Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Top Ten Secondary Characters

Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

So for some reason, it was difficult for me to think of my top ten for this at first. I think it is so difficult as a writer to create secondary characters that readers fall in love with. People are so focused on the main event, me being one of them, that I think it is a true test of a fabulously talented author to create a secondary character that people love and identify just as much as the main characters. So here we go!

Drew from The Sea of Tranquility (review)
Snarky. Sexy. Hilarious. He is one of my favorite characters to get to know. That's saying a lot seeing as how much I LOVE Josh and Nastya.

Reagan from Fangirl
I want to be this girl's friend. For serious. Funny. Smart. In your face. I could not get enough of her banter with Cath. She might be one of my favorite characters ever!

Breckin from Hopeless (review)
I adore his and Sky's banter and friendship. I loved when he was in scenes and I wish I could have gotten more of him.

Hermione from Harry Potter
So, I'm totally cheating with this one and the excuse I'm clinging to is that she is a secondary character because the book isn't named after her...a stretch? Yeah, I know. But i didn't want to miss an opportunity to talk about how much I adore Hermione. Sue me. 

Cinna from The Hunger Games
Stylish. Brilliant. Fearless. Courageous. Must I go on? He is fabulous and what he does for Katniss breaks and warms my heart all at the same time. He is also somebody I would like to be real life friends with.

Dee from Just One Day (review)
Boy is a phenomenal characters. I fell in love with him and his eccentricities. He is who he is and makes no apologies for it. Gotta love it. 

Magnus Bane from The Infernal Devices and The Moral Instruments
If you've read this series you know exactly what I'm talking about.

Logan from Dare You To (review) and Crash Into You
I just binged Crash Into You (amazing!) and as I'm reading I kept thinking, I want to know more about him. I like this kid and he's a sexy mystery to me. Katie--Book 5?!

Zuzanna from Days of Blood and Starlight (review)
I thought her character grew so much in this book! She is fearless and is a perfect companion to Karou and the entire story. She doesn't steal the show but brings a whole new angel to the mix.

OK! That's all I've got this week! I'm sure I forgot about a few but can't wait to see all yours! :)


  1. Heck yeah.... Breckin, Magnus Bane, and Cinna made my list too! I wanted to put Abby from Crash Into You, but held back since the book isn't even out yet. haha

  2. YEAH BUDDY. We have Dee, Reagan and Cinna in common! SIGH I thought of Reagan and it just made me want to read Fangirl again. MUST RESIST UNTIL I GET A SHINY HARDCOVER.

  3. Magnus Bane is love, and I dare anyone to not love him. :) Great list!

  4. We have Cinna in common this week! :-) I very nearly put Hermione on my list, but I went with Neville and Luna instead from Harry Potter!

  5. I have Hermione on my list! I combined her with Ron because they both supported Harry throughout his adventures. If I could choose one Harry Potter character to meet, it would probably be Hermione. Check out my TTT list: http://booksavvyblog.blogspot.com/

  6. LOGAN, BRECKIN, oh my!!! <3 I also loved Lacy from Dare You To, thought she was wonderful!

    Realllyyy... all the McGarry characters!

    AND if you read the Slammed Series [Colleen Hoover] you'll feel the same about hers as well!

  7. Breckin and Dee for sure!!! Such incredible best friends. And the Logan. AHHH. Love him so much.

    - Tabitha @ Tabitha's Book Blog - My TTT

  8. Cinna's great and all but Rue rocks! The music, the tree-jumping and the pin = win. I get the Hermione love but Snape is pretty epic. Here's mine T10T
    Vilia @ Backchatting Boooks

  9. I put Zuzanna on my list as well. She's a great character that I hope to see again as the series progresses, still need to get my butt in gear and read the second book.
    My TTT.

  10. Magnus!! He made my list too! I'm seeing Cinna on a lot of people's lists. I love him! Can't believe I forgot to add him to mine!

    My Top Ten

  11. I just finished Fangirl and absolutely LOVED Reagan! I thought I wouldn't at first but she totally grew on me! The others you've listed are fabulous as well - all these great secondary characters are making me happy!

  12. great list! Hermione kind of does make the books, doesn't she? Harry would be dead without her. i love that she's unapologetic about her brilliance and, just about everything else about her. :) I have Magnus on mine, too, as well as Zuzana. I really should have added Cinna, Gale, & Finnick, but I totally forgot HG & HP. oops. :) ~daphne

  13. I don't think you cheated with Hermione. I went for anyone that wasn't the protagonist, so have both her and Ron on mine.

    Here's my TTT.


  14. Cinna! I definitely agree on that one! And LOL at Hermoine. She can totally be a secondary character, if you like! She certainly isn't the one with the top billing. And I whole-heartedly agree with her awesomeness.

  15. Love love love Drew and Regan as you know! But OMG I forgot about Hermione! She's my fave from those books!! Awesome list my friend!


  16. I LOVED Drew from The Sea of Tranquility! I actually forgot about Reagan which I'm kind of upset about because I really loved her!! She was definitely one of my favorites of that book. (Except for Levi because hello. LEVI!)
    I also loved Dee from JOD, AND Cinna, AND Hermione, AND Zuzana -- Okay, so your whole list haha! :)

  17. Hermione is one of my faves!! I think I loved how nerdy she was, which was totally me back in high school. Cinna! Omg. Cinna definitely holds a special place in my heart!

  18. Nice picks! Hermione is on my list, too, although several people have insisted she's a main character. Well, whatever, she's on my list -- and lots of other people's, too :)

  19. I LOVE ZUZANNA! AND MAGNUS BANE (especially now that I picture him as Godfrey Gao). AND HERMIONE <333333. Great list ;)

  20. DEEEEEEEEE <3 I love him. I hope we see him in JOY as well. (Can I has that book now please seriously I wants it.) I also ADORE Cinna and I know that Catching Fire will made me sob because of him. Also, Magnus Bane is fabulous and you can NEVER miss the opportunity to talk about Hermione <333


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