Top 10 side characters!

I don’t know if it’s just me, but sometimes I love the side characters so much that they actually overshadow the main characters! Normally I do a top 5 on Tuesdays but I love side characters so much I couldn’t narrow it down! So here they are!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming Topics in September! – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!


Daughter of smoke and bone


I loved Zuzana to itty bitty tiny little pieces! She is so smart talking, quick, feisty, and brutally honest! She is an open book and holds back nothing! This is a girl that I think I could be the best of friends with. I want more than anything to just hang out with her in the poison restaurant, draw, and eat goulash. Not to mention she’s also tiny (like me) so I would have another short person to hang with!

The lunar chronicles


Everyone’s favourite little Android! Almost as soon as she entered the story I fell in love with her. Of course, androids aren’t supposed to have a personality, but she was altered and ended up being this witty, snarky, sidekick that seemed to overshadow Cinder a little bit! She even had a character arc as she dealt with being an android in a team of humans (well for the most part) and wanting to be a little like them. Love her!


Keeping in the same series, I will admit that Thorne also stole my heart. He was this cocky, over confident, arrogant pilot, who always managed to keep himself out of trouble (for the most part) by using his charm. Normally this type of character would annoy me, but for some reason his charm mixed with his attitude was a winning combo for me!

Empire of storms


So much aggression and oh so ruthless! This witch (no, literally) is more than willing to take those down around her and do what needs to be done, no matter how awful or terrible the action. She is also an amazing leader who commands her “13” with ease. The choices she has to make aren’t always easy, but she knows what needs to be done and makes sure it happens. She may seem careless to those around her, but she cares more than she will let on, and always does so without compromising her reputation



I know, I know, you’re probably team Cassian, but Az is my absolute favourite! There’s something about a warrior who is brutal and ruthless when need be, but then he’s able so show his softer side with understanding and compassion. He’s a tortured soul that can relate to others in pain, but he will rip you apart with his bare hands and enjoy it. Team Az all the way!

Blue lily lily blue


When I first started this series, I probably would have openly slapped you if you told me he would make it on this list. I loathed him in book one! But as the story went on and we learned more about his history, and got more of his personality, I fell in love. He used his humour to cover his emotions (which is a lot like me). It didn’t always work and it wasn’t always timed the best, but it was him, and he never apologized for it. We realized how much he did care but never showed it – and that’s just him. And I love him for it!



Yet another tortured soul who has been through so much. To take what she has went through and turn it into determination is something I can admire. She also used her skills that she learned when she was a child to be a masterful spy bird for Kaz. Even though she was often afraid, she didn’t let that emotion stop her. She was so soft and delicate while also strong and fearless – she was a wonderful combination of so many things!



If you want a character that is 100% brutally honest, blunt, and fierce – this is your man! I haven’t finished the Powder Mage series that takes place before this book, but it’s his story I want to hear about the most! I walked into this series knowing nothing of what happened before, but I quickly knew that this is someone you don’t want to mess around with! Calculating and strong, he is someone you want on your team if you’re ever in a difficult position!




When Dobby was first introduced into this series I was a little annoyed by him. This house elf always seemed to be there to make a mess of things. But such a heart this one has! Willing to always put himself into harms way to protect those he loves makes me cry every time! He had his freedom but still chose to fight. He will always be my hero!

LUNA LOVEGOOD (Loony Lovegood)

She annoyed me to no end in the beginning! I can’t even explain why. But the more we saw of her the more I loved her. Her quirky charm reminds me a lot of myself. She’s weird and doesn’t care. She’s her own person and is comfortable in her own skin. No matter if people laugh at her she doesn’t hear it because she doesn’t care. And I love her for all her quirks and everything in between!




There are my top 10 side characters that I’ve fallen in love with! There are honestly so many that I know I’m forgetting some (like I totally forgot Lysandra from TOG!!! How?? I mean. She’s amazing!) and I’m sure I’ll kick myself when I see them on the participants lists. Who are your favourites?

Until next time, happy reading!

41 Comments Add yours

  1. anatomyofabookthief says:

    Great list! I’m so excited that you have Ronan on it because he made my list too!! 😊😊

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    1. Ah I literally just commented on your page almost the exact same thing!!! We are on the same wave length today apparently 😂

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  2. J.W. Martin says:

    The Wraith! Great list.

