. YES! The Fuentes brothers = hot bad boys. 'Nuff said.

    Check out my list: http://missfictional.blogspot.com.
    I am a new follower; love the design of your blog, btw. :-)

  2. I love Auden and Dexter, I was so happy to see them on your list! :) My TTT is Favorite Characters from Fairy Tales/Fairy Tale Retellings: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/02/18/favorite-characters/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  3. I've read a few of these and totally have to agree with those! I've read "This Lullaby" and "Anna and the French Kiss". Both are real cute!

    Here is my list: http://thewhiteunicornfiction.blogspot.com/2013/02/top-ten-characters-from-books-that-deal.html

  4. Yes to all the Perkins and Dessen characters. I love Auden and Eli. Thanks for sharing.

    Check out my Tuesday meme post here

    ~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time

  5. I should likely jump on the Stephanie Perkins train and read those books! I feel like I'm missing out on something.

    Samantha @ Reading-AndCoffee

  6. AH! We have so many of the same characters. I CANNOT believe we both listed Josh... so strange. And Etienne is my favorite as well.

    Great list!! And is this a new blog design? It looks new. (:

  7. I haven't read any of these books yet, welp! :X
    I plan to soon though. :)

    My TTT

  8. HATE SPINNERBAIT! Dexter is MY MOST FAVORITE EVER!I also really love Eli though. :) Awesome list!

  9. I've never read a Sarah Dessen book, but I've seen her characters all over these lists today! I'm gonna have to check one out--any suggestions as to what to start with?

    My TT

  10. I keep hearing about Cricket Bell - I mean what an ADORABLE name!! Kinda sexy. ;) Great list! I want to check some more of these books out!

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read


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