Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.
It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This weeks topic is Top Ten Characters We Liked That Were In Non-Favourite/Disliked Books
1 Takeshi Kovacs – Altered Carbon
by Richard K Morgan
I didn’t like this nearly as much as the show, possibly the narrator had a lot to do with it and perhaps the show told me stuff from more than the first book.
Either way it’s hard to not like Kovacs (pronounced Kovatch). He’s put in some pretty crappy situations and he goes with the flow a lot of the time without being a pushover and he’s just clever. He’s also kind despite telling everyone he’s not and really clever and kind are an amazing mix in any character. He’s also a ruthless killer, but sometimes you just gotta spill some blood.
2 Nate Rodgers – Meddling kids
by Edgar Cantero
He’s convinced he’s crazy and I’m convinced he’s not. He seems to be mostly a secondary character, but of the lot of them he was certainly my favourite. HE certainly didn’t do anything inappropriate. That I remember….He could also have done with a buddy to share snacks with.
3 Eddie Castile – Bloodlines
by Rachelle Mead
Ah, Eddie. I don’t remember much about him in this series to be honest. I just remember that he was there and I liked him. I would have chosen Dimitri or Rose if I thought I could get away with it, but they have their own series and I like those books so I didn’t think I could…
4 Prince Maxon – The Selection
by Kiera Cass
I have no idea why I read these as far as I did, I think it was primarily because I’d started and I had the books and I was going to reach the end dammat! But also because I wanted to see Maxon’s HEA even if I didn’t think much of America’s attitude.
5 Four – Divergent
by Veronica Roth
No, not film Four – he’s quite wrong. But THIS Four is lovely and despite not liking the full series (coughendcough) I still was invested in reading the Four novellas and I did.I loved his character arc and who he became despite where he came from.
6 Cameron Cole – Red Queen Series
by Victoria Aveyard
There are quite a few characters in the Red Queen series that have kept me reading, Cameron Cole being one of them. I’m not entirely sure why I keep going with this series as I really don’t like the main character, Mare, and I find her love interest, Cal, to be the biggest wet blanket I’ve ever seen, and there really isn’t enough going on most of the time. But every now and then I see a gem in the dust… Cameron is so dry and gritty, it makes up for all of Mare’s whinging (just). I’ve also become a new convert to the Evangeline Samos appreciation society. She surprises me. I like that, in King’s Cage, we finally see more of what goes on inside her head!
7 Rishi – When Dimple Met Rishi
by Sandhya Menon
Ok don’t kill me for this one because I did really enjoy the first two thirds of this book, I just didn’t like the ending and, for me, it just ruined the whole story. I found Dimple to be to flippant and annoying (at the end) but Rishi…. awww what an amazing lad. I would love to meet him and browse his sketchbook!
8 Daisy Fitzjohn – Brightwood
by Tania Unsworth
It took a while for me to be won over by this odd little main character as she came across as slightly crazy for most of it but I fell in love with her by the end. Sadly the story itself was sooo slow that I ended up giving this book a 2 Voodoo rating.
9 Jacob – Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series
by Ransom Riggs
I seem to have a strange obsession with sticking with series’ to the bitter end even if I don’t really enjoy the ride… Like Red Queen, this series didn’t met my expectations, and yet there were characters within it that I really loved. Jacob being one of them. He definitely got better in later books anyway. Sadly I found the whole series a bit blah. Maybe I was just in the wrong head space… maybe.
10 Fei and Li Wei – Soundless
by Richelle Mead
This was a big disappointment of a book! I expected a great Chinese infused Folk Story and what I got was an American love story with a bit of Chinese terminology thrown in. While it may not have been what I wanted or expected, I did quite enjoy the romance between the two main characters Fei and Li Wei but that was the only thing I did like. It’s a shame cos I quite like Richelle Mead’s other books.