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!
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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!
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!
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!
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!
TOP 5 TUESDAY PARTICIPANTS:
- Bri @ Words With Bri
- Ryann @ Ryann The Reader
- Anatomy of a Book Thief
- Amber @ The Literary Phoenix
- Steph @ Lost: Purple Quill
- Erin @ A Red Head’s Rambling
- Rebecca @ My Life as a Sports Fangirl
- Sophie @ Beware of the Reader
- Kyera @ Kyera’s Library
- Lauren @ Books Are Only The Beginning
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!