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  3. Justine says:

    Excellent list! Zuzana is my favorite character in Daughter of Smoke and Bone — I want to keep reading the series because of her!

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    1. I can’t wait for the Night of Cake and Puppets book. It’s ALL her!!

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  4. Angela JC says:

    Team Az!!!!! (Yes finally someone else who is Team Az! haha) And I totally agree with Inez, Dobby, and Luna!!! (I haven’t read the other books so idk, but you definitely picked some fantastic characters!)

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    1. Yay! Someone else on team Az!!! And I don’t care what anyone says, he needs to be with Elaine!

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  5. wordswithbri says:

    Ahh I forgot about wonderful, little Dobby! I loved him 🙂

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  6. Steph says:

    This is such a great list! I love so many of these characters, but I especially love that you chose Dobby 😭

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    1. I totally spoiled Harry Potter for my daughter. I was talking about how sad I was that Donny died and she looked devastated. I’m an awful human 😂

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      1. Steph says:

        OH NO!! I hope it didn’t ruin her enjoyment too much! Has she read the whole series by now?

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        1. No!!!! And it’s annoying me to no end!! She hasn’t even finished book 2! She goes in reading mood and then nothing for months on end. I need her to read it so we can Fangirl over it lol

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          1. Steph says:

            Ahhhhhh it’s the worst when you want someone to read your favorite books but they take forever!! When I was younger I had it the other way around, I wanted to get my parents to read them but they wouldn’t, so I’d follow them around the house while they did laundry and cooked dinner and whatnot and read Harry Potter to them! I basically forced them into being Harry Potter fans- they read the later books on their own without needing me to force them hahah

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          2. My mom just bought the series last year. She’s on book three and I keep pestering her to finish them already! Good to know I’m not the only Harry Potter Pusher! 😂

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  7. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Haha I love your side characters! I even chose manon Blackbeak as well;-) If you want to link up with my post here is the url

    Now, what’s next for September Shanah?

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    1. That will be posting in an hour 🙂 added you to the page 🙂


  8. Amber says:

    Aw, love this list! I ALMOST used Luna on my list as well! Harry Potter is filled with an AMAZING cast of underloved characters.

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  9. Ryann the Reader says:

    I was so close to putting Manon on my list with Lysandra! But I figured it would be cheating if I put two characters for every book I mentioned! 😛 But Manon is awesome!

    And 1000 times yes to Inej! I love her sooo much! Her ability to look at all the terrible things that she’s been through and still decide not to let those things define her amazes me! And I love that she is so full of emotions without ever letting them take control of her! I could fangirl over Inej for ages!

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    1. I fought with the same thing – having more than one character from the same book/series. But I had to do it! I still can’t believe I forgot Lysandra 😭


  10. Great list, I usually always end up liking side characters more than the main ones.

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    1. Same here. It’s so weird!

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  11. Great list! I adore Iko from The Lunar Chronicles and Az from the ACOWAR series too.

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  12. Elizabeth says:

    I agree, Dobby drove me nuts at first! But by Deathly Hallows, I loved him dearly. Inej is also one of my favorites, and I’m definitely Team Azriel. I’m drawn to his quiet strength, and I dearly want to hear more of his story.

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    1. I agree – we need more details with AZ’s story!!! And I hated Dobby in the beginning too. But you learn to love him 😂

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  13. rachel says:

    This is a great list! I recently finished Crooked Kingdom and I loved Inej so much.

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  14. Marta says:

    I’m currently reading Scarlet and so I’ve read a bit about Thorne and he annoyed me to no end, honestly. But everyone seems to love him, so I hope he makes me change my mind about him 😛

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    1. When he was first introduced I couldn’t stand him! Like you said he was annoying. But the more we learned the more I understood him and liked him. I hope the same happens to you

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  15. everyone I know loved Cassian but I was completely team Azriel! Iko was also incredible, she probably improved how much I liked the Lunar chronicles by 50% 😀

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    1. Yay!!!! Another bookworm on team Az!!! ❤️❤️

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